Style

Summer Trend Report

Every season there is a mountain of trends to keep track of. Even while brainstorming this post I had to dig through more than I could probably recall from memory. Everything from yellow to graphic prints and off the shoulder to stripes will occupying our favorite stores for the next few months. So with that in mind, I’ve chosen four of those trends I can really get behind for summer.

Not into these? I’m also partial to white dresses, white sneakers, and, of course, stripes.

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Styled: Faux Leather Skirt

I picked up a faux leather mini skirt at Zara while shopping for my recent vacation to Las Vegas. It was on sale and I figured might as well. I really liked it when I tried it on in the dressing room despite not really being sure what I would pair it with on a night out (or any other time really). In the picture above you can see it has a cinched waistband and pockets. Pockets are essential as any girl knows.

A faux leather mini skirt can give any wardrobe a little edginess without trying too hard. It can be paired with a feminine blouse or camisole to tone down the harshness of the leather or it can be worn with a simple t-shirt to make it look more casual. I’ve brainstormed a few ways to rock the mini with the hopes it gets more use than my faux leather birdcage skirt.

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Things I Like This Week

Keeping up with all of the cool things on the internet can be tough. There are so many things worth bookmarking from clothes I want to buy, music I want to listen to, and random things I insist I’ll revisit later when I get a free second. Truth is I probably only revisit those things when cleaning out my bookmarks further on down the road. 

I’m not entirely sure this post actually solves that problem, but it does give me the opportunity to share some of the things I really like this week with whoever is reading this. So enjoy!

Gigi Hadid x Reebok

Reebok’s #perfectnever campaign got a new face last October with Gigi Hadid, and I am obsessed. The campaign seeks to get women to celebrate and be motivated by their imperfections. While I’m not sure my perfectionist personality can completely get behind that idea, the campaign and its athletic styles I can get behind.

Working out can be tough. It requires a lot of dedication and motivation not to mention the physical activity. Looking stylish can definitely help just a little bit. There are three different Gigi looks to shop online at Reebok.com and I can honestly say there are so many pieces worth buying. I was surprised because Reebok really isn’t my go to when it comes to sportwear, but this campaign has changed my mind. Not just because I wish I was as fit and could box like Gigi.

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I really like how minimal the collection is, with the exception of the spike leggings. They are basic colors nothing too fancy but still a really big impact. The metallic sneakers are just so cool. Below you’ll find some of my favorite items and photos of the campaign. Check out the rest of the collection and campaign here.

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Shop this Post: Spike leggings. Chrome sneakers, Sports bra, Crew neck sweater, Classic sneakers, Cardio jacket, Dance mesh leggings, Bodysuit

Victoria Beckham for Target

Just yesterday Victoria Beckham’s range for Target hit stores and online. I woke up pretty excited about adding some pieces to my wardrobe but felt a little overwhelmed. There’s about 200 pieces for women and children from clothing to accessories. When finally browsing I was still a little undecided.

I really like the choice of fabrics and find the colors to be charming. I don’t feel as though many of the items would be universal to my body type though. I do enjoy they fit cohesively with a runway collection she debuted a couple seasons back that I wrote about for another website. I was met with disappointment finding out many of the items were only available in store and yet no store around me. Until recently when I checked the website again to find plenty of the pieces were in stock.

I do love many pieces of this collection and they are slightly affordable. I think they are definitely worth the price just on looks alone, but I have yet to try any of them on in store. That said, I chose my favorites (although I really do also want a scarf) in case you need some convincing. I am seriously eyeing that retro mini skirt..it would be such a jump outside my comfort zone.

Shop this post: RomperBomber JacketRetro Mini SkirtFloral DressScallop Trim TopPleated Lace ShortsLace DressCollared Dress

#GOALS – Emily Ratajkowski

While coming up with the text to accompany this post, I tried to think of a way to explain what #GOALS means. There are all kinds of goals from fitness goals to relationship goals all of which are unique to the people perceiving them. According to a quite bitter person on Urban Dictionary, being GOALS means being someone everyone sucks up to and lives an incredibly staged Instagram life in order to be validated by likes and comments.

To put it nicely, being #GOALS means being something to aspire to. Whether you stage your Instagrams or not (everyone is guilty of this at one time or another) you can still be #GOALS to your loyal following. Nerdy COM major statement in 3..2..1….Social media has given us the power to curate the spaces we want based on the type of person we want to be seen as. Yes that often means staging our photos and retouching those photos so they look better and give off the perfect vibes.

Enter Emily Ratajkowski who is Instagram #GOALS among other types of goals. Her feed is  filled with images of tropical locales, bikini shots (#fitnessgoals), and tons of fashion inspo. Sure pulling off her style might be a little difficult sometimes and there’s about a 0% chance of me ever posting an instagram in sworts and a bra, but if you’re daring enough to try her looks many can translate fine to regular life. I would LOVE if my Instagram feed was half as good as hers.

These are some of my favorite regular, every day style looks featured on her Instagram.

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