I am an Aventura Clothing ambassador and received these items to review. Use the code ERINM20 to get 20% off your first Aventura purchase!

So, here’s the deal. When the temperature rises outside, I’m not so big on accessorizing. I will do WHATEVER it takes to not melt in the heat and that includes simplifying my outfits as much as possible. I have two priorities when it comes to my summer wardrobe choices:

  1. It must keep me cool.
  2. It must be comfortable.

Ok, so I want it to look good, too, but the other two requirements definitely come first. I often even ditch necklaces when the sun is beating down!

My desire for simple summer outfits often results in me grabbing a lightweight dress. This summer, I have a new favorite that checks all of the boxes above AND makes a statement all by itself!

Meet the Topanga Dress from Aventura Clothing…

Let’s talk about the name first. Any other Boy Meets World fans/groupies out there like me?! Oh my word – love that show SO much, so the Topanga Dress just called out to me immediately! You’ll also notice I ordered the one with green stripes. Did you expect anything else from this queen of green?! For the record: it also comes with coral, black, or blue stripes!

The Topanga Dress has all the features a woman loves in a dress: flattering design with cap sleeves, super comfortable organic cotton fabric, and POCKETS! My husband is so tired of hearing about my love of pockets in dresses, but I won’t stop saying it – DRESSES WITH POCKETS ARE THE BEST! For that super summer look, I paired it with my go-to leather sandals, gold aviators, and this fabulous packable Uma Sun Hat, also from Aventura! Wouldn’t this work well as a swimsuit cover, too?

I really love the versatility of the Topanga Dress. I had planned to wear it for Easter with some cute tan wedge sandals, but the weather did not cooperate. Since I was really set on wearing this cheerful dress, I just layered it with a denim jacket, leggings, and flats to keep myself warm! I loved the denim jacket look so much and I know I’ll be wearing it like this on cool summer nights often!

There are so many fabulous ways to wear the Topanga Dress! I’m teaming up with some fellow Aventura Clothing ambassadors to share our favorite ways to wear it! Check out their styles and posts below:

“I love to work within my closet to create many unique looks out of just a few pieces. Since I had just worn the Topanga dress for my 5×5 challenge, I decided to add a little twist to this classic. A simple knot can change the length and shape of any dress. It also adds a little casual sass to a simple dress.” -Jamie from Mommy in Flats

“The thing I love most about the Topanga Dress, is how versatile it is. Not only can I mix it with so many pieces in my current closet, but it works just as well with a baby bump as it does without! Paired with comfy sneakers, a denim vest (or jacket!) and my favorite baseball cap is the perfect weekend look for this expecting mama.” -Kristin from Taz + Belly

“This cute dress is perfect for throwing on with tennis shoes for running errands or you could dress it up with wedge sandals for a date night!” -Mary from Real Girls Realm

“The Topanga dress is a striped spring classic from Aventura Clothing. It’s easy to layer for the cold spring weather that everyone seems to be having. A denim vest paired with beige ankle boots make this an easy spring look that anyone can wear!” -Ruth from My Little Nest

“Stripes, pockets, lightweight material…sold! Adding this dress to my closet was the best fashion decision I’ve made for the spring so far!” -Shannon from The Simple Moms

Don’t you just love all the different ways the Topanga Dress can be styled?! Go grab one for yourself and use the code ERINM20 to get 20% off your first Aventura Clothing order!