As summer wedding season has officially started, one of the biggest trends I’ve noticed is women wearing jumpsuits. Can I just say right now that I’m totally into this?!! It’s such a refreshing shift from the the cocktail dress flouncy and feminine silhouette (but honestly there is nothing wrong with that either!). As you guys know, dresses are super comfortable for those hot, sweltering summer days (Texas, y’all). However, I love the jumpsuit for probably the most practical reason: it cannot ever fly up with the wind. While wardrobe malfunctions happen all the time, the jumpsuit is pretty much the most functional garment I have in my wardrobe and the most versatile to pair with heels or flat sandals.
Patches, a trend sewn into the fabric of our fashion history, are officially back. From army uniforms, punk counter-culture, and Girl Scout vests, these pieces are timeless. Nowadays, you can catch this trend decorated on any piece of denim: cut-offs, jeans, jackets, you name it. As a huge fan of this sartorially savvy trend, I’ve gotten several different pieces of decorated denim. One of my favorites are these youthful and fun denim shorts. While you can find decorated denim pretty much anywhere these days, it’s more important that you find the product that work best for you and your personal style.
Have you ever found yourself getting a last minute call for a nice dinner or event? (Yes, that should be everyone). I’ve had my fair share of moments like these, all the while frantically scrambling for something to wear.
Enter: the maxi dress.
My sister was the one who originally introduced me to maxi dresses. I was always a bit skeptical that they wouldn’t fit me because 1) nothing ever reaches my ankles #tallgirlprobz and 2) I thought they wouldn’t have enough lining underneath. While this issue does happen, I can say that this dress passes the test. Even though it’s white, it has two layers of lining underneath, so nothing shows through. Now, I wear this dress all the time. Seriously, ask any of my closest friends. So, in short, what I’m trying to say is: maxi dresses are a great investment piece that require minimal effort with maximum style.
After digging through my closet for some summer clothes, I came across this white zipper skirt from Zara. It was one of my favorites to wear last summer, and I couldn’t let it go. I left it in the US since I was going to France in the fall and I have now re-added it to my summer lookbook. Since we purchase so many items online these days, it’s hard to tell whether or not a garment will actually look good in person (that lighting in photoshoots can be so deceiving sometimes!). However, I tried this piece on in the store, and I’m so glad I did.
It’s a nice length, considering I’m 5’9′, and I loved this A-line shape. Not only that, but it has a solid lining underneath so it’s not see-through at all. Technically, I could wear any color undergarment with this skirt, and it would be no problem. Honestly, it’s such a relief and one less thing to think about when styling your outfit together. However, my favorite part of this skirt is the side zipper detail. The zippers give it a modern, mod-like flair and dress it up a bit as well. While this white zipper skirt is my go-to for social events, I want to discuss how you could create your own look with this exposed zipper trend.
ZIPPER SKIRTS & TRENDS
The exposed zipper details are nothing new for this year, and have been a trend for quite some time now. I personally love wearing the exposed zippers with an angular cut or A-line skirt. I prefer fabrics that create an edgier look, like leather, but it all depends on what you’re feeling that day. If you’re searching for something sweet and romantic, then seek out neutral exposed zippers on a soft knit and light fabric. If you’re searching for an ensemble for a night out, then I would don a more bodycon shaped skirt or dress with darker hues. While the exposed zipper is just a small, intricate detail, it can decorate your outfit in so many interesting ways. For more styling ideas, check out how I sported my exposed zipper skirt below! As always, feel free to let me know if you have any questions or thoughts!
Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to throw on your favorite bold prints, strappy sandals, and statement sunglasses. This flouncy ASOS sundress is my latest summertime find, and I’m so excited to share it on the blog. I loved this bold, vibrant print and I can’t wait to sport it for Sunday brunches or for a day at the pool.
What’s the trend saturating the streets this month? Summertime rompers! The hip cousin to the sundress is back, and I couldn’t be happier. Today on the blog, I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite romper from Somedays Lovin. Somedays Lovin is an Australian label with a boho chic flair. From its jersey rompers to embroidered bralettes, the label’s free spirited and laid-back vibe is echoed in many of its pieces.