The Summer Of Color And Statement Earrings

July 21, 2017

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Summer style, for me, – much like the season – is big and bold.

It is full of color, frills and is sexy as hell. In summer, the world just seems more alive. An infectious energy oozes from every corner of NYC (and the beaches beyond). Somehow social obligations in the 90+ degree heat manage to adopt a carefree air when it involves sipping frozé (the drink of the moment?) on rooftops strung with globe lights. And while I know that I romanticize the living daylights out of this season, I don’t care. I love it this way. 

This look is my sartorial celebration of summer.

The colorful stripes, tassels, cropped top, over the top sandals, straw tote, best-jacket-ever and let’s not forget layers of jewels scream summer. Annnnd speaking of the jewels – I recently read an article in Business of Fashion that made some very compelling arguments attributing the explosion of the statement earring trend to the fact that we are the “selfie generation”. My mind goes directly to the ’80s when I think of where we are drawing our inspiration from with the statement earring trend. I have images of my mom looking like the depiction of chic wearing statement earrings chasing around my brother and me when we were toddlers. And naturally, I like to think that this is what I am emulating when I wear my many many oversized lobe adornments.

BUT the aforementioned article did speak some major truths.

One truth in particular has stuck with me when they said “essentially, statement earrings are what shoes were to Carrie Bradshaw for a generation who wears Stan Smiths.” Because, let’s face it, statement earrings take up as much room in my summer weekend suitcase as my shoes do at this point. 

Now let’s get out there and celebrate summer decked out in color and statement earrings. TGIF y’all! xx

Wearing: Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans, Zara Cropped Tank (similar here, here and here), Elina Linardaki Sandals (also love these!), Artemis Design Co Mini Marche Straw Bag (also love this round straw bagand this great personalized straw tote!), KREWE St. Louis SunglassesVintage Levis Denim Jacket made super rad by Belliza Knight – you can find some of the patches here: I’m Really A Mermaid PatchCatch The Wave Patch , Hamsa Patch, Good Vibes Patch, Stay Woke Patch, San Francisco Golden Gate Patch, Taco Truck Patch, Watermelon Patch, Evil Eye Patch and Rosie the Riveter Patch)

JewelryBeaded Earrings Found on Etsy (and turned into bad a*s clip ons by Belliza Knight)Belliza Knight Chain Choker Necklace (similar here), Belliza Knight Evil Eye Bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff Major Embroidered Watch, Vintage Cigar Bang ring (similar here), Rebecca Minkoff Whipstitch Wrap BraceletRebecca Minkoff Lola Friendship BraceletRebecca Minkoff Taco Stud Friendship BraceletRebecca Minkoff Hey Mama Friendship BraceletRebecca Minkoff Peace Sign Stud EarringBing Bang Crystal Shard Stud EarringsBing Bang Tiny Geometric Stud, Number ’13’ Stud Earrings Found on EtsySteven Alan Gold Bar Stud Earrings (also love these ones found on Amazon)

Photography by Lydia Hudgens

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