Tag Archives: summer trends

White Hot

This summer is white hot!  White is everywhere and is the perfect (non) color to combat the intense summer sun!  I am a firm disbeliever in the no white before Memorial Day “rule” and encourage everyone to rock white all year round, especially in this intense heat!  An all white ensemble is bold, sophisticated and perfect!  White on white is crisp, clean and instantly makes you look more tan (something I always need help with).  I encourage everyone to embrace this summer trend and make it your own, the possibilities are endless!

white suit

This suit means business!

Photo courtesy of Miss Zeit

white blazer

I could not be more obsessed with this blazer dress! It is absolutely flawless and fashion forward.

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Pacific

white on white

Playing with shades of white

Photo courtesy of Bergdorf Princess

This white maxi is perfect for summer and I love the light dress with chunky boots.

This white maxi is perfect for summer and I love the light dress with chunky boots.

Photo courtesy of Cami Carp

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie Huntington Whiteley looking fabulous in this white hot asymmetrical hemline dress

Photo courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue

romper

I love a fabulous romper and this is no exception!

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Stellar in Stripes

Stripes are everything this season, making them a sartorial summer staple.  Stripes are so wonderful because they are so easy to make your own and almost act as a neutral.  Whether you choose to go with the preppy nautical stripes, punky 90s stripes, or the chic Parisian stripes you simply can’t go wrong.

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Cropped tops are everything this season. This is an unbeatable and chic combo.

Photo courtesy of Style of Becca

Chanel

Parisian perfection in Chanel

Photo courtesy of Dress Design Decor

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Leather for summer with a pop of color

Photo courtesy of Ashley Ring My Bell

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suits & stripes

Photo courtesy of fashion universes

stripes

Rompers are my absolute weakness! It doesn’t get any better than this!

Photo courtesy of Chic Overdose

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Fit & flare, the trend that keeps on giving

Photo courtesy of Chicismo

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90s punk perfection

Photo courtesy of Crymson Clover

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Fit & Flare

Fit and flare dresses are everywhere and everything this summer.  There are many reasons that this silhouette is so popular and has made its way into everyone’s closets.  The first being that it is flattering for all body types.  The tight to exaggerated lines of the dress give the illusion of a pin up figure.  The silhouette is also fun and flirty, and because of the fullness of the skirt the hemlines tend to be longer making it appropriate for all occasions.  I wore the dress featured in this post to a bridal shower (these pics were taken after the bridal shower) and also wear it work all the time.  I hesitate to call this flattering and retro shape a trend, because in reality it is more of a wardrobe staple that should be in everyones closets.

fit & flare

Dress: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Nine West (similar-ish here)

The key to a successful fit & flare dress is in the name, fit!  Make sure it is tight enough on top so the flare is more drastic.

The key to a successful fit & flare dress is in the name, fit! Make sure it is tight enough on top so the flare is more drastic.

fit & flare

Try bold colors and prints for the summer.

fit & flare

The flare is perfect for hot summer days!

fit & flare

Smiling through the heat.

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Maxin’ Out (Part II)

Maxi dresses are my absolute favorite!  I live in them in the spring and summer and just can’t get enough.  They are so wonderful because they are easy and always look chic.  Easy and comfortable clothes are crucial to surviving the horribly humid DC summers.  On the days when I just can’t decide what to wear, because it is too hot for words I throw on a maxi and instantly feel ready to beat the heat and confront the day in style.

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I am in love with one shoulders, which are more unusual in maxis making this dress extra fab.

Photo courtesy of Harpers Bazaar

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Slits for days! This allows for the drama of a maxi yet coolness of a short dress.

Photo courtesy of Daily Mail

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Love this color and statement necklace.

Photo courtesy of Never Fully Dressed

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Festival ready and so fabulous! I need this dress for Hawaii!

Photo courtesy of Harpers Bazaar

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Feminine and flirty in this white eyelet maxi

Photo courtesy of Style tracker

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Dressed up or down? This dress is a success!

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Pacific

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Maxin’ Out

Maxi dresses are my absolute favorite for spring/summer, well really life.  Maxis have made a big resurgence in the past couple of years and I am so grateful!  They are the perfect seasonal transition piece and are flattering on everyone!  I have found that a surprising amount people are intimidated by maxis and question whether they will ever wear them and where they will wear a maxi to.  In reality once you discover the amazingness of a maxi you will find that it is all you want to wear.  Maxis are uber comfortable and beyond chic, perfect for casual and formal occasions!  They are the definition of a closet staple and elegance.

Maxi Dress

Dress: the Loft (similar here), Shoes: Nine West (old, similar here), Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (found here)

Maxi dress

One of my fav things about maxi dresses is that they add about 10 inches of height.

maxi dress

Rings: Margaret Elizabeth (found here) & She’s Unique (found here), Watch: Michael Kors (similar here), Bracelets: DIY & Roberto Coin (found here)

Maxi Dress

Another amazing thing about maxis is that they can be worn with flats or heels.

Maxi Dress

The final reason I love maxis is that I can sit like this on top of a couch in a dress and not worry about having a Britney moment.

Very special thank you to my amazing photographer, Maggie!

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Harem Pant (part II)

Harem pants are one of my absolute favorites!  They are fashion forward (with a hint of the past), bold and so comfortable.  Anytime stylish and comfortable are in the same sentence I am on board.  Harem pants are definitely a wardrobe staple for me.  They are just simply wonderful and can be worn anywhere and to anything.

harem pants

These leather harem pants are to die for!

Photo courtesy of Carolines Mode

harem pants

black and white perfection for spring

Photo courtesy of Gal Meets Glam

harem pants

comfortable and fabulous

Photo courtesy of fashion.hr

so bold & the oversized shirt compliments the pants perfectly!

so bold & the oversized shirt complements the pants perfectly!

Photo courtesy of 25.media.tumblr

harem pants

in love with cropped tops this spring!

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