By Kristin Tucker A native of the Midwest, Kristin attended journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill and has never left the southern part of heaven. She has written for Chapel Hill Magazine as a style editor and keeps busy with non-profit event-planning for several philanthropies.

Mid-Summer Style Inspiration

By Kristin Tucker Posted July 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Need some mid-summer style inspiration?  In my June “Favorite Summer Fashion Trends” column, I highlighted hot trends from bright colors to color-blocking to maxi dresses.  A sample of the looks appears below.  Let them inspire you.  And re-read The Fashion Plate’s June article to refresh your memory for more summer fashion ideas. 

Splash on lively citrus color of the year “tangerine tango” for a hot summer date night.    Be bold and beautiful in a printed number on a beach day escapade.  Trump the bright city lights in your own colorful ensemble for a night out on the town.  Maximize your style in a sophisticated maxi dress for a family brunch outing.  You can find similar stylish numbers all around town from your favorite boutique to consignment stores to online vendors that sell and rent!  And sales have started…so get shopping!

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Get the best of both worlds with an asymmetrical hem.  And you don’t have to spend a small fortune.  The last two women around town that I’ve complimented on this look both got their outfits at Target! 

 

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Photo credit: Rent The Runway

Slink into a statement necklace from trunk show vendor Stella & Dot.  This company wants you to stand out in the crowd in stylish pieces that no one else has.

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I’ll leave you with three of my favorites.  A one-shoulder number, a sheath with a bold splash of color and a color-block of pink and orange punch!

 

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Photo credit: Rent The Runway

 
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