||Dress, c/o Lovers + Friends||Hat, Anthropologie||Bag, Anthropologie||Jewelry, David Yurman, Gucci, Tai via Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Kendra Scott Luxe||
Lovers + Friends, a "California cool" clothing line, uses both fun, bright colors and bold, daring prints! What's not to love? They claim to be "ambitious, fun, sexy & confident" and I would have to agree!! The brand is about being effortless and what is not effortless about a maxi dress?! A maxi dress is my absolute favorite summer time essential. It is easy and I get so much wear out of it!! Just throw it on and go! One misconception about the color black is that you can't wear it in the summer time. Well people, black is not just for your winter wardrobe and in fact, "black & white" is a HUGE trend for Spring and Summer 2014. Black & white to me is always in fashion though. It is classic and so is black all by itself. I know that grabbing for those bright colors is naturally what you want to do during warmer seasons but remember that you can brighten up your ensemble with colorful accessories!!
I thought that going barefoot for this post was fitting. My initial thought wasn't to go "bohemian" but once I added all of my accessories that is just what ended up happening naturally. So then I just thought to myself, "Lets do no shoes and just keep it free-spirited." When wearing this dress out, I would pair it with an open-toe wedge possibly in red or black. If I wore it with all these same accessories, I would probably pick the red wedge just to add more color. And do a more of a red lip as opposed to a red-orange. What do you love to wear most during the summer time??!!