Summer Style Tips

Summer is here, Yay! As we eagerly anticipate all the fun in the sun, it’s time to explore this seasons most exciting fashion trends. With these tips you’ll be in style for whatever adventure comes your way this summer!

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Add a pop of color

Find a brightly colored bag or shoes to pair with your wardrobe basics—it’ll infuse a little summer into an otherwise neutral outfit.
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Get a dressier pair of shorts

They don’t have to break the bank, but have a pair of shorts in a more tailored silhouette on hand. In the right cut and fabric, they can work for a casual office look or a dressy night out.
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Do try overalls

Overalls are no longer just for kids— Style them with anything from a button-down to a tank top. Most important, find a fit and length that flatters you.

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Don’t be afraid to show some skin

The crop-top trend is wonderful for summer. Pair a loose version of the trend with a high-waisted bottom to avoid showing a little too much tummy.
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Go girly with a lace top

You can dress up a lace top with a skirt and heels or dress it down with denim shorts and sandals. Even try pairing it with moto boots and a leather jacket to turn the feminine piece into something more edgy.
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Wear your boots

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you can’t wear boots anymore. Sure, they’re heavier than a summer sandal, but they add a little edge to sweet summer shorts or a sundress.
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Continue to layer

Layering isn’t just for cold months. Simply adding a T-shirt under a sundress or a bustier over a button-down is ideal for summer. Try this styling trick when you’re totally bored with your favorite summer outfits.
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Don a classic white shirt

Classic shirting gets praises for all seasons, and summer is no exception. Basically, every outfit looks polished when you start with a crisp white shirt—you can even throw it over a bathing suit at the beach.
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Own a T-shirt dress

The throw-on-and-go T-shirt dress is perfect for summer. Wear yours from day to night by transitioning into slightly fancier footwear and accessories. Bonus: T-shirt dresses rarely wrinkle so they are a great piece to pack for your summer getaway!
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Don’t be afraid to wear all white

White is the ultimate summer neutral and feels so light and airy that you should totally try styling it head-to-toe.

Whats your Summer Style?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Find Your Happy Place

Find Your Happy Place

Find your Happy Place tee
$27 – pullandbear.com

Chunky knit cardigan
$150 collectivehabit.com

River Island camisole top
$10 – riverisland.com

H&M slim leg jeans
$34 – hm.com

Je T’aime bags case
$3.99 forever21.com

Whats your Happy Place?

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Fashionable Father’s Day Gifts

He’s your right-hand man, one of the most important dudes in your life, and the guy you have to thank for your infinite wisdom. So, this Father’s Day, Dad deserves a thoughtful gift that reflects the good taste he’s instilled in you. So take your pick from these stylish gifts that are sure to add some swagger to your dad’s day!

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A Versatile Button-Down Shirt

A button-down shirt is a stress-free gift for Dad. Pick one out from J.Crew’s collection of classic stripes and casual plaids for him to throw on for work or weekend. Secret-wash shirt in small check, $64.50, jcrew.com

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A Fancy Wallet

Though often confined to his pocket, your dad’s wallet is probably his most frequently seen accessory, so give it an upgrade. Billfold, $98, brooksbrothers.com

FashionableFather-timex-watchA Sophisticated Watch

A great watch suits dads of every stripe, from fashion-forward to old-school. Pick a style with changeable straps so he can mix and match at his leisure. Timex for J.Crew watch, $118, jcrew.com

FashionableFather-burton-backpackA Grown-Up Backpack

In the summertime, everyone has stuff to carry (sunscreen, a tablet, magazines…), so have Dad cart his loot in style with a sporty backpack. Burton Tinder backpack, $59,95 burton.com

FashionableFather-smythson-notebookA Swanky Notebook

To make his grocery lists and work to-dos a bit more special, find a journal with a monogram or fun statement, like this one. Notebook, $60, smythson.com

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Cool-Guy Sunglasses

Update your dad’s shades in the most classic of shapes, like these aviators from Ray-Ban. He’s definitely going to need them for all the road trips this summer. Ray-Ban original aviator sunglasses, $150, eastdane.com

FashionableFather-tanthony-briefcaseThe Ultimate Briefcase

If you’re looking to splurge on Dad this year, consider a designer leather briefcase. This one comes in a wide selection of sizes and colors, and you can even emboss his initials on the front for an added personal touch. T. Anthony ultra-slim briefcase, $550, tanthony.com

FashionableFather-leatherman-toolA Leather Supertool

Does your dad know how to fix everything? Then buy him the coolest pocket tool this year. With this fun gadget, maybe you won’t feel as guilty asking him to install your air conditioner for you! Leatherman 30th-anniversary Supertool 300, $100,leatherman.com

FashionableFather-on-the-road-t-shirtA Comfy T-Shirt

A perfectly worn-in, vintage-looking T-shirt usually takes years of wear. But you’ll find dad’s new favorite with Out of Print, a company that works with authors and publishers to feature iconic and often out-of-print book covers! Out of Print T-shirt, On the Road, $28, outofprintclothing.com

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A Rope Bracelet

Once Dad gets his hands on a preppy nautical bracelet by Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers, he’ll keep it on all summer. It’s cool but also classic. Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers bracelets, $40 to $68,brooksbrothers.com

FashionableFather-everlane-bag-w724A Rugged Overnight Bag

Father’s Day falls at the start of summer, and the season is peppered with weekend excursions and vacations. Find a carryall for those trips he’ll be taking, like this one from Everlane—it’s the perfect mix of style and utility. Weekender, $95, Everlane.com

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Personalized Cuff Links

Cuff links are a great way to subtly elevate his look for the office. Whether they’re a nod to an interest or hobby or a personalized pair in sterling silver, find the perfect ones to adorn your father. Essential circle cuff links, $129, markandgraham.com

FashionableFather-uniqlo-sweaterThe Softest Sweater

You can’t go wrong with a sweater. Pick one up in your dad’s favorite color. Shop the super-soft cashmere pullovers in a rainbow of hues at UniqloMen’s cashmere V-neck sweater, $90, Uniqlo.com

Your Father’s So Fashionable

Have A Happy Father’s Day!

-D-Anna

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Trend: Dress Skirts & T-Shirts

They just might be fashion’s ultimate odd couple. Yet, their high-low love affair feels so right. Chances are you already have both pieces in your wardrobe. Check out these inspirations and then put the two together!

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A plain white tee is the perfect foil to an embellished skirt like stylist Kate Foley’s.

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Channel your inner Black Swan with a tulle maxi like The Blonde Salad Chiara Ferragni’s Alberta Ferretti version.

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St. Style: Play match-maker with a coordinating top and bottom.

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Sophia Loren, is that you?! Nothing feels more feminine than a full skirt.

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A pencil silhouette, especially in a striking fabric, works equally well. Here, Atlantic-Pacific blogger Blair Eadie wears a Milly Hologram Leather Edith Skirt ($625), and Madewell Linen Paris Tee ($45).

Have a Trendy Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Paint the town: Watercolor Prints

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This season, it seems as if everything from silky button-downs to skinny jeans are drenched in the dreamy, pastel motifs, and the look couldn’t be more appropriate for spring. At turns the trend is chic and youthful, like Ashley Madekwe’s Etro Butterfly Print Dress ($1998, 310.248.2855) at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style event in Beverly Hills last December. At other times, watercolors feel more romantic and feminine, particularly on Lela Rose’s Withering Floral Organza Draped Bodice Dress With Cowl Detail And Full Skirt ($1795) from the S/S 13 collection. Here are a few watercolor-inspired styles for you to try!

Marni Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($270)
Marni’s playful top displays a watercolor tiger print from Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo’s book Wild Animals. Add some polish to the tee with a fitted blazer and slim blue jeans.

CC Skye Bright Love Lucite Clutch ($255) in Orange/Yellow
This boxy Lucite clutch adds a refreshing splash of color to your look. Style it with a crisp button-down and white trousers for a decidedly fresh take.

Theyskens’ Theory Damara Printed Silk Mini Dress ($595)
For a watercolor look with downtown appeal, try Theyskens’ Theory silk dress. The of-the-moment marble print lends it a contemporary vibe, and the front ties echo the current shirt-tied-around-waist trend too.

Guess Brittney Skinny Ankle Jeans ($138, available May)
Upgrade your classic skinnies with Guess’ sophisticated pair rendered in a mix of hazy hues. Play up the pastel palette by teaming the jeans with a silk blouse in soft lilac or creamy yellow.

tarte Cheek Stain ($30) in Awakening
Make watercolors part of your beauty repertoire with this universally flattering cheek stain. Apply to the apples of your cheeks for a natural, sweet-looking flush.

Charles David Bliss Heels ($230)
The abstract print gets a polished twist in Charles David’s pointy-toe heels. Wear these with a slim pencil skirt for a soft, feminine take on office-appropriate attire.

Harlyn Blouse ($187, 213.614.9292)
If you favor bold, splashy prints, you’ll want to snag Harlyn’s button-down. Wear it with a pair of bright trousers for a statement-making ensemble.

BaubleBar Marquise Leaf Drops ($26)
Tap into the watercolor trend with pastel blue baubles. Slip them on with an equally elegant cocktail number at your next soiree.

XOXO

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