My love for fashion is second only to my love for home decor! So today I thought it would be fun to share with you twenty-five casual summer outfits which caught my eye. Typically my summer wardrobe consists of sundresses, jeans, khakis, shorts, tees, tank tops and a ton of cute accessories! So what can we expect to see in summer fashion 2012? Well, I’m not a super trendy dresser so this post won’t be about the trends. However, here is what is inspiring my wardrobe this summer!
Fashion for 2012
Fashion Tip: When you are putting together an outfit, implement the same rules for putting together a room or vignette. You are the blank canvas and just as when decorating a room, you want to think in terms of layers, colors, and textures. In the outfits I chose, you will see the same themes repeated over and over. Specifically you will see solid-colored bottoms (blue jeans, white jeans, blue jean shorts, white jean shorts and khaki shorts) mixed with mostly solid-colored tops. Think of your tops and bottoms as your furniture or anchor pieces and your shoes, jewelry, and handbag as your toss pillows, vase of flowers, artwork, etc. If you start with good basics, you can easily change up your look with your accessories. Accessories make the outfit!
To find the original source and item list for each outfit, simply click on the FIRST link below each picture.
Preppy nautical looks in navy and white are hot this season. I personally love wearing navy and white and will often pair a belted cardigan over a sundress to provide more coverage. Matching your jewelry to your shoes and other accessories instead of your top or bottom is a fun way to add an accent color to your outfit.
I love the simplicity of the outfit below! We all own white tops and blue jeans but we don’t always know how to pull off the accessories. I would say that the anchor accessorie for this outfit is the bracelet. Look at how the earrings glam things up and mimic the blue beads in the bracelet, while the necklace mimics the design on the shoes which blend beautifully with the bag. Everything flows together without being matchy-matchy. This outfit is boho-chic yet minimalistic.
If you’ve been on Pinterest, then chances are good you have seen this ice-cream-eating-J-Crew-bubble-necklace-wearing beauty. I LOVE this necklace! The necklace takes this very simple outfit from meh to marvelous. At $150, it better make you look skinny while eating ice cream .
The showstopper in the next outfit is obviously that purse! Worn leather and lace with a vintage key? How shabby chic is that? The purse is not sourced correctly in the Polyvore link so I did some sleuthing and found the sold-out item from this etsy shop.
And to finish our summer outfit review, I’ll end with this cute silver/gray and white number. Chevron and stripes have been trending for awhile in home decor, so don’t be scared to bring some of that trend over into your wardrobe! If horizontal stripes aren’t your thing, try a chevron’esque top which slenderizes and complements most figures.