Summer Chic

Summer is upon us! Dresses are always a great go-to option for a daytime or an evening outfit; however, I like to experiment a bit and get creative with my outfits. Here is a look I put together with mostly old pieces I’ve purchased during previous seasons. Again, just trying to show you that you don’t need to have everything from the latest Nordstrom collection. Luckily, the off-the-shoulder trend is still current, and so are the bermuda shorts. I purchased these at Zara a while back, but currently you can find plenty of them. Fabrics and prints vary, so there’s definitely an abundance of choice. The fit at Zara isn’t perfect, and I would advise you to try pieces on at the store.

I hope you enjoy this outfit as much as I do!

Photography: Ania Zboron

Top: PacSun, similar here; Shorts: Zara (old), similar here, here: Wedges: Vince Camuto x Saks Off 5th; Clutch: Kate Spade

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Hot Summer Styles

Are you ready to say “Goodbye” to summer? I didn’t think so!

Many stores are now hosting back-to-school events, but summer is still here; especially in So Cal, we hope to enjoy it a little longer. Summer is a season of long days, many fun activities and, of course, sexy looks. So, let’s talk fashion! If you like staying current and on top of all the new trends, I hope you like 70s fashion style. The 70s are back this summer, and will stay in your wardrobe throughout this fall.

For this post, I have included some of the hottest looks of the season that also happen to be trendy during the 70s era.

Wide Leg Pants are definitely not for everyone. You will either love them or hate them. I personally love the bell-bottom jeans—they can make your legs look longer, especially if you wear them with a pair of heels (opt for clogs and/or wedges). If you are looking for a dressier look, I would recommend the palazzo pant. Be careful choosing the color because with the wrong print it might look like you just got out in your PJs.

ASOS High Waist Extreme Palazzo Pant

ASOS High Waist Extreme Palazzo Pant

MOTHER The Drama Wide Leg Trouser
MOTHER The Drama Wide Leg Trouser

 

The Silk Blouse creates a very feminine look. Front ties or bows are very chic for a night out or a day at the office.

Hinge Silk Blouse

Hinge Silk Blouse

Bangles are back! Let’s not forget the accessories. If you are not a fan of earrings, bangles are right for you! Easy to put on, too—you actually don’t need to ask for help or twist your arm as you do with bracelets…

Vince Camuto Bangles

Vince Camuto Bangles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Waist Swim Pieces Those of you who like the sun, probably rock a new swim piece at the beach every year. Yes, the high waist provides more coverage and prevents your back from tanning, but it also hides that extra tummy =) (I’m sure new moms like myself will appreciate that!) Stay away from stripes as they tend to enlarge the body.

Marc by Marc Jacobs High Waist Bikini

Marc by Marc Jacobs High Waist Bikini