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Summer 2013 Trends

Summer Trends 2013

Summer is finally among us! With this hot weather new fashion choices and trends are available to us.  Upon researching, some of the top trends for this summer are: Bold Stripes, Overalls, Midi Skirts, Lucite, Leather, and Mixed Prints.

I absolutely love midi skirts as most of the skirts in my closet are in fact midi’s.  I find that they are modest and airy.  You don’t have to wear mini’s to get the same breeze.  I also find that I like to be a little more covered as I am considered plus size.  I will all do you a favor and try not to flash you in short skirts.

Midi Skirt Outfit

Summer just screams stripes.  Stripes are nautical and very summery.  Stripes are always thin but I am loving this bold stripe.  Bold stripes are more flattering than their thinner counterparts, plus it’s a great way to be adventurous and bold without stepping out of your comfort zone.  Stripes are always in trends and will continue to be so.

Bold Stripes Outfit

Lucite is very modern and cool.  It reminds me of the matrix or just very nice, modern decor.  I love how they are incorporating it into our wardrobe and adding it to shoes or jewelry.  It adds a great amount of interest to any outfit and I hope to rock it this summer.

Lucite Outfit

Mixed prints have been something that I’ve always wanted to do.  This summer the trick is to pair different sized prints with one another so that it looks intentional.  I’ve found that it’s a bit difficult to do.  You might end up like a clown. I think I will take a pass on this trend and pair my prints with a basic.

Mixed Prints Outfit

I’m a 90s baby, so I vividly remember wearing overalls and even have a 2nd grade photograph with me wearing some.  I shudder just looking at them.  Overalls are not flattering and are not visually appealing.  I can’t believe these are back, I just want to burn all of them.  They are only okay to wear if you are painting or doing some dirty work.  I also find them incredibly annoying when you have to go to the bathroom. Enough said. Take them back.

Leather in the summer? I don’t know if I want to fry.  Yes, I love leather for winter, fall, and sometimes in the spring but in the summer?  I don’t think I want to fry in 90-100 degree weather in the name of fashion.  Maybe a leather bracelet is a great way to incorporate it but never a leather jacket, leather skirt, or pant.

Leather Bracelet

I tried to make outfits to show how you can style them. I just couldn’t bring myself to make one for overalls. Be gone! What do you think of these trends?

OOTD:Flower Power

photo(39)I SERIOUSLY need to invest in a new camera. I have my internship to go to and it’s in a pearl wholesaler, so I have to look a bit more polished and professional.

The great thing is that they don’t mind if I wear prints so I pulled out this floral Jason Wu for Target skirt and paired it with a simple black t-shirt.  I paired it with my Jason Wu for Target cardigan, belted the skirt and shirt, and slipped on some navy blue flats.  I’m all for comfort especially for when I have to literally run through the city.  I cannot walk in heels for my life, so flats are my go to.  I think I should also invest in some nice flats that are worth a bit more money.

The finishing touch was my white necklace from Charming Charlie, it adds a bit of glitz and glam and I think it balances it out quite nicely.

 

 

 

Black & White

As I have mentioned in a previous post, I absolutely love the black and white trend.  It’s crisp, clean, and classy! I found these adorable pants at JCP (They aren’t that bad, trust me) and had to wear them to an interview! I paired them with a light grey/mint blouse that has a great pleated back. I’m just excited to see what else I can pair these pants with! What I love the most about these pants, are the print. I am a sucker for a good, versatile print.

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Worthington Pants, JCP, $28 / Mint Blouse, Target, ~$20/ Christian Siriano, Payless, ~$30

OOTD: Camo-Love

photo(33)Sadly, I still don’t have my camera or a partner to take my pictures…so I will have to make due with what I have! I am a college student after all. Now that spring has arrived, the weather is quite temperamental.  The best thing to have in spring is a thin jacket. I got my camo jacket from Gap. I do work there, so it’s best I represent the company and wear them to work! My bag is from Francesca’s collection,which was 30% (yay savings!). Do you like the camo look? What would you pair with it?

Tickled Pink

Tickle Me Pink

Spring is in full swing! The weather is finally bearable and breezy and not frigid and frozen.  When I was a younger girl, I despised the color pink, it was too girly for me.  Now that I am big and grown, I absolutely love it.  It can be soft or shocking, it adds a great pop of color to any outfit, and honestly it’s very springy.  My favorite way of wearing pink is with a contrasting color or in a different shade of pink.  I gathered some cute pink things.  My absolute faves are the Jacquard Shorts from Gap and the strappy pink dress from Zara.  They can both be dressed up or down, which leads it to be versatile and honestly, a 2-in-1 deal.
Pink is also the perfect color to transition into summer with.  I don’t know why I had despised it so much! I still don’t have much pink in my wardrobe, but I am hoping to change that! Do you like pink for spring and summer? How do you wear your pink? Needless to say, I am feeling a little tickled pink.

OOTD: Print

A few days ago I was overjoyed to see that it was 62 degrees outside after a long, long winter. I went for more of a Fall look but that’s what it felt like! I was only going over to someones house so no need to go crazy!

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What I’m wearing: Joe Fresh Front Pocket Shirt (Black), Printed Leopard Scarf (Charming Charlie), Gold Chain Bracelet (Charming Charlie), Green Watch (Charming Charlie), & Black Flats, not pictured.

Dreamy Cream

As you all know, I am a fashion student. For my Historical Analysis of Costume class we had the opportunity to make outfits and put them on mannequins; our theme was emerald. Unfortunately, there weren’t much emerald items so we had to made due with the little we had. I thought it would be fun to just show you all the items we used and the outfits we made. Enjoy!

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These heels are from 1913!

 

 

OOTD: Interview Outfit #2

Yesterday, I went to another internship interview. I was growing tired of the all black ensemble and so I decided it would be best to incorporated some color and style into it.

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I was on my way out, so ignore the less than desirable backdrop!

I was wearing: Mint/Seafoam Green Sleeveless Blouse from Target, Black Skinny Pants from Gap, Black Wedges from Payless, Bubble Bib Necklace from Charming Charlie, and Black Blazer from Forever21+.

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A closeup of the color of the shirt and the necklace 🙂

I went a little trendy with the color and the necklace underneath the collar. I didn’t show the back but its a hi-low shirt with a pleated waterfall back. I was interviewing in the fashion industry so I thought it was OK.

What do you think of the outfit?What is your go-to interview outfit?I would love to hear!

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Wardrobe

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5 Ways to Spice Up Your Wardrobe

Here is an article I wrote for my campus’s branch of Her Campus. Here are five ways you can spice up an already existing outfit!

Sneak Peek

I wanted to give you a sneak peek of a future post I will be doing. It entails a fashion class I take and my god, was it fun and it was great to see no one was killing one another either! What do you think of it?

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