Good morning Ladies!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’ll tell you about mine but first want to talk about one of my favorite styles for Spring and summer, what I liked to call The Safari Look. Call it Neutrals with Straw Bags- but that doesn’t have as much of a ring to it does it? One of my favorite styles conjurs up images of a Safari holiday or trip, or one I suppose it would look like. ( I have never been on one!) Neutrals, linens, light fabrics, with structured or flowy clothing, accompanied by a bamboo straw bag or clutch, neutral leather sandals or espadrilles is the vision I have in my mind.
I know. A Pedicure is in order! What color to get…
Styling the Dress
I don’t think I look particuarly good in hats, but a fashionable, light straw hat would work very well here, not to mention keep out the sun ( and protect the skin!) I started with this neutral shirt dress from H &M, which i purchased a few years ago. I would like to add a thick cognac colored leather belt to this look, but for the meantime, went with the cloth belt that came with this dress. Leopard is a neutral and can be worn year round, so I thought it a perfect print for this style. I added these red tassel earrings to give a pop of color to the neutral look. Any color would work.
This dress, could also be worn as a tunic, if you prefer. Add a pair of cream or khaki colored trousers for an elegant look. Wear a pair of skinny jeans in a lighter wash for Spring . There are options 😉
These Andre Assous sandals , which you read about in this post, Andre Assous Spring Sandals , will be my go to black casual sandals for the summer. With some height, and a cushioned foot bed, they are a great mainstay for the warmer months. I’ve also written a post HERE on a pair of blush espadrilles by Andre Assous.
See how I styled this dress last year in this post- Khaki Safari Dress
Trendy Straw Circle Bag
Of course I was excited to share with you my new bag! This circular straw bag with its interesting middle design caught my eye on Poshmark. You know I enjoy shopping there, and the style was almost identical to the bag I first found on Anthropolgie, yet at half the price! I have plenty of outfits to wear with this straw bag. I have linked up some favorites below as well. There are no pockets, but a spacious interior. I was able to fit my wallet, a small brush and lipstick in there and had more room. It would do nicely!
I’m off today to see the Opthamologist. I want to ask him about EDS and my eyes, as well as getting them tested. I know my eyes have gotten a bit worse, so I am in need of a new prescription, which in turn, will mean a new pair of sunglasses! I have a pair I am loving on-line… so wait and see !
Do you wear a Safari look- (cool neutral tones) in the Spring/Summer? Are you looking for a new straw bag?
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Scarf- Charming Charlies
earrings- Baublebar for Target
Have a wonderful day!
SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR TURNING HEADS TUESDAY!