Outfit Of The Day
Today was another friendly reminder that Summer is finally on its’ way, as Spring fades into the background.
It is truly time to start bringing out your best skirts and shorts to the forefront, before you find yourself sweating in your leggings and jeans.
My skirt was another thing that was no longer fading into the background. The skirt, which was purchased in a thrift store, making it a piece completely unique to me. The embroidered pattern of the skirt depicts a realistic, Egyptian-inspired imagery. It is quite obvious that the skirt, which has become one of my favorite pieces for the Summer, is the statement piece of the outfit. Patterns of all varieties have taken over the fashion industry, as people strive to show off their best prints the best way they know how to.
The rest of the outfit is far from boring, as I decide to compile an outfit fully constructed with some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. This outfit was very playful, which is fitting for the summertime. This is one of my first outfits this year that is centered around the idea of playing with patterns. They can truly make a statement, without even saying a word, as this skirt speaks for itself.
In order to uphold my favorite summertime updo, I styled my hair into two french braids, which keeps my neck cool, but keeps my outward appearance cool.
Breaking down the outfit, the outfit is primarily compromised of fairly neutral colors, in order not to overshadow and overwhelm the outfit. In addition, the outfit is fairly simple, when you break it down.
The outfit was put together around the skirt, so pairing a black crop top with the skirt seemed like the best option in maintaining the focus of the outfit on the skirt. In order to contrast the neutrality of the black crop top, I threw on a furry beige vest to complete the look. While I feared that the furry vest would be too distracting and too overwhelming for the outfit, however, the neutral cream color of the vest made it easy to work. While the texture of the vest does standout, the vest and the skirt seemingly compliment each other.
I cannot seem to escape the furry attire trend.
In opposition to the white walls and cream vest, the black lace choker was the only piece of jewelry that was used in the production of this outfit. It was very important to me that I displayed some consistency within the outfit, even if it was the utilization of black. The choker was a simple, very subtle detail that could be easily overlooked. This does not bother me, as the center piece of the outfit is the skirt.
Who needs shoes when you have sandals, am I right? Instead of pairing the outfit with a simple pair of sandals, I continued to commit to creating an outfit that incorporated fun, standout pieces.
The short length of the skirt left me with a lot of leg room left to work with. In fact, I was feeling a little naked and afraid.
Following the black trend of the crop top, I decided to adhere to the black theme by pairing this playful outfit with a pair of lace-up sandals, which were also black. Once again, the neutrality of the color of the sandals allowed for the eye-catching pair of sandals to continue to compliment the rest of the outfit, despite the exaggerated nature of the sandals.
The combination of all these articles of clothing exuded a bohemian vibe. The outfit, despite its’ bohemian nature, can easily be transitioned into an outfit fit for taking on the town with your girls. Swapping out the vest and the sandals, which keep the outfit unique and fresh, can assist in making the look easier to transition into night town.
Update and upgrade your Summer wardrobe by incorporating some of your favorite, standout pieces together to whip up an exciting, playful outfit, which Summer is all about.
As the seasons begin transitioning, the trends stay fairy similar, as various trends are manipulated, in order to accomodate the warmer weather.
- UO Side Lines Square-Neck Tank Top ($24.00) – Urban Outfitters
- Statement Mural Skirt – Thrift Store (Not Available For Purchase Online)
- Beige Faux Fur Vest ($19.00) – Forever 21
- Mix No. 6 Kaza Gladiator Sandal ($29.98) – DSW
- Black Lace Choker ($8.84) – Etsy
The greatest part about this outfit is that it can be warm in a variety of settings, whether the occassion, or event, be casual, semi-formal, etc.
The art displayed on the skirt is sophisticated, eye-catching, yet playful, all at the same time. I have slowly begun to develop an obsession with this recent buy, as it is the kind of skirt that can speak for itself. This skirt will be, and can be, worn in just about every situation, even if the event is considered formal. This statement piece is incredibly versatile and you can create a multitude of different looks with this one piece of clothing. It is visually stunning and one of the best purchases that I have ever made thrifting. While the skirt does not lack color, the abundance of color within the dress does not make it any less mature and sophisticated. The skirt may even be contradiction within itself, as it is both mature and youthful at the same time.
In addition to this skirt, my lace-up gladiator sandals will be just another addition to my statement pieces for the Summer. I wait all year long to get the opportunity to wear this! Similar to the skirt, the lace-up gladiator sandals are visually eye-catching and exciting, as they can be seen as a upgraded of the regular sandal. They are also incredibly versatile, as they can be paired with virtually anything.
Furry attire, while the weather may not agree with it, is a trend that I thoroughly enjoy, regardless of the weather. The furry vest that I am wearing in this outfit is a perfect example of how to transition a trend from one season to another. The answer is simple: cut off the arms of the fur clothes. The texture of furry clothes gives the outfit another element, which only adds to the excitement and visually pleasing element of the outfit. The furry vest assists in creating a personality for this outfit, as the outfit could have been styled with a different cardigan, vest, sweater, etc. During the summer, it is important that you embrace the fun and freeing side of the season, by incorporating fun accessories that do not distract from the statement piece of the outfit, but instead, it elevates the outfit all together.
What is your go-to statement piece(s) this Summer? Let me know in the comments below.
Enjoy your Summer with a hint of pattern and spunk!