The rare 60 degree day following an incredibly hot and humid week was welcomed by all Fashionista/os. We’ve finally caught a break from this sweltering heat which means we no longer have to shy away from shirts with sleeves and dark colored clothing. This slightly cooler weather was necessary to revive our bright summer wardrobes.
This Fashionista popped in at a casual neighborhood dinner. The nicer weather prompted neighbors to come together for a fun night of food, games and of course fashion! This Fashionista broke out of her recent trends of neutral colored clothing and minimal accessories at the first sign of relief from the hot weather. I first spotted her because she was wearing a summery blouse in my favorite color; coral. She paired the top with a solid light gray skirt, which really allowed the coral to pop. Upon further inspection of her outfit, I realized she had accented her blouse with numerous accessories. This Fashionista did her best to match without making it extremely obvious. The first subtle accent to the coral color was the bright ring on her finger. Rings are a great way to add some fun to an outfit without being overwhelming or obnoxious. The ring she donned matched her top perfectly and drew my eye and my camera in for a closer look. The second accessory she styled were classic summer wedges. Wedges are my favorite summer shoes because they are perfect for the hot months and they add a flair to an outfit that flat sandals lack.
Although the wedges added a flair and the ring accented the shirt, the real star of this Accessories Report was her belt. Her belt was the perfect finishing touch to her summer cookout outfit. It embodied the coral color that I love so much while bringing in other bright colors to draw the onlooker’s eye to this belt strategically fitted on her waist. Without this belt, this Fashionista’s outfit would lack a personal touch. She went above and beyond to make her fashion choices known. This accessory really “belted out” her individuality without forcing her to say a word.
Spotted: The belted outfits were perfect in Balmain’s fall 2013 collection.