Even here in sunny California we look forward to summertime! In our house summer is the start of a much needed break in our daily routine. It means lazy mornings (for the boys), long days, warm nights and hopefully some travel.
In anticipation of all of the above, I’ve got some fun summer attire just waiting to take a spin. Though with the recent weather we’ve been having I was beginning to wonder if it would ever warm up long enough for me to break it out? Finally, this past week it did!
This summer, I’m breaking out of my comfort zone and attempting some of the latest (and greatest?) fashion trends:
Off the Shoulder
I’ve never been quite sure what I think about the peasant look or off the shoulder, but strangely I’m liking the combination of the two. I picked up this Rag & Bone top and surprisingly I like it both on and off the shoulder!
Darn it! After years of hanging on to a denim skirt, I finally gave it away last year… Of course now denim skirts are everywhere! This one from Current Elliot seems like a nice alternative to cut off shorts and I like it with flip flops or my Dr. Martens. Of course I had to throw in my favorite Union Jack socks to complete this look…
I wasn’t sure about the cold shoulder trend, but after I saw this cute Rag & Bone/Jean top I couldn’t stop thinking about it and decided to give it a try. I’m liking it!
Short Dresses with Booties
Thinking my ankles tend toward the skinnier side, I’ve tended to wear tall boots, but recently have decided to give shorter styles a try and I am loving them! So, wearing a short dress with short boots is something new for me. Here I am with a Current Elliot Beach Tee dress that is the softest thing ever! I like it paired with my favorite denim jacket and flip flops, booties, or wedges.
The Parachute Dress
I couldn’t resist picking up this Rag & Bone Parachute dress when I was in New York earlier this year and have been anxiously awaiting warmer weather so I can wear it. It’s somewhat of a risk for me as wearing a bra with it is pretty much out of the question. I got to give it a test run in NOLA last month and it was perfect for strolling around town on a hot day!
Tried and True
Not much of shorts girl, when the weather gets warmer, I tend to gravitate towards casual sun dresses. Knowing I’ll be wearing them almost daily, I try to find fun styles that won’t break the bank. This little black Joie dress will be a great piece to throw in my suitcase this summer!
The Little Black Dress – Two ways
I absolutely love this black James Perse sleeveless dress! It’s so soft it feels like loungewear, but dresses up so nicely when paired with a cardi and some wedges. I plan to bring this along in my suitcase as it also pairs nicely with my favorite travel shoes!
Mixing & Matching
I always bring a little sweater (My mother taught me well) as you never know when it might be cold! I especially like lightweight cardigans as they are great for layering and easily fit into my purse if I get too warm. This polka dot cardi from J. Crew is a bit of departure for me as I don’t usually shop there, but I love it paired with just about everything and especially with my skull t-shirt and studded belt. A little street meets sweet for the summer!
So, there you have it! I’m excited to be stepping out of my comfort zone and I’m ready for all the fun this summer has in store!