Colors of the Wind

As soon as I laid my eyes on this skirt at Soho Fashion Exchange, I knew it needed some much-deserved appreciation. It is by Alice and Olivia and you can purchase it here (or a similar A+O one here).

Though I am a color advocate every season, summertime calls for brights colors and lots of them. This skirt transitions perfectly from spring to summer: its movement is so free but its full length allows for temperatures below eighty. I wanted to highlight this perspective and toughen up its femininity by styling it with leather accessories. These Jeffrey Campbell pumps and studded, vegan leather UNIF moto jacket  keep this look in season, being white, but add a certain edge this skirt lacked. The BCBG Max Azria sleeveless blouse (similar here) and purple lenses on these Ray-Ban aviators are fun accents to keep it youthful and flirty.

What is your must-have, colorful summer essential?

Photos courtesy of Derek McInerney Photography.