, Inspiration Fashion Folder: June 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Summer Solstice!

To the longest day of the year, may you spend it outside with amazing people!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Denim Cut Off Shorts

Nothing screams summer like denim cut off shorts. Summer after summer they remain a staple. The shape, length or color of what is considered cool changes, but  denim cut off's are symbolic to long summer days, tanned legs and American holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.

The easiest way to create denim cut off shorts is to cut up an old favorite pair of jeans. While this seems easy, I have never been able to pull it off. I've tried YouTube tutorials and advice from friends, but each time I cut up a pair of old jeans they look horrible. After many attempts I have accepted that I am not cut out (intentional pun) for creating my own and settled on buying denim cut off shorts. Considering how many pairs of jeans I have ruined, this is a safer and cheaper compromise.

If you are bad at cutting up your own pair of cut off's here are some that are already done for you!

1. Rubbish $44

2. True Religion $168

3. J Brand $189

4. Topshop $44

Photo: WhoWhatWear

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Advice- Festivals

The summer is all about festivals. Whether it's a music, food, beer or wine festival, they all seem to have the same thing in common...they are outside! As a kid I always looked forward to the County Fair, which is sort of like the biggest festival around for kids who live in small towns.

This past weekend I went to a wine festival. It was fun with vintners from all over the area pouring wine. There was music and food and the weather was perfect. 

The people at the festival were all very different which is always fun to see. With all the summer festivals upon us, I was inspired to share a list of DO's for all the festivals or fairs that you may be attending this summer.

1. Wear flat shoes. 
Most festivals are held in parks or fields of some sort, meaning the ground will probably not be flat. Save the heels and wedges for another time and stick to sandals. These are cool!

2. Bring a Hat.
You will be in direct sunlight as most festivals have limited shady areas. A wide brimmed hat like this is great!

3. Wear a Crossbody Bag
This is helpful because it leaves both of your hands free to eat, drink or talk (I talk with my hands a lot).
This Hobo crossbody is super cute AND on sale!

4. Wear the appropriate attire.
Remember that you may have to sit on the grass at some point. Long skirts, shorts, rompers and maxi dresses are your best bet. Plus, it's the perfect excuse to get one of these, although this one may be too pretty to sit on the ground with!

5. Accessories
Less is more. It most likely will be hot and so keep it simple, a watch, some loose bangles, statement necklace or fun earrings (one or two are all you need).

Oh and don't forget your Sunglasses!

Images: LA Weekly, web

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Statement Necklaces

The other day I couldn't stop looking at a friend's necklace. It shimmered and twinkled against the light and seemed to brighten her entire look. That night I went home and immediately started perusing the web for a statement necklace of my own. During my search, I found the Bottega Veneta beauty above. Totally amazing but completely out of my price range so I kept looking and found this, Kate Spade beauty along with this one, found at Asos, but it was this lovely that I ended up ordering.

The next day I told her she had inspired me to purchase a statement necklace of my own and she smiled and said "well the best way to make an outfit pop is with a statement necklace". I couldn't agree more!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Colorful Summer

The days are getting longer and warmer, which tells me that my favorite season is right around the corner! This year I seem to be craving color in my wardrobe in the worst way. Below some fun inspiration!

Photos: WhoWhatWear