One of my personal favorite formal looks for the summer, instead of the usual ponte dresses and shift dresses, are shirt dresses. White, black, navy, khaki and grey shirt dresses. They’re a lot more fun and still give off a very sophisticated lady like vibe. You wouldn't believe the number of compliments I received from my colleagues when I sported this look. Come on girls, we all love compliments, don’t deny it.
Anyway, I decided to pair black and tan because the combo is fool proof and looks extremely classy. Linen shirt dresses would be perfect too, and I suggest you add a smart skirt dress in your wardrobe ASAP. I personally love the collection at Mango, so do stop by the store if you can and try it out yourself.
Also, although I'm a big fan of piling on accessories, I decided to let this dress be the hero of the day and only wore a delicate silver chain.