Summer Events with Style

July just started which means plenty of summer events will be at your door. It’s warm and sunny outside, it’s the perfect weather to wear all your summer clothes. Magazines are full of new trends, but before buying new items, I suggest you to do a big wardrobe cleaning and organization to see what you have and discover old pieces that you had forgotten about. I just did mine and I discovered pieces I didn’t wore that I will incorporate to my looks this summer. With the summer still at its beginning, maybe you’ve gotten a wedding invitation, maybe you’re going to Osheaga or to music festivals, maybe you’re planning a pool party, maybe you’re wondering what to wear to all of those incredible events. Here are some suggestions of outfits according to the event!

1. Attending a wedding.

You’ve sent your answer and your meal choice, but now you need to plan your outfit. A sacred rule is to not wear white, and I totally agree. Leave the bride shine! I would suggest going with a A-line dress (fitted at the top and open (skater skirt) at the bottom) which is cute, romantic and feminine. If you’re more classic, go with light colors, like light pink, green or blue. If you’re more daring, go with royal blue, purple or red. Another great option is to wear a maxi dress. I love the ones that have a slit on the side so it’s easier to walk and you can still show your legs. Add a statement necklace, dangling earrings, bracelets, rings and nice classy heels.

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2. Pool party.

Whether you’re planning a pool party or attending one, it’s one of those events that screams SUMMER. Wear your swimsuit (bikini or one-piece) under a light, simple and loose dress that’s easy to remove and put on. Go wild with colors and patterns! If you’re not feeling the dress, wear jeans shorts with a tank top or t-shirt. Bright nail polish on toes and finger nails adds a fun touch also. Don’t forget the sangria and the shades!

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3. Girls’ night out.

Hitting the dance floor tonight? Be classy and don’t wear inappropriate clothing. So many people do the error of choosing tight and slutty outfits that don’t flatter their silhouette. I recommend a pencil skirt (a simple black one or one with patterns) and a peplum top (very trendy!) It’s a classic look which is sexy and trendy and it gives a nice figure. I also recommend chic high-waist shorts with a colorful top (royal blue, deep green, orange). Of course, a nice, sexy and simple dress is always a good option for an amazing night! Simple jewelry, lip stick, mascara and.. am I hearing the dance floor call my name?

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Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry

Bye bye sweaters, hello spring dresses!

Cute dresses inspired by stars for this warm-weather season? ABSOLUTELY!!! Dresses are just fun and they are so many for different occasions. Wear them with sandals, heels and a light cardigan if there’s a breeze.

1. An A-line cut dress: This shape gives you a curve-enhancing silhouette which is great if you have boyish figures. It’s very casual, girly and fun! Inspiration from Taylor Swift.

GIVE YOURSELF AN A photo | Taylor Swift

 Hive & Honey from Piperlime.com in sale at 46.50$ (regular price is 59.00$)

 Kensie from Dillards 98.00$

2. A color block dress: Color blocking is one of 2012’s hottest trend! Choose a dress with a lighter color on top and a darker color on the bottom to draw the eye up to show off great shoulders. Inspiration from Ashley Tisdale.

PLAY WITH (COLOR)BLOCKS photo | Ashley Tisdale

 Vince Camuto from Amazon.com 113.40$

 Dorothy Perkins 49.00$

3. A summer fabric dress: Light fabrics like chiffon are super feminine and delicate. They help hide problem areas. Pastel colors are really in this summer. Inspiration from Amber Riley.

 Jessica Simpson Collection from Amazon.com 68.31$

 Vince Camuto from Dillards 148.00$

4. A midi length dress: Maxi dresses are glamorous but they can make petite ladies look like they’re drowning in too much fabric. Midi length dresses are a good compromise for shorter girls. They still have the bohemian feel and they allow you to show off your new wedges! Inspiration from Jennifer Love Hewitt.

SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE photo | Jennifer Love Hewitt

 Cooperative from Urban Outfitters in sale at 39.99$ (regular price is 69.00$)

 Eight Sixty from Piperlime.com in sale at 76.99$ (regular price is 119.00$)

5. A dress with a belt: Adding a belt to a dress creates curves and looks polished and chic. Go for a black belt if you want to put it with many dresses and have a chic look. Inspiration from Amy Smart.

BELT IT OUT photo | Amy Smart

Bycorpus from Urban Outfitters in sale at 39.99$ (regular price is 59.00$)

 Tommy Hilfiger from Macy’s 98.50$

6. A LBD never goes wrong: As long as the cut is casual and the fabric is lightweight, the little black dress is a flattering favorite that you can put to work, to a date or to an happy hour with friends. Inspiration from America Ferrera.

WHEN IN DOUBT, GO BACK TO BLACK photo | America Ferrera

 Dorothy Perkins in sale at 55.00$ (regular price is 79.00$)

Anne Klein from 6pm in sale at 29.99$ (regular price is 139.00$)

So after seeing all this inspiration, say bye bye to sweaters and hello to spring dresses!

Which trend will you try this season?

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry