5 Dress Trends that will have you summer ready // ft.Dresslily

Hi Lovelies,

At how many dresses do you stop and tell yourself “enough is enough” I ask this question every season and still when summer comes around, I find myself scrolling through yet another shopping rabbit hole trying to decide mini or long, body con or flair, pastel or black (Always Black) well this summer I plan to stick to these staple dress trends that will not only give variety but keep you ahead of the fashion curb.

When it comes to fashion, summer is the best time to play around with your style and since layering is not in the cards for most, staple pieces paired with some playful accessories and shades will balance out the perfect outfit for the books. Bold patterns, animal print, bright colors, polka dots, sleeveless dress, puffy sleeves, and corsets are all the rave, if you leave this post without one of these trends in mind, just remember animal print is the way.

This summer is meant to explore your sense of style and try new looks, these are just some suggestions to get started. I rounded a few shoppable looks from Dresslily, that are totally affordable and the epitome of the season’s hottest trends.

Print Dresses

Floral Leaf Ruffle Wrap Dress

Floral, animal print, polka dots, feathers, whatever the pattern printed dresses are always a must, not just for the summer but any season for that matter. I chose this floral, leaf print wrap dress, for under $30. For the summer printed dresses can be easily paired with other contrasting patterns and colors and don’t be afraid to go crazy with the boldest of accessories,shoes, and jewelry its the summer have FUN!

Lace Up Dresses

Floral Lace Skater Dress

Lace is definitely considered the “one woman show” of all patterns, many wouldn’t think to wear lace as a go-to summer print because it’s an occasional print, but bold colors and prints can change this to the perfect outfit. I recently looked at the selection of laced up dresses on the dresslily website and they have a ton to choose from, but this dress I chose is the perfect summertime dress, skater dresses are easy to dress up or down;you could wear sandals, heels, or sneakers– the thing about lace is that you can still be chic but with a hint of rebel or sass! This dress is under $40

Florals

Ruffle Hem Cinched Crop Top and Maxi Skirt

Of course floral print is the obvious choice of the summer; flowers are very colorful; and feminine giving you the option to play with lots of jewelry or no jewelry, heels or flats, statement bag or clutch, there are endless possibilities when it comes to this print. Now here’s a statement piece you’ll want in your closet This floral 2-piece is under $30 and is statement piece on it’s own, add a few pieces of jewelry and some wedged sandals = perfect instagram feed.

Dresses for Curves

Ladder Cut Open Shoulder Fitted Dress

Body con dresses are the perfect dresses to show off curves; and you can dress them up just as easy. This off the shoulder knee length dress is only $26.

Sleeveless Dresses

Sheer Embroidered Sleeveless Trapeze Dress

Sleeveless dresses are bound to be the go-to of the summer. I chose this embroidered tank dress that is under $20 now this is definitely a steal when it comes to deals. When it comes to tank dresses you can easily layer it with other items of clothing and play with this simple look and make it a show stopper, or if you’re a minimalist ( like me) you’ll wear it as is, and add some chunky sneakers & jewelry.


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Style Guide to Styling swimwear// SPRING EDIT

Hi Lovelies.

Tis the season of music festivals, pool parties, and other outdoor activities! And while it is a little early to be planning what you’ll be wearing at Coachella all the while the world is in quarantine (due to the coronavirus) we are all praying that this pandemic ends; here is a little fashion inspiration to look forward to.

With the summer swiftly approaching, I am finding myself switching my jeans to shorts, and hoodies to crop tops; and while making these drastic changes in my wardrobe, I have discovered that swimsuits are the new co ord outfit for the upcoming season. I know what you’re thinking, “aren’t swimsuits for the pool?” Total misconception in fashion, swimsuits have recently took a turn for the perfect summer outfit, so while some may call it tacky I have found a few fashionable ways to style these for everyday wear. Dresslily, offers amazing swimwear at amazing prices and offers major deals on top of that!

When it comes to styling 1- piece bathing suits, there are so many selections as to what to wear, take this outfit for example; I styled this simple 1- piece with a pair of leather joggers, some chunky ankle boots ( which is in style, btw) an off the shoulder handbag, and of course, some jewels. Styling up neutrals is so much fun, because you can keep it minimalistic with adding more neutrals or pairing it with some color pieces, either way you’ll be able to take the perfect pic for Instagram.

For the second look I chose an animal print 2- piece bikini, don’t be intimidated animal print is just a bolder version of a neutral. I paired this with some faux leather shorts and a jean jacket and some sneakers; obviously this was a reference to all my festival go-ers.

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I hope you enjoyed this styling post, be sure to Like and Comment on this post tell me what your favorite look is! What’s some marathons to catch up on while we’re in for the time being ( I’m already binge watching Pretty Little Liars).

Spring Edit // The revival of the block sandal

Hi Lovelies,

Finding the perfect spring sandal can be quite the mission. Let’s face it, while finding sundresses, shorts, rompers, and other spring attire nothing completes the look without the perfect shoe. When it comes to looking for the perfect spring clog, sandal, mule or whatever the choice may be a lot is taken into consideration when deciding what to break the bank on. I mean think about the color of the shoe, the cut, whether it’s a heel or flat, all goes into thought when picking the perfect spring heel (or flat for that matter).

I remember watching an episode of sex and the city, I forget what episode it was but charlotte had a foot obsessed admirer that gave her the most gorgeous pair of sandals for free; all she had to do was try on the shoes, and though the sandals was just shown at a glimpse I recognize the detail of that sandal down to the height of the heel. Most of the fashion that has made its way to our closets has been from the decades that we can’t stop revisiting, shoes are no different. The block sandal is the most selectable spring trend right now, and a lot of fashion seekers (including myself) are all on board for these blocked beauties.

Many designers are on the trend as well, Chanel, YSL, Jeffery Campbell, and other designers has spruced up spring with their many versions of the sandal and this is the square toe sandal everyone needs in their collection. And it’s not only designers many online boutiques, Qupid, Simmishoes, Boohoo, Public desire all have their versions as well for amazing ( all CAPS) prices. These square toe sandals offer comfort but style as well there isn’t an outfit that these shoes won’t style up. Here are few selections that I know are bound to turn heads!

Shop the Spring Edit

Shutz Posseni heel | Jeffrey Campbell Utopic Mules | Wild Diva Lounge Maze Heel | Charles by Charles David Leather Asymmetrical sandal | And other stories square toe booties | Open toe Sandals | Truffle Collection square toe sandals


Hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to like and comment on your favorite Spring shoe??

** During this time of quarantine surrounding the effects of the Coronavirus, remember to stay safe, and sanitary at all times; use this time for prayer, guidance and keeping busy**

Trend Report // Is Neon the new Neutral?

Hi Loves.

Neon! How can a color that commands so much attention, now be considered a neutral? The normally saturated tones that usually breaks in the summer time wardrobe agenda, has slowly became the new normal. From street trends to runway, these colorful pigments have progressed among the fashion community, and now what was once only to be worn to raves, parties, and other fun festivities; can now be worn with animal print, and what most would call chic clothing pieces.

In light of preparing for the perfect spring/summer wardrobe here are a few pieces that can be worn any day The effect that neon has on a look is gawking! Once you throw on neon detailing this takes the outfit from minimalist to MAXmalist – The obsession that we have with the colorful pigment has created a colorful world.  From hats and clothing to shoes & accessories this instantly changes the story of your persona.

SHOP THE LOOKS

Missguided Mesh top | ASOS neon crop top | ASOS jersey cropped bikini | SKI Lime reflective Co ord | Boohoo high waisted bell bottoms | Playboy x Missguided panelled joggers | Missguided Mesh bodysuit


Hope you enjoyed this trend report, be sure to like and comment on this post and let me know if youare Neon – OBSESSED?