In the hot summer sun is there anything more refreshing than a flowing skirt? Today’s Fashionista wore her Free People tiered skirt in a bright pink, which paired perfectly with her crochet vest. As a layer girl at heart, I love crochet for summer: it’s an easy and light alternative to cardigans and heavier fabrics. Another great way to wear crotchet is on this Lucky Brand bucket bag, complete with a beach read and your favorite shades.

This Fashionista kept her accessories in the white and cream palette, a pearl barrette complementing her chunky necklace. I love the classic feel of the pearls (inherited from her Grandma) juxtaposed to the modern necklace. The pieces of the necklace draw inspiration from seashells, the ultimate symbol of summer. Hair accessories are also perfect for summer, especially for my unruly combination of straight frizz and puffy curls. My personal favorites are American Apparel’s bows, which you can personalize by wearing in crazy colors in whatever way you choose.

Her white watch and brown wedges are simple and fitting for many summer activities, like a Sunday brunch or going out for ice cream. I also love her cross-body satchel whose leather brown lining mirrors her strappy wedges. J.Crew espadrilles are another great shoe option for summer, especially for the heel wearing impaired such as myself.

Spotted: Vests and other layers were all over the Rag & Bone runways for the fall 2012 collection. They are more menswear-inspired, but remain feminine and practical for the upcoming transition of seasons.

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