THE FEMININE WHITE TOP

There is something so perfect about a simple white top for the summer season. It is a piece that can complement nearly anything in your closet but also be worn as the standout item. In either case, a white top completes any warm weather outfit! A feminine white top is fabulous enough, but one with a bow, tie detail, peplum, or romantic eyelet pattern? Even better! Below are a few of my favorite finds for this season – not including this amazing white top, worn here!

TIE ME UP IN BOWS

Atlantic Pacific
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JUST ADD PEPLUM OR A RUFFLE

the perfect white summer top
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ONLY HAVE EYES FOR EYELET

Atlantic Pacific
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UNEXPECTED SUMMER GINGHAM

I will always be a stripe and polka dot girl at heart, but when summer hits, I am all about gingham (seen here and here). This season, I am delighted to see one of my favorite patterns for lighter weight fabrics available in so many unexpected silhouettes. Exaggerated and placed bows, ruffles, wide-legs, summer slides, and multicolored are just a few of the fabulous details that are upping the attitude of gingham. Generally more preppy and relaxed in nature, this new wave of gingham reads more forward, fashion, and upbeat, while still holding firm that link back to its traditional roots. I hope you can find new and updated ways to wear an old favorite pattern this summer! Below are eight of my current favorites.

gingham

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H&M HIGH SUMMER FAVORITES

I have been so impressed lately with the Women’s summer collection at H&M. Cascading ruffles, eyelet lace patterns, and bow details, what is not to love? And, with most of the items under $100, it is even harder to resist! There are so many beautiful feminine pieces that are perfect for any summer occasion. Rounding up eight of my favorite summer H&M finds below…

EYELET // RUFFLES // LACE

 

one // This knee length embroidered dress is made to be worn with a straw hat, basket bag, and slides.

two // A flounced hem top with shoulder strap bow detailing? Yes please! I love the idea of wearing this back to white skinnies for an all-white summer look – with colorful accessories of course!

three // The eyelet lace pattern of this red dress is stunning. I would wear this with wedge heels and a bold lip for a fun summer night out with friends.

four // This shorter embroidered dress would look amazing with these classic-with-a-twist mule loafers (I have been wearing mine non-stop)!

five // A simple white blouse with layers of ruffles and a flared peplum silhouette! At under $50, this would be an amazing piece to style back to a high waisted skirt and your favorite summer sandals.

six // Perhaps my favorite of the bunch, this cotton dress features blue and white stripes combined with eyelet embroidery! This dress would look so cute back to a simple white sneaker.

seven // At under $40, this blue and white striped halter neck top features ruffles at the top and double back bows. This piece would be gorgeous with white high-waisted denim flares and simple slides.

eight // This classic white embroidered dress with ruffled sleeves would look darling with pink flats and a classic bag.