Summer Style: Cat’s Meow
In the summer, you wear fewer layers – a simple sundress, or cami and loose pants are what the weather calls for. But how do you feel stylish when you have on the bare minimum? It’s all about the accessories. When the temperature rises, your accessories need to do a bit more of the heavy lifting for your looks…..so how about some leopard print?
Wait – do you think cheetah and leopard print accessories are only for fall and winter? If you do, then it’s time to try something new. These prints are a great way to add a major dose of pattern to any look, any time of year.
For summer, I’m loving these prints against graphic black and white. We’ve created just a few looks to inspire – based in super simple pieces, paired with accessories that pack a sartorial punch to get you through any summer weekend. So why not grab that leopard print heel, jaguar print clutch or cheetah belt and add some feline ‘wow’ to your look right now?
FRIDAY DATE NIGHT
A strappy silk camisole and wide leg linen pants (the perfect stand-ins for a jumpsuit) form a blank canvas for a distinctive printed belt. Add bold gold jewelry, a pair of sexy heels, and a color block bag for a hot night on the town.
Dress up a striped tank and shorts with a lightweight white blazer – it’ll beat the chill of an air-conditioned restaurant. Then trade your nude sandals for a just-as-wearable mixed metal pair, and grab an attention-getting clutch. You’ll be ready for brunch with the girls – and maybe a little shopping afterward…..
What’s best for summer run-around time? An easy dress and flats. But with this outfit, you can run into anyone and feel perfectly pulled together. A studded hobo bag, classic aviators and a gold pendant complete your I-got-dressed-in-no-time look.
Paul Julch helps busy people to streamline, organize, and update their wardrobes so they can get dressed with ease and always look stylish and feel confident. Any budget, any lifestyle, any body. His business is Urbanite|Suburbanite, and he works with clients to develop a modern, current, versatile wardrobe that expresses personal style rather than trends. Paul is based in the SF Bay Area, and remote wardrobe & style coaching is available for out-of-towners. Visit Paul’s website for more style advice, and follow him on Facebook , and Instagram to stay up to date on the best styling tips and tricks.