This year’s summer trends are not really up my alley. The colors are muted, there are few great dresses to be found and I just wasn’t all that inspired this season. I managed to incorporate a few summer trends though in today’s lookbook. My main aim is that boho/ 70s vibe that is all the rage. So think fringe, khaki and faux suede combined with neutrals, a bit of lace detail and maxi length skirts. This lookbook mostly features pieces that I showed you in last week’s collective haul, but I also threw in a few older items.
One conclusion we can draw from this overview is that I still look best in a dress. At least that is my favorite outfit here. Runner ups are the two outfits containing shorts and the faux suede a-line skirt. The maxi skirt outfit I like: that is the type of casual outfit I would wear on a lazy summer day, but I find it a little too, I don’t know, frumpy looking. Let me know in a comment below which outfit is your favorite! I’m curious.
1.) Lace summer dress
Cream lace sundress with sweetheart neckline (Urban Outfitters)
Tassled leather sandals (Primark)
Leaf necklace (Six)
How lovely is this dress? I found it at Urban Outfitters, on sale, last fall. Of course I have not yet been able to wear it as it is such a summer piece. It is super flow, super girly and the sweetheart neckline is lovely too. It also has some nice detailing in the back as the straps are fanning out across your back before they attach to the dress. I personally think this is very flattering on and needs next to nothing to compliment it. So I went with tan sandals and a simple necklace and let that be that.
2.) A-line and crochet
White crochet top (H&M)
Camel colored A-line skirt with button front (H&M)
Tan sandals (Primark)Bangle bracelets (Six)
I love A-line skirts, but I’m a bit too curvy for them to fit me properly. So this skirt is about 3 sizes bigger than usual, but that’s when it finally fit me and I liked it enough to add it to my wardrobe. I paired it with a crochet top which I feel gives the outfit a more airy vibe. The best part about this skirt is that is made of a very thick material and so I think this will be a great piece for the fall as well. I feel that the color will go nicely with my fall wardrobe as well as it has that mustard yellow undertone to it.
3.) Khaki shorts & boho hat
Black floppy hat (H&M)
Black tank top (H&M)
Khaki shorts (H&M)
Beige thin cardigan (H&M)
Black strappy sandals (Forever 21)
A very H&M heavy outfit (wait until you see the next one!), but I love me some H&M. The hat I have had for a long time, and I never actually wear it. It fits nicely though and I should just bust it out and give it a whirl. The shorts and cardigan are new. I really wanted to have a pair of khaki shorts, so that’s why I brought this one out. The strappy sandals was the first pair of sandals I ever owned and were an emergency purchase in Toronto, which was seeing 37 degree weather when I was there.
4.) A touch of fringe
Navy fringe kimono (H&M)
Acid wash shorts with frayed bottoms (H&M)
Stripy tank top (H&M)
Tassled necklace (Forever 21)
Open flats (H&M)
That 70s vibe is best expressed through a bit of fringe. I have seen people wearing fringed items for years on Youtube and blogs, but never had I found any at an affordable price. Until I found this kimono type thing at H&M. It’s a navy, embroidered number and I love how you can just throw this on and be out the door. I wore this with a grey maxi dress the other day and I thought that also worked really well. Unfortunately I was never able to find this item on the H&M website, but only in stores, so I doubt you can still get your hands on it.
5.) A little bit of country
White scalloped top (Primark)
Floral print maxi skirt (Vintage from a market in Toronto)
Sandals (New Look)
This outfit does not accentuate my shape in any way, shape or form, but I do love how comfy this is. This is one of those easy summer day outfits, that you can just throw on and not worry about anything. The top is made of a very stretchy material, but perhaps a bit too suffocating if we get another heat wave. The skirt is made of a heavy but flowy cottony material. I am not sure what it’s made of as it has no label, but it has been a summer staple ever since I bought it.
What summer trends are you wearing? And how?