Summer Fashion For The City

Summertime in Los Angeles is quite delightful.  No matter how hot it may get during the daytime, it cools off substantially by nighttime, which is why many of us keep our fall pieces in rotation year around, and with plenty of dinners al fresco, some nights require stepping it up a few notches.  These lovely stylistas show us how it’s done.

Model Dewi Dreigen keeping it casual with a pop of colour and a few simple additions
Carly top from Weekday // T-shirt from Mango // Coral hotpants from Topshop // Bag from H&M // Boots from Chiara Ferragni

Swedish model Frida Gustafsson dons this cozy sweater, very apropos for a cool summer evening, and achieves just the right amount of edge with accessories.
Boyfriend jeans from Current/Elliott // Burgundy snakeskin mary jane shoes from Zara // Leaf trellis collar from Topshop // Knit from Topshop // Clutch bag with studs from Zara //

Caroline Issa, fashion icon and fashion director of Tank Magazine looks just right for an evening dinner party in this rich, jewel-toned blouse and leopard print skirt.  The green in addition to the animal print translate into fun…we don’t want to be too serious and stuffy for such an occasion.
Animal print skirt from Topshop // Snake skin shoes from Zara // Earrings from Edblad // Shirt from Monki // Floral clutch bag from Zara // Ring from Kum Kum

Good Times At Tuscali

Good Times At Tuscali

This past weekend was a very full and eventful one for me, however, the highlight was a dinner party I attended. There is something for everyone here in Southern California, everything from fast-paced city living to the quaint and serene. … Continue reading

Stylista Muse-Special Edition

On the heels of my recent job with Kristin Adams on Catalina Island, it became evident she’d make a great ‘Stylista Muse,’ which spawned this special edition with a bit of a twist. Kristin gave me full rein of her closet and left the styling solely to me. I pieced together a couple of fresh, simple summer looks with accessories, and the results were quite apropos with summer at our doorsteps. It turns out Kristin’s wardrobe expanded that day, as she hadn’t thought of these summer ready combinations…I’d say that’s a win-win scenario. Without further ado, here are the two looks, which will take Kristin from daytime to dinner by candlelight with hubby.

White may be cliche for summer, nevertheless, summer wouldn’t be the same without it. In this first look I coupled this light, cotton tee with embellishments, with these figure flattering , white bootleg jeans.

This ivory and gold bracelet, helped to keep this look streamlined, and is the perfect summer accessory. The ring pictured with it, happens to flow well, and is a very special heirloom piece gifted to Kristin by her lovely mom on the big day she tied the knot.

This slate blue weaved platform completes the look perfectly in it’s simplicity while adding balance. The photo does the colour no justice, as they look black, however, the shade is so unique and flattering in person.

Now to prepare for that romantic dinner, by adding a soft summer blazer with a pop of colour, in preparation for a cool, summer night here in Los Angeles.Since we’ve stepped it up a notch with these dangle earrings, pulling back the hair in this simple ponytail showcases them, while taking this look more toward the romantic and feminine.

An effortless, summer daytime look has been transformed ever so slightly with just a few additions.

Kristin Adams has hosted a variety of shows on USA Network, AT&T U-Verse, G4 and the list goes on, to see a sampling of her work, check it out here. Coming soon, I will be engaging in a one-on-one with Kristin about her favourite fashion and beauty must-haves, career, family and more, so stay tuned.

Embellished white cotton tee: J. Crew/ Jeans: Joe’s/ Blazer: Zara/ Shoes: Maypol/ Earrings: Banana Republic/Bracelet: Soto

Photography: Donyale Anise