While every woman has an LBD in her wardrobe—that fail-safe to go from office meetings to cocktail hour in a heartbeat—the summer months are trickier to navigate. Enter the LWD (or little white dress), a frock that provides an equally clean slate for women to play with. Clearly actress Dakota Johnson is in the know; she recently put a clever seasonal spin on the look with chic accessories.
The Fifty Shades star stepped out in a nautical take on the slip dress by Apiece Apart, but it was her bag-and-shoe combo that lifted the look from sea to shore. Her electric blue mules—a trend that’s been spotted on the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Sienna Miller—ground the ensemble with bold color, and the chic wicker basket from Mark Cross is a summer vacation pick-me-up à la Jane Birkin.