Trend Alert: Tie-Front Everything


From tops to dresses to jumpsuits, TIE-FRONT IS THE SILHOUETTE OF THE SEASON.

I admit, tie-front pieces can be a little tricky  to wear (expect to go braless or master your stickies) and you’ll have to be willing to show a little extra skin (yes, we’re talking serious midriff exposure) to pull off the look, but what better time to try a sexy new trend than during the summer months when skin-baring looks are seasonably appropriate.  I, myself, have not graduated to the cropped tie-front top and may never be daring enough to get there, but as an introduction to the trend (and you all know I can’t pass on a trend), I bought the slightly modified version – a cute mini dress with tie-front neckline and elbow-length sleeves.

So, on a recent weekend jaunt to Brooklyn, I wore a blue floral tie-front dress that has the prettiest ruffle trim details with my favorite wide brimmed straw hat.  To up the summer factor, I carried a Portuguese basket bag (yes, the one you have all been asking about) and wore clear stacked heel acrylic sandals (as discussed in last week’s post, clear shoes = must have for summer).  Finally, for something a bit unexpected and edgy, I wore black and gold tassel earrings

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Nothing says summer like a floral dress and straw hat.
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Dark earrings are a sure way to inject a little edge into your look.
Don’t be afraid to mix patterns so long as the color palettes compliment one another.
Summer always makes me smile.
Quintessential summer accessories include a wide-brimmed straw hat, acrylic clear heels and basket bag.
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Don’t be afraid to accessorize.
Get ahead of the rattan trend and get yourself a Portuguese basket bag. 
As an alternative to a tie-front top, try a less exposed tie front dress. 
Riding around Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Wearing all of my favorite summer trends – tie-front dress, basket bag, tassel earrings and wide-brimmed straw hat.

– S H O P  M Y  L O O K –

Dress | ASOS Parisian Floral Tea Dress with Tie-Front || Hat | Lulus St. Tropez Straw Hat || Bag | CLUBEMESCLA Mix Match Portuguese Basket Bag || Shoes | Zara, similar styles here, here and here || Earrings | ASOS Tonal Tassel Earrings

Photography | Stephanie Poulos

Location | Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC



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