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June 22, 2015 OUTFITS 4 Comments

Bell Sleeve Patterned Maxi Dressrebecca minkoff KAI fringe and tassel CROSSBODY handbagBell Sleeve Patterned Maxi Dressrebecca minkoff KAI fringe and tassel CROSSBODY handbag

This season’s hottest fashion trends all seem to include some sort of throwback to the 70’s. That is flares, maxis, fringe, denim, and suede. With just a few simple pieces, today’s look combines the majority of those fashion must-haves for optimal impact. This maxi dress from H&M was simply love at first sight (and not just because it was $34). It’s hard to go wrong with a long summer dress. When temperatures start to climb, my desire to layer-on complicated outfits lessens. That’s why during summer, maxi dresses are the perfect “instant outfit” to keep me feeling and looking effortlessly cool all season long. For a bohemian or retro chic vibe, a long flowing maxi dress in a burst of floral patterns or artistic geometrics is a must-have summer staple. While maxi dresses have been popular for sometime now, this season it’s all about the sleeves. A simple maxi dress becomes so much more with the addition of flirty bell sleeves spanning out from the elbow. Their light and airy attitude adds a groovy appeal when paired with a fringe handbag, hat, and suede sandals. Four items for minimal effort and maximum 70’s appeal! 70s  silhouettes and bell sleeves are two easy fashion trends I can’t wait to continue to play with this summer. For day, I’d highly encourage an ankle-grazing hemline to keep the look feeling more like a causal dress than a formal gown.

Written by Sarah Styles Seattle