Here in San Francisco, the moment it hits 65 and sunny everyone runs to a patch of grass somewhere to soak up the sun, praise summertime, and drink beer. We also wear summer dresses knowing full well the moment the sun begins to set and the wind picks up we’ll be throwing on North Face and Patagonia and cursing the winter. It’s a constant cycle you come to accept pretty quickly.
So that’s exactly what we did a few weeks ago at the Pelican Inn in Muir Beach. This is an adorable old English style inn and pub nestled between a mountain and a beach in Marin County, where you can spend a leisurely afternoon sprawled on their lawn.
Now I come to the point – here there was a beautiful young woman wearing a loose white shirt dress and leather sandals who looked so utterly chic and relaxed – like she was transported from the French Riviera. The dress was a light airy linen and hung loosely from the body, but sheer enough to be flirty and exude the attitude “I can’t be bothered to care if you can see my knickers.” She was just so cool.
Here is a roundup of the best white shirt dresses I could find, all under $100, so that we can all shamelessly copy this woman. I recommend throwing the belt out and pairing with leather sandals, on a lawn or a beach, with a cocktail in hand. Cheers!