Summer Lovin’

As much as I love Summer fashion, I’m also a lazy asshole, and I often don’t see the point in wearing anything besides a tank top and cutoffs if all I’m doing is lounging at home or at the pool. That being said, the few times that I do make an effort, my Summer style is far more bohemian and relaxed than usual. My colour palette switches from black, grey, white and burgundy to bold shades of cobalt, coral, neon yellows and hot pinks, and my usually structured pieces are replaced by flowing dresses and blouses that look beautiful draped over a tan collarbone.

Unfortunately, I won’t be spending any time at a beach this Summer, but I will be spending a week in Paris with Molly, which will be the perfect opportunity to channel my inner Isabel Marant (by the way – Forever 21 has a ton of Marant-esque pieces at the moment, so definitely check that out).

A favourite of mine so far this Summer has definitely been this gorgeous paisley dress from H&M. I love a good drop waist, and the light satin fabric makes it excellent for throwing on at the pool or for wearing out for a nice dinner.

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MINKPINK is also a great place to find great, boho dresses. I love this one

in particular – not only is the colour palette gorgeous, but the cutout detail makes it extra special.

Screen Shot 2013-06-16 at 8.09.08 PMAnd finally, the crème de la crème, Isabel Marant. If only I had a thousand dollars to spend, this skirt and top look would be mine.

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Summer Style

All I can say is thank god it’s summer. Unfortunately, we’ve got another 2 weeks of exams, but all in all, my mood has been significantly uplifted. I find it particularly peculiar how every summer, in addition to my attitude being far more laid back, my style changes almost entirely. While I’m a pretty tired and true fan of all black, clean lines, and aspects of geometry in my outfits, I’ve been really gravitating towards more bohemian, laid back pieces, and an overall sunkissed disposition.

1. The Perfect Maxi

One thing that I’ve really been on the hunt for recently is the perfect maxi dress. I’m really weird about ‘trendy’ pieces, and since the entire concept of ‘maxi’ has been a summer trend for the past couple of years, I’m super particular about finding the perfect dress that transcends time. A couple tips for this would be to either go for something super simple and classic, or go the more bohemian route.

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J. Crew Minuit Silk Crepe de Chine Maxi Dress

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Isabel Marant Abella Dress

2. All Over Florals

It may seem a little daunting, but I adore the idea of all over florals. Coordinating tops and bottoms are a great way to stay cute and playful during the summertime while still looking and feeling very put together, but clashing works too if you’re going for a more modern, urban look.

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Elena Perminova

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White Elastic Waist Floral Shorts

3. Fun Sunglasses

Chances are you’re going to be wearing them 90% of the time, so why not invest in a cute, fun pair? I adore this new trend of square, cat eye sunglasses, and can’t wait to get some myself (I definitely have my eye on the first pair of Karen Walker sunnies).

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Acne Frame Double Clear

xo, Syd