Remember when you were little, spring came around and your mom used to make you wear those big, puffy dresses everywhere, especially if you were going to someone’s birthday party? You know, back when dressing up all the time with huge bows on your head was cool (although, I still kind of dig that look)? Well, that’s what this Fashionista reminded me of when I first spotted her by Starbucks. Her sun dress made me reminisce on simpler times, when going to a party involved eating cake and taking home a goodie bag filled with candy. Oh, how times have changed!
Despite generally cold nights, thank you very much Southern California, the flattering 1950s silhouette and the floral print just screamed, “Spring is here” to me. Or, maybe I’ve just been watching Mad Men too much lately. Either way, spring and summer aren’t just about short shorts and miniskirts. Oh no, a classic '50s or '60s silhouette dress could be your go-to piece during summer vacations. A sun dress is the perfect option for a playful and feminine look that works for both day and night. It all depends on how you style it. Go for cute loafers that’ll make you look like you’ve just walked out of a 1960s Italian movie, minus the Vespa or cool convertible, sadly. At nighttime swap the loafers for strappy heels and throw on a cropped cardigan, just in case the cold seeps in.
So, maybe our moms were indeed visionaries, predicting a not-so-distant future where we would all accept wearing classic silhouettes emulating, maybe, our grandmothers in their prime once more. Mother knows best, right?