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When it comes to summer, the white dress is iconic. Bright, clean and tan-adjacent, it just feels right. But as it’s a classic, there’s always the danger of it veering into Little House On The Prairie territory (and no one wants that). So it’s all about keeping it fresh, like German blogger Aylin Koenig in this dreamy street-style ensemble…

Aylin Koenig wearing a white dress and denim jacket

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A midi dress fully embraces that oh-so-prim and twee thing doing the rounds on Instagram right now. To keep it cool, it’s all about modern silhouettes or unlikely fabrics, or enlisting the help of accessories. Aylin keeps the dress semi-traditional (we <3 the shirty material and button-up front), and instead ups the ante with some eclectic outfit plus-ones.

Denim white dress, denim jacket and dad trainers, available at ASOS

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For your own take, go for a little double denim, but not as you know it (or even as 2000s Britney Spears knew it). At the base is your white midi dress, in starchy denim with a raw-edge hem. Over the top goes a cropped frayed denim jacket (those summer nights can get pretty chilly), in light-wash blue.

Now here’s the fun part: chunky dad trainers, plus a fierce magentafanny pack — worn slung across the body, blogger-style. Then to finish, layers of '80s-esque chain necklaces, plus some teensy '90s sunglasses. Wowsas.