Summer is around the corner, we are just 10 days away from it’s official start. I promised you that for our Summer Sessions, I was going to give you new sections and new material to obsess over (acquiring new obsessions is my favorite pastime), and that’s exactly what I’m doing right now. Let me introduce “THE WEAR ME OUT” series to you. How many times have you gone shopping and end up buying something that’s going to go die inside your drawer? How many times have you said to yourself: “This would look amazing with that pair of shorts I didn’t buy.” This sections is all about preventing that shopping guilt and retail regret. In a series of three posts, I will be giving you one Summer essential and three ways to wear it: the dress me up, the dress me down and the barely dressed. For our first trio I chose one item that is definitely one you will be wearing over and over this season: THE CROCHET SHORTS. Crochet shorts are great for showing your legs and for putting together cute and feminine ensembles. This particular garment is so versatile, you can wear it with blazers, with t-shirts, with sweaters or just with a bikini top for the beach. Do you have your pair? If not, here’s a selection of shorts you can find online.
TOP: Miss Selfridge / Romwe / River Island
MIDDLE: Valentino / Haute Hippie / Opening Ceremony
BOTTOM: River Island / River Island / River Island
DRESS ME DOWN LOOK
This is the dress me down part. The casual, laid-back, running errands, going to the park kind of look. For the styling, I wanted to contrast the romantic vibe from the shorts with an off-duty piece: the parka vest. For a special twist, a printed blouse really does the trick. For accessories, satchels and cross body bags fall right into place. If you want to elongate your pins, wedges or clogs are the way to go. If you are gonna walk long distances, a pair of tan woven flats fall right into place. Oh, don’t forget your sunnies! Ray-ban always adds that final and really cool touch to our outfits.
- Crochet shorts, RIVER ISLAND
- Floral top, RIVER ISLAND
- Parka vest, TRF ZARA
- Buckle wedges, ZARA
- Saddle bag, RALPH LAUREN
- Clubmaster sunnies, RAY-BAN
- Religious stretch bracelet, TOPSHOP
- Leopard cuff, ASPINAL OF LONDON
- Spike bracelet, TOPSHOP
- Peace bracelet, TOPSHOP
- Kiss ring, ASOS
- Touville nail polish, NARS
For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA
In the next few days, I’m gonna be showing you how Sweet’n’Raw dresses up crochet shorts and how we barely dress them. Keep checking back! Also we are halfway through with our Sweet Dreams series and in a few day, the Summer Getaways 2012 edition kicks off!
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