Written by contributor Jenny Mitchell of Frecklewonder.
Hello, friends! My name is Jenny aka Frecklewonder, and this is my first post here in the lovely land of Simple Design!
I’m so happy to be here and I’m kicking things off with a little summer style inspiration. There’s just something so laid back and easy about a summer wardrobe, isn’t there? Toss on a cute tee with your favorite skirt and sandals and pull out all those great dresses that have been packed away since last September. Reunited and it feels so good!
Of course it’s really easy to go the super casual flip flops route (and we all do it – ain’t nothin’ wrong with it!) but it’s just as easy to look just a bit more pulled together with a few basic pieces and just a little effort. Effortlessly fabulous, if you will. Let’s go with it, sound good? No doubt I’ll come back to this post sometime around mid August, when the heat and humidity will be getting the best of me and I find myself falling into my tank top-flip flop rut.
And we’re off!
These two pretty ladies make pattern mixing look easy, huh? (source: left, right) It’s a little bold, the mixing of stripes and florals, and not everyone might feel like they can pull it off. I’m totally giving it a try, and I think you should too! Pick something in a complimenting or contrasting color and print and see what you think. And forget those unwritten rules about being matchy-matchy!
Cute cat dress, check. Cat eye glasses, check. Chunky platforms, check. Splash of color, check. Need I say more? I adore this look. Bonus points for looking so darn comfortable. (source: here)
Classic navy, there’s just something about it, right? The striped tee brings a sort of Euro-Frenchy kinda feel that’s always so charming. I love how classy and pulled together this look is and it’s just a tee shirt and a skirt. It doesn’t get any easier than that, friends. (Source: here)
I’m a sucker for color, so I automatically love this big pop of happy yellow. There’s a very 50s feel with the fit and flare thing happening, but the modern peep toe platforms makes the whole look much more current. Wear this on a lunch date, to work or just because! Because it’s that cute. (Source: here)
And finally, two great examples of how lovely a simple dress/cute shoe combo can be, and the girls from Oh So Lovely are just that! Also… when in doubt? COLOR. (Source: here)
Final thoughts: simple doesn’t mean boring, dresses are easy-peasy, don’t be afraid of color and cute patterns and ya know what? A cute shoe never hurt anyone.
Hope you all enjoyed this little round up! Which of these looks are your favorite?