This season, flirty silhouettes laden with rich hued tribal prints and bold patterns are showing up everywhere. There is a twist to the look however; many are pairing their boho dresses with sweet cardigans and nixing flats for chunky heels or gladiators. A good boho print can be great for the office (toned down with a sensible cardigan or blazer), date night or lunch with the ladies. Bohemian looks of old were somewhat sexy and sultry, accented with leather jackets and biker boots. This season we’re aiming for sweet and eclectic with chunky heels and soft colors to take it down a notch. Also there’s a ton of mixing and matching of the cultural prints. African and Oriental prints are marrying happily together whether it be mixing and matching as dresses and belts or tops and skirts.
Skirts and dresses are also seeing new hemlines this summer. Gone are the butt-cheek skimming baby doll dresses of the past seen worn to the grocery store. Save those for the beach only– as a cover-up. This summer the lines go just below mid thigh and are offset by a nearly naked heel or sandal. The intent is to still showcase the sexy legs while retaining our sweet demeanor (and minimize wardrobe malfunctions) while the sun is out. At night we pull the bait and switch with the newest crop of super sexy, short shorts paired with a gloriously glamorous gladiator heel and flowy top.
Try these awesome picks to amplify your summer style, and as always they are under $100 for each item!
print dress 68.00 ardenb.com
Flowy top 19.80 forever21.com
cuffed short 19.80 forever21.com
American Eagle wrap cardigan 24.95 sale ae.com
Victorias Secret Gladiator Sandal 98.00 victoriassecret.com
These are just a few staples I’m excited about this season, what are yours? Discuss!!