Are you feeling floral? Maybe you love femme floral, but not fussy floral? For sure :) Renee lightened up her dark, edgy look by topping it with this super fun floral bomber jacket (by Zara, incidentally. They have a couple other pretty ones here, including a different floral pattern and a couple gorge lace options). The basic idea is classic Renee: a little bit tough, a little bit tender. Start with a black tank or cami. A simple, basic version will do. Pair with black leather leggings. Alternatively, grab a pair of skinny jeans, or biker-influenced ponte pants ;). (Note: if you're going the skinny jeans route and you own a bustier, feel free to use that as your top for a bit of extra edge. A stud-accented or faux leather top will have that effect as well). Stay black-on-black for your main pieces for the chic, mysterious background and contrast it will provide to the softer floral. Next, toss your bomber over the top. Finish with sleek, black pointy toe pumps or fierce, strappy black sandals (I'm picturing the bootie type ;)). And now I bet I know what you're thinking...because I'm psychic. Actually, no...I'm just living in the same humidity you are, with the curly hair to prove it. When it's too warm for a jacket, what's a stylish girl to do? Go without it, of course! And, yes, you can still do the floral thing. Twist a floral scarf at your neck for that floral touch. I prefer silk for it's light weight and flowy texture, but cotton voile or a similar translucent fabric will do beautifully. A low knot, or a simple "U" placement will be the coolest (temperature-wise ;) ) and least constricting, but feel free to rock whatever placement floats your ducks. My personal fave is encircling my neck with on tail in front and one tail in back...with a (glamorous, glittering, fabulous) brooch pinned around (instead of through) the fabric at the crossing. If you just can't bear the thought of wrapping up your neck in this heat, wear the scarf knotted at your waist or woven through your belt loops, depending on whether you prefer to tuck your top in or leave it out (and on whether your pants have belt loops. Tricky point there :)). Carry the color through your outfit by completing the look with colored shoes that match or are similar to one of the shades in the scarf. Flats are flawless, heels are happiness come alive...so do you, lovelies! I hope this inspires you to try a bit of floral-ness sometime soon! Happy styling :)
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