• Summer Uniform: Patterned Dress

    By fashion contributor Ashley

    For the summer we will be doing a new series called Summer Uniform! It will highlight one piece that should be inducted into your closet for the summer and give tips on different ways to wear it.
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    To start things off, what is summer without a summer dress! This summer it’s all about having a patterned dress. The great thing is you can choose a dress with a silhouette that suits you, just get something fun and colorful.
    For this post I chose to use this amazing floral dress by Zara. It’s a little bit more structured than the traditional summer dress but still has endless styling possibilities.
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    An instant way to dress a piece down is to add some denim to the mix and this jacket does just that. Roll up the sleeves to keep things cool along with a cap to keep the sun out of your eyes. For a little extra interest throw in a patterned tote. Cool, yet casual (and comfortable).
    Look One:

    1. Denim Jacket 2. Tote 3. Cap 4. Sneakers
    Two more looks…

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    To give your dress the look of strolling through the markets of Paris add neutral accessories and a bright lipstick. A scarf would be adorable tied up in your hair. This look has a sweet feminine feel that I love.

    Look Two:
    1. Sandal 2. Sunglasses 3. Lipstick 4. Scarf
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    To accentuate the structure in your dress I’d pair it with accessories that have straight lines and simple color schemes. I love the little punch that the clutch adds. You could wear this look to an outdoor wedding for the perfect modern moment.

    Look Three:
    1. Belt 2. Sunglasses 3. Platform Sandals 4. Clutch

      
  • 6 comments

    1. Amielle said… June 6, 2013 11:42 am

      These are all great options! I’m really in love with that yellow clutch.

    2. Cori Hintze said… June 6, 2013 9:12 am

      Savannah Guthrie from the TODAY show wore something very similar (maybe the same dress) yesterday!

    3. jackie jade said… June 5, 2013 11:43 am

      Love that dress and all the looks. I’d for sure wear it all summer long

    4. Laura said… June 5, 2013 11:16 am

      Great selections! I love the sandals as well as the Kate Spade belt.

    5. Akshara Vivekananthan said… June 5, 2013 5:51 am

      Love the Parisian pop combination! Adds a very classy touch, and that pink lipstick is simply to die for!

      • Ashley Aikele said… June 5, 2013 10:53 am

        Parisian pop is my favorite too! That lipstick was recommend to me by a friend and I LOVE it, totally worth the splurge.

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