One of my favorite parts of spring and summer is that the floral prints get lighter, brighter and even daintier. What better time of year to wear florals than when all the flowers are in bloom? I feel like fashion designers know this. So many of the floral prints in my closet are bought during the summer months. After all, why not? When gorgeous chiffon shirts (like the one above) come out, you have to make a move before you lose.
This outfit is inspired by timeless denim, spring florals, and the way that white jeans make it all work together. Don’t worry, I know the rule – no white pants before Memorial Day. But after Memorial Day, why not take a chance? This outfit is the way to do it.
This denim jacket is from GAP, one of the best designers of denim around. It’s a darker hue, which I much prefer in a denim jacket. Lighter hues are fun and great for a concert, but if you can only own one jean jacket – dark is the way to go. It will match more skin complexions and outfit colors than the lighter versions. What I love about denim jackets from GAP is they are well made and have a good cut. This jacket is no exception.
I feel like this chiffon blouse is such a stunner. The florals are classic, casual but still enough. It’s not too feminine or too dainty, but it screams girly. It could be dressed up under a suit jacket or dressed down under denim. I much prefer the dress-down option with denim. The blouse compliments the darker hues of the denim and adds an extra amount of texture to keep the outfit exciting.
White jeans are the way to go with floral blouses in the summer. They never fail to look crisp and clean and will make just about any color you wear on top pop out.
Brown Leather Purse
This stunning “gingerbread” brown satchel from Kate Spade is what I want this year. I’ve paired it with a few other outfits, because it’s classic and will match most outfits. It also has enough elegance to go from day to night, workwear to casual.
A simple, solid color heel works best with the floral blouse. I didn’t want anything to steal the spotlight from the blouse, so the red heel matches the outfit but doesn’t detract from the focal point.