Let’s face it, it’s hot as hell here in the South during the summer. Not just hot, but also humid and suffocating at times. So we Southern Femmes must learn to dress easy, breezy yet still chic!
I was originally inspired by a look from Net-a-Porter (see image above), and now here are a few easy options the Southern Femme team has created to help you get inspired this season:
The perfect chic layered look to take you from the pool/lake/beach to…lunch/soiree/casual dinner. (styling note: let your bathing suit dry first to keep from getting awkward wet marks on your pants haha)
Get the look: Topshop Kaleidoscope Swimsuit, $68, Topshop Slit Back Chiffon Shirt, $72, Topshop Curve Seam Cigarette Trouser, $76, FLORIDA Simple Buckle Sandals, $76, J.Crew Farmer’s Market Tote, $45, Topshop Large Drop Lense Plastic Sunglasses $32, Valentino D-frame acetate sunglasses, $265.
The perfect casual yet stylish look for running around town, lunch with the girls, or a summer road trip! Throw on the chambray button down as a cardigan alternative when going into the air condition.
Get the look: Madewell bungalow stripe trousers, $110, J.Crew The Jean Shop Chambray Shop, $198, Madewell patent sidewalk skimmer, $108, J.Crew Baby Brompton, $158, Madewell braided hammock belt, $45.
The perfect look for a casual evening soiree or simply casual Friday at the office! (Styling note: Try belting both the cardigan and maxi dress to give you an hourglass silhouette. Update your look without spending a lot of $$ by incorporating pops of color into your accessories.)
Get the Look: Sandro Rasoutine jersey & chiffon maxi dress, $340 Net-a-Porter, J.Crew Cotton Crepe Cardigan in Safari Cat, $88, J.Crew Bubble Necklace, $150, Madewell “the studio sandal”, $148, Madewell “the walkway satchel”, $198.
The perfect look to take you from the office to dinner out. The silky, loose fabrics keep you airy too. Simply slip on a pair of dark wash boot cut jeans with your blouse + blazer for a chic night out look. (Styling Note: Color is one of the #1 trends for the season, so try mixing and matching complementary colors that are the same vibrancy to avoid looking like a crayola box.)
Get the Look: Madewell silk dotty passenger skirt, $98, Madewell silk bookends blouse, $110, Madewell patent postscript peep-toe wedge, $198, J.Crew Brompton Mini Hobo, $258, ASOS Premium Soft Blazer, $66.97, Cara Accessories Textured Interlocking Bangles, $32.
**Pick up a copy of the July 2012 issue of Birmingham Magazine to learn more easy and stylish summer layered looks!**