Happy Monday and welcome to an all new Stylish Monday Style Post and Global Link Up Party! Speaking of style, what comes to mind when you think of summer fashion? Lounging poolside, mimosa in hand? Lakeside in a swimsuit and sarong? Dining al-fresco in all white outfit? Denim shorts and a flowy tank top for a picnic in the park? Sipping sweet tea on the patio in a simple tank dress and an oversized floppy hat? Brunch under an umbrella, lazy long days, warm evening walks, time at the lake, getting lost in a book by the pool, carefree style…are just a few of the aspects I love so much about summer.
It’s been a crazy week with school coming to an end; my daughters high school graduation, the wrap up of my sons sport season, end of the year projects; all while attempting to claim my house back, and return to some type of pre-pandemic order. 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!
I love the vibrant print of this bold wrap skirt (similar | press here) (here),something about it feels so optimistic, fresh, and cheerful. Bold prints can be a bit intimidating to style, so I say keep it simple, with neutral pieces; like this black ruffle top (exact top | black and white | press here), raffia bag, and straw hat (Eric Javits | press here). From there, allow the print piece, to be the star of the show!
Shop the Look!
Right now, I get the sense, that many of us are looking to refresh our overall look, and what better way, to breathe fresh life into your wardrobe, then to add a few bold print pieces to what you already own. Not sure where to begin? Take a look at how 12 of my favorite bloggers from around the globe, are mixing prints and bright for an overall optimistic take on summer 2021 style. Welcome to Stylish Monday!
Nancy – Nancy’s Fashion Style – “I am feeling like a basket of fruit or a box full of fruit sweets, lol, in this outfit! Oranges, strawberries and raspberries! Love that color combination! I have ombre nails at the moment with red and orange. You can take a look at last Tuesday’s post for that!”
Andy – Pearls and Pantsuits – “I love the retro feel of this fruit print tiered shirt-dress. I was looking for a simple tiered dress on Amazon, when this one caught my eye. I couldn’t resist its charm! I styled it with my red gingham print sandals that have been on repeat this summer.The fruit print and gingham combo makes me happy!”
Nicole – High Latitude Style – “In interior Alaska, summer temperatures remain pleasant in the drought season except when it rains. The record is 100F in Ft. Yukon,but we already think 85F is too hot. In the monsoon season, it feels unpleasant due to the high humidity and temperatures in the 50F or so. Thus, in early summer, it’s shorts and tank tops with flip flops, in late summer, it’s rain gear and layering. Since the Sun is in the sky 24/7, sun protective clothes are my go-to.”
Emma – The Style Splash – “I bought this Fabienne Chapot striped cherry print dress on eBay. I’m a big fan of the Dutch brand and their quirky prints. A shirt dress is summer staple for me as they’re cool and easy to wear.”
Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF – “Nothing says summer more than fruity prints and bold fun colors especially after long cold Illinois winters! I can’t resist my kitschy summer fun prints!”
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – “I bought this bright orange blazer a few months ago but had trouble styling it until I found this adorable fruity printed swimsuit. And I figured why not style a blazer over my swimsuit. It’s not like I follow fashion rules anyway!”
Ada – Elegance and Mommyhood – Fruity Floral Flounce!!! That’s what I am calling this outfit. Between the florals and paisley design of my ruffled skirt and those bright orange sandals I got the citrus fruity vibes and all the Summery florals going!
Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles – “Feeling fruity in my Target dress with lemon and limes and oranges on it.”
Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits – “Love fruit prints but you don’t want to look like a piece of fruit? Here’s how to incorporate the fun fruit print trend into a neutral outfit.”
Nina – Sharing a Journey – “We are definitely out and about these days. My bright colors mirror my optimism for the sunny summer days ahead.”
Lucy – Lucy Bertoldi.com “This month’s collaboration got me digging into my wardrobe for something fresh and delish to style up. Found this fun lime maxi decorated with cherries- how sweet! Lime green is already a favourite with me- especially for summer- and with the added fun red-cherry print, well that’s enough to get me smiling😊 Fresh, quench-thirsting look for this hot Montreal summer- I’m ready!”
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