wearing cat eye sunglassses, Alexa Chung dress and Proenza Schouler cardigan via Rent the Runway (get 40% off 2 months of RTR’s 8 and 16 item plans with code EPENDER50), Zara sandals (similar), and Strathberry bag
It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Rent the Runway. Even during the pandemic, I only paused my membership for a couple months at the very beginning, just to start right back up when I realized how much I missed it. You might think of it primarily for party dresses, but I actually use it for everything from bags to coats, even loungewear. It’s a sustainable, cost-effective way to change up my wardrobe and it’s fun, too!
With everything starting to open up again and social events on the horizon, you have no idea how excited I am to leverage RTR’s extensive dress and statement top selection. This dress was actually been at the top of my rental wish list for quite some time. I rented it right before the pandemic began and it pained me not have anywhere to wear it. So naturally it was one of the first “party dresses” I rented this spring. Styled with a ribbed cardigan and white mule sandals, it has a very ’90s, yet still kind of vintage-y look that I absolutely adore. It’s perfect for a garden party or even an afternoon wedding or rehearsal dinner.
I’m actually attending a wedding in Miami this weekend (the first in almost two years!), so I put a lot of thought into what I plan to rent for the occasion. Here are some of the summer soiree-friendly pieces I’ve been saving to my RTR hearts:
- This eye-catching lavender frock – The tea-length makes it appropriate for a variety of occasions, but the ruffles make it fun!
- A mini dress in a cool print – It’s no secret I love a good mini. Add puffy sleeves and I’m in heaven! This dress is perfect with flats for a beach event or BBQ.
- Gold statement earrings – Don’t forget accessories! One of the things I love about Rent the Runway is the fantastic jewelry selection and statement earrings are a great way to dress up a look.
- A rainbow going out top – After a year of neutrals, I’m ready to add some color to my wardrobe! A colorful top like this could be easily dressed up with a pair of white pants and strappy heels.
- The upscale nap dress – Cottagecore is all the rage and I love the laid-back elegance of this off-the-shoulder gown.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Right now I’m using Rent the Runway’s 12 item plan where I get 3 shipments of 4 items a month. At $174/month, that’s less than the cost of a decent quality party dress that I might wear a handful of times. The monthly plans are flexible depending on your needs and you can pause or change whenever you want. If you’re curious, there’s never been a better time to try it out. Use code EPENDER50 to get 40% off 2 months of RTR’s 8 and 16 item memberships and let me know what you think!
I’m so ready for life to go back to normal.
Curated By Jennifer
Meg @ Closet Fashionista
I never went out enough even before the pandemic to use this service, the one problem with working from home all the time, haha! But they always have such great things! I love that purple Ulla Johnson! (and the one you’re wearing in the post)
I know same here I paused it too. Then I was laid off. I found a new a job but it does not pay as much so not sure if I will do it again but it really is great and this dress is FIRE! It looks great on you and love these photos and were you shot this!
A Woman Of A Certain Age
That polka dot dress is gorgeous!
I had never rented, but sounds like I should try it!
Have a great week,
Wow, I adore that dress and bag! Polka dots are everything I want to wear in the warmer days! <3