All the Trends to Rock this Summer!

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The best season of the year is in full swing! Summer is full of long sunny days and nights that require easy, breezy fun pieces that keep you stylish and comfy. This summer I’ve been really into bold prints and patterns and easy footwear that gets me through morning noon and night. I try to avoid spending a lot on summer clothes, since I’m generally not a huge shopper, but I do like to refresh my look a bit to make things more fun. Here are a few of the trends I love this season and how I’m rocking them!

Palm Tree Pants OOTD

Printed Separates and Crop Tops

I can’t resist a bold print, and when it comes on a pair of billowy pants even better! The palm tree pattern is perfect for my new home here in LA! Plus since I’ve been trying to step up my workouts and diet I feel much more confident stepping out in a tiny crop top. This tie-front version bares a good amount of skin but still feels elegant, so you can def dress it up or down, but I suggest keeping the bottom high-waisted so you have a bit more coverage.

How to Rock Red for Summer

The Summer Power Dress

When I think power dress, what usually comes to mind is a structured silhouette in a bold color, probably paired with some killer heels. To get that vibe in a more relaxed, summery feel I prefer a statement making maxi dress. Options with a more classic silhouette like a wrap dress or with a more structured hem work nicely for the office or an evening out. And they go great with pretty much any shoe in your wardobe, from sandals, heels to dad sneakers!

Midi Dress Trend

The Granny Chic Sundress

It’s a guilty pleasure, but I love a hint of something granny-esque in my #OOTDs! I love dresses like this ditzy floral midi dress since it’s comfy and casual enough for brunch and rooftop hopping, with just a bit of old school elegance. The slightly boxy fit makes it effortless and cool, not sexy like a more body-skimming style. Plus it’s light and airy enough for even a scorching summer day!

Shop these looks and some of my other favorite pieces for the season below!

Summer Trends Under $100

How to Wear Stripes for Summer and My Fave Styles Under $50

Striped Dresses for Spring
Striped Trend for Summer
How to Wear Stripes for Summer
Summer Beauty Inspiration

Happy May! We are one step closer to summer and I can’t wait for the season’s long sun-drenched days. This summer I’m looking forward to plenty of beach days, rooftop dinners, and of course, pool parties! 

To get ready for the most fun season of the year, I’ve been thinking about how to spice up my wardrobe. I can’t spend a ton because I’m in the midst of redecorating, but I want to make some small wardrobe updates this season and find new trends to rock. Obviously, florals are everywhere for Spring & Summer, but I wanted to add a few unexpected pieces into the rotation. 

If you’ve had mixed feelings about stripes give them a second chance! The pattern can be as bold or subtle as you want and is just as flattering whether you rock it on a dress, a top, or accessories. Go bright with assorted colors or play with neutrals, like this brown and cream striped number I got at Macys. The chiffon fabric is easy breezy, and I love that the long sleeves give you just a bit of coverage in case the temperature drops after sunset. Plus the sash belt adds just a bit of extra romance to the look. 

I wore it with a pair of clunky flatforms to contrast the feminine style of the dress, but it would be just as chic with sneakers or block heeled sandals. I also love a classic cabana striped top, and the print is great on a scarf or summer tote. If you are feeling adventurous you can mix and match stripes with another print, like a plaid or floral. Just keep the color palette and scale of the print in mind!  

Since I never spend a lot on trendy items or summer clothing, I dug around the internet and found some of the cutest striped pieces all under $50. Just don’t wear them all together! 

Striped Dresses Under $50
How to wear stripes for summer

 

The Perfect Linen Dress

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Linen is basically the fabric of summer. It's cool, breezy, and has an undone sophisticated vibe that is perfect for the season. I usually go for lighter fabrics that don't tend to wrinkle as much but I caved when I saw this dress while shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Purple typically isn't a color I wear a lot, but for some reason when I saw it I was intrigued. It's a cool lilac that reminded me of a lavender field, and the shape and cutout details seemed to strike a balance between romantic and sexy. 

If you aren't super into plunging necklines and open sides you may not love this, but I thought the detailing was a nice balance, especially since the dress was pretty long and billowy on my petite frame. 

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Linen Dress Floral Shoes

I played up the feminine vibe of the dress with these floral detail sandals from Zara. They have a sexy cage upper and are adorned with colorful 3D flowers. I am absolutely in love with them, and even though they are a high, thin heel, it's just thick enough to make you feel a little bit more comfy than you would in a classic stiletto. And for a little pop of color, I finished the look with my bold vintage Louis Vuitton. 

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If you are feeling this look shop the dress I'm wearing and similar styles below! I couldn't find the exact matches for the bag and shoes so also included similar items to pair with your perfect linen sundress. And in case you missed the post about my amazing braid, give it a read here! 

All the Swimsuit Sales You Need Before Summer is Over!

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Summeri s pretty much flying by! We've only got a few more weeks of poolside lounging and beach hopping before it's time for Fall Fashion Week, sweater weather, and the leaves starting to change! If you aren't ready to let the season go, or just want to stock up on some new swimwear before it's too late, check out some of my favorites, all on sale! 

Bikinis

Cover Ups

One-Pieces

Pineapple Pool Float

And don't forget your pool float and accessories!

Floats

Let me know in the comments if you end up grabbing any new goodies before the season is over! 

Summer Dressing Made Easy

Summer Style in Brooklyn

Tomorrow is the official first day of Summer! It’s one of my favorite times of year – the city is full of sunshine, the rooftops are poppin and the energy is over the top fun. Summer fashion calls for bold colors, fun patterns and interesting details. It’s way too hot to worry about what to wear, so I tend to stick to my formula for creating a standout look with ease. 

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It starts with a statement piece, like this skirt. I got this from SGTC Clothing, an amazing Instagram that let’s you shop authentic Nigerian pieces straight from the gram. Just scroll through their feed and DM them your picks to place an order. The team sent me this amazing color-block skirt, and it came in no time. The silhouette is fun and the print is unique and very on trend. 

To let the skirt shine, I paired it with a simple tube top from Fashion Nova. Have you shopped their site yet? If you haven’t you definitely need to take a look. They have everything from the wild, trendy, super sexy, and plenty of basics like this top or my go to jeans. 

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Then I took the rest of the look up a notch with the accessories! Bold statement earrings in a color palette that complimented the skirt were the perfect finishing touch, along with the Ark bag that I can’t live without, and a pair of can’t miss me neon sandals. 

Cult Gaia Bamboo Ark Bag
Street Style and Street Art in Brooklyn

Let me know what you think of this look, and shop the story below!