STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Alternative Summer

Style Advice of the Week

Yes, summer is upon us. For most people, this means breaking out your prettiest pastels and festive florals, but what if your style is a little less girly and a little more grunge? Never fear, you don’t have to miss out on spring and summer trends just because you gravitate more towards neutrals than bright colors.

This Fashionista is expressing her spring style with transition pieces and small pops of color. If jeans are your go-to every day staple, bring them into spring by swapping out your dark blue pair for a pair in a lighter color; like Army green or even white. For the daytime, keep your top casual in a breezy cotton material. This Fashionista chose a cool graphic T-shirt with denim details. Graphic T-shirts of every design are super popular right now, and a great throw on and go piece when you want to look cool, but don’t have time to be meticulous. To finish her outfit, this Fashionista went for classic white Converse. Her makeup and hair really bring this look into spring through pops of pink on her nails and lips and beachy waves with soft highlights.

If you do want to start incorporating floral patterns into your wardrobe, but shy away from girly pieces, look for florals with a dark base instead of a white or pastel base. For formal occasions, try this silk dress from J.Crew. And for everyday try bringing out the softer side of your combat boots with a few flowers.

As you can see, you don’t have to completely let pastels invade your wardrobe for spring and summer. Just mix in a few patterns and some lighter washes of you favorite fall pieces to walk into the warmer months with confidence!


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