Sophisticated Summer

This may sound strange coming from someone who’s from sunny California…but can I tell you a secret? I really detest warmer months. But hear me out! One of the main reasons I don’t look forward to Spring/Summer fashion is because unfortunately, most people tend to use these seasons as a free pass to dress as casually as possible. I have an abhorrence to sloppy, lazy dressing. When the new seasons clothes start trickling into stores I usually sigh in disappointment. What’s with all the drab denim and lackluster tees? Quite depressing. It’s like they’re deliberately trying to suppress glamour! In my opinion, shorts and sandals should be reserved for the beach only. 

So now that the sunshine is starting to return…can we make a pact to bring back sophisticated dressing? In today’s look I’m making the case for getting “dressed up” in an outfit that commands attention. It’s a well thought out look that took time and effort. It’s important and so enjoyable for me to create looks for you here that stand out in a crowd. Now don’t get me wrong, floaty maxi dresses and lighter looks are easy and fun too…but I certainly feel a lot more confident in an elegant ensemble like this one. Plus! I take accessories very seriously. They say a lot about you! In designers collections this season we’re seeing touches of baroque, Victorian and even rock and roll when it comes to shoes, bags and jewelry. I chose to feature leather & studs here to toughen up this feminine, vintage silk blouse. I love that it has a sort of 80’s “Working Girl” vibe. Also a very popular trend! 

In my blog I always stress the importance of never apologizing for wanting to look your best. But what’s most important is that you do it for YOU and no one else. I’m a firm believer in the idea that one can never be “overdressed”. So instead of blending in with the crowd in simple tops and jeans why not break the mold & unleash your inner bombshell? Try it once, just for fun, and see how it makes you feel. 

Fashionably yours,

**Photography by: @JonCPD Jonathan Chin Photography**

 

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