I know this post may be contrary to everything you’ve ever known and loved about summer fashion, but you need to know: summer neutrals are where it’s at.
Yes, bright colors and bold patterns are more typical of summer style, but hear me out here. Summer neutrals can become a beautiful way to embrace the heat and take a more understated approach to this season’s fashion. These 5 pieces can also be easily mixed-and-matched into a closet full of brights, as well as with each other.
Just like the palm print of 2016, this summer’s big print trend takes its cue from nature… or rather your local grocery store.
The lemon print trend has found it’s way into everything from home goods, to full cocktail dresses and I’m not complaining. Maybe it’s my love for all things yellow — remember THIS POST? I went out on a limb this morning and treated myself to this LEMON PRINT MATCHING SET. For whatever reason, I loved the whimsy of the lemons and the ease of the silk pajama-inspired cut.
Sometimes, you just gotta go outside your comfort zone, ya know!?
The sun is shining, birds are chirping and it’s finally warm enough to ditch the jackets.
Better yet, it’s time to break out all of those Spring dresses that have been gathering dust in the back of our closet. Even this self-professed NON-girly-girl is excited to trade in my jeans and sweaters for some feminine and flirty frocks.
It should be of no surprise that the sleeper shoe of the past two seasons come to us directly from the chicest of granny fashion: Chanel.
Women young and old flock to the French designer for a taste of the classic, refined and impeccably crafted. I’m pretty sure THESE SHOES check all of those boxes — for a fraction of the designer Chanel price.
For years, one of my favorite business casual staples was the classic, shirt dress.
It was an easy, office-ready piece that had the uncanny ability to transform itself into a weekend-fashion mainstay. A good shirt dress is a wardrobe chameleon than can shift from proper and preppy, to sexy grunge in a blink of an eye and a swap of a few accessories.
Now, who wouldn’t want a dress like that!?
Here are 3 easy ways to transform your favorite shirt dress and finally take it out of the office cubicle!
This styling is one of my favorites as it’s ideal for those transitional spring days when it’s not quite warm enough to wear a dress on its own. In order to keep a smooth and shapely silhouette, stick to your skinniest pants or jeans. A pair of sleek heels and a well-fitted jacket will keep the look from appearing too bulky or misshapen.
It’s time to toss aside that flimsy fabric belt that most likely came with your favorite shirt dress. Instead, try out some more substantial leather belt options to give your shirt dress a bit more edge and an updated look. I love a casual camel belt knotted at the waist with daytime friendly BLOCK HEEL SANDALS or GLADIATOR FLATS.
For a summer night, nothing beats a “borrowed from my boyfriend” shirt dress paired with the sexiest heels you own. The contrast between the causal dress and the dressy shoe make for an eye catching look for your next night on the town
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Here are a few more of my favorite shirt dress styles that are both chic and comfortable!