Hello NSMV readers! Some things just look better in black and white: old movies, delicious Oreo cookies, Instagram photos, and now, your Spring wardrobe. No two tones play better together. Pairing black and white separates is a bold statement, that’s achievable for fashion lovers everywhere, regardless of your budget and accessibility to fast fashion stores. A comfy pair of white denim and a casual or dressy black top is a super easy and virtually effortless way to dominate this trend. If you are a little daring try mixing textures to keep things a little interesting. The bonus is that both black and white work well with colors, so you can re-wear your pieces summer, fall, and even winter. Let’s face it you can’t go wrong with classic black and white!
During the summer season, flip-flops aren’t usually my type of go-to shoes unless I am going to the beach. However, these Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals redefine the mundane flip-flop, making them an elegant semi-casual yet semi-formal summer shoe.
And, of course, the stylish fashion blogger and footwear designer, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, proves all of the statements above. As she pairs them with various outfits, these Valentinos exhibit their endless potential as a versatile summer sandal.
Splurging $295 on PVC footwear that can only be worn only during one part of the year is quite the extravagant price to pay. Thanks to Steve Madden, the “JIFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals are the perfect budget-friendly alternative to the Valentinos above. Priced at $39.95, they are almost identical to its designer counterpart with only minor differences that are hardly even noticeable.
Steve Madden “JIFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals
Berskha scarf, Oysho dress (Summer ’10), Modalu London green leather clutch, Hakei studded suede sandals
Over the last seasons, various iterations of “safari chic” have been popping up on the runways, in magazines, and, of course, on the streets. Not only is the look fashion-forward, but it is perfect for balmy summer days. For inspiration, take a look at the lovely ladies pictured above. Our modish muses paired a soft and feminine cream blouse with khaki drawstring shorts to create a modern utilitarian look.
¿Cómo conseguir un efecto safari-chic? Apostad por camisetas básicas o estampadas y blusas de seda con shorts o pantalones largos, marcando el talle con un cinturón. Mezclar la inspiración aventurera con tejidos delicados como el encaje produce un efecto fresco, casual y muy femenino. En cuanto al calzado, optad por sandalias o zuecos de madera, rafia, piel o ante, mejor con un poco de tacón o cuña. Emplead la misma tónica para los accesorios, eligiendo aquellos que incorporen tejidos y materiales naturales, cuero y animal print: bisutería de aire tribal, maxi bolsos tipo saco o sombreros al más puro estilo explorador.