I think we’re at that point of the season where New York “spring” catapults to sweaty summer overnight. I realized this while walking to work this morning in my spring coat, when 5 short steps in, I became extremely uncomfortable. NEWS FLASH NEW YORK: Spring ended yesterday, say goodbye to layers until Fall. And say hello to SHORTS! Personally, I have always been a fan of shorts. Oddly enough I think they flatter me more than skirts. Last weekend, while perusing Chelsea Market with my mamma, I spotted these gems at one of those confusing Sample Sales, with a smorgasbord of items you have to sift through for days. But everryyyy once in a while, you find a rose among thorns (i.e. the Walter Baker Aztec diamond beauties below). As we continued on with our day I soon realized the plethora of adorable patterned options out there this season! Thank you Anna Wintour (or whoever ignited this trend)!
The fun thing about shorts is that you can style them different ways to create many different summer looks! Dress them down with sandals and a simple tee or dress them up at night with wedges and some fun gems (sidenote: tread lightly with the heels & shorts look…it can be challenging and often times disastrous). Here are a few options for styling your patterned shorts this season!
Rompers, rompers everywhere! I’m curious, would you try the look? I have to admit I bought a romper a couple of years ago at French Connection and was surprised at just how much use I got out of it. While it’s just a simple short, long-sleeved, navy number, it’s still a one piece suit, which can be terrifyingly daring to pull off! But what I have found is that they are shockingly flattering on many different body types! And there are several different styles of romp to fit to your liking. Hell, I am going out on a limb here – I am a fan of the romper, trendy or not (there, I said it).
What do you think? Would you hop on the romper train? Next time you see one in a storefront go in and try it on! Your mom pulled it off in the 70s so who’s to say you can’t pull it off in ’13! Shake what your momma gave ya!
The chill in the air has me daydreaming about my fall fashion wants and how I will manage to fit at least one of them into my budget this season (Sex and the City has had way too much of an influence on my life). Anyhowww, with all of this talk of “oxblood”, leather pants, white as the new black and so on and so forth, it’s got me thinking and lusting for quite a few items. Here are the things on my fall wish list…
Ok, I’m going to stop. I could keep going but I am starting to feel gluttonous. Being the bargain shopper that I am (most of the time), I will likely wait for something to go on sale before making the purchase, but it’s still fun to think about! I also seem to run into issues with fit and quality when I buy online, so I tend to go store to store, which elongates the process even more. Do you shop online or in store? What will your big purchase be this season?
Fall fashion is always so much fun and as much as I love wearing flip-flops and sundresses, it’s always nice to be able to layer and add more depth to an outfit in the chillier months. I usually have a tall boot on my list for fall, but I had a late purchase last year (on sale obvi) so I am good to go this year! But for anyone thinking about buying boots, I really think Frye offers the largest selection of high quality and timeless options. My dad claims he had custom-made Frye’s “back in the day” that he wore for 20 years! Although he tends to exaggerate… regardless, check out the website to see all of the styles here!