May 24, 2011

Summertime Fine

With summer rapidly approaching, I think it is really time for me to kick my closet out of winter mode. I am such an odd shopper; I have this addiction to buying only sweaters and jackets. Of course this is fine during the cold months, but by the time the weather gets warm I never have anything to wear. Because of this, one of my friends and I are organizing a shopping trip to NY very soon so I can update my summer wardrobe. Here are a few things I am hoping to get and a couple of the looks I will be going for this season..


Most fashion lovers have style muses and Solange is definitely one of mine. This woman is a master of mixing patterns and I love the subtle yet effective manner in which she does so. I think she looks smashing. Both of the looks above are great for the summer.


Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while probably know that I am an absolute vintage fanatic. I even used to do thrift store haul posts where I would display all my vintage finds (you can view them by clicking here). Vintage dresses are one of my favorite things to buy from thrift stores; I absolutely love their unique fits and interesting designs (and you really can’t beat the low price either which is $7.oo at the store that I frequent the most).


Like I mentioned before, I have an odd addiction for buying coats. Fortunately, it does get a little chilly on some summer nights so my addiction doesn’t go to total waste. My idea of a good summer coat is something light and loose, like the 2 coats pictured above.


This is a trend that is catching like wildfire. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this concept, color blocking is the combination of different colors that complement each other in an outfit. There are some people that could color block an entire outfit from head-to-toe and look smashing, but I don’t think I could pull off such a look, personally. I am a fan of more subtle color blocking like in the outfit seen above.


These are nothing new, but I have yet to purchase one! Usually I just use my own scarves to make turbans. However, I feel these simple pull-on turbans will be a great purchase for me, especially when I’m in a rush and I just need something to throw on.


What will you be wearing this summer? Leave it in a comment!


56 comments:

  1. I'm thinking of investing in a couple of t-shirt dresses



    Fashion Rehab

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  2. Great post!

    Will defo be following suit with the "Colour Blocking" trend here in London - absolutely love it!
    - Sharna :O)
    [www.musingsandmemoirsofafashionista.com]

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  3. Anonymous5/24/2011

    Love this post!! I love Solange, her style is incredible....I love the color blocking as well!

    xox

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  4. Colors, lots of colors. I cant wait for the sun!!

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  5. I'm looking forward to buying and wearing more vintage dresses and trying my hand at color blocking.

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  6. Gorgeous pics! Can't wait for summer!



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  7. i definitely cannot wait to try color blocking as it is i love mixing pieces that people would not normally wear together but with the beautiful sunlight the colors are really going to pop!

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  8. Love it all. All the things I also want to do. You can purchase those pull on Turbans at beauty supply stores. I had to get a bunch for a past fashion show. They look just like the one in the pic to the right.

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  9. i love this--especially the vintage dresses! check out my donations/replacements post...great minds think alike ;)

    http://politicsandfashionshi.blogspot.com/2011/05/donationsreplacements-style-trends.html

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  10. These are some great summer looks! I'm not sure I'd go for the turban, but I'd be up for everything else. That vintage dress is gorgeous!

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  11. nice pics! Love it all xoxo

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  12. I'll be wearing lots of colours and my hand made beaded accessories!:)

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  13. I'm going to be rocking mixed patterns and turbans!!! :-)

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  14. Yemi U.5/24/2011

    I love those 2 outfits with the coats!! The yellow pants are amazing. And I will also be purchasing some turbans soon!

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  15. I think this summer I will more shorts which is something I hardly ever wear and also more wedges too. Oh and color color color!

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  16. Love the summer coats and the light colors they come in. I also love the color block look....I have a bright yellow clutch similar to the models and mixed it with a cobalt blue color as well.

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  17. I think its definitely all about color blocking this season!

    Love Solange as well!

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  18. Cute pics!

    Loving the Solange ethnic prints. I am all for vintage dresses, but I have no luck finding these, a purse I can find in a haystack :-)

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

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  19. Thank you all for the comments! It sounds like everyone is going to look smashing this summer! :D

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  20. i've been doing a lot of color blocking and I think that is going to carry through for the summer w. me :)

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  21. I like the color blocking photo. Like you said, it's not too much.
    I want to wear more dresses & skirts this summer.

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  22. its kinda summer all year round here so its little dresses and tees for me most of the time. I kinda wish for the cold just to be able to wear the heavy jackets and all..

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  23. Cool looks! It's always summer over here so think shorts, tanks, and nude fluttery blouses :D

    Adiya

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  24. I do love thrifting, I wish I did it more! I'm loving turbans at the mo!

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  25. i love all the looks you have u especially the vintage dress
    usually i am a white vest top jeans or shorts kinda girl in the summer but this summer i am looking to wear a lot of dresses..
    wish me luck x

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  26. Just run into your blog!Following it it's great!!
    Check out mine I'd love your opinion!!

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  27. I did a post a few weeks ago on how to pair a turban with a more refined outfit with a wide leg pant! Check it out!

    www.physicalcanvas.com/

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  28. I mos definitely wanna try out the bro turban. I know I can pull the shit off, it's just a matter of when, where, and how to style it without all the ladies thinking I"m playing for the other team.

    That last point is the most crucial of the three.

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  29. Thank you so much for the lovely comment! This summer i am definitely going to try the whole pattern clashing thing!

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  30. Love these looks, thanks for sharing! I have the same problem though! I am a rockstar at dressing for colder weather, but get a little lost when things warm up! I just can't resist a comfy sweater!

    -Heather from lifeofapasseri.blogspot.com

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  31. I really need a new Summer coat! Love your blog :)

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  32. I'm thinking *breezy* as my summer theme. Lose tops, boyfriend jeans, summer dresses with cool prints and wedge heels. Nice accessories to play with. Easy, breezy, beautiful... It'll be too hot in Atlanta to overdo it.

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  33. mixing different patterns could be very interesting!loved this post.i really like your blog.i am following you.follow back if you want :D

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  34. lots of summer dress and maybe try some color blocking...I love it on others but i'm yet to really try it

    http://sundaysbeautiful.blogspot.com/

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  35. I am in dire need of a turban. Great post, keep up the good work.

    Lynn

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  36. I love Solange knowles sense of fashion,so i am definately going to start mixing patterns this summer, just like my lit` fashionista :)
    I`m also going to try wearing a turban this summer and do a bit of color blocking.
    Great post. x

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  37. http://daydreamsofaneverendingcloset.blogspot.com/

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  38. print mashing is amazing and solange is so beautiful . great ideas...too bad its cold my end

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  39. fabulous post - thanks so much for sharing! such inspiration for summer! loving the pattern mixing especially!

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  40. Solange looks great. the vintage dress and color blocking are two styles that I totally adore! it would be great for you to rock these looks.

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  41. Thanks for your comment! Great blog, I like colour blocking :)

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  42. I guess I have worn all of them!! and I will keep trying new stuff hehehe....
    Im following :) .....

    www.amintasfashion.blogspot.com

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  43. This is really a COOL.. COOOOL BLOG!!

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  44. Anonymous5/26/2011

    Hoping i can get my abs in shape so i can rock cropped tops!!!
    Oh and brightly coloured pants, not sure i can go all out with the colour blocking trend.
    Already started acquiring fabric for my scarves/turbans.

    Mizchif

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  45. this summer i'll be living in my racerback maxi dresses + hats that i recently posted! so comfy.

    thanks so much for your comment at [oomph.]
    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  46. Summer time fine..... That's from J.Cole's - In the morning. I Love your blog. You have inspired me to continue to strive for the best with my own blog. I can tell that you stay true to yourself and that makes this blog "That Good Good". Thanks, sincerly Tarah.

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  47. Tried commenting a few days ago but Blogger seemed to be having its period...

    But anywho, =), love Solange's style and she's actually inspired me to go tribal this summer. She mixes prints so well.

    As for summer staples, lots of airy dresses and shorts!

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  48. I definitely need to figure out a way to create a turban look this summer and I adore vintage. Can't wait to go back and see all your finds!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  49. I will try the turban and the color blocking of course!
    P.S: Soso looks so fab'

    http://dablacksjp.blogspot.com

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  50. i'm so in love with the first 2 images. I think it's the hair, too!

    Bren-
    B So Chic!
    http://www.bsochic.blogspot.com

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  51. I love! I plan to dabble in all categories plus I've recently started to like cut up jean shorts alot...and of course crop tops again! great post!

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  52. Solange is my style icon too she is beyond words! This summer I cant wait to wear shorts and overalls. Im still trying to figure out how Im going to style the second one but Im excited to try something different. Turbans will definitely be in heavy rotation too. If you ever in petersburg va this hat shop called bon bons has them in like every color for like 2 dollars each.

    I hope all is well doll.

    -Kirstie

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  53. I would love to rock all of this in the summer! I'm definitely going to eventually give in to the turban look, and I want dresses with cutouts in them. That's the look I'm going for this summer. And more ethnic/tribal prints for sure!

    -Kris

    http://thekrisbliss.blogspot.com

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  54. I love this blog! I'm browsing for ideas for party dresses - I have an engagement party coming up and I just can't decide what style I want to go for! I love the vintage look...*sigh. Choices, choices. Thanks for the ideas!

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  55. Anonymous9/08/2012

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QKayWlvGI8w/Tdvdk1pXoaI/AAAAAAAABmw/iho8gka4raI/s1600/9.jpg ,where you have find this picture plz

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