It’s not too early to start shopping for fall – the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is on after all. But since there are certainly still steamy days ahead, look for pieces that you can wear during the dog days and into next season. I’ve been scouring the world wide web and styled my favorite picks for the hot summer and brisk fall. It’s borderline agonizing to wait to wear your awesome new clothes so have fun integrating them into your wardrobe now.
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There’s no reason fun patterns must be reserved for dresses and tops. Brave dressers now venture to wear bold printed pants, but on a t-shirt and jeans kind of day let loud shoes make a statement. Ballet flats, sneakers, wedges, and boots got a makeover this season with graphic florals, stripes, and animal prints. Give your look a leg up and slip into a pair of eye-popping printed shoes.
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Dr. Martens Beckett Floral Canvas 8-Eye Boot, $140
Vans X Liberty of London Authentic Paisley Medallion Sneaker, $60
Moveover Pointy Toe Flat, $50
Matiko Angelica Flatform Sandal, $194
Recent sweltering, sunny days at the beach with my gal pals has me seeing palm trees. I’m not hallucinating – there are no palm trees in Chicago – but this season’s striking tropical prints are on my mind. They’re bright, summery, and pack quite a punch. Sun, sand and surf are a cheap flight away, but I’d rather spend my money on these gems.
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Printed Trousers, $60 ZARA | Tropics Snapback Hat, $29 American Needle
Underwire Bikini Top & High-Waisted Bikini Bottom, $42 per piece Urban Outfitters
Palm Print Top, $15 H&M | Smocked Dress, $54 Kimchi Blue
Regrettably, I don’t have tickets to Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, or Lollapalooza. But there’s no excuse not to dress like a festival junkie all summer long. Easy, breezy dresses are a staple at summer music festivals and this year is no exception. Patterns are prime and grungy tie-dye and Asian-inspired bohemian prints are just about everywhere. These effortlessly cool dresses are perfect to throw on on any given summer day. Accessorize with an arm cuff or head wrap; coveted Lolla wristband optional.
1. BESS X UO Bleached Out Tee Dress, $59 // 2. Blu Moon Tie-Dye Surplice Tulip Dress, $154
3. Ecote Double Layer Chiffon Festival Dress, $59 // 4. Nena Tie Dye Gauze Dress, $148
5. Ecote Printed Tie-Back Maxi Dress, $79 // 6. FP ONE Imperial Palm Pintuck Dress, $118