Whether you pair them with a smart pair of shorts, layer over a flirty dress, or dress up a fabulous pair or white jeans, summer blazers are a wardrobe staple.
Awesome fabrics like linen, allow the blazer to breathe and for you to be covered up, without heating up. Plus, you can embrace your blazer as a true statement piece and celebrate with some color, or go beach chic with a pretty neutral palette.
Here are few choice blazers that I stumbled across:
No…the title of this blog post is not a sick joke. We actually have to ‘spring forward’ this weekend and adjust our clocks, hoping to coax out the sunshine and melt the snow. Heck, I would perform just about any ritual / superstition / fun dare / etc… right about now if there was even a 20% chance that Spring would peek out.
In honor of ‘Springing Forward’, today’s post is dedicated to the first thing that I think of when I think spring…FLORALS!
One of my wardrobe staples is certainly the trusty button-up shirt. They are classic.
You can dress it up, dress it down…pair it with a sweater or a smart blazer…go oversized with your favorite leggings…and accessorize it however you like. It is virtually a blank canvas that can be interpreted to express your personal style. Plus, it can transition between all seasons. Versatile without a doubt!
I find that my button-up collection is constantly growing. The best part is that I find myself investing in classic solids or timeless patterns that don’t really go out of style. (The occasional ‘super trendy’ pattern is obviously welcome, too!) Basically they are investment pieces that have a long life and can evolve as your personal taste changes.
Here are a few smart button-ups that would be perfect to add to your wardrobe:
Gold accessories are a must (at least in my world), but you can also venture out into gold clothing items, shoes and bags! Gold is divine. It’s luxe — it looks rich and expensive. But, more importantly, it makes you FEEL special!
Holiday parties will soon be finding their way onto your calendars and sometimes it is just nice to know that you have that perfect little black dress (LBD) hanging in your closet when you can’t settle on something to wear.
Your LBD should make you feel strong, confident, sexy and beautiful. It is the perfect canvas to play with shoes, accessories and make up. So, when shopping for the perfect LBD, make sure it fits like a glove. You don’t want the dress to wear you…you need to rock that dress!
Back in January (’13) I posted about my love of the color cobalt (HERE).
Well, it’s September (’13) and my crush has stayed strong — does that mean I am now in a committed relationship with cobalt? If so, yay!
Cobalt is dictating style this season with just the right pop of color and flair of confidence. Cobalt is chic without being drab. It appears playful, yet rich. Cobalt might have a split personality, or maybe it is just really good and playing both sides.
I think I am currently in one of those places where I kind of am ‘over’ my summer wardrobe, but am not ready for fall fashion to take over my closet just yet. So, what’s a girl to do? Window shop…even if that window is online.
One of my favorite things about purple hues is that they are ‘on point’ for any season. Purple is the perfect transitional color between seasons because it really doesn’t feel like it ‘belongs’ to any one time of year. Very versatile, that purple.
Embrace. Experiment. Enjoy.
You might as well, we all deserve to feel like royaltyon occasion.