You know something? Music really influences you and me. It affects the mood and is that perfect expression when you don't always know what to say. And as I was editing and prepping this post Ed Sheeran came on. Which means a whole lot of happy. You know the words. The ones that go, "You look so wonderful in that dress. I love your hair like that..." In that moment I knew. I knew that Weekend Wear was all that it should be today...
(Photos by Peyton, edited by me)
The Look & Experiment: I love me some simple summer dresses. Especially lightweight cotton/denim ones! It's not a new concept by now, but I used this dress as foundation piece and built up from there. My purse to inspired the rest - playing with reds, carmels, and even venturing into black accents too!
"The way it falls on the side of your neck - down your shoulders and back..."
Mix it up: I'm still on this kick of using a color story to inspire other style combinations using entirely new pieces. And with summer coming up soon, being able to mix and match is essential for making packing a suitcase a breeze.
Confession: Most days, you can find me in a top-knot-blob. I use a hair tie to secure the bulk of my hair and then if it needs help I'll add a few bobby pins to secure any rebellious curls. Or just let them fly freely. You know, whatever.
Do this: Pull out a favorite dress or blouse and maybe one accessory item like a purse or hat. Notice the colors, material, & design. Go back to your closet and pull out anything else that has those same characteristics. Mix & match on your bed until you see outfits coming together. Here, I swapped out the black in the shirt for a black belt & shoes. I also traded the leather belt for my leather shorts and denim dress for a shirt.
|| Denim Dress: H&M, clearanced. Purse: Gifted. Sandals: Walmart. Sheer Blouse: Rummage Sale. Leather belt: Thrifted. Denim Shirt: Goodwill, men's department. Leather shorts: Plato's Closet. Black belt: Gifted. Bow Flats: Can't remember. Rings & Bracelets: All gifted. ||
Happy weekending friends!