If I had to summarize this summer's style, I would do it as follows. This summer is all about simplicity. But it doesn't end there. The style is full of neutrals and plain, effortless looks. A plain dress with a touch of peplum at the waist. A pair of khakis with a bright color. Countless bangles with pretty charms. A neutral manicure with one sparkly fingernail. Everything seems simple, but with a twist. See, they may be simple styles, but with little add-ons such as color, charms, or pops of pattern. The colors are bright, the wedges are high, and the baubles are bold.
Several fabulous summertime finds that reflect this summer's chic style are neutral nails, scalloped shorts, unexpected details, over-the-top baubles, drop waist dresses, neutral wedges and dainty necklaces. See? Very simple items but with that "summer 2012-esque" twist. One piece of an outfit may be plain, but that leaves it up to another part to make it chic and bold. So the moral of the story is... You shouldn't shy away from plain, simple pieces because if you can keep up the style with other aspects of your outfit, then that's perfect. You want to keep it simple and add that special twist I was talking about. It's all about the twist.
Callula Lillibelle polka dot shirt, $205 / Marni flare skirt / Proenza Schouler bag / Braided cord necklace / Hermes bangle / Herme / Diane von Furstenberg double wrap belt / Illesteva round sunglasses / Hermes perfume
Do the twist.