Embracing Summer Trends

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.
All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand-selected by

tie-front midi dress

I know there’s a bit of debate when it comes to fashion trends
and, truthfully, this is a question I get asked a lot, so I wanted
to share my thoughts on it.  For wardrobe basics, I think it’s
best to stick with the classics, especially if you’re choosing to
spend a little more to get quality pieces.  When it comes to
trends, I recommend searching for budget-friendly options &
choosing things that aren’t so much “trends”, but simply
silhouettes, prints or designs that are coming back in style
again.  For example, we saw a resurgence of snake print &
leopard this year (both are timeless when done well).

In addition to careful selection, it’s also important to
remember that not all trends work for all body types – and, by
the way, that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with your
particular shape!  Sometimes it just takes a bit of trial &
error to find a winner, but that’s all part of the fun!  To help
you navigate through this season’s trends, I’m partnering with
Nordstrom to highlight 3 of the most wearable options for summer
& showing you how to style them in a way that feels fresh &

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with playing it safe &
sticking to what you know works for you.  But, if you never try
something new, you’ll never know how great it might make you
feel…so, why not?  Ordering from Nordstrom is risk-free because
they offer free shipping & returns so you can order multiple
sizes & send back anything that doesn’t suit you.  I love
this because it gives me a chance to test out trends at home so I
can try on each piece with items I already own to see how truly
versatile it will be (something you can’t do in-store).

I purposely styled 3 very different looks for you, so hopefully
there’s something for everyone – one is feminine; one is modern
& one is more classic.  Read on for all the scoop & be
sure to let me know which outfit or trend is your favorite!


Row A Midi Dress

I’ve mentioned before that button accents are still going
strong this season, as are tie-front tops & tanks.  This ditsy floral dress combines
two trends in one & I’m such a fan of this mustard color
because it transitions so easily into the fall.  If you click
through the link, you’ll see that it’s shown being worn
off-the-shoulder but I wanted to show you that you can still wear
it with the sleeves up (no strapless bra needed!).  You can also
tie the front in a way so there’s no skin exposed.  I appreciate
that these aren’t functioning buttons so you don’t have to
worry about any gaping issues.  I found this to run true to size
& it also comes in a pretty green floral.  Other buttoned
& tie-front styles I love: this pastel midi dress, this flattering white top,
this belted dress &
this gauze shirt.

Floral Midi Dress

TopShop Beaded Bag

button-front dress

What I’m wearing:
c/o Row A Floral Print Dress, c/o
TopShop Beaded Bag,
c/o BaubleBar Pearl
, c/o Gorjana
c/o BP Cork Heels, Nails:
Deborah Lippmann (It’s
Raining Men)


crop flare jeans

I honestly never thought I would be into bodysuits again after
wearing them in the 90’s, but there are so many new styles that I
love like this green floral
.  It doesn’t even look like a bodysuit, but I love that
it stays in place when you move around (no need to adjust your tuck
throughout the day).  This would be great for the office too –
I’d pair it with these
& neutral pumps.  This trend is best (& super
slimming) when worn with high-waisted separates.  More bodysuits
to check out: here,
here, here and here.

If you’ve been on the fence about swapping out your skinny
jeans for a new silhouette of denim, consider this your official
memo.  I did not think these would work for me at first, but if
the key is finding a high-waist pair that fits snug through the
hips.  If you tuck your top into them, they are so flattering –
not to mention, the relaxed fit is infinitely more comfortable!  I
sized down one size in this
and Nordstrom has so many affordable options to try like
these, these & these.

ASTR Floral Bodysuit

STS Blue Cropped Jeans

TopShop Wood Handle Bag

how to style cropped denim

What I’m wearing:
c/o ASTR Wrap Bodysuit, c/o STS Blue Crop Flare Jeans,
TopShop Pumps, c/o
TopShop Beaded Bag,
c/o Halogen Resin Hoops,
c/o Gorjana Necklace


classic summer style

I am not a shorts girl, but when I do wear them, I prefer a
style that’s loose through the leg and not tight on my thighs (I
personally think this is more flattering on everyone).  So when
paperbag waists started popping up everywhere, I was excited to get
my hands on some!

These shorts are just
the right inseam length and will be so lightweight & breathable
for those hot summer days.  I found them to be true to size + the
belt is removable so you can replace with one from your own closet
if you prefer.  They also come in a tan/rust hue that I’m
considering ordering – when you find great-fitting shorts, buying
multiples is absolutely acceptable!  These olive green shorts look so
comfy for weekend wear; these
drawstring shorts
have a cute casual feel & these striped pants would be
perfect for a day at the beach.

Leith Paperbag Waist Shorts

Knotty Straw Pom Bag

Halogen One-Shoulder Top

Halogen Striped One-Shoulder Top

What I’m wearing:
c/o Halogen One-Shoulder
, c/o Leith Paperbag
Waist Shorts
c/o BC Footwear Wedges,
c/o BP Earrings, c/o
Knotty Straw Bag



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Embracing Summer Trends