The best part of spring/summer dressing for me has always been the opportunity to pull out my favorite day dresses. I adore the ease of a dress, both comfort-wise and the one-piece instant outfit effect! Dresses require minimal planning, especially when they incorporate fun design details like the pretty and colorful embroidery work on this Free People frock. Think about it…if you have a pair of pants or a skirt you really want to wear, you also have to think about a coordinating top and probably a belt, and your shoes, jacket, and jewelry will have to go with all of these pieces. With a dress, you need only worry about accessories, and for fun day dresses, metallic sandals will always be on point. Easy peasy!! These gladiators were my first Aldo purchase, and I have worn them with EVERYTHING. They are now sold out, but this lace up pair by Steve Madden has me thinking I might need a second pair of gold sandals!