Summer Marsala


Pantone’s color of the year, marsala, may seem more appropriate for the fall and winter. While Pantone chose marsala as its color of the year due to its warmth, you can still rock this dark, rich color during the summer. Here are some unconventional marsala-toned summer favorites you can wear and still be cool.

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Modest and Stylish Rain Boots


Clunky, polka dot rain boots don’t pair well with much in your closet–and quite frankly, are a bit last season. Polka dots, stripes, and dated patterns are being replaced with chic and modest boots that are stylish and versatile. These boots can be worn under long dresses and skirts or over jeans and still look quite reserved. If black is too dull for you, check out Anthropologie’s Charlie rain boots with the cute, white bow.

Modest and Stylish Rain Boots

Workout Wear That Can Motivate


It’s hard enough getting out of the bed to exercise, and finding cute and comfy gym attire can be another ball game. If not having “anything to wear” has been your lack of exercise excuse, consider these tips when shopping for workout wear:

Look for brighter colors. Dark colors like black and gray may be safer and hide sweat, but can be a bit dull.

Add pizazz with a graphic tee, ruffles, or patterns. Try not to go overboard. Just a little detail is enough for a workout.

       

Choose fit and breathable materials. I’m not talking Jane Fonda spandex, but too loose can pose a safety hazard, especially on gym equipment. Choose pants that cuff, light jackets that zip up, or shirts that slightly snug, like Old Navy’s GoDry tees (shown below in neon green).

Jumpsuit Edition


Jumpsuits, which are usually sleeveless, can be tricky. The key is finding one that is loose and pairing it with a belt, cardigan, and flat shoes. Platform heels work just as well. Jumpsuit Edition

Velvet jumpsuits and romper
$142 – shopbop.com

Jumpsuits and romper
$55 – asos.com

One piece romper
$49 – urbanoutfitters.com

Forever 21 shoes
$15 – forever21.com

Forever 21 d ring belt
$5.80 – forever21.com

Bright, Colorblock, and Maxi!


C&C California Colorblock Maxi Tank Dress

Never thought I’d find a dress that could so perfectly combine all three trends. Because there’s a lot going on with the dress, I would match my undershirt/cardigan with the top lilac color (so it blends well), and pair it with a neutral-colored scarf and sandals.

What do y’all think? Way too much? How would you style it differently?