It's been a crazy week with school coming to an end; graduations (two!), end of the year projects, the house in disarray, finalizing vacation plans, and so on. All good stuff, but as you all know, getting the everyday things done can at times be challenging. So what today's post lacks in content, is made up for in color!
Last week, I picked up a few new summer pieces over at ZARA. If you stopped by over the weekend, I shared how I styled my stripe maxi dress (under $30!) on Saturday, (HERE). Today, I'm sharing another fun ZARA find, one that includes 3 summer trends; floral embroidery, shirting stripes, bell sleeves - all wrapped into one!
This ZARA jacket could be styled with blue, red, white, green, denim - you name it, anything goes. I've been having a moment with bright yellow - it's so cheery and screams summertime. This bold yellow top is Lilka by Anthropologie, picked up at my local consignment shop on sale for $14.00. My Pilcro 'Folio' high-rise jeans are now a steal over at Anthropologie ($39.95 + an extra 25% off) HERE. For reference they run TTS. And, they kinda have a "Mom Jean" feel, in part due to the lack of stretch - but I like them! My red mules are at least 16 years old, purchased in Florence, Italy - now back in style! Silver accessories complete today's look. For pieces that are not current, I've linked a few similar styles for you, at the end of this post.
Jacket with Floral Embroidery ZARA, $69.50 (HERE) | Pilcro 'Folio' High-Rise Cuffed Jean, $39.95 plus an extra 25% off, Anthropologie (HERE) | Boden Silver Tote, older. Similar look (HERE) (HERE) | Red Mules, older style. Similar (HERE) (HERE) (HERE) (HERE) | Lilka top, thrifted. Similar (HERE) (HERE) (HERE) (HERE)
Style Tip: when mixing old with new, move outside your closet and imagine how you would like to wear your new piece. Then, pop back into the closet and "shop" like you would in a boutique, to create your look. Being outside the closet gives you a "blank canvas" and less mind clutter - which will help you pull together your new look. Once done, try your outfit on, and take a quick photo. What do you need to tweek? The shoes? Accessories? The denim wash? Play and have fun, that's what fashion is all about!
Live colorfully and have a fabulous week!