For many of us, the weather has heated up and spring is in full swing. It’s time to say goodbye to our cozy sweaters and hello to our skin-baring shorts! You’ll undoubtedly be busy this spring and summer season, so why spend more time inside agonizing over what to wear when you have places to go, people to see, and things to do! I’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up a list of warm weather fashion essentials for you to add to your wardrobe.
“Wear Everywhere” Flats
From sandals to slides, flats will get you everywhere you need to go this spring and summer.
A Versatile Jumpsuit
Look for a jumpsuit with breezy fabric that can easily be dressed up or down and you’ll have the perfect piece for any occasion this season!
Off-the-Shoulder Dress or Top
An exposed shoulder neckline is the perfect balance between sweet and sexy.
Lounge around in them or glam them up—track pants are the new trend that everyone can appreciate and pull off.
The perfect lightweight, on-the-go, anywhere dress: it’s just what you need when the temperatures start rising.
Confession: I am a trend lover and follower. I’m not a sheep that will wear anything just because it’s popular, but I love following trends and trying out the fun ones, even if they may not seem the most practical for everyday style. That’s why I love thrifting and (don’t judge me) fast-fashion stores. I’m able to find items that work with new trends without draining my bank account for something I’ll potentially only wear for a season.
So, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite new summer trends that may be a bit harder to pull off, along with a few tips on how to make them more everyday-appropriate!
The Slip Dress
I am loving this trend on models and street style stars, but I find it hard to not feel like I’m wearing my nightie out. Try dressing down your slip dress by layering it over a t-shirt, throwing in a casual light jacket, wearing a longer length, or wearing flats.
I loved the look from day one, but how do you wear a bodysuit without feeling too confined—or feeling like a baby in a onesie all day? The fit is key. Try one on with bottoms on over the top and take your time wearing it, making sure you’re comfortable. Bodysuits are super simple, versatile pieces. I love pairing them with anything high waist and not having to worry about my tuck all day!
Ruffles are for little girls, right? Wrong! Ruffles are playful and can be subtly sexy when you find the right piece. Start small and if you feeling adventurous, go big on the sleeves of your top or on the hem of your skirt!
Statement sleeves can absolutely be practical for everyday style. The key is keeping the rest of your outfit simple. Let the sleeves be the star!
Which summer trends will you try this season?
When I need style inspiration, I turn to my favorite blogger babes. I love seeing real people celebrate fashion and share their personal style; it is so much more inspiring to me than seeing style carefully crafted by professional stylists! I have been so impressed with all of the lovely ladies I follow lately, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite blogger looks to share with you and inspire your mid-summer style.
What Olivia Did
Olivia’s brightly striped off-the-shoulder blouse and relaxed denim are perfect for any summer day.
Mary has perfected the “from work to dinner and drinks” outfit.
Paulien of Polienne takes the slip dress trend one step further and layers it over a white tee for a ’90s dream look.
Erin keeps it cool and casual in her denim jumpsuit.
Kennedy is sporting the perfect one-piece to get you through those hot summer evenings.
Sara masters the boho look with her breezy lace dress and suede mini-bag!
Dylana expertly dresses down this dreamy crop top by pairing it with denim jeans.
This Time Tomorrow
Krystal is dreamy and chic in this perfect white maxi that can be dressed up or down.
Now that the longest day of the year is behind us, we can look forward to the best part of the summer season: dressing for it! We love the carefree, feel-good spirit of the season and all the fun and easy-breezy clothing that accompanies it.
This week, we’re stocking our stores with fresh accessories, warm colors, cute sandals and light fabrics—perfect for the long summer days ahead. So head to Crossroads this weekend to shop our summer collection!
Beaded Lemon Clutch ($28.50). Freshen up any summer look with this brightly colored bag.
Lace Up Tank ($13.50); Faux Suede Fringe Sandals (16.50).
Sunflower Gauze Dress ($22.50). This sunflower print on light gauzy fabric is a must this summer.
Men’s Sunflower Pocket Tank ($12.50).
The Weekend Tote ($45). Whether you’re headed out to the beach or for a short weekend trip, this bag can carry it all.
Head to your nearest Crossroads to pick up these items!
We all know that with rising temperatures, wearing multiple layers and heavy fabrics gets pretty uncomfortable. Spending the summer in light, breezy and easy pieces will keep you comfortable, but they may not be as fun to wear as you want them to be. Adding pieces with statement features or wearing statement accessories will help you stay stylish and keep cool in the hottest heat.
Here are my favorite ways to them into your outfit this summer!
Summer Fashion Statement Pieces
What’s your favorite summer fashion statement piece to wear?
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