Photo via Sydney @ The Charming Tyrants
Summer Series – Day 2 – Summer Fashion
I’m so very excited to introduce you to Laura of Broken Poet. She’s a lovely woman who has a passion for fashion and style, but also has a fabulous perspective on beauty, inside and out. Not long ago she gave us an enlightening and refreshing talk on real beauty (She ain’t pretty, she just looks that way), and today she is going to help us with summer fashion.
Heaven knows I need a little help. How about you?
Please don’t miss her Vlog. She makes the best! And she has a wonderful little Etsy shop, so be sure to visit.
Welcome Laura! Thank you for being my guest.
I’m super excited FringeGirl asked me to be a part of her summer series!
One thing that I really love about summer is the easy, care-free vibe everyone gets. You are no longer strategically bundling up in layers to prevent frostbite; you can relax, just slide into some flop flops and go. It’s wonderful.
So, in the free & easy spirit of summer I want to share some summer fashion tips/suggestions & beauty products that I love.
But, right before I do that, just a friendly reminder to WEAR SUNSCREEN!
I love UV Essential SPF by CHANEL.
It makes the best make-up primer: it’s not greasy, has no smell, helps make-up stay put, makes skin feel velvety soft & look brighter. I love it so much I would still wear it daily in an alternate universe where there is no sun.
Now, on to the fun stuff!
COLOUR (yes, I spell it with a u, so does the Queen. I feel I am in good company)
I always try to wear more colour in the summer, whether it be my clothing, my nail polish, my accessories, or my make-up. This may be due to the fact that for the last 6 years of my life my work dress code has either been 1. All Black or 2. Black & White. If you also have dress code dilemmas than get ready, I’ll talk more about dealing with dress codes in the summer below.
If colour-coordinating is not your strong point then paint chips are your friend. Seriously. The Benjamin Moore website could be a fabulous tool for you.
|either a bright colour or neutral shimmer…and usually just one colour at a time :|
Now. some tips on summer dressing:
Maxi dresses and skirts are really in. If you’re petite like me (I’m only 5’2″) you can still wear maxis!
The rule with petite dressing is that if you go long you have to really commit, I’m talking ankle bone. Alternatively, if you go short, kneecaps should be showing. If your hem hits somewhere in between you just look even shorter than you are.
The blouse smooths away my tummy area and the jacket camouflages the area.
Committed to the comfy white t-shirt?
Either of these would give height and elongate the look of the leg.
(silver are unknown, black are Michael Kors)
|I’ve worn this ensemble to my black and white dresscode workplace many times.|
Last but not least, some of my favourite summer things – fashion wise!
I absolutely love your style and I so appreciate your post.
Dear blog readers, I have transgressed Laura’s rules repeatedly this summer. In fact, after she sent me this post, my exact words to her were…
“Laura, you broke my heart forever! I am the girl in the comfy skirt and t-shirt…like every single day in the summer time. I think this post is just for me, because I also have tons of skirts that hit just to the top of my knee or just below. My legs are way too flabby to wear a shorter skirt and I never actually hem a skirt. You know?
I’ve been faced with my own fashion failures and am dying the death of a frump. I’ll try to ramp things up a bit, but I’m not sure I’m ready to break up with my t-shirts.”
Follow along as she writes on the random happenings of everyday life and occasionally shares beauty tips and tricks at her blog Broken Poet.
Don’t forget, Laura wants to know “all of your favourite summer fashion items”. Let her know in the comments!
I’m linking this post to What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy. Go visit for more fashion inspiration.
PS. Yesterday I posted at An Army of Ermas. I’ll be honest, I need some comment love over there. I’m sharing a recipe, but I’m not much better at cooking than I am at dressing, so read at your own risk.