Sometimes trends can be classic. They don’t have to be something you only wear for a year and then get rid of . Case in point- these two pieces from Soft Surroundings I have styled today can be worn each Spring-Summer with style!
I’ve noticed this is the third year that linen is in the stores and showing its popularity. I mentioned last year, how I used to stay away from linen due to the “wrinkle factor”, but now I consider that just part of its charm or character. If you aren’t bothered by it wrinkling, there are many choices for you this season. I have been obsessing over linen pieces for awhile now! The weather in NC is inching up to the mid-80s this week, so the heat is on! Linen is one of those fabrics that will keep you cool and fashionable!
I love the look of the boyfriend linen blazer and paper-bag waist shorts, a kind of Spring -Summer polished suit. Now, I don’t have the shorts yet, but I am looking around! Instead, I took the oversized taupe linen blazer and styled it with a pair of medium wash skinny jeans. Proportion is important here, as, if the top portion is oversized or more voluminous, the bottom portion should be streamlined, or skinny for balance.
The linen blazer here has one button, with detailed buttons on the sleeve. I love the angled pockets, as it visually narrows the hip area. I wore a rust-colored tank underneath, and my jeans are from Old Navy.”Tailored with slimming, forward princess-style seams, back vent, chest and vertical pockets and one large button closure. Interior seams are finished with striped binding like fine menswear. Misses 31-1/2″ long,” Soft Surroundings. I am wearing an XS, as I do with all of Soft Surroundings pieces ( size 2-4) and it is roomy/comfortable. It is 55% linen, 45% rayon.
I chose these braided circled leather slides in cognac, as they are also a great shoe you can wear all summer long. Who wants to wear socks when you can slide your feet into this easy-going style. With European sizing, I wear a 38 or 8. I am due for a gel pedicure, they usually last 3 months.. Any color suggestions? 🙂
My accessories are all emulating each other! Have a look at the circled leather slides, then I added my round rattan bag. I then chose these adorable round rattan earrings with a touch of leopard print. See how the earrings tie in with my scarf and bag? I will either choose to wear a light necklace, ( like the one you see in this post about AUrate- Sustainable Affordable Jewelry) or a neck scarf, as the weather gets warmer. I love the addition of print with the scarf and texture with the bag, which helps a neutral outfit look more interesting!
new pedicure is in order.. love the braided leather.
This snakeskin-embossed leather copper cuff caught my eye, as I knew it would go perfectly and have much to match in my closet. I love how it sparkles in the sun and goes quite well with my Obaka watch.
I must be admiring my new shoes here 😉
Are you a fan of linen? What might you choose from the Pre-Summer Soft Surroundings collection?
Thank you Soft Surroundings! **c/o Items in this post were gifted to me. My opinions are my own and truthful.
Sheridan Jacket ( Linen blazer) c/o Soft Surroundings
Old Navy medium was Rockstar jeans ( size 4 for ref- TTS)
Slide Sandals c/o Soft Surroundings
tank – Target
Rattan bag– Amazon
Rattan earrings c/o Soft Surroundings
Bronze cuff c/o Soft Surroundings
Scarf- Charming Charlies
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