LOFT is delivering summer style trends- best friends style. We are feeling light weight summer fabrics, pretty florals, and cute little dresses that take you from the weekdays straight into the weekends effortlessly. Special thanks to LOFT for providing the outfits for our Cincinnati Girl’s Weekend.
If you’re new here, you need to know something: This collaboration was quite literally Kristin’s dream come true. She’s a #loftgirl to her very core.
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Summer Style Trend 1: Light Weight Fabrics
Lightweight linen and light and airy floral pants make for some coordinated best friends! As much as we love dainty florals, we are loving this bold floral pattern just as much! Emily’s pants make such a fun statement, and are a great option for brunches, showers, and even the office! My skirt is the prettiest shade of pink and so comfortable in a lightweight linen. We recommend sizing down. I am wearing a small but would have preferred the extra-small in hindsight.
Summer Style Trend 2: Dresses for all Occasions
Kristin’s dress is a BD Favorite. Our followers are loving this one, and for good reason. It is comfortable, it is versatile, and it’s oh-so-flattering. One of our favorite features of this dress is the straps. You won’t be stressing about what bra to wear with these wide shoulder straps and higher v-neck line. Kristin is wearing a size 10. This dress is available in tall, and ladies over 5’5″ may wish to try that size if you want a dress that falls an inch or two above the knee. If you are looking for a midi length dress that is similar, try this one.
Summer Style Trend 3: Florals
Check out my tan red-headed bestie. If you are in the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area, you must visit Emily’s spray tan gal! Fair skin can achieve a summer time glow safely! As a naturally olive skinned person, I am considering it myself. My arms and legs look like they belong to different people!
From tiny florals to gigantic ones, we’re loving these pretty prints! My typical uniform is jeans and a t-shirt, but I love to let my girly side out from time to time with colorful florals! What I love about this button-up midi dress is the pretty red color. Even though I like the way that I look in red, I don’t gravitate toward it. Part of being a fashion blogger is stepping outside of your zone. I’m glad that I did because I think this dress is just a enough of my style, but still a fresh change!
I paired this midi with simple leather slides and my new belt bag. The jury is still out on the fanny.. err, Belt Bag… but I gotta say, I love it. It’s a fun update on an old trend.
Summer Style Trend 4: Fashion Kimonos
In addition to petite florals, we can’t get enough of these bold blooms- slap that on a bright and airy kimono and you’ve got summer perfection. We love these pieces for their versatility! I don’t know about you all, but I’m perpetually too cold in doors, and too hot outdoors. The kimono offers a little bit of protection from that icy AC air. It also provides a little bit of modesty, for those who wish to cover their shoulders at certain events. Mostly, these pieces are just an easy way to elevate your casual outfit style.
Special thanks to LOFT, and especially Lucena at LOFT Crestview Hills Town Center for providing our looks for this shoot, and for making some of our (and especially Kristin’s) blogger dreams come true! An additional thank you to Leanne Hunley, who photographed our shenanigans, and Hotel Covington, for giving us free run of their lobby and delicious, Instagram-worthy craft cocktails to enjoy while shooting,.