ALL IN THE DETAILS: Lace Up for Summer

April showers bring May flowers. May can be a bit of a hectic month, but it is also one filled with exciting moments. From Mother’s Day to Memorial Day, the sun is shining and summer is coming.

This Fashionista was able to perfectly encapsulate how I felt about the day in her outfit. May is also the beginning of graduation season. Although us UCLA students have to wait until next month for the ceremony, it is definitely not too early to start looking for that dress. This outfit is suitable for a wide variety of occasions. No matter if this Fashionista is heading to a casual Sunday brunch or a summer pool party, she is all set to go.

Incorporating lace effortlessly adds detail to a look. This dress was able to show the versatility of lace. The strapless top is kept simple by highlighting one color, white. Instead of distracting from the top, the lace adds subtle texture. The bottom of this dress follows the lace theme in an alternative style. A-line silhouettes are flattering and fun—fitted on top, followed by a gentle flare in the skirt. This Fashionista’s figure is accentuated by the flowy contrast of the skirt.

Dresses are go-to items for your wardrobe. They require less matching and can be dressed up or down for multiple occasions. Try this sea foam lace dress for your summer collection.

This Fashionista’s cream-colored wedges also added onto the detailing with their laced heels. Wedges are great summer shoes because they are a comfortable option that simultaneously boosts your height and, if you are like me, your confidence.

Hats and sunglasses are a must under the L.A. summer sun. Investing in a pair of sunglasses will be beneficial in the long run, so spend some money now to protect your eyes’ health! Similarly, hats can be a signature piece too. A floppy hat creates more shade and looks amazing on camera. You can even find hats with messages embroidered on the brim like this “Talk to the sand” hat. For a cheaper option, try this fun sun hat with pom-poms.

I hope you find your perfect summer dress! I am on a hunt for my graduation dress now, so thank you to everyone who has stuck with me on CollegeFashionista; I will see you all on the flip side.