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July 1, 2012

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H&M pearl collar necklace, floral print shorts, Zara colorblock heels, Los Angeles fashion blogger, southern California style
H&M pearl collar necklace, floral print shorts, Zara colorblock heels, Los Angeles fashion blogger, southern California style
H&M pearl collar necklace, Target neon bag, Xhilaration hot pink handbag  floral print shorts, Zara colorblock heels, Los Angeles fashion blogger, southern California style
Zara colorblock ankle strap heels

Collar, sunglasses and sweater from H&M, shorts c/o sheinside.com (similar), Xhilaration bag (dream version in orange), and Zara colorblock heels (nice alternative)


This summer I've been inspired by minimal ensembles everywhere from people I spot on the street to images I glimpse on Instagram and Pinterest. By minimal, I mean no print mixing, layering, or unpredictably paired pieces. Just basics with a twist. For instance, this basic ivory sweater actually shows some restraint on my behalf, considering that my first thought was to wear a contrasting floral print top with the shorts. Regarding silhouettes, the combination of fitted shorts with a roomy top and heels is still a go-to summer look for me.  I find the juxtaposition of short shorts with a loose knit or roomy blouse to be a refreshing and seasonally appropriate change of pace from my oft-worn skinny jeans and ankle boots.

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