Style Advice of the Week

If you’re like me, you spend a good portion of the spring mapping out countless outfits for the summer. This can be a good thing as it leaves you fashionably prepared for the next season. Unfortunately, getting dressed in the spring is pretty much a tease as you stare at the shorts back in your closet and feel disappointed each time you had to turn them down for jeans. However, have no fear because summer is here! Now it’s time to give your jeans the cold shoulder as you slip into your favorite shorts to kick off the summer.

I’m pretty sure this Fashionista shares the same hobby as me because the color coordination of this outfit is perfection, showing clear signs of preparation. Her spot-on combination of color puts red, white and blue to shame. She mastered red with these worn-in shorts, provided just enough white with her strappy sandals and replaced boring blue with this super fun floral crop top. After seeing her outfit, all I could think was red, white and floral, wow what a threesome!

Although denim never goes out of style, colored shorts will help you keep up with the style and even help label you a trendsetter. Red is a color people sometimes think is too dark and powerful for the summer, but a more subtle, faded red is easy and breezy enough for summer. Florals are definitely popular in the spring, but in different patterns and shapes they’re just as good for summertime. With lighter and brighter patterns for tops, as well as, shorts and rompers, florals can easily make their way into your summer wardrobe.

During the summer, shoes and accessories are as vital as sunglasses and sunscreen on a beach day. Both shoes and accessories can help to make or break an outfit. Depending on the look, you may need more or less. For this Fashionista’s outfit, her colors and patterns were enough—so simple accessories were necessary. For example, a gold watch paired with a gold Cartier infinity bracelet and ring. Although her white sandals are bold, they’re simple enough to blend in with the rest of her outfit. This goes without saying, no summer outfit would be complete without sunglasses. So don’t forget them when you’re heading out.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “This summer pair worn-in shorts with crop tops and gladiators and try something different like bold prints with solid shorts and simple accessories. Also, experiment with sunglasses; you’ll be wearing them everyday so get a pair that fit your personality.”


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