A little luau

How is your summer going!???? I can’t believe that it’s the end of July!! Ayaya!! We have had a packed summer so far with some work, lots of fun and memories and home improvements!! It always feels good to check off a few things on the to do list when you get a little time off! I’m enjoying dressing for backyard bbq’s, birthday celebrations and brunch! So here’s a little ode to luau and all the magic that comes with them!

Loving a linen floral dress. It ALWAYS brings vacation vibes! Adding gold and a shade lighter metallic turqoise, a bit of white and everything comes together!! All I’m missing is the grass skirt!!

Try a simple long sarong or extra large scarf! Wrap around your waist for a long or short skirt by folding in half. Stripes, no matter the color, and white become a go to basic!! The pink went well with the colorful print! Staying on trend with a bit of macrame with the bag and for added texture my visor and sandals!

Add your own twist of luau with bright colorful cotton pants! Use a scarf as a top by tieing the bottom two corners of your scarf around your waist and the top two around your neck!

Here’s another take on luau with a silk body suit and layered beads! Never enough details.

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Summer time fun fashion!!

This summer as we all know has been different from the past. I have never been more grateful for the simple pleasures of summer time fun!! What is one of your favorite simple summer past time activities or memories!?

Being pool side is always a must in the summer!! So thankful for friends that invite me to lunch!! Being outside in the sun just feels sooo good!! The color of the pool is inviting and uplifting! Dipping your feet in or practicing your best cannon ball is always for a good time!!

Another favorite is hula hooping!! When was the last time that you tried it!? I found this sparkling beauty at the Dollar tree and it paired oh so well with this silver glitter skirt turned strapless! Gotta have fun when fun is meant to have!!!

A true summer pick me up is gelato ice cream and of course bubbles! For this look I used a linen skirt from Ann Taylor as a strapless dress!! This linen side button skirt would be a great addition to your summer wardrobe as well!! I adore my rainbow studded Fendi strap and 3Jours Mini bag, my eye is on this Fendi Baguette! I am all about mixing a bargain with high end! Keep your eyes pealed for fantastic seasonal fun accessories in your local grocery stores because that is where I found this wonderful hat!! These on trending and wonderful sunglasses and eyeglass chain are from Shein. I really am not a fan of spending a ton on trending fashions like large plastic sunglass chains however I do adore the look so this is a great compromise!!!

With Covid I have been staying home a lot and therefore have to create my own new “normal” summer fun!! We didn’t get to have our annual Luau block party so I had a bit of fun channeling the vibe with my Wild Fox sunnies that I scored for a great price on Ebay!! Layer on the color and you can almost here the Hawaiian serenade in the background!!

Another treat missed from the block party, and one of my favs, is cotton candy!! I love a great pink and baby blue/turquoise color combo!! This DIY tulle skirt is such fun and easily paired with any seasonal style! I can’t seem to get enough of it!!

Then of course there is the random rainy summer day! Whether you stay in and movie veg or go outside and dance in the rain it’s a win win!! Remember that khaki goes with just about everything and will be seen a lot this fall as a trending color!! So you may as well get ahead and start with this Puff sleeve Khaki shirt at Taget!! Yes you guessed right Puffy, fun sleeves are another trend for the fall!! I for one LOVE it!!

For now though let’s focus on the colors of summer! Rainbow goes with rainbow, so pretty much ANY color!! Pick a solid to become a background for this amazing neutral, yes I said it, rainbow should be considered a neutral for every wardrobe!! Don’t you agree?

Sometimes when I am shopping and a colorful piece catches my eye, which is ALL the time, I try and think if I have anything in my wardrobe that will compliment or go well with it! For accessories to match you can NEVER go wrong with pearls, like these Mulberry & Grand hoops!

Last and certainly not least wearing white in the summer is a must!! This top is a Victoria’s Secret cami, however I will probably not be taking part in the outerwear/underwear trend that will be seen this fall, I do however understand how the trend will be universal and super versatile!!

Trends will come and go, style is a forever thing!!! Start with color, pattern, cut whatever draws you to being confident and comfortable with your wardrobe!!

Have a style to share and inspire? Need a trend broken down? #getahinch and @hinchology!! Lets fashion together!!

Until next style!!!

xo,

Nicole