Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oh you're going to need these things

Must Haves for Summer- Part One

When I’m not working my regular job, I like to pretend that I’m a celebrity stylist or professional buyer for some power fashion house. This obviously gives me a good excuse requires me to spend time in the mall and perusing  fashion sites and mags. Here are some trends I’m seeing all over for Spring and Summer!

#1 (Light) Bell bottom jeans. Yes, yes as soon as the style world finally has the majority of us on board with skinny jeans, they switch the style back to wide-legged bottoms. This my friends is why you never recycle a good pair of jeans! I don’t own a pair of this year’s lighter denim trend yet but I’ve been scoping out a few ones I love. These top my list:


#2 Wedges – I ADORE this trend. I’m a huge fan of wedges. However…I’m not a fan of the heel heights climbing as fast as gas prices! Can’t we keep our wedges to a comfy 3”? Some of us are not as short as Nicole Richie and prefer to stay trendy but out of the man-height region! Here are some wedgies I’m 
l-o-v-i-n-g.

#3 The Romper – This trend started last year and I was about as opposed to it as I was the comeback of stirrup pants. I mean, what could be less sexier than an adult onesie?! I still think it’s a trend that confuses guys to no end. I do actually own a romper but my tip for this trend is to find the perfect fit for your body.


#4 – The Fedora – My large noggin cries in sadness that it is not suited for hats. But I urge you all that have properly proportioned heads(with complete bitterness)to rock that fedora or broad-rimmed hat. ….so chic for summer! 



#5 - Pink Gloss - Neutral makeup is IN this summer - so fluff on some bronzer and swipe those lips with some pale pink shades. 

Emily Maynard wears this one! Obviously I adore! Credit to The Possessionista for this find.
(I realize this shade actually looks hot pink and not pale pink - trust me - it's the perfect shade for summa!)



Are you loving any of these summer trends? Or are you creating your own? What are you loving?

30 comments:

Something Old, Something New said...

Great picks! I love the fedora and definitely plan to get one this summer. As for a romper I'd love to find one that doesn't look so awkward on!

Shannon said...

I'm with you completely except for the romper. Maybe because I'm not built for a romper...but I just can't support that.

I do have a cute fedora. Let's see if I can pull it off this summer!

Dree said...

I love everything you've included. Wedges are what I'm going gaga over this summer. Love them!

jayme said...

can we please go shopping together?!

Suze said...

I'm a fan of the wedges and rompers definately :)

Young and Fabulous said...

7's are probably one of my FAV jean designers..so comfy! Those, and Joes..woo I rhymed!

I agree wedge heels need to stay low..and nice gas price reference..I'm frankly EXHAUSTED of paying 70$ to fill my car

and pshhh I've already got it covered with the Fedora! Now we've just got to get one for YOU! I'm tellin ya...check out nordstroms theyve got a big selection and it'd look great with your tan!!

xoxox

natasha {schue love} said...

Ohhh I love the wedges! And I am so into the fedoras too!

Ashley said...

totally in love with the jeans and wedges! my head is funny shaped and those hats are sooo cute, but look soooo strange on me :(

Shalyn said...

Loving your picks!

I love fedoras!!!!! I always have, so I'm glad they are finally "in" haha.

I love onsies and rompers. I can't help it. Cool or not, I have like 6.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

can't get enough of the wedges. i'm still unsure of the romper trend...perhaps i just haven't found the perfect fit yet!

Michelle said...

I love wedges! Definitely my go-to summer shoe! I think I might try fedoras! Everyone says I look good in hats, I wonder if I can pull it off! I love rompers, sadly, they aren't for me! I'm a dress kinda gal :)

SKB said...

Very Cute stuff! My roomie already ordered that fedora! I am a new follower! Stop by my blog if you get a chance!

megan said...

Rompers are cute from the front, but do NOTHING for the booty. I LOVE wedges, but Cameron is only like 5'7" so I have to pick and choose when I wear them. :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I so need to get a great fedora hat for summer...I love that trend so much:) Hugs and kisses, darling

Ps: I’m hosting a cute necklace GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in!

jessica said...

i love fedoras, but they don't fit my head either! :-/
and wedges will always be my fave! they are definitely my go to shoe!

Jamie said...

What great summer trends!

Chelsea said...

umm i'd like it all. you can just mail it to Chelsea Coleen, Blogger Princess Extraordinaire , Atlanta, GA.

thanks! xo

ps the word its making my type in below is "citypot".... uhhh ok blogger.

Major Gal said...

got 'em all except the fedora. I feel super self-conscious in hats and i just don't think i have that cool vibe going. i'm more of a classic, preppy gal :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i need a pair of wedges and a fedora stat! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Abby said...

I LOVE my romper. I'll admit I don't think it's my bf's fave outfit I wear, but it's just so comfy and easy to pull off ;)

meme-and-he said...

thanks for all the tips! YOu totally could do that for a job :) I have been looking for a fedora hat for some time now...and bell bottoms? coming back again?? not sure how I feel about that one..

Jana said...

I saw a girl rocking a romper last week with heels and she looked amazing. We were at a fashion show and I stopped her and told her how fabulous she looked in it. If I could look like that, I'd totally rock one. I'm learning that I think, unless you are super tall, you have to wear them with heels or wedges! They are for sure in this year!

Katie said...

I just can't jump on the romper bandwagon...I feel the same way!

Megan said...

If Emily wears that color, I'm in. Haha.

I WANT to like rompers, but I just can't. They look funny on me.

Val said...

The romper is screaming my name =)

Lindsey said...

OK, love rompers, but they would look horrible on me. I love them on the right body type aka yours. Love wedges, obvs. Also, adore fedoras but my head is too big for them. BOOO! These are great pics, why can't I be that girl that can look good in anything. Snookie wahhhh!

Amber said...

OOOOOooooo I love those wedges. I am definitely in to that trend right now. I love my heels but wedges definitely give a girls feet a break while still adding height. I think the fedoras are cute but haven't tried them yet. I am not usually able to make a hat look stylish. I know some people can definitely pull it off but not this girl.

Rissy said...

is ti weird that when I was falling asleep last night I actually thought "hmm I didn't read ashley's post today." ok, it is weird.

I love all those trends, but the last time I tried on those kind of jeans they looked HORRENDOUS!

I heart rompers... seriously... and guys can kiss my bum if they don't.

CarissaExplainsItAll

Lindsay @ My Happily Ever After said...

I love you for saying "man height"...as a 5'9" female, even 3 inch heels bring me into the man height region! It bothers me less now that I'm married, but still walking around at 6'2" makes me feel like the jolly green giant

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

When skinny jeans first came out I absolutely thought they were the worst thing ever. It took me up until this past winter to FINALLY embrace them and now that I started wearing them... they go back to the wide legged jean, haha! But it's okay 'cause I still have several pairs that I love. I went through a huge bell bottom jeans phase when I was in high school and I still have those jeans in my closet!

Oh, and I so hear you on the wedges thing. I'm 5'8 already so adding those extra inches puts me at the same height (or taller!) than lots of guys, haha!