Happy Friday Fashionistas! With the forecast calling for 80 degree temps and sunshine, what better a weekend to embrace one of our favorite trends of the season - ladylike looks!
I love the dainty, flirty tiered dress below from Tory Burch. It's perfect for so many of your upcoming warm-weather occasions - Sunday Funday brunches, shopping in the city with your girls, or throw on a fabulous red hat and high-heel wedges and rock it at next month's GOLD CUP 2012 - Becky's Fund 6th Annual Fundraiser "Investing in Hope"!
Audrey Dress by Tory Burch
I'm a sucker for lace and the one below from Zara is both chic and elegant with an upexpected touch of understated sexiness - an open back. Plus, the citrus green color adds another trend of the season - bold colors.
Lace dress available at Zara
Floral prints and sundresses are another sign that warm weather is here to stay! This flirty floral print dress by Rebecca Taylor will keep you cool in the humid summer months, but until those dog days of summer arrive, throw on a royal blue cardigan to keep your shoulders warm during the cooler spring months.
Rebecca Taylor dress available at ShopBop
Whether Spring or Fall, blazers are must haves for any wardrobe. During warmer months though, think lightweight and light colors, like the chic tweed jacket below by Tory Burch. A fabulous tweed jacket like this one is extremely versatile, you can wear it over a dress, with a skirt or jeans.
Farrow tweed jacket by Tory Burch
A-line skirts and pleats = as ladylike as you can get! Have fun with a skirt like the turqouise one below and keep your entire look ladylike by pairing it with a fitted white T and a set of pearls OR mix in a touch of masculinity by pairing it with a button-down tucked out and then cinch and accentuate your waistline with a tan belt!
Pleated skirt available at Zara
Pencil skirts are another forever trend that exude ladylike quality. The black and white textured skirt below from Banana Republic is a great piece to have that you can wear in or our of the office and since it's a neutral will look great with an so many colors - yellow, pink, blue, etc.
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Textured Skirt available at Banana Republic
Don't forget your scarf! Think of trend-setting iconic women like Jackie O' or Grace Kelly who donned scarves to protect their hair from getting messed up by the wind (although I still don't know how their scarves stayed on as they rode in a top-down convertible, heh!). Scarves are elegant, classy and as chic as it gets whether you wear them around your neck, wrap it over your hair or attach it to your oversized handbag.
Theodora & Callum scarf
Another way to attain an uber chic and feminine look is to wrap a silk scarf around your neck. I absolutely love and am now the proud owner of the one below by Christian Dior. It looks amazing tied properly around my neck with a crisp white button-down and a sexy pencil skirt or wrapped around my head while I rock oversized sunglasses and a solid colored maxi dress. Plus, I've added a high-end designer piece to my wardrobe that I can pass down to my baby girl. :o)
*"Rabat" scarf by Christian Dior
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Have a fabulous weekend and don't forget to share - send in pics of the ladylike looks you create to AskApril@mydcstyle.com to be featured in the next MyDCStyle Street Fashion post!