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.
Midge’s looks on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are absolutely fabulous, and her summer outfits have to be my favorite. The swing dresses and glamorous hats are the perfect retro, 1950’s inspiration I need for my summer wardrobe. After all, the 1950’s is where I get lots of my fashion inspiration from.
Lately I’ve been loving the look of a statement top and pair of jeans. For the spring and summertime I think it’s a chic look perfect for not only day but night as well. When the weather begins to get warmer I don’t layer as much, so a statement top does the trick, unless I accessorize with a light-weight scarf.
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.
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.
A black jumpsuit is a very flattering piece to wear. It makes you look taller and when worn with heels is a really classic piece. To elevate my black halter jumpsuit I paired it with my teal flower belt(that I absolutely love, my best vintage find), and wore a seashell blue necklace with matching drop earrings. For bag I decided to add a pop of color with the neon yellow/green. I’m wearing bow black heeled sandals to continue with the black which makes my legs look longer. Especially for shorter people, never underestimate the power of a black jumpsuit to make you look taller.
I came across the 2005 Christian Lacroix Spring Summer Haute Couture collection on Pinterest and I absolutely adore it. Feminine and whimsical. Ruffles and bows. Sparkles and florals. Luxurious and most definitely not for everyone, which makes me love it even more. Every look in this collection has so much to look at and admire.
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.
When it comes to really anything in my life, I’m a maximalist all the way. My dressing, is probably at the very top of this list. I love to accessorize and match colors in different ways, and from head to toe I make sure everything in my outfit is complete. For this look I experimented with layering during the summer months. I have a pink suede shift dress, and on top I have a gray star tulle tank top. Noticing the silver in the top, to make my waist more defined I added a bow pearl chain belt, and added more pearls with a necklace. There is also rose gold in the top, so for earrings I have these space looking rose gold hoops that I’m wearing. I am wearing my favorite Pandora silver rings, and for shoes I added another pop of rose gold to make the silver to rose gold ratio even. Surprisingly I am not carrying my summer go-to bag for this look, but instead wanted to add this mauve colored simple bag that adds a new tone of pink to the look.
As soon as I saw these gloves whilst browsing through Amazon looking for vintage inspired hats I knew I had to have them and style them. They are the epitome of vintage style. I’ve styled them here with a floral midi dress with black bow suede block heels. I also love this thick ribboned straw bow hat.
I’ve never seen anyone look bad in a wrap dress, and I think it fits all body types so beautifully. The tie waist shows off your shape, and the wrap style has a very flattering and easy-going neckline, along with the bottom half. They come in mini, midi, and maxi lengths, making them perfect to wear for any occasion! In the summer months I see it as a style many women turn to and find them everywhere.
I’ve been eyeing the Lilly Pulitzer website quite a lot this past month. I love myself some bright colors and prints, so anything Lilly is right up my alley. I have lots on my wishlist, including this adorable one-piece bathing suit, this dress, and these shoes that I just can’t get enough of.
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.
Wedding season is here, and finding something to wear can be difficult. When finding a dress to a wedding there are many things to consider, one being that you should absolutely not wear white, but how to find an affordable dress. Dressing for a wedding can get expensive, and when you’re not going to wear the dress again for some time, you want to try to save as much money as you can.
When the summer months come around I always tend to gravitate towards blues. Not just in my wardrobe, but in my makeup lately as well. I tried out the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in cobalt blue just last week and have been obsessed with it ever since. I rarely ever experiment with makeup, but I’ve been loving doing the blue mascara with an aqua eyeliner lately to add some fun to my makeup look.
They’re flooding our Instagram feeds being worn by every it-girl, the strappy 90s sandals. I got myself a pair of these from Zara this past winter to wear with socks, and I’m getting my hands on a few more just in time for summer. They come in all the summer colors we could ask for, and they hit every price point.
I’m always on the hunt for new shops and designers to buy from, and with Instagram being a huge place where you can find tons of new designers daily, I take advantage of this. I recently came across Alice McCall’s Resort 2020 collection, and completely fell in love.
As Memorial Day is approaching, I can’t help but think about poolside fashion and what’s on my wishlist for this season. When May starts to come to a close, and the summer season is so close we can feel it(hopefully, I’m talking to you Mother Nature), pools start to open and it’s time to start picking out your favorite coverups, sunglasses, hats, and more to stay chic.