On the quest to update my summertime wardrobe, kate spade new york did not disappoint. A longtime fan of this super fun brand, I can honestly say the summer collection is my favorite EVER. I promise no hyperbole in my sentiments. Take a look for yourself and you’ll see why. Bright summer florals in the best shades of pink and red cut with graphic black and white, this collection has all the summer feels.
Today’s outfit is one that I got giddy about as I put it together. This peplum top is pretty fantastic with it’s festive embroidery. Pretty red, pink and purple florals with a peplum cut is so feminine and chic. When putting an outfit together I often mix feminine and modern pieces and I found these contemporary culottes to be a great match for my top. They’re such a good cut and lightweight enough for any hot climates your travels may take you to this summer. Speaking of travel, if I’m packing one dressy sandal in my suitcase it’s these statement sandals. These gems are also embroidered with an on trend block heel, easy for walking around without sacrificing looking good. And let’s not forget about some killer summer accessories. You can’t get much more summery than a floral statement earring and a goes-with-everything white handbag.
I’m packing this entire outfit for summer trips because each component is so versatile. I can envision the top being paired with a white pencil skirt on the beach in Florida. And the culottes can be dressed down with a simple tee and festive embroidered slide sandal on the streets of Santa Barbara. This white bag is perfect for summer travel, I’ll wear it cross body on the plane then go strapless for evening affairs. A pop of fiesta floral is a great go-to summer statement earring. Who’s ready for some summertime adventures?!
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photography by Traci Ling