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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Spring/Summer Looks

BOHO
Seychelles Chirp + brown top + husk necklace
Textbook boho. When wearing a bold pattern such as this Tolani skirt, always pair with a simple tank in a complementing color. Go with a simple, neutral wedge to add height. (I love the Chirp by Seychelles; it is a gorgeous neutral wedge.) Add a belt in the same color family. Knot it. The tusk necklace in a similar tone makes perfect sense for this look.

NEON NEON
Funktional skirt + Jeffrey Campbell Gidget + neon orange top
With this neon orange top the options are endless. Throw on a vivid bandeau to add a touch of colorblocking. The sheer, layered skirt by Funktional in black—which is, hands down, a must-have for this season—neutralizes the acid hues and holds everything together ... even with the addition of the multi-colored Jeffrey Campbell Gidget.

ROUGH EDGES
pinstriped button-down + Via Roma 307 + Blaque Label leather shorts
I love a menswear button-down. Add a leather short and we’re in business. One final touch: boots. Boots with shorts make my heart sing; I’d do it every day of my life if I could. The necklace is one of my favorites—a great way to sneak in a bit of color. The girl that pulls of this look is boldly badass.

PRETTY IN HOT PINK
polka dot ruffle dress + hot pink cardi  + Pasha by Dolce Vita
This one is for the more demure girls—the ladies that love strung pearls and other feminine frills. Polka dots have made a major comeback. Adding a solid color to a polka-dot print is a great way to break up that all-over, black and white pattern. Dolce Vita’s Pasha is just sublime with it. This sandal is one of my personal favorites. I love its silver, blocked mid-heel and chunky buckles. It strikes a balance between heavy hardware and a simple, bare front. This look manages to be both practical and on-trend.

TEA TIME
white dress + yellow belt + Sweet Lyn by Joan & David
We’ve raved before about our love of whites and brights. In this outfit we have combined the two for the best of both worlds. This dress is perfect for summer weddings ... or an impromptu afternoon party! Fun it up with the addition of a shockingly neon knotted belt. Keep it in check with a nude, chunky heel like the beautiful Sweet Lyn by Joan & David. Even though the Sweet Lyn is accented with reptile print, it fits right in thanks to its neutral tones.

TEAL SWAN
Lulu by Dolce Vita + ruffle shorts + oatmeal top + purple stone necklace
The Dolce Vita Lulu in teal brightens up a neutral ensemble.  I love the whimsy that BB Dakota’s lace trim shorts provide. These bottoms are a great staple to have. They can be paired with simple tops such as this Seasonal oatmeal tank coupled with a button-down shirt, or worked back to a casual tee with boots, wedges or flat gladiators.


—Ashley Lacey, Lori’s Armitage Staff and creator of Stiletto Chic


  

1 comment:

The Girl in the Shoes said...

I've seen Pasha (Dolce Vita) on lots of sites, how is it on? Good fit?

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