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Summer Essentials

By Silhouettes1 · May 13, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Barbeques, State Fairs, Music Festivals… Oh My! In continuation with my summery themed posts, I’d like to talk about staying cool and looking awesome in the summertime.

Warm weather can be a tricky thing to navigate. My hair gets frizzy, my face shines brighter than the sun, and finding comfortable clothing that I feel good in can seem impossible!  Now, as much as I talk about being confident in ourselves and just wearing what feels right, it can be hard without the cover of gorgeous wintery layers. It’s ok to need the safety net of a flesh-covering shirt, but you can look good and keep cool while you do it!

My favorite summer staple of ALL TIME are a good pair of cotton/spandex legging. Or several. I wear them all summer long with a pair of cute flats and usually a skirt over it (but I’m on the ‘leggings ARE pants’ side of the eternal argument…)

I love the zipper detail at the ankle of these leggings ($29). Leggings like this breathe well in warm weather, but can keep you covered if you’re not a big fan of exposing your legs. And on top of it, they will look cute with virtually ANYTHING that you pair them with!

But, if you’re a fan of feeling the breeze on your legs, I suggest grabbing this seasons hottest item, the maxi skirt. These ankle length skirts are flowy, romantic and oh so chic. They’re absolutely perfect for a date night or a music festival. Pair it with a simple t-shirt and a great pair of heels!

This super chic border print maxi skirt ($49) can be dressed up with heels and a button up blouse, or dressed down with a bright solid t-shirt and sandals. Perfect for a day of listening to music outdoors!

And my last summertime essential (for now), is the lovely and loose-fitting Kurta.

Seriously. HOW CUTE IS THIS TOP!? The Border-Print Kurta ($49) would look perfect with those leggings we talked about earlier. I love it’s effortless style and the belted waist gives the top the perfect amount of structure.

Summer weather doesn’t mean you have to hide behind bland t-shirts and flip flops. Throw on a flowy skirt or top, pair it with something more fitted for balance and get ready to have an amazing time!



Amalia Nicholson is a plus-size blogger, fashion enthusiast and advocate of beauty at every size. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where runs her personal style blog, Double Vision.


By Silhouettes1 · September 1, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Okay, most of the time when I write these blog posts, I have trends I like to highlight. But this post isn’t going to be a neat little package of style, because I have some odds and ends to show you.

(Basically, I’m just going to point out some awesome stuff that I like.)

For example, this smock-neck top and tiered skirt is so much fun. A great mix of casual, feminine, and chic. Perfect for vacations, day trips, and casual weekends. You can separate the pieces or wear them together—and they’re both cotton jersey and washable. The blouse is off-the-shoulder, which is a great way to frame your face.

Classic leggings are a good basic piece for any wardrobe, and these plus-size leggings are perfect for wearing under long tunic tops and shorter dresses. Leggings are very “in” right now, and while some brave girls choose to pair them with short t-shirts, most people prefer a little more coverage! But with the right top, leggings can work for almost anyone.

Got any favorites of your own?

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