A recent trip to 80-degree LA and an upcoming one to Phoenix has left me pining for that perfect, truly warm-weather summer dress. Ironic because living in San Francisco never supports these kind of items… but you know the kind — effortless, breezy, and bohemian. Lightweight to keep you cool and not weigh you down, able to withstand real desert heat.
I love these white lace, embroidered, and military green options from Free People, inspired by the looks below.
Metal-toe pumps: Zara ($129), Colored metallic clutch: Zara ($99.90), Jeweled necklace: Swarovski ($450), Satchel: Prada ($3,990), Belt: ASOS ($11), Glitter pumps: Topshop ($120), Mint sunglasses: Ray-Ban ($175), Earrings: ASOS ($22), Shoulder bag: Deena & Ozzy ($69), Two-tone sandals: Vince Camuto ($129), Retro Sunglasses: ASOS ($22)
If there’s one trend this season that you have to be blind to miss, it’s pastels. The saccharine shades are everywhere and while they haven’t convinced me to put my brights away just yet, they are incredibly irresistible. Like a breath of fresh air, these hues are the perfect way to welcome the flowers, warmer temperatures, and sunshine that come with spring.
Accessories are a great way to participate in a trend for the commitment-phobic, and an instant way to add a spark of interest to any outfit. Simply add them onto a crisp white shirt and tailored pants and you’ll be walking with a new spring in your step.
Tommy Ton for Style.com
Left to right: Louis Vuitton, Prada, 3.1 Phillip Lim
For those dying to emulate the spring runway looks sported by models at Prada, Louis Vuitton, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, pale apparel pieces are essential. Select key items in soft shades and set them against whites and neutrals already in your closet from seasons past. Add some shining gold or silver jewelry — the more brilliant, the better — for an instant dose of polish. Voila.
Sweater: Topshop ($72), Shorts: Marc by Marc Jacobs ($148), Earrings: Sabine ($22)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker ($280), Bracelet: J. Crew ($58), Shoes: Zara ($129)