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WHAT YOU SHOULD BE WEARING THIS SUMMER

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE WEARING THIS SUMMER

While the Midwest weather may be confused on what time of year it is, my aura definitely isn't. I couldn't be more excited to pack away my parka, and say "sayonara" to my sweaters for a few months. And no matter how often I check The Weather Channel app on my phone, the low temperatures just won't seem to let up. Even-so, I've decided to start embracing May and pull out some of my warm-weather favorites from my closet. Thanks to the Resort 2017 collections, us fashion-lovers were filled with heaps of inspiration to last us all summer long even when the temperatures start falling below 40-degrees.

Below, I dish the top 3 trends you should be wearing this summer. 


LACE INSPIRED BY PREEN LINE

Finally, lace is making a comeback. The romantic Victorian-inspired textile is summer's most sought-after look. In Preen Line's Resort 2017 collection, lace was featured on bright-colored midi dresses paired with updated cowgirl boots, see-through blouses worn with loose trousers, and used as an accent for full knee-length skirts.

Take note from Preen Line, and instead of wearing a boring-old lace camisole (major throwback to my middle school years) to get your fix, try incorporating more adventurous pieces that are featured in colorful hues or unique sihlouettes. 

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LEATHER INSPIRED BY COACH 1941

And just when you thought you had to tuck away your leather jackets, Coach 1941 introduces the material as a summer must-have. In the brand's Resort 2017 collection, leather made floral maxi dresses, sporty bombers, and western-inspired blouses biker-girl cool. Coach 1941 used leather for jackets, skirts, and even leggings — the possibilities are endless.

Depending on where you live, you might not be able to get away with wearing leather pants — or even a leather jacket — in the summer. But fear not, leather skirts are all the rage and are featured in an abundance of retailers in different lengths, styles, and colors. The most important rule when buying leather? Always invest in FAUX!

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ECLECTIC PATTERNS INSPIRED BY CYNTHIA ROWLEY

The term "boho-babe" get's an eclectic update this summer, which vibrant and intricate patterns inspired by Cynthia Rowley. In the namesake brand's Resort 2017 collection paisley mini skirts, geometric silk scarves, and floral-tiered skirts were paired with cropped blouses, bell-sleeved dresses, and statement earrings; respectively. 

Whether printed pieces are your go-to for festivals, outings, or everyday life opt for prints instead of solids this summer. And if you're a longtime lover of boho-chic, try mixing prints for a fun and stylish ensemble.

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Which TRENDs FROM THE RESORT 2017 COLLECTIONS WILL YOU INCORPORATE INTO YOUR ATTIRE THIS Summer? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTs BELOW, & don't forget TO TAG ME IN ANY #OOTD PICS @brunettewithabudget!

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