Distress

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I love the relaxed mood that Summer brings to fashion. With fall and winters layers, there tends to be a more polished and put together attitude. These distressed jeans are one of my absolute favorites. While my husband likes to joke that I look like I fell through a lawn mower, they can be dressed up or down. There’s nothing like pairing denim with a simple black top, in my opinion, and it was perfect for a cloudy day on the beach. Don’t feel like a distressed look is limited to casual though; keep an open mind and an eye out for ways to dress these up during the summer. Think pretty anthro top and a pump.

Jeans (Urban Outfitters), Top (Loft)

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Black and White With Knots All Over

      

Spring in Virginia usually goes from freezing to bloody hot, but it seems we are getting the transitional weather that I’ve always envied of so many other areas.

 I love layering, and this time of year is ideal for it. In a perfect world, we can always utilize those layers so we don’t have to be holding a blazer haphazardly over the arm. This is an example of how to stylishly do so: the waste tie.

We are seeing it all over street style Instagrams. A chambray shirt worn intentionally to accentuate the waste, a long sweater wrapped around the waist giving depth to an already maxi-skirt, leather jackets strategically placed to cover up a stain from that park bench you sat on. The lists of potential functionality could go on, but I’ll stop short for your attention span sake.

Case and point is that you kind of can’t go wrong here.