If you live in Pacific Northwest you know what I am talking about. If you don’t then also its ok I know we all love this song :)
Northwestern folks clutch 2 months of sunshine from both the hands and make most out of it. Summer here for me means lovely Bumbershoot and park picnics besides dragging my husband to al-fresco eating joints and gulping Rose (OK sipping Rose –I am a lady :D)
This post I will try to share my styling ideas for Al-fresco lunch and dinner.
Al-fresco eating is out in the open and sometimes it gets little warm so dress for comfort, that means leaving your sheaths and tulle out. Go for LWDs(Little white dresses)’ or easy relaxed maxis or relaxed cotton dresses/shirt dresses. If its lunch I would prefer keeping it simple but still accentuate looks with statement sneakers /flats /moccasins. Go very light on bling.Try grabbing the tote bag for cool and comfortable look.
The idea is to exude the softness and grace with subtle, easy on eyes look. I wanted this look to be uber-cool too so I decided to shun busy floral as well. And lets try styling with the Nautical stripes, because frankly speaking summer is incomplete without classy nautical stripes.
For lunch I ended up wearing this lovely pinstripe dress form J crew
Check out my look.
I styled it with a very subtle pendant-chain necklace from anthropolgie and lovely M.Gemi shoes that are Italian leather-handmade shoes.I picked up my Coach Tote that is very easy to carry and stuff everything that you need to transition from lunch to easy park stroll/beach side outing too.
If your al-fresco is dinner not lunch off course get those stilettos out for little glamour and go with bling now, you can elevate the same dress with little bit of imagination to dinner-date look.
Check out the look –I decided to contrast the blue look with orange using my Loft stilettos and matching statement floral neck-piece from J crew.For dinner you can bring out your clutch bag or any other 'IT' bag that you want.
Both looks are perfect with statement Fendi sunglasses.
With these look go ahead and be the belle and order that Rose you deserve it :D
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