Well, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve found my color of the summer. Every year, I unintentionally end up gravitating towards the same shade of “flame” red! I actually didn’t realize it until I sat down to write this post. You might remember this look from a couple years ago, or even this recent all-red jumpsuit look!
I find the color youthful and a breath of fresh air to welcome the heat of summertime.
I fell in love with this dress while perusing the sale rack of my local Dillards! Can you believe that I only paid $27? For my spicy look, I paired my dress with layered gold necklaces, and the same shade of red heels. I feel like a real-life salsa lady emoji! Unfortunately, my particular dress is sold out – but here are some other red-hot picks to get you ready for Summer (my favorite is only $52)!
Let me start by saying, summer in Florida is no joke. The heat is a killer! So on my recent visit home to Jacksonville, I was sure to pack breezy dresses and shorts for during the day. Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with shorts – because I feel like my body type doesn’t naturally lend itself to feeling flattered in them. However, on a recent Zara trip, I uncovered this high-waisted and not-too-type pair of navy lace shorts.
Because of the fit, I thought they would look cute with an oversized breezy white shirt which I picked up from H&M. I finished my look with my favorite espadrilles, gifted from Patricia Green! Seriously…I have them in cream, orange and the navy. They’re so comfortable and cute! Lastly, I added a touch of glam to my outfit with a gorgeous pair of earrings from Lele Sadoughi. I’m obsessed with her fun and whimsical designs that can easily elevate an outfit. The great thing about her styles is that they can be paired with casual looks like this, or add color to a more dressed-up style. You’ll see me rocking them all Summer!
There are some colors and patterns that naturally lend themselves to certain seasons. As Miranda Priestly said, “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” ha
But you know what I mean – holiday reds during the winter months, pastels for Spring. Well, there’s one color that I feel works remarkably well for ALL seasons!
The color I’m refering to? Mustard Yellow! It’s amazing in the Fall/Winter with rust, grey, navy, etc…and can look fresh for warm weather in the Spring/Summer!
I love to wear this color year-round and have gotten quite the collection of sweaters, and dresses alike. This year, I opted for a new mellow yellow dress with flirty details to kick off the Spring months. Yes, it’s floral – but I think more sophisticated than an expected pastel.
I paired my dress with the same shade of yellow velvet heels (my favorite purchase last year!) and a pop or turquoise in my earrings.
…And in addition to my dress and shoes. I’ve included links to some of my other favorite mustard pieces!