Into the Blue: Look 2

Brynn There

chammain2chamhat4chamhat6chamhat8chamhat14chamhat10chamhat15This look has weekend written all over it! My last post illustrated how to kick this dress up a notch. Now, I’m showing you how to make it more casual. Since it has details including a drawstring and back zip, you can get away with almost no accessories. Of course, I added a few bangles but all you really need is a hat and some sunnies. TGIF!

Wore That: Chambray Dress, J.Crew or Similar

Bangles, Layer with this & this

Earrings, Similar

Sunnies, Lilly Pulitzer

Into the Blue Rewind …

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Miss you already,

Brynn

 

Into the Blue: Look 1

Brynn There

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There’s something about a chambray dress, a dock and a flag that just goes together. This dress is all American and all purpose. Plus, it’s super soft and oh-so-light … no stiff denim here! This version takes the high road with wedges and plenty of gold. Next up, I’ll take it down a notch and show the dress in an even simpler form (aka no shoes required)!

Wore That: Chambray Dress, J.Crew or Similar

Clutch, Similar

Bangles, Similar stackables

Wedges, Similar

Miss you already,

Brynn

What Comes Naturally: Look 2

Brynn There …

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A white tank with a hint of metallic + gold shorts … can this be my summer uniform? Although this neutral look isn’t totally monochromatic, all of the colors play nicely together since they’re in the same family. I kept the look casual by adding a backpack (read about this trend here) and played up the gold with these super fun Toms (shout out to my BFF Kylie for this awesome bridesmaid gift). If I click my heels together will I be at the beach?!? Fingers crossed.

Wore That: Sweater Tank, Lilly Pulitzer

Shorts, Lilly Pulitzer

Shoes, Tom’s via Amazon

Backpack, Similar

Bracelet, Similar

Watch, Daniela Swaebe

Earrings, Similar

Miss you already,

Brynn

 

 

What Comes Naturally: Look 1

Brynn There

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natural7There’s no denying I’m a girl who loves color but I must admit, I also have a major soft spot for neutrals! You’ve probably already heard that a nude shoe makes your legs look longer, right? Well, I’m going to present the argument that a ‘natural’ color dress also has some tricks up its sleeve!  It not only compliments a summer glow but also creates a nice long line especially when teamed with a natural shoe (aka it makes you look slimmer)! Keeping it totally monochromatic is extra pleasing to the eye because there are no breaks. Now, the only break you need is for vaca …

Wore That: Crochet Dress, Similar in lace or crochet here/here

Wedges, Similar

Bangles, Stack them

Headpiece, Similar

Clutch, Mighty Purse

Miss you already,

Brynn

 

Greenery Makes The Scenery: Look 2

Brynn There

sweatermainsweater1sweater3sweaterdetailsweater4sweater2Who says you can’t make a sweater work in the summer? Here’s how … pick a vibrant, eye-catching color like this one in a super lightweight, airy fabric. Stay seasonally appropriate (and comfortably cool) by pairing it with crisp white shorts instead of pants. Next, add a dash of print in your jewelry and bag to mix it up a bit. Now, you officially have a summer (aka beachy) sweater and all that’s left is to get outside & enjoy the sun (with your favorite four legged friend, of course)!

Wore That: Beachy Sweater, Pink or Mint

Shorts, Lilly Pulitzer

Bangles, Make a stack + add a print

Necklace, Similar

Wedges, Lilly Pulitzer

Bag, Pop with pattern

Greenery Makes The Scenery Rewind …

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Brynn

 

Greenery Makes The Scenery: Look 1

Brynn There

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Going green will have you thinking summer, summer, summer … !’ During winter we didn’t see much of this crisp color, so I say, it’s time to celebrate. White is the perfect compliment when you’re wearing any shade of green, from lime to mint. Choose a fabric like crochet to add interest and keep things cool {literally}.

Wore That: Swingy Crochet Top, try a crop

Pants, Similar

Wedges, Lilly Pulitzer

Necklace, Similar

Bangles, Make a stack

Miss you already,

Brynn

 

Color Block to the Max: Look 2

Brynn There

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I’m coming to you with a different ‘spin’ for color block maxi numero deux since it makes its statement through horizontal color blocking in three playful colors that don’t include white. To compliment the blue and contrast with the yellow, I included other blue tones in my accessories, and I created a vertical line to counter the horizontal blocking by choosing a long necklace style. For a bit more coverage, you can layer with a basic tank like I did here, but the tank is optional.  That’s the true beauty of a simple maxi – choose to layer or just go bare!

Wore That:

Color block dress, Similar here & here

Necklace, Similar

Sandals, Lilly Pulitzer

Bag, Similar

Bracelets, Stack them

Color Block to the Max Rewind …

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Brynn

Color block to the MAX: Look 1

Brynn There

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It’s all about maxis in the summertime! I’m especially smitten with color block knits like this one that enable you to accessorize with whatever your favorite piece is at the moment … or just run barefoot on the beach. I played up the unique hues of purple and green by highlighting white which makes the color pop. The vertical nature of this color blocking is also figure flattering … which just so happens to be something else we want more of in the summer! ;)

Wore That: Colorblock Maxi, Similar here or here 

Sweater, Lilly Pulitzer

Sandals, Similar

Bracelets, Similar here & here

Bag, Similar

PS – As much as I adore color, I’m loving my ‘white-out’ manis this season. Read more about this chic trend here!

Miss you already,

Brynn