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    💜 Top Spring & Summer Dress Trends 2021

    This spring and summer, with all of our enthusiasm pent up, now is your chance to play dress up and break out of the dullness of wearing our weekly sweatpant uniform. A new dress can make you feel beautiful and is one of those pieces that can do wonders for our confidence level. It is very evident that this season’s styles are geared towards lightweight, effortless designs which are meant for relaxing at home or taking on a beach vacation. Much like our lifestyles will be from now until the end of 2021. However, we are also seeing some bold, bright trends rolled into the mix. Perhaps for those that want to shake things up a bit and have a little fun this spring and summer. Volume is popular again with trends like puffy sleeves reminiscent of the eccentric 80’s style mini dresses – fun for a special occasion. There are many to choose from in prints, patterns, and styles this spring and summer. Read on below to discover the top spring and summer dress trends of 2021.  

    Nap Dress

    Really, it was a trend last year, but it seems to be making a bigger comeback this year. Likely, working from home will continue throughout the summer. This peasant-style dress was inspired by Hill House Home and likely gained momentum when Bridgerton debuted earlier this year. There are many different styles you can choose from, such as dusty pink ruched busts and capped sleeves, long floral tiered maxis, or whimsical prairie dresses in solid white. They are so cute to style for spring, summer, or even as we long ahead to fall as well! From boho chic with sandals, a leather cross-body, and a jean jacket. Or, you can go grunge with boots, a graphic tee, and a leather jacket into fall. 

    Bold Colors

    Bright and bold colors bring that spring refresh we have been looking for! It will also bring life and vibrancy back into our closets. So be on the lookout for colors especially in bubblegum pink and yellows this spring and summer. Also prints in – bold florals and colorful new takes on tie-dyes. Just as these colors are splashy, so are their styles. From maxi and midi lengths to puffy and asymmetrical sleeves – these styles are dying to be taken out on the town or to a dine-in-only restaurant. Perhaps this summer you can dance the night away this summer in one of these hot summer dresses! 

    White Dresses

    In the name of this season’s spirit of effortless chic, white dresses have naturally found their way to top trending dresses of spring and summer 2021. I mean, what is more effortless, fresh, and classic than a spring white dress? From poplin midis, tiered maxis or peasant dresses with puffy sleeves – these sweet numbers will keep you feeling your best all spring and summer long. They are so boho and cool, that you can throw on a pair of sandals or sneakers and look easily put together. White dresses are great for vacations too as they double as beach cover-ups or tunics. Throw them on with flip-flops for when you head to lunch on the beach.

    Slip Dress

    slip dress is one of those versatile pieces in your closet that you can pretty much wear all year round. For spring, you can choose a midi floral print slip dress and pair it with quilted slides and an oversized cardigan. For a dressier look try a silk or satin slip dress in a pastel or lighter color. Then, pair with an edgy moto jacket and boots or heels. That’s one thing that makes slip dresses so great, you can wear them with anything and they won’t fight with much. They layer perfectly under or over everything like a basic T-shirt or long sleeve even for fall too. That’s why it is wise to have slip dresses in a couple of different colors and prints in your wardrobe.

    Mini Dress

    The 80’s mini dress is having a moment for spring and summer. I see it as, once social distancing orders have lifted (hopefully this summer) everyone is going to celebrate! So let’s bust out our 80’s mini dresses ladies – just in time for summer! If you are ready to show a little leg, summer is probably the time to do it. Puffy sleeves, maybe a little glitter too? I see this trend as being something I could get in on. The more color the better too! So look out for bright, bold, and statement colors because I think it’s time for a celebration!

    Maxi Dress

    This season, the long maxi dresses are very much in style – be it straight or oversized as it is very much a symbol of femininity. Maxi dresses are so versatile and look great on nearly every body type which makes them universally flattering. I love that they have a boho vibe and that they also transcend all seasons. You can take one maxi dress and change it up until spring, summer or fall by adding a new coat or shoe to give it a completely different look. For spring, try an oversized spaghetti strap floral maxi dress with gladiator sandals, a Levi’s crop jean jacket, and a straw tote bag.  

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    💚 11 Ways to Style Cargo Pants for Women

    Cargo pants are making a comeback from the ’90s and are also one of the most casual pants you can own. They are also so comfortable too if we are talking about the ones with the elastic waistband. Generally, they are not restrictive either as they come in baggier styles with more forgiving fabric in the thigh area. After sweatpants, cargo pants take a close second and take your look up a notch. So, let’s explore all the fun and exciting ways to style cargo pants this spring and into the next season.

     

    With a Bodysuit

    Baggy or oversized cargo pants with a tight high-neck bodysuit are super flattering and have been a trending look lately. Loving a black, white, or neutral-colored bodysuit with green or khaki cargo pants. This is one of those looks that takes minimal effort but looks instantly chic. Wear with white classic sneakers or dress it up with a square-toed heel sandal for a fresh spring look. You can even add a structured jean jacket and clutch bag.

     

     

    With a Statement Blouse

    If you want to dress up your cargo pants, try a puffy sleeve blouse or one with pretty details to add a touch of femininity to your masculine cargo pants. This will instantly make you look polished and prepared for any setting – formal or informal. Add gold dangle earrings, heeled ankle boots, or flat tennis shoes to make this look pop.

     

    With a Button-Down

    For a classic look, you can never go wrong with the ever timeless white button-down blouse. This classic top will always add just the right amount of sophistication to any outfit and cargo pants are no exception here. Front tuck your blouse into your army green cargo pants and add a pair of black boots. 

     

    With a T-shirt & Blazer

    For a casual yet chic vibe, pair your cargo pants with a slouchy T-shirt and tailored black blazer. This effortless combo looks cool and professional at the same time. This is why it’s a look seen on many celebrities. You can opt for a pair of heels or sneakers to round out this high-profile look. 

     

    With an Oversized Sweater

    While the weather is still cooler, wear your tight cargo pants with an oversized cable knit sweater or neutral of your choice. Add a pair of moto leather black ankle boots with hardware and an oversized handbag for walking around town.

     

    With a Crop Top/Sweatshirt

    Crop tops or crop sweatshirts are cute for adding that loungewear vibe to your look only it’s more elevated because you have on cargo pants. This is a fun daytime look and also on-trend as streetwear style with heels or fashion sneakers. If it’s a cold day this look would also be cute with a long wool overcoat or trench coat.

     

     

    With a Sweater Set

    Sweater sets are so adorable, feminine and are all the rage for spring. Sweater sets have been cropped this season for an edgier style but will look fashion-forward when paired with your high-waisted straight-leg cargo pants. You can even front-tuck your cardigan into the pants too. Add a pair of strappy leather sandals to complete the look. 

     

    With a Leather Jacket

    Give your fresh fatigues a little oomph by pairing them with a sleek black top and leather jacket. This look is definitely one that could go from day to evening while keeping you feeling tough yet chic all at the same time. A pair of quilted kitten heels or casual white tennis shoes would be adorable for this overall classic vibe. Add a cross-body bag or clutch too!

     

    With a Graphic Tee

    For a casual streetwear look, pair your comfortable jogger-inspired cargo pants with a tight-knit graphic top. Bright colors are fun to experiment with here as well. Since this is a laid-back look, style with a pair of slip-on sneakers or Converse and a sporty backpack. 

     

    With Platform Heels or Ankle Booties

    Really elevate the stylish vibe of your cargo pants by busting out your favorite platform heels or ankle booties. I mean how long has it been anyways since we have rocked our heels? So schedule that date night with your significant other at that restaurant you have been dying to go to! Throw on those heels with your cargo pants, a dressy blouse, and a blazer and you are certainly going to be dressed to impress!

     

    As a Jumpsuit

    If you are fully cargo committed, slip into a jumpsuit or boiler suit in some of this season’s hottest trends. Opt for short sleeves with buttons down the front and some even come with elastic waistbands too which will flatter and cinch you in. Accessorize with chunky jewelry and military-inspired boots or slide sandals for spring.

     

    These are just a few of the many ways you can style a pair of cargo pants. I think they add a level of style to any outfit. Plus they are oh so comfy too. This way we can ease out of our sweatpants slowly, thanks to the cargo pants. This jumpstart may make us feel like we can get back to dressing like our normal selves again! So, hopefully, these tips got you motivated and inspired to jump back on the fashion bandwagon, with some new cargo pants in your life! Happy spring styling!

     

    Fashionably,

    Bailey

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    💝 STEP INTO COMFORT IN 15 OF THE BEST WOMEN’S SLIPPERS TO STAY COZY AT HOME

    With all the time we have spent inside, even more reason to turn our homes into that cozy oasis. By adding touches of luxury into your daily routine you create little moments that are just for you. So, treat yourself by slipping into some of the most luxurious slippers and setting aside time to relax in them each day. These 15 cozy slippers will surely calm your mood while keeping you warm and comfortable. 

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    SHEARLING OR SHERPA SLIPPERS

    The best-known version of the shearling slipper is the UGG in its most popular Coquette and Scuffette II slip-on styles which seem to sell out instantly around the holiday season. The Coquette has a thick underside tread which is great if you want them for indoor and outdoor purposes. Other brands have similar styles that include sherpa-lined suede slippers or faux fur-lined slippers that are equally as great. 

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    MOCCASIN SLIPPERS

    Normally the moccasin is similar to a shearling slipper as they are lined with a genuine sheepskin lining. However, having full-back coverage makes it a cozy and more versatile alternative. Highly durable, they can be worn indoors or outdoors for your morning coffee runs. 

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    PLUSH FAUX FUR SLIPPERS

    These furry slides are so soft, comfortable, and cozy that your feet will thank you. You may even want a blanket or robe to match so you can envelop your entire body in this wonderful plushness. For now, treat your feet to the wonderful luxury of these cushioned slides. 

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    WOOL SLIPPERS

    Made of merino wool or a wool blend these house slippers will adjust to your body temperature. Another great aspect of wool is that it is highly breathable and moisture-wicking in case you have misty feet.

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    BOOTIE SLIPPERS

    Don’t get cold feet. Encase them in the cozy warmth of ankle booties instead. There are several levels of warmth and styles to choose from depending on where you choose to wear your bootie slippers. So, whether you are gearing up for a Netflix marathon in your plush fur booties or heading out to meet a friend in your shearling ankle booties, your feet will be wrapped in love and warmth. 

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    SLIPPER SLIDES

    Slipper slides are a great style to wear because they bring total comfort and style to your at-home uniform. These easy-on slippers will also jazz up any outfit as they come in a variety of styles and prints. You can find them in super soft faux fur with colorful and unique patterns too.

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    MEMORY FOAM SLIPPERS

    Spoil your feet in a pair of memory foam slippers that feature a cushioned sole that foam molds to your foot. Sounds pretty heavenly, right? This is another option that provides cushion throughout the day whether you are outside or inside drinking tea.  

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    CABLE KNIT SLIPPERS

    If the idea of wearing your favorite sweater on your feet didn’t give you cozy vibes, I don’t know what will. Keep your feet cozy in a pair of slippers resembling your cable knit cardigan and you’re free to move about your house in total and complete comfort.  

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    QUILTED SLIPPERS

    Fashioned with a soft, quilted design these slippers resemble sheer elegance. Especially in satin and silk for the ultimate in luxury and instant spa experience. Many quilted slippers also come equipped with memory foam to ensure you are truly walking on cloud nine in your own home.

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    CLASSIC SLIPPERS

    Terry Cloth anyone? These are classics and quite simply a staple. So, refresh your “I just stepped out of the bath” collection by adding these supersoft slippers to it. These one-strap lightly cushioned basics are perfect as a little neutral pair to wear with your getting-ready bathrobe. 

    11.

    DOUBLE-STRAP SLIPPERS

    The slippers with the double-straps were a huge trend this season. Mostly in faux fur, wild prints, and in some cases, platform styles with a strap. At any rate, this slipper is fun and will keep your feet looking pretty (or unique) too. 

    12.

    BALLERINA SLIPPERS

    Ballerina slippers are elegant for slipping on after a long day. They are lightweight and have grips that protect your feet from sliding on smooth floors and surfaces. They keep your feet warm without getting too hot – so they are a perfect balance. These ballerina slippers will keep you on your toes.

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    SANDAL SLIPPERS

    Sandal slippers are the epitome of casual chic which feature an open toe that allows your feet to stay cool. So, your feet stay cool while you stay cozy in your warm robe or pajamas. Sandal slippers come in your traditional thong or slide style with plush faux fur. 

    14.

    CLOG SLIPPERS

    Keep your toes warm and toasty from morning to night when you’re wearing your clog slippers around the house. These are lined with cozy sherpa or faux fur and come in a convenient slide style for easy access. As a matter of fact, some clog styles have the sherpa fur on the outside for even more of a statement style. After all, sherpa is a cozy trend. Clogs are a style that can be worn outside too. 

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    SLIPPER SOCKS

    Slipper socks are always an adorable way to treat your chilly feet to a cozy treat. They are light enough to wear around the home and to curl up on the couch with a good book. Some even come with pom-poms or cute teddy bear faces which are so cute and will cheer up any mood.

    Happy Slipper Shopping!

    Fashionably, 

    Bailey

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