From Frank Sinatra’s “Beyond the Sea” to Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat,” it is quite clear that the music industry is fascinated with marine dwellings. Could it be the thought of warm sands or the nostalgia of summer getaways that are behind such fascination? Whatever the reasoning is, there is an allure that the music industry and, as seen with this week’s Fashionista, the fashion industry have with the sea.
Resort wear is commonly being paraded around fashion magazines at this time of year. Brightly colored turbans crown the models in Teen Vogue and Glamour in preparation for the coastal climates readers will experience at their favorite beach spots. However, even if you aren’t vacationing this summer, you can still sport resort-inspired clothing. What better way to sport the marine trend than at the local library like this week’s Fashionista did?
If you’re anything like me, you’re bound to have a summer book list. Whether it’s composed of those copies of Girl Boss and Franny and Zooey that you never had the time to read during the school year or you are simply trying to get ahead for the fall, the library is the place to go. Now it’s just a matter of planning the perfect outfit for your quest to find a good book.
This week’s Fashionista prepared for the heat with a casual white blouse. The best feature of this blouse is that the sleeves can be easily rolled up to suit the temperature both outside and inside the library—wherever you choose to read. Also, it’s important to take note of the length of her skirt, which is ideal if the book you are searching for is on the top shelf. Her look screams casual meets class.
Above all, my favorite aspect of this Fashionista’s outfit are the tiny seahorses that adorn her skirt. They bring vibrant color to her overall outfit and prove that the marine trend can be worn on and off shore. Add a pair of comfortable shoes and a watch, and you will be ready to take a morning tour of your local library.
One Simple Change: Plan on going shopping after you have read all morning? Keep the marine trend alive when you trade that skirt for a pair of comfy harem pants.