Four key trends have me really excited this Season (AKA #SS15):
Black and White
Your Not-So-Basic Denim
New Pant Silhouettes
Being it’s impossible to cover all four trends in one post, today let’s break down one of my favorites; Boho-Beach.
Key pieces trending in this category are:
Fringe Bags HERE
Layered Necklaces HERE
Mules in wedge and block heel
Denim flares, bellbottom, destroyed and palazzo styles
Flowy Wide-Leg Pants and Maxi Skirts in Fab Prints
A California Girl at heart, I love this trend for it’s free-spirited feel.
Boho not Hobo
The key to pulling off everyday 70’s chic and avoid looking like you just rolled out of a Jeep at this year’s Coachella Festival (that said, there are some pretty fab looks happening at Coachella and that might be fun for some!), is to grab a few favorite pieces from this trend and work them in with your existing wardrobe.
Think chic and effortless; city gal on a coastal summer holiday
or somewhere like here
maybe even a guest at this fun party!
Get the idea?
One piece I have been looking to add to my wardrobe for a bit of 70’s flair is a pair of mules.
I was on the lookout for a pair with a wooden wedge, nailhead details, a black leather upper that I could wear with everything from dresses to denim flares, boyfriend and crop styles.
Oh, it had to be comfortable and reasonably priced – is that too much to ask?
After many try-ons, I finally found the perfect wedge which arrived just in time for my vacation to Santa Barbara – perfect!
and what better place to take it out for a stroll than in sunny Santa Barbara, CA?
Here I am headed out to a casual dinner and smores with the hubby and kids
These Hudson flare jeans have been a favorite of mine for years.
This Free People top was a great item to bring along.
I wore it as a swim cover up, with denim shorts for a stroll around town and out to dinner as seen above.
AskSuzanneBell Must Have Hat HERE| Denim Shorts by Joes similar HERE | Robin Piccone Yolanda Bikini Top HERE La Blanca Skirted Hipster Bottom HERE (perfect if you like a bit more coverage!) | all available at Nordstrom.com
Next up for my new mules, a dinner at the Stone House Restaurant at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito – a must visit if you are in the area.
Fabulous setting, food and service – worth every penny!
I picked this dress up last month at Nordstrom and was super excited to have an opportunity to wear it out.
Young Fabulous and Broke, similar HERE
Since the Stone House can get chilly in the evenings I topped it off with my Hinge leather jacket which not only kept me warm but I felt gave the look a more sophisticated vibe. This look would instantly become more casual by simply swapping the leather jacket out for a denim one.
Another AskSuzanneBell Must Have, the Rayne necklace from Kendra Scott HERE
JUST IN! BIG SALE ALERT! THE RAYNE PENDANT NECKLACE IS ON SALE AT BLOOMINGDALES FOR $40!
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Oryany Hobo and my new favorite Coach mules!
These mules were so comfortable I was able to wear them every night while on vacation.
The key is the platform. These have a 4″ heel but a 1 3/4″ platform giving them the “feel” of a 2 1/4″ shoe which for me is very walkable.
When shopping for a shoe I always pay close attention to the platform as this determines the comfort level for me.
While I was shopping for this pair I came across a second option with a bit lower price
By Charles David the ‘Intense’ Mule Sandal comes in 4 colors and is $118.95 vs $195.00 HERE | Nordstrom
And the Lucky ‘Malaysh’
In black and tan | $98.95 | HERE | Nordstrom
Here’s one more look at the Coach to compare
Boho-Beach is one of the easiest trends to try as there really are no rules and it is unstructured by design.
Think of it as laid back easy-breezy California Style!
Mark your calendars, Lilly is coming to Target for my favorites from the preview, click HERE
THE TARGET LOOKBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE AT TARGET.COM HERE
Not sure what to wear over your spring dresses? Click HERE for my denim jacket round up!
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