If summer has one essential, it’s a slip dress. When temperatures rise, it instantly becomes the most cherished closet staple: both effortlessly chic and lightweight enough to withstand the heat. And while there’s no shortage of options available, today Priyanka Chopra stepped out in New York wearing a patterned version that stood above the rest. The actress’s ice blue look, from LA-based label Hale Bob, featured a paisley print filled with illustrations of marine life. Though it took a moment of closer inspection to appreciate the details of coral, fish, and crustaceans, the playful print is what instantly makes the dress more than just a standard summer staple.
Priced at $338, Chopra’s silk dress isn’t Zara-level affordable, but it’s the kind of conversation starting statement piece that ends up earning far more than its value through cost-per-wear. Paired with a petite Ferragamo Boxyz bag in a coordinating shade of blue and glossy nude sandals, the outfit had just the right amount of cool to counteract the current warm front. And fresh from her birthday celebrations last week, what better way to indulge than in a little window shopping to find new sartorial options to beat the heat? For now, though, it seems Chopra has summer dressing covered.
Originally Appeared on Vogue