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Darling is a curated boutique offering women’s consignment and handmade local artisan goods, with new arrivals every week.

The Darling Blog

Welcome to The Darling Blog, a life and style blog by the owner of Darling Boutique, Linnea White. Darling is passionate about empowering women and inspiring strength through fashion to restore dignity and true beauty. Enjoy outfit inspiration and style tips, featured #darlingfinds, local collaborations, and so much more. Live the Darling lifestyle - an altogether beautiful life.

Dressing Down the Dress

Linnea White

Not every dress needs to be dressed up with heels and dolled up with feminine charm. I love taking an otherwise girly piece and dressing down the dress. And that's what this look is all about.

Sunny with a high of... 94!! That means this white tee is an optional layer. However, despite the rising temps, I decided to show how to layer a classically feminine Summer gingham dress for a casual, cool, relaxed vibe. From a crisp white tee to a graphic tee, this layering potential is endless - and effortless. Pair it with a statement bag, like this vintage wicker piece, and a pair of easy slide sandals or white kicks for that added element of cool.

How do you like to dress down a dress?!

Dressing Down the Dress | Photo by Tristan Williams

Styled & Modeled by Linnea White, Shop Owner // Photography by Tristan Williams

#darlingfinds on Linnea | Consignment Finds: Doe & Rae dress, SOLD / Vintage wicker bag, SOLD / Vince tshirt, $22 / Topshop sandals, SOLD // Locally-made Finds: Onastazia necklace, $38 / Liberatus earrings, $58 / Pan & Tea studs, $12

Dressing Down the Dress | Photo by Tristan Williams

Dressing Down the Dress | Photo by Tristan Williams