5 Summer Style must-haves!

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Today I have someone very special guest posting!  D's sister, Amber is probably the best dressed person I know.  Going to a thrift store with her is awesome, she somehow makes pieces you'd never pick up trendy!  She is D's sister so of course she has some adventurer in her, she cave crawls, uh how cool is that!?  Oh yeah, and she has two ducks.  So when I wanted to share summer trends I couldn't think of anyone better to guest post on tattered to taylored. So here she is...

When Taylor asked me, “D’s” little sister to write a summer trend report for her I was a little surprised. It seems to me the trends making way this season are ones that she’s been wearing for years; retro, simple and always on trend. 

With that said, simplicity reigns this summer season! Shapes are sharp while colors are basic. Even the wildest patterns have toned down to becoming a bit subtler. There is not room for confusion when it comes to patterns this season, the boldest designs you will be seeing are the ever classic “picnic check” or the light floral prints we all have come to love. 
In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, we'll kick of summer with some summer must have's. So what are your Five Summer Essentials?

{one} Find yourself a pair of bold, retro inspired glasses. This key accessory can take any ensemble to next level let alone make you feel cool as ever. "You won't find a quiet moment, it's a statement accessory. Nothing was understated and all the shapes were slightly cat-eye,” advised Francesca Burns, British Vogue editor as she describes the sunglasses used in a recent summer photo shoot.

{two} A shapely, girly and versatile dress. This is a piece we should always have in our closets but regardless mine as well treat yourself to a brand new one this summer! Try one of my favorites; a “picnic check” pattern or a pastel color painted on an A-line cut. 

{three} A slip-on shoe. Whether it be a backless sandal, a feminine sneaker or a cute summer oxford style, that is completely up to you. Buy a comfortable, trendy shoe that you can wear any day, with any outfit so you don’t have to resort to the all too easy Old Navy flip-flop this season. 

{four} A modest bikini. Some days we all find ourselves a little uncomfortable on the beach. Don’t sell yourself short, find a bathing suit that is not only on trend but can make you feel more comfortable and feminine than ever. Find your perfect fit choosing anywhere from high-waisted bikinis to adorable 50’s inspired one-pieces. 

{five} A midi skirt. If you so dare to trade in your maxis for a midi now is the perfect time. This skirt is not going away and I guarantee you if you jump on the trend now you’ll still have time to claim, “I wore it first!” Try something eyelet or light so you can wear it on any day of this soon to be scorching summer. And why not consider pairing it with your trendy new sunglasses for a vintage feel?

I am so excited to try all these trends, thanks so much Amber for sharing!  If you want to keep up with Amber's journey, follow her here

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