STYLE: Pastels and Denim
My go-to outfit is dark skinny jeans paired with pretty tops. I can’t get enough of pastels, and blouses are such a fun way to experiment with the trend! This candy-colored piece is from one of our favorite summer collections, by Camilla Mikama, and the outfit is chic for MISSQA meetings, comfortable when working from home and cute when taking my daughter to dance class!
- Viola, Helsinki
BEAUTY: Bright, Bold Natural Lipsticks
Inspired by Viola’s look yesterday, I had to find the most exciting bright, bold lip colors for summer. These colors are ideal for a stand-out-in-the-crowd beauty statement! When putting on bright lipstick, skip the eyeliner or add it thinly line right at the lash line, and go light with the mascara. You’ll end up with a gorgeously fresh look. I chose carmine-free products, which means they are also vegan.
Coral: Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Vixen by 100% Pure.
Pink: Mineral Lipstick in Party Pink by e.l.f.
Rasberry: Double Dose Lip Gloss in Acai Boost by Tarte.
Red: Creamy Lip Stain in Cosmopolitan by Christopher Drummond Beauty.
THE FIND: Belts
If you are looking take your wardrobe up a notch, there’s no better investment than a couple of belts. A belt will make any outfit look more put together. I recently found all the Matt & Nat belts on sale at ASOS (you can browse all non-leather belts) and ordered everything still left in my size. A good show tailor can fix those that don’t fit. For summer, try skinnier belts in bold colors. You’ll start getting compliments on all your outfits, guaranteed:-)
- Annabella, New York
THE FIND: Costello Tagliapietra Spring/Summer Dresses
After I once dreamily said when working on this blog: “I want to buy all the dresses in the word!” - it become a running joke for my husband. But, it’s true. Once you know the most flattering silhouette for you and make purchases accordingly, slipping on a great dress makes styling a pure joy. Today I’m inspired by Costello Tagliapietra’s SS12 collection of fancy florals and chic cuts (see the collection on Style.com). The duo AirDyed their creations and use the same method on their lower priced line at Barneys too.
-Annabella, New York