Other than looking at vintage photographs from fashion magazines or looking at the recent collections of my favorite, go-to brands such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, or Miu Miu, I’m avidly scrolling through Pinterest for fashion inspiration. My favorite find that I most recently came across are veils, but not just for brides.
I fully embrace summer style when the season comes around. I grew up going to the beach almost every day of the summer and have had my fair share of cute, and not so cute, swimwear. I’ve been gravitating towards high-waisted styles, I find them to be the most flattering, but also love one or two low waisted bottoms as well. A one-piece is très chic, and great if I’m going out on the paddle board. Finding styles and prints that best suit you is what’s going to make your swimwear last from season to season, rather than shopping a trend and quickly getting bored.
Silk, chiffon, cotton or linen, the scarves I have are my most versatile accessory for the summer season. Tied around your neck, in your hair, around the handles of your handbag, or around your head as seen on actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly- there are endless ways to wear your scarves. Below I’m sharing all of my favorite summer prints and colors in what I would say, is one of the best accessories every women should have!
This week I have discovered so many incredible new brands owned by Black people that I’m excited to shop now and in the future. I’ve found that over the years the statement, unique pieces I want to purchase aren’t going to be at the usual stores I frequent, and have been actively making a list of unique designers and shops since. If you love colors and prints, you’re in for a treat with these brands!
The events of the past month, the past year, forever, are outrageously disgusting. Black people’s human rights have been discriminated and taken away from for forever. As a white women living in America and having this platform, although small, I recognize that I would be doing wrong and stepping onto the wrong side of history if I didn’t speak up.
Nothing fills up my fashion appetite more than combing through vintage photographs from magazines. Vogue is home to many of my favorite photographers work, and the summer issues have inspiring shots. I’m always looking for inspiration with my wardrobe as the seasons start, and almost always it’s from vintage Vogue. Although this year our summer may be looking different, the inspiration doesn’t have to change.
There’s no denying that the effects of COVID-19 are going to, and already are, hitting the fashion industry hard. Not only have consumer’s buying habits changed due to the lockdown, once we all start going outside again I truly believe things are going to be different, and some things forever. While we may need to, or be recommended, to wear a mask and gloves for some time, I think there will be less consumption of fast fashion and “trend” buying. There’s lots to talk and think about regarding people’s buying habits after quarantine, but today I’m going to be discussing the topic of dressing for the new normal once we all start to head back into our “normal” lives.
When it hits mid-May although it isn’t summer for another month, it starts to feel like it. Classes are finishing up for those who are in school, and now summer is fully on my mind. We’re all not sure how this summer is going to turn out, whether we’ll be able to hit the beach or if we’ll be inside. But summer shoes are starting to show up on e-commerce sites, and I’m sharing my favorites below.
Wearing a jumpsuit is a fun way I like to switch up my wardrobe. Somedays I don’t feel like wearing a dress, and I have a view jumpsuits in my wardrobe I love to wear in the summer. They’re comfortable, cool, and chic.
Although I here and there wear a pair of flared jeans or dress pants, I’ll always be a dress girl through and through. Nothing makes me feel more comfortable, and I love the feeling of throwing on a dress with flats and a pair of statement earrings. I feel put together, but still comfortable, which is so important. If you aren’t comfortable in the clothes you’re wearing, it shows.
Blue and white are signature colors for the summer. With May finally here I know that summer doesn’t officially start for a little bit over month, but there’s always a shift in my closest during this time. Blue and white pieces are a feast for my eyes and a pair that I adore to bring out in May. The two colors are so pretty together and I’ve found so many pieces I love that I’m sharing below.
There’s no denying that tennis is the chicest sport. Magazines often do fashion tennis editorials that are absolutely fabulous and make you want to get out on the court and look just as good. Looking for a physical activity where you can also have fun fashionably? I think you’ve found it.
Hats are my most favored accessory. They not only hide a bad hair day, they elevate any look. A chic wool beret in the winter, or a vintage inspired straw hat in the summer, I can’t help myself in adding new ones to my collection every season.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now officially open to the public! Although it can be a stressful sale to navigate because there is so much to see and so many great deals, I suggest narrowing down on what you want to buy, and that’s shoes!
Easy, breezy. If you’re looking for a fabric that’s comfortable and chic to wear for the summer months, you’ll be living in linen this season. Linen is a fabulous fabric for the hot and humid months, and there are so many different ways to wear it that you’ll never have to repeat the same outfit twice. Since we’re moving right along into the end of July and beginning of August where summer temperatures are at their highest, wearing light weight pieces is key to staying comfortable and being able to still enjoy the summer.
I can’t believe the Fourth of July is already around the corner. It feels like just yesterday it was Easter and I was starting to wear all my favorite pastel colored pieces. Dressing for the Fourth of July for me is super easy because I already have so many pieces in red, and I always mix and match accessories in navy and white. Whether your staying home and opting for a relaxing cookout, laying by the pool, or heading out to a party, here are my Fourth of July ready pieces to shop this year.
Asos is one of my favorite online selections of clothing. At first it can be a bit overwhelming with the amount of merchandise on the site, but if you break it down and take your time you can find amazing pieces and deals. Right now they have so many beautiful dresses to wear this summer, and you can get 15% off your entire order with the code ASOSNEW15.