I feel like I blinked and Memorial Day Weekend is here. This kick-off of warmer weather somehow always winds up being the hardest of the summer holidays to dress for. You never quite know what you’re going to get – sun, rain, high winds – you name it! For me, I like to still look in season (bright colors, florals, etc.), yet like to keep warm if needed.
The dress I’m wearing (pictured above) is the perfect transitional piece for this time of year. It’s casual, comfortable and perfect for a BBQ. Plus, I’ve been noticing the stripe/flower trend a lot in stores lately. Below, I’ve linked to some similar items.
PS. Can you believe these Birkenstocks are only $34!!
As mentioned in the title, this post is all about two brands that I seriously can’t get enough of – Ramy Brook & Kat Maconie. As you all know, my favorite type of outfit is one where you look dressed up but feel like you’re in sweats (lol). Who doesn’t love that type of look?!
Ramy Brook delivers on both fronts. All of the brand’s items are super soft and high quality, yet fit amazing and feel super light on. Nothing is worse than being stuck in a stiff outfit all day. Plus, these Kat Maconie heels may look high, but are totally wearable and comfy. Both of these brands are definitely worth splurging on because you’ll feel amazing wearing them!
My favorite kinds of outfits are the ones that are just thrown together, yet feel super comfortable and somehow end up looking chic at the same time. For some people, mix matching items isn’t always super easy, but I promise you, once you nail the “casual & chic” fashion formula you’ll never look back.
So what’s the formula? I like to think of it like this: Heels or Booties + Casual Pants or a Dress + a fun Accessory (Hat, Earrings, Bag) = Casual & Chic Style. Simple!
Take the outfit pictured above for example. The morning before my shoot I couldn’t figure out what to pair with my favorite Kat Maconie heels. Since the shoes already have so much detail, I didn’t want an outfit that did, too. As such, I decided to throw on a mini t-shirt dress and blue hat to complete the look. As a last touch, I tied my denim GAP coat around my waist to give my look some added character.
Try it out for yourself! I linked to some items below that can help you nail this fashion formula.
I saw this skirt featured on Bloomingdales Spring Edit and needed to have it! I searched online and was so sad to realize it was sold out. Luckily, I was able to snag it in store. For those of you that are interested in it, but unable to find it in store, I linked to a few VERY similar versions by the same brand above. Now you can still mimic the exact same look!
I really loved the way this skirt was paired online, so I mimicked the look with some items I already had like nude heels, a tailored white button down and fun accessories such as tassel earrings and a clutch. Ps. how darn cute is this initialed clutch? It also comes in a satchel and tote bag form – also linked above.
If you like this look, you’re in luck because you will for sure continue to see tassel, stripe and ruffle EVERYTHING as we transition from spring to summer. This trend is here to stay all season long.
These silky smooth joggers are a freakin’ dream. Yes, they’re as comfortable as they look, plus the lightweight material is perfect for this transitional time of year. You can dress them up or down, but as you can see, I went with the dressing-down option. I just couldn’t resist pairing them with my ivory loafers, as the slit allows for the best peekaboo shoe moment.
If you’re opting for the casual-chic look, pair these pants with a killer heel (these would look sick) and a silk button down bloused (tucked in of course).