Thursday, May 3, 2012

Summer fashion from Old Navy

This summer is all about sun and surf.  This includes nautical stripes, floral frenzies, comfortable fits, surfin' tees, and popping retro colors.  Fun!  While it is very hard sometimes to find modest summer clothes that don't smother you, I pulled several from Old Navy's site that anyone can wear and love.

Dresses -
The perfect summer color - corral.
Any neutral or gold shades will go
well as accessories or jackets.
You may want to wear a white tee
or tank underneath.

Florals are in and this is hot!
In a good way. A decidedly
feminine charm that summer
temperatures can complete.
Go for soft blue and purple
jewelry or eyeshadow. You
may want to wear brown legg-
ings underneath.

White sandals and a colored
tank top underneath and this is
ready for wherever you are. So
comfortable and beautiful, the
maxi dress is a keeper.
(Hint: a big brown tote/beach
bag would be great wit this!)








Accessories -
Simple and chic, a pare of sunglasses
pulls your summer accessories
together and gives you a confident,
sophisticated air - guess who!


Meet mint - the color of the season.
Refreshing and cool, it sets off cool
and warm tones alike. It likes white,
purples, and oranges.

Reminds me of a quaint wicker fence
in the cat tails, misted by the salty surf.
Slip on your wrist with any casual out-
fit to complete the modern-vintage
summer look.
(Hint: would go well with the corral
sun dress near the top of this post!)

Suave and [faux] leather; a smooth
look to grab on the way to the beach.
Big enough to keep a wallet, some
accessories, and a bottle of sunscreen,
but small enough to look neat and
compact in a soothing navy blue.

We all love flip-flops, but sometimes
we need something more than that.
The shiny woven t-straps are more
professional, and displays a
sensational texture.
Make any outfit pop with a light scarf.
For this one, I'm envisioning some
pink sweat pant cutoffs with a white
tee, a tousled bun, and wild gladiator
sandals. Too easy!

Wedges can be the most comfortable
of all heels, and the hemp braids make
this 2012-worthy.  The canvas buckle-
strap plays down the fancy, and gives
an irresistibly casual feel.



Tops -

I love this breezy cardigan! A
deep ocean blue can simply set
off a tan with a white shirt under-
neath.  The gauzy crochetted
material is so lovely and easy
to wear.

"Flutter sleeves". If you've ever want-
ed to be a butterfly, this is your chance.
But if you want to go a little more
rugged, a neutral or dark color with a
simple and modest scoop neck will do
nicely.
(Hint: this also can hide less-than-
toned arms, while still giving a nice
illusion!)

Horizontal stripes? You betcha'! This
three-quarter sleeved shirt is pretty in
violet, and is still thin enough to keep
you cool.  Great with jeans and
sandals, make sure you wear a cami
or white top underneath.

The good ol' t-shirt! There are so
many choices I found it hard to
choose only one, but I thought the
little slit in the top of this made it
unique, and still modest.  America
loves the tee, and you'll love this
one.

You should have at least one active-
wear top in your summer wardrobe.
Something quality to make sure you
feel your best when romping in the
hot rays.  But I have a secret for you -
this is not just a cute sports top!
What Old Navy may not tell you is
that this can double very nicely as
a swimsuit top!  I use work-out
clothes most of my swimming time
because they are cheaper, cuter,
available, and much more modest.
Catch a wave!

Ah, yellow.  The color of the sun.
I like the simple and complimentary
detail on the top - very slimming.
(Hint: yellow and blue are made for
each other! Pare them as much as
possible.)


Bottoms -

Skinny jeans don't always have to
be immodest. Right now I'm raving
about colorful pants, and mint is
a great color for this summer!
Just make sure its not too tight -
a comfortable fit will also help to
beat the heat.

A light, patterned skirt can do
volumes to your summer collection!
Its hard not to adore this retro skirt
in yellow, wear with a white and
pink top with cute white sandals
and a hand bag.  This can go any-
where!
This may be too short if you have
long legs.

When your crisp dark jeans get
too warm for practical use, you
don't have to give up the look!
These can be everyday capris, or
worn with a more dressy top in
the evening with some wedge
heels.  A staple.
Kacki is a basic addition to a fun
summer - this is the closest I found
in skirt-form on Old Navy, but I think
the ruffles add so much.  When its
hard to find a skirt long enough in
stores nowadays, its refreshing to
find something cute like this.  Breath
easy! Your covered!

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