Weekend Dressy

Your never ending conundrum this summer: can I wear shorts and be comfortable or wear a skirt and be dressy, is finally over.

No, not skorts. We don’t do skorts. I’m still coming to terms with skorts and they’re not my best friend yet.

Enter flowy shorts that give you the best of both worlds. Casual chic and still so lounge-y.

Weekend Dressy

Flowery headwraps

I think this trend kicked off at Coachella and the summer vibe just kept it going. Everyone from Kate Middleton to Vanessa Hudgens has been sporting one.

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If these are to bold for you, try a head wrap with buds rather than the large sized flowers. There are tons of options at Asos, UO, Nordstrom and at Forever21 (some under $10!). 

Or, you could even go with a flower hair accessory like a hair clip or alice band to amp up your style as you go about attending one wedding after another this summer.

Flowery headwraps

Pineapples anyone?

Pineapples are having a moment right now — a big one! Scoot over to JCrew (check out their summer catalog or entire line), Topshop, H&M, Forever21 and NastyGal to see for yourself.

Have you spotted them yet? Have some fun with this cool summer trend.

Pineapples galore

Modcloth Afternoon at the Oasis Dress in Pineapples//ASOS Motel Pineapple Print Dress// UO Reverse Pineapple Print Pinup Dress// JCrew Ratti Pineapple Dress// Jcrew Linen Pineapple Tee//Jcrew Ratti Pineapple Mini//ShopJeen Pineapple Skirt//Jcrew Mini Pineapple Underwire Tank//Zara Pineapple Swimsuit// Jcrew Iphone 5 case // Etsy Pineapple Stud Earrings

Bring Vintage Back

They were hot back then and they’re back with a zing: high-waisted shorts. They can give you an elongated silhouette and take your shorts from frumpy to stylish.

Here is how I would style mine (vintage umbrella not included!)

high waisted shorts

River Island , $31 / TIBI jean shorts / Wallis wedge sandals / ASOS crossbody handbag / JOANNA DAHDAH two finger ring / Carolina Bucci rose gold earrings, $375

Mixing it up – Prints and Patterns

Back in the day, mixing prints and patterns was anti-fashion and you would get funny looks if you did it.   Now, it is the coolest thing to do. The better you can do it, the more layered and put together you can look.

If you’re wondering how to get on this bandwagon, here’s 3 easy ways to mix prints and patterns in a fashionable way.

1) Stripes have been done so much that they are a more a basic than a print now. Throw them on with a pair of floral denims and voila, you have one cute looking outfit that is so put together in a French way.

Prints and Patterns
J.Crew color block shirt / Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren skinny leg jeans / Zara flat shoes / Zara handbag / Humble Chic multiple chain necklace

2)  Stripes have won people over so much so that its close cousin the check has been overlooked in the process. Here’s a check top paired with a jacquard skirt, a print and pattern that go well together.

Prints and Patterns - Outfit #2

French Connection short sleeve t shirt / Zara pleated skirt / Report studded sandals / Forever 21 lightweight handbag

3) Polka dots and the leopard print are also a much adored print/pattern. Why not put them together? In this color palette they make a delectable combination.

Prints and Patterns - Outfit #3

J.Crew frilly shirt / Ann Taylor / White shoes / ASOS

Statement Necklaces – 10 Under $30

Want to make a big statement? Try these for effect —  All for under $30, some even under $10!

If you are bold enough to, you can layer statement necklaces like this

Layering Statement Necklaces

Layering Statement Necklaces

(Source: Jewelmint)

Accessories can add that touch of wow to even a simple outfit, they are key in being able to wear outfits more than once but still making them looking different, and to be able to dress up or down the same wardrobe piece.

If you haven’t tried this trend before, step out of your comfort zone and for your next date or event, try a statement piece and see the compliments rolling in!

Statement necklaces

Style & Co. mixed metal jewelry / Charlotte Russe / Turquoise necklace / ALDO / Gemstone jewelry / Blu Bijoux circle necklace / Accessorize statement necklace / ASOS chunky curb chain necklace / Wet Seal fake gold jewelry / BaubleBar pendant jewelry

Don’t be the flag this Memorial day!

To avoid looking like the star spangled banner this Memorial Day but still show some spirit, try one of these budget friendly outfits (most items are priced below $50!). They have a balance of white, red and blue still keeping things stylish and are perfect for the warm weather that is setting in.

Whether you’re a skirt, dress or shorts kind of girl, I’ve got you covered!

1) Shorts

Memorial Day Outfits

1) Nasty Gal Sweetheart top $48 / 2) Zalando Chiemsee linen shorts £30/3) Forever 21 wedge $35/ 4) GUESS Wrap watch from ASOS ? $143 (the only item listed here for over $50)/ 5) Lucky Brand multi chain necklace $40

 

2) Dress

Memorial Day Outfits

1)Vero Moda short dress £41/ 2) Newlook Blue wedge £18/3) Zara suede messenger bag $40/4) J.Crew bangle $28/ 5) Nude Witchery sunglasses 70 AUD

3) Skirt

Memorial Day Outfits

1) JCrew Factory Cotton t shirt $40/ 2) H&M Skirt £7.99/ 3) Charlotte Russe handbag $9.99/4) Madewell sandals $50/ 5)  Revolve Clothing watch $45/6) Bird jewelry £28



P.S. For more outfit ideas or any questions, please email me at justzenning@gmail.com. I ‘d love to hear from you 🙂

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!

M.