You know the drill (as in espadrille)

I’m celebrating the end of June, because that means it’s almost July and that means that summer should kick in any time.  And what says summer more than a super cute pair of espadrilles?? (Nothing, because everyone knows you can’t wear espadrilles in the rain and it’s not supposed to rain in the summer.)  So here are my top 7 picks that are totally perfect to step out in this July to that barbeque/picnic/date/whatever you having coming up.

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See you at the Capitol Hill Block Party

I love summer, and nothing says summer like a music festival.  That is why I am so very very excited to head to Seattle for the Capitol Hill Block Party in July.

It will be my first time at the event, my first music festival of the year and my first trip to Seattle in a long time.  I can hardly wait.  I am most excited to see TVOTR (this will be my third time seeing them),  Pink Mountaintops, and the Head and the Heart. And tickets are only $75 for a three day pass, which is a pretty amazing deal… Even rain couldn’t dampen my excitement for this. Weeee!

In the bedroom, on the street

Don’t put too much effort to get dressed in the morning, cause lingerie dressing is in for this summer.  Light, sheer fabrics- think chiffon, silk, satin and lace- mix and match in muted pastel shades (and whites) for a modern, romantic look.  Soft silhouettes, and lingerie inspired pieces are the staples of the trend, so go for bustier tops and bralettes, silky bloomers, cute rompers and slip dresses. Look for bedroom details like kimono-sleeves, lace trims and scalloped edges.  I’d go for a more polished hair/make-up look to avoid from looking too much like you just rolled out of bed.

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Heading South of the Border

I’m seeing a lot of inspiration from south of the border in fashion this spring/summer, and I’m liking it. Think Latin-American cowboy country. Photo-stories in magazines (Elle Italia, Vogue Australia, Velvet Italia, Vogue Germany…) are channelling this far SouthWest style, using aztec prints and jewelry, bright, vivid hues and lots of big hats (with flat wide brims, or cowboy style).

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White-out (for summer school)

White is the perfect colour (or every-colour) for this spring and summer.  It’s right on-trend (Dolce&Gabanna practically did a whole collection in white for spring/summer 2011), and goes really well with (and enhances!) a tan.  It is my belief that a good tan is the perfect summer accessory.  Some more good news: it’s easy to keep your cool in a WHITE OUT outfit, as it reflects sunlight rather than absorbing it.  The bad news- watch out for the ketchup.

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