Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Flashback City

I just woke up recently and wondered if I was in Oz.  The color and retro sightings are everywhere!  Want a quick update to your wardrobe without looking like a munchkin? Check out these over-the-rainbow ideas:

Acid Wash Jeans: YES, I’m totally serious. Most authentic in a light blue or grey wash, but color rules this season so why not red or purple?  A classic low rise skinny leg paired with a sweet, bo-ho tunic will surely ignite the Wicked Witch!
Kicks: ruby slippers not necessary, but high-top sneakers, colored loafers and flat espadrilles and sandals ARE.  Wear them with whatever your heart desires, and be sure to click your heels 3 times.
Neon: definitely a “fad,” but nonetheless VERY cool. Try a yellow or pink tank top paired with a floral cropped pant or a metallic mini for some pizzazz.  Caution: requires courage!

Jean Cut-offs: Need brains? DIY is best. Find an old pair in your closet or scour a thrift store. Cut them off and wash + dry to obtain “best fray" results. Pair with slouchy t-shirt and a skinny crossover bag. 

Shades: the “Wayfarer” is far out! To make it modern, opt for a brightly colored matte pair, or go classic black and white, if you’re the serious type.  There’s no place like this.

Follow that yellow brick road to your past…and have a blast this summer!
stylingstage suggests:
Acid Wash Ultra ASOS.com:

 Image 1 of ASOS Acid Wash Ultra Skinny Jean #11

VANS ALLRED high-tops, Famous Footwear:

Vans Women's ALLRED Shoe

Skinny Jegging in Neon Lemon Lime, American Eagle:

Skinny Floral Print Pants, ASOS.com:
Image 1 of ASOS Skinny Pants in Floral Print

Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer in Matte Pink, Nordstrom:
Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer' 50mm Sunglasses
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Damian Espadrilles, Piperlime.com:

Destroyed Demin Midi Short, American Eagle:
AE Destroyed Denim Midi Short - Buy One Get One $10

Threads for Thought sundress, Piperlime.com:

DV by Dolce Vita "Archer" Sandal, Endless.com
DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal