Summer is for soaking up the sunshine, making the most of farmer’s market bounty and packing your closet with perfect little dresses. One of our new favorites of the season is begging to be paired with wine and brie, the plumpest strawberries and a chill state of mind (did we mention Boston public garden is a prime spot for a summer rendezvous?). Boston-based blogger Jean Wang of Extra Petite shows off her romantic side in our colorblock pleated mini dress that truly takes the cupcake. The satiny slip-dress feel and delicate bow-tie shoulders are just right for summer weddings and garden cocktail parties.

Other summer sensations we love:

Floral sheath dress We love that this classic sleeveless-cut is ideal for layering. On chillier days, pair it with a button-down, or over a thin turtleneck.

Ruffle fit & flare dress The little black dress gets an update with soft ruffles along the hem and sleeves, and a horizontal lattice band to accentuate the waistline. It transitions into the evening, even without accessories.

One-shoulder maxi dress  On extra sale, and still available in small petite sizes. The lined material is breezy. Cinch it at the waist with a belt and double the compliments.