Trends


Ballet Flats for summer 2017

valentino rockstuds ballet flats

pictured: Valentino Rockstud ballet flats in black (designer dupe under $100 here)

Ballet flats are back! This classic shoe style is gearing up for some time in the spotlight this summer as designers give traditional ballet flats edgy touches.

The modern ballet flat, which is what is hot for summer, offers small touches such as studs, criss-cross straps, and laces; which veer slightly from the straps and laces found on real ballet shoes worn by ballerinas.

ballet flats summer 2017 shoe trends

from top left: silver ballet flats (under $100!) / black lace up ballet flats / black premier designer ballet flats / pink ballet flats (available in several colors!)

Ballet flats are so much fun to wear this summer. They offer a feminine vibe which is understated and comfortable. The sleek, no-nonsense designs offers a chic look, and lightweight feel, for tired summer feet. These are the softest shoe style out there!

I love wearing ballet flats after a day in heels, or if I just want to be comfortable. They look great with maxi skirts, midi skirts, and paired with shorts and a cute top. Ballet flats are also a great alternative to sandals on hot days when we forget to touch up our pedicure. haha, love that!

Another way I like to wear my ballet flats is with straight jeans, a tee, and a statement handbag. They are the ultimate chic yet understated shoe. Love!

Are you are fan of ballet flats? Do you plan to wear this emerging trend?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Espadrilles for summer 2017

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Espadrilles for summer 2017 are a classic, yet hot trend for warm vacation months. Although espadrilles are a summer season staple, this year they seem to be exploding more then usual. Designers have given us traditional wedges, and classic slip-ons, but they have also put out espadrilles for summer which are slides, platforms, and sneakers. Those three styles are quite trendy!

Personally, I like classic slip-on espadrilles, or wedges, for the summer months. Wedge espadrilles are great because they are comfortable, and breathable in hot weather, yet offer the height we need for dressy occasions; or when we want to emulate a high-heel look.

Slip-on espadrilles are fabulous due to their comfortable, effortless nature. Flat, slip-ons are my go-to for daily activities.

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Espadrilles for summer 2017 are important in fashion this season because they seem to work well with our current fashion trends. Gingham, ruffles, peek-a-boo shoulders, and flowing silhouettes are hot trends in fashion for the summer season. Shoes which offer too much structure just don’t work well with these styles. Espadrilles have a carefree vibe and look to them, so they compliment all of the playful styles we have to choose from this summer.

If you don’t own a pair of espadrilles yet, this is the season to invest in a flat pair, and a pair of wedges! My ivory pair is several years old, and my black pair is from last summer. Although they are both from previous seasons, the styles are still for sale at stores, and they are still relevant and fashionable. These are classic espadrille wedge styles which make great investment pieces for several summer seasons to come!

The pale pink pair I own is new this year. They are so comfortable, I know I will wear them for the next few summers too.

Which espadrille style do you love this season?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Leopard print for summer 2017

wearing: leopard print pumps (I have owned these for several years, they are a classic! They are really comfortable and perfect every fall season-and this summer too!)

Can you believe it? Leopard print is hot for summer! This classic fall trend is arriving early this year, and turning into one of the hottest trends for the summer 2017 season. Meow!

Leopard print can be found on almost anything you can imagine. The best way to wear it is all over! Look for fabulous swimwear, dresses, tops, pants, jumpsuits, rompers, and accessories. Like I said, on almost everything!

from top left: leopard print tank top (On my wish list and under $200) / animal print sunglasses (under $100!) / leopard print scarf (only $30!!) / espadrilles (these are so cute, totally on my wish list for summer!) / fold-over clutch (popular bag with staying power under $300) / leopard print twist slides (IT shoe alert!) / leopard print layered skirt (so cute!)

The items highlighted above are my favorite leopard print items from around the web. They are great to wear now, throughout the summer, and into early fall. The skirt, twist slides, and clutch are ideal to well through summer and fall; they work in any weather!

Leopard print is a classic trend, but seeing it for summer 2017 is a treat! What do you think of wearing leopard print one season early this year? Is this a trend you plan to follow? Or will you wait until fall to rock the animal print trend?

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