Pretty and romantic looks are in. Light and flowy fabrics, feminine ruffles, floral embroidery and prints are more popular now than ever. I feel as if a lot of the styles I am seeing are reminiscent of the Gunne Sax day’s back in the 70’s. The pieces were something like a combination of a boho prairie girl. They key is to add some modern touches to the outfit to make it a bit more modern and stylish while keeping the vintage vibe. In my look I paired this airy cotton jumpsuit from Free People that has that boho prairie girl vibe and combined it with an oversized hat by Nick Fouquet, a metal handbag by From St. Xavier, and since I really wanted to add a Gypsy touch to this I went heavy on the jewelry, mixing some newer pieces like the bangles and earrings with some of my favorite vintage pieces like the rings and the one large bangle. Having pieces that are airy like this jumpsuit for the summertime heat is so important. Cotton’s and chiffons allow you to feel cooler while looking great. Browse below to shop my look or make it your own with some similar pieces that may be better suited for your taste or budget!
With all the fun things that summer brings, who has time to think about what to wear or how to wear it? On my busier days I depend on the effortless 2 piece outfits. I can grab one, throw it on, and not have to put any thought into how to pair it. Bonus is, most of them are also pretty comfy. Below are some of my favorites that you can utilize for a multitude of occasions .
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Get These Sandals For $159.75 Here.
Get This One Shoulder & Tie Front Pants Set For $52.00 Here.
Get These Embellished Lace Up Sandals For $165.00 Here.
Get This Lace Set For $149.95 Here.
Get These Gladiator Sandals For $109.99 Here.
Get This Striped & Ruffled Set For $72.00 Here.
Get These White Sandals For $150.00 Here.
Get This Cropped Sand Set For $78.00 Here.
Get These Beige Lace Up Sandals For $99.00 Here.
One of my favorite spring styles is the dark romance style. It’s channeling so many of my favorite people and things. A little goth, contradicted with a little innocence, Saint Laurent, meets Stevie Nicks, bohemian meets western. There are plenty of ways you can describe this kind of look, but it certainly has a romantic vibe to it, and I love the natural-looking effortlessness of it, and how feminine and pretty it makes me feel. While shooting this look, I actually spun and danced around in circles singing “Rhiannon”. So maybe if you are planning to attend a music festival this Spring or Summer, this is a great look for that as well! I got a very similar dress in white as well and will for sure be wearing one of the two to a festival. Below you can shop my look along with pieces of a similar vibe to customize your own dark romantic look.
My Look: I paired this super affordable black maxi dress with these beautiful, drool-worthy Chloe boots that I couldn’t love without. I have been looking for a good pair of summer-friendly boots like this for literally a couple of years, and had no luck. Then I saw these beauties last month and was at Chloe later that day ordering my pair. They are a perfect fit for any bohemian babe look, but also can cross over into a rock-n-roll vibe, western vibe, or just a casual California girl jeans and t-shirt look. I threw on one of my “oldie but goodie” fedora hats that I customized with some satin fabric, and then finished the look with some vintage jewelry that I found at various places such at Etsy and flea markets.
Get This Black Maxi Dress For $34.90 Here.
Get These Black Chloe Boots For $1,390 Here.
Get This Black Belt For $24.00 Here.
Get This Black Hat For $198.00 Here.
Get This Vintage Victorian Bangle For $74.99 Here.
Get This Art Deco Onyx Ring For $85.00 Here.
I know a lot of you are jumping for joy about the events taking place over the next few months. There are oodles of music festivals in our near future, starting with Coachella this weekend and next. This week’s outfit of the week is my version of “Coachella style” or any music festival style for that matter. I love wearing bell bottoms and flare jeans to festivals, so that’s what I always start planning my outfit around. Then I always add something fun up top that moves well when I dance, so it’s either something with fringe or something long, flowy, and chiffon. Then I pile on the accessories, (as this is one place where it’s ok to do that), throw some braids in my hair, and stars on my face, and I’m ready to go. Here are some pieces I found for you that are similar to my look above. Have all the fun and tag us in pics of your festival looks!
Flare Jeans/Bell Bottoms
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There are SO many fringe jacket options out there, after looking through quite a few, I found these to be some of the best. There is the black one from Urban Outfitters, or these from River Island, which come in 4 color options, including the 2 shown here.
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If you want the real deal, ya have to go vintage. This one from Etsy is beautiful and the brim is easily shapeable to your liking. If you don’t like the idea of wearing a second hand hat, then here is a great one from Brixton.
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I layered a leather belt and a chain belt in my look. Below I have found a combo of the two, and then a beautiful metal belt as well.
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Get This Chain Belt For $19.94 Here.
Get This Lace Bralette For $9.90 Here.
Festival season is here and so are all the fun clothes. I personally believe that some attend festivals just to have a good excuse to dress up. Since there are plenty of examples of how to dress for the actual festival, I thought I would give you an idea of an appropriate look for an after party. Being in the desert at 4 am in teeny shorts and a tank is not exactly warm, luckily you can still keep the festive vibe and party going til the sun comes up with these pieces.
This is a staple piece for your wardrobe and it may be a surprise to many, but it’s actually very versatile. I love it with a basic t shirt and chucks. I’ve also worn it to a NYE party with a tuxedo blazer and bow tie. This look is another great example of just how versatile this piece can be. I found a great black one for you, but if you prefer another color, I would recommend getting one made from this Etsy seller, plus, you’re supporting a small business!
Get This Skirt For $58.00 Here.
Get This Skirt From Etsy For $79.00 Here.
The key here is to get something that hangs in the backs and is soft and breezy for that boho look. You can either tuck the front in and throw on a cute belt, or tie the front pieces. These two pieces from free people would work great.
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Get This Blouse For $118.00 Here.
As I have said, you need a good moto jacket in your closet. Everyone does. If for some reason you don’t have one. Here are some great ones. I am actually selling the one in my photo on eBay right now. It’s Balmain, so It’s a bit pricy, but a huge gap from their infamous 4k retail. It’s the epitome of a classic moto jacket. This one from Madewell is beautiful as well.
Get This Balmain Moto Jacket For $900.00 Here.
Get This Madewell Jacket For $498.00 Here.
This wide brim fedora from Aqua (and on sale) is perfect for many outfits, and you can guy a lapel pin of your choice and pop it on somewhere as I did.
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Having a little lace peek through gives that sexy bohemian vibe while still keeping it classy. This one from Victoria’s Secret is perfect.
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A slip dress is one of the most versatile pieces to wear, and in my opinion, everyone should own at least one. They are great to wear alone in the summertime or you can dress them up or down in various ways. Here I am showing you one slip dress, three different ways.
Let’s start with the main attraction. Here are three picks I found that can be super versatile. Personally, I think it’s smart to have one shorter one, and one mid-length one. Maybe even one with lace and one without lace. It’s often the tiniest detail that makes such a difference.
Get This Slip Dress For $40.00 Here.
Get This Lace Insert Satin Slip Dress For $101.00 Here.
Get This Long Slip Dress For $88.00 Here.
Lindsey Wixson is fronting the new Free People spring 2017 lookbook in an unexpected summery atmosphere ” outside in the National Park! The Free People spring 2017 collection will be a capsule lineup designed in collaboration with the National Park Foundation, which you can get from FreePeople.com.
The partnership between the National Park Foundation and the well-known fashion brand is set to last for a year, designed to help contribute a donation to the National Park Foundation. The goal of the donation is set at $50,000, which seems very doable.
The collection features custom T-shirts made right in the USA and marketed as a capsule collection. The capsule collection is also being known as the National Park Foundation x Free People collection and the Free People limited edition x National Park Tees capsule collection.
The announcement and release of Free People’s spring 2017 lookbook was scheduled to line up with the National Park Week, which takes place from April 16th through April 24th. The photos of model Lindsey Wixson are very earthy, perfectly expounding on the scenery and fitting in line with the aesthetics of the National Park Service and the boho feel that Free People is known to adopt.
The styles of the vintage tees are designed to be perfectly easy to match up or fit into outfits that range from simple jeans to nearly every other genre and style of dress. The lookbook makes it a point to emphasize not only Lindsey Wixson wearing the shirts, but wearing them outdoors and including outdoor, summery activities rather than just hanging out at the beach, looking pretty with a drink or lounging in a chair.
The collection is designed to mimic vintage T-shirts with unfinished edges and burnouts to create a lived-in or previously owned look. You can choose a look to show off your favorite National Park or get them all. The designs are colorful and lively, interesting to look at all over. The careful treatment for each shirt to get that guaranteed vintage look was perfectly executed ” the shirts are designed with an oversized fit and look as though they have been washed and loved a hundred times.
Each shirt will be priced at $68 and the cost does include part of the contribution. If you ever wanted to or have ever donated to the National Park Foundation, here is a good way to do it, while increasing your wardrobe and physically and visually showing your support as you go. There are currently three designs available in the Free People x National Park Tees capsule collection. Order one today!
Photos courtesy of Free People
Free People‘s spring 2017 denim lookbook shows off every fashionable trend denim is expected to have this year. The collection has everything from retro extreme bellbottom denim to remodels of the high waisted cigarette jeans, all of which are available now on FreePeople.com.
Several shades and washes and even deconstructed boyfriend jeans made the cut, paired with cute shirts and in some cases no shirt at all. One of the best features of Free People’s spring 2017 denim lookbook is the ability to actually shop for the items in the ensembles. It isn’t just a collection of photos of a look that is amazing, but you cannot find the name or price. Instead, clicking the link next to the look takes you to the item page for purchase.
There are quite a few different ensembles ranging from classic comfy chic to slightly more eclectic but visually compelling at the very least. It is an adventurous look at denim and the looks that we know and love as well as what denim ‘could be’ in some of the more ‘out of the ordinary’ silhouettes for denim.
Interesting pieces include the Skater Girl jumper, which comes in Peterson (dark blue) and crystalline (light blue) jeans. Although the cut is very different and interesting, the denim feel and colors make it an easy transition to wear.
There was no shortage of interesting options in the lookbook thanks to the inclusion of denim pieces like the Coming and Going printed wide leg jeans. There were quite a few wide legged denim options in multiple shades from pale yellow and clean cut to denim culottes with unfinished edges called the Dawn to Dusk cropped wide leg.
The prices throughout the lookbook range from $78 to $168. The prices may be on the other side of reasonable, but many of them are definitely interesting to see and one would assume very interesting and comfortable to wear.
The story of Free People as a brand, of the evolution of the brand and style of the store and within the store is captivating, and we can see every facet of how the brand came in the various types of denim offered. The Free People denim lookbook for 2017 was designed and built for their core audience in a universally unclear winner.
Each of the denim looks was designed with the lookbook in mind. This is an especially encouraging thought when looking at designs like the flared bell bottoms ” the aesthetic was very intentional down to the very last thread of the intricately patterned Coming and Going printed wide-leg jeans. The thoughts as denim are very individualistic and expressive, and that is a strong statement as well.
Photos courtesy of Free People