~ Kimonos ~

Although this is the last weekend of August, we still have a few weeks of warm weather ahead of us. There are plenty more opportunities to wear your favorite sundresses, tank tops, and shorts. But on the days and nights when those temps do start to drop, it is nice to have a piece on hand to take you into those fall months. Jackets and sweaters are a little warm for September, but lightweight kimonos are just what the doctor ordered. You can even use them as a beach cover up!
Inspirations from Pinterest.

What to Wear to a Pool Party

The words poolside and confidence usually do not seem like they go together. So when I get an invitation to a pool party, my first thoughts are what do I wear to a pool party? Do you feel the same way? Well, the anxiety of accepting a pool party invitation this summer will vanish when you read these helpful styling tips for fun under the sun. The first step is to pick a color scheme. Look in your closet and write down the colors you see. Take that with you when you go shopping for your swimsuit. The colors that you are already comfortable wearing should be represented in your new swimsuit. Take what you know about your favorite colors and put them in a bold print. Explore bathing suits and cover-ups in eye-catching prints such as graphic, animal, floral, and tropical. Do not forget the extras. These are the things that make you feel dressed. Sunglasses, the tote bag, the cover up, the accessories, and the shoes are part of the complete ensemble. Make sure all the pieces relate and harmonize with each other. If you are not going to be splashing in the water, then make a splash with your outfit. Look for a relaxed floral or striped dress that comes to the knee or the ankle. Consider wearing a tunic over a white jean skirt or a linen pant. Warm weather fabrics to choose from are cotton, linen, lace, eyelet, or seersucker. If you prefer wearing neutral colored separates, all you need to make your poolside entrance is one bold accessory. Consider the wide brimmed floppy hat, a lightweight infinity scarf, or a metallic wedge sandal. Protect your face and do not be afraid to let your sunglasses be the main event. Now grab a nice cold adult beverage and enjoy the sun!!


Inspiration from Pinterest.