Maddy’s look builds on contrasts between soft and bold colors, airy silk fabric and unique scoulped metal.

Her Stella McCartney dusty yellow party dress is from last season; however, you do not need this exact piece to get the look.

In searching for a silk, loose-fitting, neutral-colored summer dress, we came across this Rag & Bone Mercer Dress– a perfect palate for the look we are wanting to achieve.

VENZedits Tip: When looking for neutral basics for your wardrobe, make sure to buy quality garments. Check the hem for missed stitches or knotted threads and be sure the material does not pucker at the seams (a tell-tale sign that you bought CHEAP!). Also, pieces with unique details, like the pintucks at the bottom of the Rag & Bone dress, make a garment look much more expensive than a simple straight sheath.

For shoes, Maddy chose a pair of bright blue YSL Tribute sandals from her mom’s closet- a great way to make any outfit look youthful. We understand that BLUE shoes may seem a bit extreme, but we learned a long time ago from Italian designers like Ennio Capasa of Costume National (designs most all of Brangelina’s outerwear and suiting) that navy is neutral and can be used in the place of or alongside black. Just another way to make your outfits and your own personal style stand out.

That said, be leery of cheap blue shoes. This look can quickly go from red carpet to red light. Try this pair of Tory Burch Geoff High Heel Sandals– they are the perfect height and do not SCREAM Tory Burch, like many of her other products. Ladies, being a label-whore is not attractive. Steer clear of accessories and clothing with the designers name or logo printed all over it.

To accessorize, Maddy chose several Moroccan bracelets from her mom’s vast collection. For unique pieces, we suggest going to local vintage shops. Archive in Dallas has the most AMAZING vintage jewelry and accessories and they just got in a group of vintage Afghan and African jewelry. This is our favorite vintage boutique because the pieces are so well edited and the prices are stomach-able. Also, the store updates their e-commerce site with new arrivals that mirror the selection you will find in the store.