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Lazy picnics in the park. Aperol Spritz on sunny rooftops. Summer has a lot we can get behind. And here’s one more: the savior to muggy summer days everywhere — the easy-breezy floaty dress. How to wear it without losing yourself in a sea of frills and florals? Well, seeing as you asked so nicely, here’s a little inspiration…

Blogger wearing a blue dress and black boots

Picture: Rex

It’s all about balance, baby. And Australian blogger Jessica Titheridge has got that nailed, with her don’t-mess Dr Martens, triangle clutch and super-skinny '90s frames bringing all those frills firmly back down to earth. With long sleeves and a calf-skimming hemline, think loose cuts and light fabrics (we’re talking maximum ventilation, people). 

Blue dress, black boots, all available at ASOS

Picture: ASOS

For your own take, try swapping the frills out for florals (it is summer, after all) and let some chunky lace-up boots provide the yin to your daisy-print yan. Then, top it off with some layered gold necklaces and micro cat-eye sunglasses and… voila! You’re all ready for that rooftop Spritz. We'll meet you there...