Summer Shoes

A few times this winter I was doubting summer would ever arrive, but at last, my favorite time of the year is finally here! If I had it my way, I’d be barefoot with my toes in the sand all summer long. Unfortunately that’s not the case, but I’m thrilled to see that summer shoe trends like chunky heels and colorful flats will keep my feet comfortable and stylish through Labor Day.

This long weekend we’ll be putting our deck to use and having friends over for a BBQ. I’m not wasting any time and getting in my first beach trip of the season on Monday.

Enjoy and happy summer!

Summer Shoes
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Closet Craving: Pants in Prints

Pants in Prints
Banana Republic pants / LOFT pants / LOFT pants / Pants / Old Navy twill skinny pants / Pants

Prints are everywhere this season. A great way to rock this trend is in a nice tailored pant. Paired with a neutral solid colored top and minimal accessories, your outfit is clean and polished enough for the office but still interesting. If bold prints seem intimidating, start with a solid color pant but in a bold color that’s still the focal point of your outfit – I’m currently obsessed with oxblood hues. All the pants above are $75 and under too, so you can try ’em out without breaking the bank!

Like with any trend, I think it’s important to stay true to your own style and stick with what works for your body type. If you don’t feel comfortable or look you best, skip it. Hence why I never got on board with maxi dresses. As much as I love them on the hanger, they just don’t work for me (believe me, I’ve tried on enough to know).

As far as prints go, I feel comfortable in one bold print but will need to work my way up to mixing prints.

 What about you? Are you channeling your inner Dom Streater (reference for all my fellow Project Runway fans) and incorporating prints into your wardrobe? How about mixing prints?