Ready For Summer?

With summertime comes soaring temperatures, endless pool parties and get-togethers. Sometimes it can be challenging to look pulled together while taking into consideration the sweltering heat.  After all, the traditional beach flip-flop, shorts and a tee just won’t do for the average Stylista.  Natasha shows us how to keep it simple while looking like effort was made…IMG_2828

You can’t go wrong with a fitted little black dress paired with a stacked heel sandal.  Depending upon where you are in Southern California, temperatures inevitably dip at night, so bring along your favourite, worn denim jacket.  A top bun keeps the look clean and fresh while the mirrored aviators add sass.

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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