Spring/Summer Staples. Staying Cool, Looking Chic:

11 Apr

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Consistent warm weather is nearly here and today in Boston it is (almost!) hot hot sexual. With that in mind, especially for those of you who live in sweltering citites, it is imperative that one looks chic while maintaining a cool body temperature in the rapidly approaching summer heat. How to? Behold… Spring/Summer staples to be worn over and over in a multitude of ways. Budget, wear, wash, re-wear.. all season long. VERSATILITY, it’s a beautiful thing.

The Structured Strapless Dress: One dress, a fifty ways to wear it and make it your own. Belt it, pair it with a cardigan, leather jacket or jean jacket for cool evenings, dress it up with long necklace layers and pumps or dress it down with a fedora and wedges or flats. Print or no print. Bright or neutral. The choice is yours.

Coral Dress, Forever.21

Photo via Fashion Fuss

High Waisted Shorts: Tuck a blouse in, pair with a blazer or cropped cardigan, with flats, or glam it up with heels and a sparkly tank. For a dressier day to day, choose a black or slate grey pair in a structured non-denim material. If you’re only looking for casual, the jean version is just fine. Wear the jean shorts with an oxford, blouse, tank top, t-shirt, plaid shirt…. whatever your little heart desires. And belt it, baby. Don’t be shy.

RTW Spring 2011

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Flowy Tops: Tuck it into your hot shorts, a pencil skirt or wear it loose with dark jeans. If your top is loose, the bottom half of your outfit should be fitted. Otherwise you may appear bigger than you actually are. False advertising. Also do not pair a loose top with a jean skirt – you’re too old. The days of Abercrombie jean skirts and flip-flops are behind you. Unless of course, you are still a teenager; in which case you are forgiven.

Top, Forever 21

Antilles Tank: Anthropologie

A Bright Pencil Skirt: Color blocking. As I’ve said before;  you can’t go wrong with it. It’s in style, bright, attention grabbing and the perfect way to look stylish all spring/summer. Try this orange and purple combo or pair the mint green with a navy, cobalt or sassy petite polka dot print. The skirt pairing options are endless and each new top makes a whole new outfit. Use it and abuse it.

Photo via RTE Fashion

Photo via ShopStyle.net

Sandals!: Wedges, platforms, flats, heels..whatever tickles your fancy. Let yah feets breathe. Work them hard, all season long.

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