If you guys buy one jacket for Spring, make it a bomber– preferably silk (because its lightweight and perfect for layering, and the shiny texture adds interest to any look), extra points if it has cool details like embroidery, a pattern, zips or in an unexpected color! Right now, I’m wearing them over dresses, with sneaks and booties, mostly because I’m kinda done with jeans/pants at this point (3 more weeks to go with this pregnancy!!!), but also because you guys know I love an ironic contrast between something girly and something tomboyish. Come cool nights in summer and into next fall, I’ll totally be sporting these with ripped jeans, leather leggings and over denim cutoffs in warmer weather. I have three right now– unfortunately they’re all sold out at the moment (bummer)– a blush pink silky one and classic black and white sporty version, both from Forever21, and a navy and gold embroidered one from H&M. I’ve linked lots of my fave options below in various price ranges– happy shopping!
One trend that will carry you through these last weeks of summer straight into fall (and next spring) is the “detailed white sneaker”. Once associated with middle aged dads on vacation, retirees in Florida and humans under the age of 5, the white low top sneaker is definitely cool again. Pair them (obviously) with skinnies and a casual tee, sweater or graphic sweatshirt, or my favorite current way to wear them, with dresses to lend a fresh and sporty vibe that’s way less expected than sandals or heels. Extra extra credit for wearing these sporty kicks with cool details like snakeskin, studs, metallic details, or different textures. EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA credit for pairing them with this fall’s hottest pants shape, culottes or wide leg cropped pants. Below, how I styled them this weekend with one of my favorite summer dresses and a denim jacket– totally different than how I wore this dress the first time, here:
My exact sneaks are from Aldo (linked here), and are under $100. Below, find some more of my favorite detailed white sneakers in varying price ranges:
Top Row: $$$
Middle Row: $$
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Hope your own pair of fresh white kicks helps make saying goodbye to summer a little easier for you guys!
Leather and Chiffon Tank: Elizabeth and James via Saks Off Fifth (sold out, similar linked below!)| Cutoffs: One Teaspoon Bandit Shorts via Shopbop | Sandals: J. Crew |Leather Crossbody: Gucci Soho Disco | All available items linked below: 🙂
A black leather (or faux leather if that’s more your speed or style) is a must have, in my opinion, for every stylish gal’s wardrobe– it can be paired with literally ANYTHING, as it’s a neutral color and cut, but the fabric and texture really bring edge and life to an otherwise simple or boring outfit. One of my absolute favorite things to pair a this leather tank (found at Saks Off Fifth for about $120; real leather with a chiffon underlay for an awesome hard/soft contrast!) with is distressed denim: baggy boyfriend jeans in the winter and fall, and these cutoffs in the summer (albeit, today wasn’t super hot or humid, hence why I was able to wear this top lol). I also like pairing a leather tank under a blazer for work, with a poufy or feminine skirt, with structured colored or denim culottes, or even under overalls… This exact top is sold out, and I wasn’t able to track it down for you guys anywhere, so I linked a few similar options I like below– now these aren’t the thriftiest purchases, true– most of the ones below are over $100– but this is me trying to convince you that this particular purchase is worth it and you will find yourself wearing this top with 9579453947 different outfits, I swear!