Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to wear mini-trends for summer outfits - Part 2

In yesterday's post I spoke about "how to wear mini-trends for summer outfits" through inspiring Garden Party looks - prints and florals. Today, let us focus on how basic black and white can create immense summer looks.

Our Black + white summer looks are purely black and white from head to toe. The key here is creating playful combinations that project easy and light moods out of colors that could easily look dull and non-summer.


Look 1 is made up of Leather Corset Shorts with Front Tie, very functional, and a black and white single-sleeved top with extraordinary style. Sadly, the top is already sold out and is no longer available in the shop. But if you heart the look, you can take a similar top such as Cielo Cover Up by Tigerlily or an organic Chemise of Only Hearts.


Look 2 is what had smitten me last Sunday, Erika. These sequined mesh shorts are every inch fabulous. Their feature pleats and slant pockets are great details while their rounded notch at edges is meant to highlight those curvy and shapely thighs of yours. But it's the top that mostly creates the fresh look. It features sheer lace insets and bias seam detailing which is a new definition of being Radical. For this look, I prefer the footwear nude.


Look 3 is what you'd look like if you want a black + white with EDGE on a summer. The Black marled bandage skirt together with the sleeveless print tunic with cascading front raffles made me speechless... From head to toe this outfit hardly screams less of perfection for a summer statement.

How would you love to try black and white for a summer outfit, girls? I understand that black is a no-no when the weather is ridiculously hot that's why I prefer an 80:20 ratio for white:black.

Hold on for the third "How to wear mini..." post which would finally survive us, as promised, the mini-trend for summer with definite edge - EDGE for Summer.


  1. Love the second look!


  2. I'm kind of in love with the sequin shorts!

  3. i love the second look!
    have a great week ahead

  4. Hi Gleenn,

    I do like black and white, and always looks so good.
    Thanks for sharing and I hope that you are enjoying your week.


  5. Cool looks. I'd love a pair of leather shorts.

  6. loving these looks
    really beautiful, so chic!
    thanks for sharing as always
    and i really appreciate your lovely comment!


  7. These are all great - if had to choose, I'd try the middle one first. Love the sparkly effect. The last mixing prints is so groovy too!

  8. I think you should start writing a book. I think you have an amazing sense of proportion and color coordination. I always enjoy reading your tutorials on "how to.." . Wishing you spectacular day!:-)

  9. I love a black and white combo. I agree with the 80/20 ratio. I'm actually not a fan of the mini but I love the tops you chose. Very chic yet effortless.

  10. Oh wow those mesh sequined shorts are amazing!!! I love mini's in the summer time.



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