When you think of Lilly Pulitzer dresses, do images of pearls, bright colors, and perfectly turned-out sorority types dance in your head? The brand's identified its girl and it's paid off—Lilly might be the best-performing fashion brand on social media right now. And while there's no denying that there's a certain type of woman scooping up sundresses and sweater sets, the classic American brand shouldn't be pigeon-holed.
Case in point? Kate Bosworth, who stepped out in Malibu wearing a printed maxi (currently available, $168) that was styled with the same sort of undone attitude that's earned her a forever spot on the world's best-dressed lists. We're pinning this pic now for an instant reminder that when you put your own personal spin on a piece, anything can work.
Kate Bosworth'ified the Lilly by keeping everything else simple, avoiding chunky jewelry and strolling sans shoes. Even if going barefoot isn't a real option IRL, replicate the relaxed feel by skipping wedges, heels, or fancy flats in favor of neutral-hued slides or sandals. She let the color and print of the dress do all the major talking too, recognizing that to add any more wouldn't feel very Kate. To evoke a similar feel in a bright piece like this, keep any coverups or bags super basic.
Like Miss Bosworth, we're loving brights for right now. Come see some colorful favorites we'd rock to a holiday party, pronto.