Dresses have been the go-to of celebs and fashion influencers alike, and we can’t blame them. Slipping into a dress is the easiest way to look stylish, especially for days when you’re feeling lazy to put a whole outfit together. Plus, you get bonus fashion points if your frock comes with trendy elements like puff sleeves and ruched details!
If a dress sounds too plain and simple though, know that there’s a way to get away with it in a more elevated way. We’ve done the work for you by rounding up the most stylish celebs and their on-point dress OOTDs. Their choice of shoes and accessories are far from basic.
Start taking notes!
1. Go for matching sunnies and a leather bag
Heart Evangelista is obsessed with all-white outfits but when she does go for color, she isn’t afraid to embrace it! Here, she accessorizes a purple polka dot dress with matching sunnies and a leather Tod’s bag that’s perfect for daytime adventures.
2. Put on stylish slides
If you’re not in the mood for choosing accessorizes or you’re simply in a rush, you can never go wrong with a stylish pair of slides or sandals—they’ve been the go-to footwear of celebs lately! Here, Maja Salvador completes her white frock with Dior Dway slides.
If you need more convincing that slides can look chic (and that Dior’s Dway sandals are today’s It shoe), here’s a pic of Sofia Andres who wore her gray pair with a burnt orange dress.
Sofia even wore a blue version of the slides with an equally colorful printed dress and a bright red handbag—proof that color can make a simple outfit pop!
3. Accessorize with a silk scarf
Want to turn that white pambahay dress into an IG-worthy OOTD? Take cues from everyone’s favorite chill girl Megan Young, who added color to her outfit by tying a silk scarf around her ponytail. So fresh!
4. Add minimal accessories
Want a look that’s clean yet put-together? You can’t go wrong with putting on a few dainty accessories, like Julia Barretto’s gold necklace and bracelet. She even threw in a watch, AKA the piece that can make any outfit look smarter (yes, even your house dress).
5. Match your shoes to your dress for a monochrome finish
Leave it to Camille Co to look extra even at home! If you’re obsessed with monochromatic outfits, draw inspo from this outfit of hers! She completed her camel-colored dress with matching shoes for a uniform yet chic outfit, and piled on the necklaces that looked great with the deep V-neckline.
6. Go for a statement bag
Bag lovers know the power of a head-turning handbag. However, know that a statement piece doesn’t need to have explosive colors or an eccentric design. It can be as unique as Nicole Andersson’s brown leather crossbody bag with a cool boxy shape and croc skin texture. Great for elevating a simple dress!
7. Wear sandals with a fancy dress
If you’ve got a thing for slip dresses or silk frocks like Liz Uy, you can make them work for daytime by pairing it with sandals like Birkenstocks or any pair with a rugged appeal. This will dress down your frock and make it optimal for running errands and casual affairs!
8. Pile on your luxury jewelry
Got an intimate gathering at home? Or do you just love being extra like Jinkee Pacquiao? Well, you can always go the extra mile by accessorizing your dress with flashy jewelry—don’t be afraid to mix metals, too! This will make your fave puff-sleeved dress perfect for special evenings.
9. Wear sneakers
There’s something so effortless about a dress and sneakers combo, so whenever you’re in doubt, know that you can always fall back on your fave pair of sneaks—especially white ones! However, don’t be afraid to mix a colored dress with equally colorful sneakers like KC Concepcion’s youthful outfit.
10. Make it edgy with a dark-colored purse
If you’re the kind of person who gravitates towards feminine and edgy styles, you can mix the two like what Sue Ramirez did in this fresh, summery outfit. Here, she matched her sexy, midriff-baring dress with open-toed heels and a cool safari green bag. The purse’s dark color definitely added a little grit to the look! You can do the same with a black or gray handbag.
11. Finish it off with leather slides or sandals
If you’re not into sneakers, Birkenstocks, or fancy canvas slides, you can always go for leather slides or sandals. Leather footwear makes any outfit look more put-together—even if it’s a playful tiered dress like Sarah Lahbati’s! We also love how she matched her sunnies to her Hermès Oran shoes. Proof that black pieces are always a safe choice!