July 2, 2012
As summer rolls into full swing and the temperatures heat up, we often think we’re relegated to sundresses and shorts and tanks for the next 3 months, but I love the skirt and lightweight top option as well. It allows for a bit of pattern and texture layering, and usually is an easy and safe way to incorporate a printed bottom. Even though printed shorts like florals and graphic prints are on-trend right now, lots of you out there I know don’t feel quite comfortable delving into that territory yet, and that’s okay. Just fall back on a cute printed skirt to get some pattern into your wardrobe.
This skirt is super lightweight and kept me cool all day in 90 degree weather. The elastic waistband is more free feeling, and the inclusion of pockets is brilliant. I love a skirt with pockets, don’t you? The pattern has several colors so after the baby is born and I have more top options, I can see it going with a really cute coral and white polka dot top I have, or a navy and white striped tee. Pattern play is still very much on trend. While I’d love to show you how to do this now, I just can’t justify spending more money on maternity clothes with less than 2 months to go! Instead I went with a simple racer-back tank with a crochet detail in back, and a striped tank layered underneath that I already had in my closet.
Hats are the easiest and most functional accessory you can add to an outfit, especially during summer. It serves double duty as a cute add-on accessory and protection from the sun. I’m wearing hats almost daily, and am currently searching for a cute cabana hat. And of course I’d be remiss to not mention how quickly hats can cover up a bad hair day!