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What to wear to an ice cream social

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Sweet summer style

Going to an ice cream social? Sweet! Dress for the occasion in a cool and colorful summer outfit. Here are our top fashion picks for an ice cream social or any summer soiree.

Sweet summer style

Two-toned maxi dress

Slip into this soft, flowing maxi dress from anthropologie ($168) for the ultimate in color and comfort. This two-toned salmon and tan dress looks great with flat T-strap or platform wedge sandals. Plus, you can't go wrong wearing an elasticized waist to an ice cream party!

Sweet summer style

Ice pop colored leather tote

One of our favorite reusable bag companies, Baggu, now offers leather bags ($120) in a range of summer colors. Choose from peppy colors like grapefruit, citron or mint. Made from super soft natural milled leather, these bags are a beautiful way to tote all your essentials — don't forget to toss in a pack of hand wipes for sticky faces and fingers!

Sweet summer style

Chevron stripe maxi dress

The chevron craze isn't going away any time soon. Embrace the trend with this chevron stripe maxi dress from Gap ($75). This sexy summer dress has spaghetti straps that crisscross in back and a scoop neckline. Stripe choices include light and dark blue, green and white, pink and orange, navy and white, and our favorite, "lemonade stand" yellow and white.

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Pretty in pink sun hat

If you'll be socializing in the afternoon sun, plan ahead and wear a wide-brim sun hat that provides plenty of shade. This floppy straw sun hat from Shop Ruche ($25) comes in a sweet pink color and features a sassy bow on the side. When wearing such a statement-making accessory, keep your outfit simple and dress in white shorts and your favorite tee or tank, like this drapeneck shell from Lands' End.

Sweet summer style

Neon cropped denim

Try the neon trend with these AG Neon Stevie Ankle jeans ($158). This cute orange pair of cropped length jeans are a fun choice for a colorful summer party. They're super bright, so skip the color on top and go with a crisp white T-shirt and strappy sandals. Miniature creamsicle earrings are a fun touch.

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Candy-striped A-line skirt

Go for a flattering A-line skirt with a candy stripe. This red and white skirt from Old Navy ($27) reminds us of the awning of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Wear it with a white tank, denim jacket and a straw bag. Not only is this a great outfit for an ice cream social, but it's perfect for the Fourth of July too.

Sweet summer style

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