The weather is finally warm enough to publish this post. A few days ago, just the idea of wearing a sundress or sandals made me want to throw on an extra blanket and drink some hot tea. Those days are so over. Bring on the bare feet, sunkissed skin, chilled white wine and featherlight fabrics.
These are a few items I’d love to have in my summer wardrobe in no particular order. I always choose a few items I’ll definitely get, but some are just to drool over because it might not exactly be in the ballpark budget-wise, but a girl can (and should!) dream can’t she?
Wedges. I’m a little late to the party on this one, but this trend is still going strong. They add height without sacrificing comfort. I can’t do shoes that pinch or hurt. It’s just not worth it. I’d rather be able to walk or stand without having to discreetly slip my shoes off under the table. Okay, maybe I’ll wear the painful shoes if I know I won’t be standing a lot… but mostly I stick with comfort.
Off the shoulder tops are also all the rage. I love the idea of showing a little skin, but keeping it classy at the same time. A great way to show off that spray tan. (Top photo: ASOS top, Bottom photo: The Fashion Sight)
Leopard accessories. This is a classic pattern that is also considered a neutral, believe it or not. I’d love a clutch or some shoes to add some pattern and zing to a few of my existing outfits. (Clutch: Charming Charlie)
Floral patterns are also very en vogue. I’m still on the fence on this one. Florals can go from the extreme of looking too Little House On The Prairie to matronly like The Golden Girls. If it’s done well though, it looks fantastic. A pair of vibrant floral pants paired with a classic white shirt or a floral top with jeans adds a pop of color and gives off a positive vibe. Keep the print on the large side and avoid a head to toe look and you should be good to go. (Top photo: Forever 21, Bottom: Savvynista)
Lily Pulitzer makes the perfect shift dress for summer. Her patterns and colors are bright and preppy and someday I will have have one in my closet. I am still lamenting over the missed opportunity to buy one last summer when Target had an exclusive collection that sold out in minutes. Not kidding there. I showed up at 10 am the day the collection came out and the stock boy laughed at me when I asked where it was located. All that was left were empty racks. 😦
My last wish item(s): Stitch Fix. On more than one occasion when catching up with friends I have heard many good things about this service which personalizes 5 items based on a preference quiz you take. You can keep all of the items or send them all back, but I highly doubt that would happen based on the good reviews I’ve heard.
So what’s on your spring/summer wish list?