Editor’s Area Fashion Picks

Fashion has dramatically changed since last summer. Suddenly, everyone is rocking rainbow hues (often at the same time) without worrying that she looks like a My Little Pony – or a toddler who just learned to dress herself. Multi-textured jewelry has a cult following, and the white-and-black look, embroidered clothes and mixed patterns are also wins. Upgrade your #OOTD game with a few of my favorite area style picks.

Sophia Webster Nicole Colorblock Sandals, Neiman Marcus – $450

Fierce, feminine, fun – these Sophia Webster sandals are all that and more. From the front, the metallic calf leather makes a bold statement, from the turquoise blue on the sole, to the red strap over the toes and the pink strap around the ankle. But when you turn, your shoe looks wild – the heel is covered in a leopard-print dyed calf hair! Since these sandals are so glam, keep the rest of your outfit simple with neutral colors and minimal (if any) patterns.

Embroidered Sleeveless Flared Gown, BCBGMAXAZRIA – $598

Going to a party? Show off your tanned skin with this gorgeous BCBGMAXAZRIA gown. This mermaid-fit evening dress features a pattern of black embroidery over sheer black panels for a sexy look – but don’t worry, other than the straps over your shoulders, there is a nude lining under the rest of the see-through fabric. The finishing touch of elegance is an embroidered floral pattern along your waist, bodice and under your hips. This summer evening gown is almost too beautiful to take out of your closet – but you’ll be so glad you did!

Multi-Colored Multi-Tassel Necklace, Chico’s – $69.50 

No longer reserved for the ends of bookmarks or the corners of rugs, tassels are the season’s hottest new accessory. This fun necklace from Chico’s features a medley of multi-colored beads and tassels of different lengths, making any bland outfit fun! Wear this with a neutral blouse or dress to add a little flair.

Flutter-Sleeve Top with Embroidered Trim, J. Crew – $98 

Embrace the island life anywhere with this pretty, summery top from J. Crew. The white blouse features flowy sleeves with tiny blue pom-poms along the edges and a matching blue embroidered floral pattern along the sleeves and the chest. Wear with an oversized straw hat and your favorite sandals.

Bao Bao Issey Miyake Lucent Tote, Nordstrom – $425 

This one-of-a-kind bag is an optical illusion, as the lightweight tote covered in black-and-white triangles bends and molds with the shape of the objects inside. It’s a work of art on your shoulder!

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