20 June 2012

On Trend: summertime

I recently picked up the June 2012 issue of People magazine's StyleWatch and, while using its pages to make my elliptical workout feel shorter, was delighted to encounter a number of summery trends that I've either already seen among my fellow bloggers or have tried myself.  I felt kind of awesome perusing the articles with the knowledge that I have a leg-up for summer fashion and beauty!  Here are some of the examples I'm talking about.

1.  Asymmetrical earrings.  You may remember me gushing about my pair of Fynn earrings, custom made for me by Roots & Feathers?  Yeah.  I love them.  And so does People StyleWatch.  :)

 { asymmetrical earrings by Roots & Feathers }

2.  Neon nails.  I think it's pretty obvious from my nail polish board on Pinterest and all the Mani Monday link-ups you see around here that I'm obsessed with lacquer and have seen plenty of awesome examples of this summertime Day-Glo trend!

3.  Bold wedges.  I've been rocking my Blowfish Timos for a few weeks now and I'm smitten.  They definitely offer a bold pop of color and still manage to be super-comfy!  How do you do it, Blowfish?!

4.  Polka dot jeans.  I saw Shannon in these a few weeks ago and was delighted to see the same pair in People StyleWatch shortly thereafter!  Way to rock the coolest denim, Shannon!  Jamie also donned some amazing polka dot pants (albeit not denim, still awesome) here.

{ Shannon Heart's, Emma Roberts, and Taylor Swift in polka dot jeans }

5.  Ikat print tanks.  I own three of them.  From Target.  Super comfy.  Enough said. 

6.  Denim shirtsCaroline rocks her fave denim button-up all over her blog, and she's clearly ahead of the fashion curve on this one!  I'm also loving Shannon's and Dana's outfit posts including a denim shirt with some sweet floral details.  Nice work.  :)

 { Dana of Wonder Forest and Caroline of Sew Caroline rocking the denim shirt trend }

7.  Global-print scarves.  Scarves can be tricky in the summertime; I don't usually want ANYTHING on my neck in the heat.  But lightweight, breezy versions of my favorite accessory are hitting summer 2012 pretty hard in some awesome tribal prints, like this one I recently scored in LA. Amy of At the Pink of Perfection also does an awesome summer scarf in a great global print here!

8.  Boat shoes.  I saw Nichole wearing a new pair of metallic Sperry Top-Siders and was instantly jealous; I was ecstatic to find their budget-friendly relatives at Target.  Oh Target, how I love you... be on the lookout for these in an upcoming Anna Delores outfit post!


9.  Floral shorts.  I'm still working on losing enough weight to feel comfortable in short-shorts again, but Sandy looks amazing in a super-cute floral print.  She seemed hesitant to go for it with this trend, but I think she dazzles in this adorable pair!

10.  Easy dressesJulie Ann wore this amazing little Ruche number to a recent lunch date with fellow bloggers Gina and Tammy.  I was supposed to be there too, but practicing my wedding photography took over my Saturday.  We're setting up another date soon, ladies!


I'd like to give my blogger community a collective pat on the back.  We obviously know what we're doing (not even a smidge of sarcastic narcissism there!).  ;)

25 comments:

  1. my favorite trends are the first and the last. great round-up post! :)

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  2. Ha, I haven't noticed the trend of polka dot jeans! I do love the boat shoes and I've grown to like the denim shirts.

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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  3. i love this post!! and i'm not being biased b/c you included me. hehe. thanks soo much!! i need to find those target knock off sperry's!!

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  4. So many pretty things that I want!

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  5. Love all of this inspiration. And i just love that photo of Sandy. Such a cool outfit! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What an adorable post! I'm loving all the Summer trends and thank you so much for including me. :)

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    1. You're welcome, Shannon! Thanks for cruising by to check it out! :)

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  7. I love this! Going to check out some of the bloggers you mentioned that I don't follow yet :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a $50 Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway on my blog!

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  8. I haven't seen the polka dot pants yet, but definitely love them!

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  9. I found your blog through the Pleated Poppy Link Up. First of all, I LOVE your blog design. One of the best I have seen. Did you design it? Secondly, you hit the nail on the head with all the trends. I want the polka dot jeans. I saw them at Anthro, but they were $178! Eeek! And I am wearing a chambray shirt in my post today! :) Really love your blog. So glad I found you! New friend!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  10. LOVE the asymetrical earrings too! I just bought an ear cuff to wear as one asymetrical earring

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  11. What a sweet blog post on spot on trends! Target and you are also in a stage 5 clinger relationship, don't you love/hate it?! Gah. Anyways love this, esp floral dresses!

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  12. I usually stay away from trends but I totally got some metallic boat shoes a few weeks ago. love them!

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  13. We are seriously crushing on all the same things lately! I LOVE all of these. I'm totally obsessed with denim shirts & neon nails. I haven't seen polka dot jeans until this post but I've fallen in love with them!

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  14. One more reason I love being a part of the blogging community! I don't even have to read fashion magazines anymore... but i still do sometimes, as a guilty pleasure. I especially love those polka dot jeans! Now, the summer scarf idea is never gonna take off where I live- it is too humid, and all kinds of fabric just stick to your skin. Yucky. But I love ikat for sure! Perhaps a trip to Target is in order?

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  15. I love that blue floral dress in the last pic!

    Your blog is so pretty by the way! =)

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  16. I want polka dot jeans soooo badly! And GO SPERRYS!! I love mine!! Thanks for linking up!!

    Rachel (co-host)
    www.listsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovin the asymmetrical earrings trend!

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  18. I have a chambray shirt and i LOVE it. I wear it with so many things, I love how it goes with everything!

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  19. Those metallic Sperry boat shoes are AMAZING! I have a pair of the originals, but the metallic are just so much better! LOL

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  20. OOOHH great collections here...LOVE those metallic shoes!

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