She wore an itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie, mini skirt? You can’t wear a yellow polka-dot bikini in town, but a mini skirt is probably the closest and most tasteful way to show some skin in summer–it’s no wonder they’re so hot right now. Easy-breezy flowy minis are a personal fave of mine, but a more structured mod mini is just as cute–bonus points for bright colors or florals. Let your legs breathe and you’ve unlocked the secret to a chic and comfy summer outfit…
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There are really only two kinds of footwear for summer: espadrilles or bare feet. This week I’m sighing for the sandal epitome of summer in bright colors like this eye-catching pair by Castañer. With a tradition in the Mediterranean, putting on a pair of these babies makes you feel that much closer to nude beaches and turquoise waters. The best part is they’re such a staple that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look like you bought them on the Côte d’Azur, brands like Soludos offer equally adorable espadrilles for a plebeian penny.
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The news of an exciting new footwear collaboration delightfully surprised the fashion world recently, and now I’m sighing for a coveted pair of Peter Pilotto for Ancient Greek Sandals. The fun prints and colors on these sandals lend an extra spring in your summer step and beautifully complement a simple white cotton dress (a summer staple). Unfortunately, the brilliant designs are part of the Resort 2016 collection and won’t be out until November, so all that’s left is finding a tropical destination for winter vacation to show these babies off!
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I’m no prepster, but I still can’t resist a little color and print for this season–and nobody does color and prints like Lilly Pulitzer. In celebration of the brand’s collaboration with Target that comes out today, I’m sighing for the adorably fun (and cheap) collection. Perfect for the beach, the pool, or any sunny destination, nothing brightens up an outfit like some gold starfish, colorful palm fronds, and a pink and orange giraffe.
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Coachella is in the air and I’m sighing for the perfect outfit to (virtually) take me there. The renowned festival isn’t just known for it’s music line-ups, fashion has become such an integral part of it that “Coachella” has become a style in and of its own. Flowy, easy, and colorful, this kaftan is Coachella in cloth–I would expect nothing less from Mara Hoffman’s groovy designs.
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