SUMMER 10x10 - OUTFIT 3

Half way through the week and 1/3 of the way through #summer10x10! If you have no idea what I'm talking about feel free to jump back here for a quick overview! 

I feel like I'm starting to get into a groove with these outfit posts and I'm excited to share my thoughts on look #3 today!

Outfit Thoughts

10 out of 10 in my book! At first I was a little nervous that the black jumpsuit would show under the white top but it doesn’t show at all! Super impressed. This is also my first time working with a jumpsuit and I love it. Full disclosure going to the restroom has been a bit tricky (I know TMI) but having a loose/flowy top has made it much easier. If my top was tight fitting I would probably have to take it off. Things you don’t really think about until you wear the outfit in real life! it's super cozy but feels chic at the same time and I'm now obsessed with jumpsuits. 

Styling Notes

| COLOR BLOCKING | to me color blocking instantly makes an outfit feel more modern, especially when it’s black and white! It adds dimension without much effort and is a great way to further highlight a particular silhouette. I personally like to match my shoes to my bottoms’ color when I color block. By having your shoes stick with your bottom color it also helps elongate your frame. Obviously I don’t follow this all of the time but I try to stick with it in my color blocking outfits or if I want the overall look to feel more clean! 

| CONSISTENT FLOW | I like how there is a certain airyness about this look. The top is an oversized crop in a very light cotton poplin and the jumpsuit is a nice midweight linen with a wide leg. Normally I would have stayed away from an oversized top and wide bottom but I’m actually really loving this combo! While both pieces have their own element of flow they also appear very structured while still being comfortable. 

| COLOR FORMULA | cognac + black + white I’m really enjoying this color combination lately. Black and white can appear very cool and sometimes sterile on their own but cognac adds a nice warming element. I think I’m going to carry this color combination over into fall :) white after labor day! #breakingalltherules

| SUMMER LAYERING | If you’ve been here for a while you know I’m a layering fiend. That’s one reason why fall is my favorite season :) but I’ve been struggling with how to incorporate layering in the hot and sometimes humid summer months. So through my testing I’ve found three things to keep in mind for summer layering.

  1. Be mindful of the material - I’ve found that layering linen on linen or very light cotton on linen (like this outfit)  has worked very well. Both fabrics breath really well so even if you have a double layer you aren’t suffering. If you layer with a material that doesn’t breathe well you risk feeling overheated and sweaty. No one wants that. 
  2. Start with a dress + top combo - most summer dresses are sleeveless so it makes it very easy to through an over sized top or even t-shirt under/over it. 
  3. Pay attention to the weather/your activities - if it is going to be crazy hot, just say no. If you’re going to be working in a very air conditioned office for the majority of the day then summer layering may be necessary! 
     
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Outfit Details

1 | linn top in cotton poplin | elizabeth suzann / size: OS / purchased recently / similar under $20 / similar long sleeve version under $60

2 | mara jumpsuit in linen | elizabeth suzann / size: small regular / purchased recently / similar under $80

3 | harper clog on high heel | no6 clog / size: 7 / owned for 4 months / similar under $100

4 | campana necklace | tiro tiro / owned for 1 y/r 

Cheers!
Allison