Summer, Florals, and Tassels, Oh My!

Warm sunny days, delicious brunch, days at the lake, and summer fashion galore. It’s mid-summertime and freckles are just starting to appear. Bright colors, floral prints, and sandals are everywhere you look on campus and downtown. This summer, in particular, I have noticed a lot of tassel earrings and floral fashions. So get ready, pull out your straw hats and market totes for a trip down floral and tassel lane!

Florals have always been a print for the seasons of spring and summer. Whether you wear a floral print as a top, dress, romper, shorts, pants, or even as an accessory, these are all great options! I paired my floral top with a white bralette both from Blue Arrow Boutique, a pair of white American Eagle jeans, bangles from Alex and Ani, and Guess wedges. Lucky for us Fashionistas, floral prints come in all different colors, bright or pastel, which creates a nice little section in your closet dedicated to those summer florals.

Another great summer trend that has been on the rise are tassels. Tassels have been worn from necklaces, earrings, keychains, to shoes. There are many different materials that tassel accessories are made from such as leather, beads, and lightweight yarn. I accessorized my outfit with tassels by having a necklace and a keychain from Crave by CRV. I always have loved tassel accents; they are a perfect way to add some color and flare to an outfit, keys, or a purse!

These are a few of my favorite summer trends. Florals, straw hats, white jeans, totes, and tassels are great for any occasion or vacation; you are bound to be complimented!

How do you accessorize your floral prints and how do you rock your tassel accessories? Let us know in the comments below or share a picture of you wearing you floral and accessorizing your tassels with @CFashionista on Instagram!

Summer of Denim

Finally, the semester is over and vacation has arrived! Summer in the northern region of the Midwest has its warm and chilly days. It could be the nicest looking day out but you could still have a cold wind nipping at your face. I enjoy summer in the Midwest. One of the best things about summer in this area is that you can wear all of the following; jeans, skirts, dresses, and shorts. The more options the better! With all these options, I tend to stick to denim and lightweight fabrics.

Cold days happen far too often. My favorite style of jeans to wear in the summer are boyfriend. They are comfortable and stylish, not to mention more breathable compared to skinny jeans. The distressed jeans pictured are from Old Navy along with the jacket and yellow off-the-shoulder top. Boyfriend jeans can be paired with strappy heels or sandals to give your outfit that summer vibe.

Denim jackets are a must in every closet. Here in Grand Forks, the wind picks up all the time and gets cold very quickly. Denim jackets are perfect to throw on when you’re out shopping, going to a local farmer’s market, or to a summer barbecue. They’re more of a causal piece of clothing that one for a special occasion. To add more accessories to your jacket you could add pins and tassels to give it that extra flare. I chose a yellow off-the-shoulder top to brighten up this outfit. The relaxed off-the-shoulder top is perfect for summer.

Accessories are always important to any outfit. With this one in particular I chose a simple necklace and a variety of bangles from Alex and Ani. The gold from the jewelry stands out with such a casual outfit and the simple necklace doesn’t take away from the top. The black strappy heels stand out to make the outfit a little dressier.

For those who are not a big fan of boyfriend style jeans they could always try straight leg jeans. Dress up your denim look with a bright colored top either a solid or a pattern. Other ways to dress your denim jacket could be with a dress any length.  Denim is a great way to get through summer vacation for all areas.

How do you dress your denim? Let us know in the comments below or share a picture of you rocking your denim with @CFashionista on Instagram.