When you think about exactly what it is that makes you look twice and nod in silent appreciation with an exclamation of “Wow…she looks AMAZING!” (or sometimes in my case out loud!), what is it that draws a reaction?
For me its the matching up of the unpredicted. When someone wears something in a way I wouldn’t immediately have thought of, I’m instantly hooked on their style.
Personally I think its a lot easier to carry off those unexpected style pairings in spring and summer.
The warmer weather adds more scope for high/low partnering – one thing covered, one thing exposed without actually freezing in the name of being a style head turner.
So here’s a few ideas to try as the temperatures start to warm up…and no doubt rapidly cool down again. Just to sartorially confuse you…
I say cashmere and cut offs but it doesn’t have to be cashmere – it can any good and soft, well loved jumper. But if you have one of those in my favourite fibre then I salute you!
And I know. There are a lot of really tanned, really slim legs in cut offs on Pinterest that quite frankly are enough to make me want to jump straight back into trousers right now.
It’s a look that says Hey…I just walked off the beach, it got a bit chilly so I slung on old oversized sweater. And now I look divine in a made you stop and stare kinda way.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t know why but skirts are something I struggle with. I am skirtically challenged if you will.
Maybe I just don’t wear them enough but whether we’re talking pencil, mini, midi or maxi, they generally present me with a style conundrum.
And I love Alex’s gingham skirt with her slogan Tee too. It takes the girliness out of the gingham for me.
Again…you could risk going a little bit Little House On The Prairie side of boho here if you’re not careful. Laura Ingles is not generally the look I’m aim for.
But bare legs and ankle boot season is my favourite…and it only comes around but twice a year in late spring and early autumn. So I try and take advantage.
I really like how Talisa Sutton styls her dress + boots formula but thats probably because its monochrome. Natch.
Wear With: A slouchy cardigan on colder days.
Don’t save your straw bag for the beach. I mean do take it with you when you go coastal or off on your summer vacation but it’s good for so much more than that.
Straw and stripes, straw and summer whites – it all works for me.
For more summer straw tote selections, check out this post packed full of new summer editions.
And don’t forget Pinterest – it’s your style search engine!
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