Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Blue?

Happy Memorial Day! Can you believe it? Pool parties, beach trips, vacation plans, summer reading, afternoon naps, lazy days (is there such a thing?).... summer is here! Pretty sundresses, sandals, glam sunglasses, fun tops to go with white jeans and shorts make up the perfect summer wardrobe. As I have studied ss17 (spring and summer 2017) collections and trends, two that are constantly making an appearance are 1) the color blue and 2) stripes....and together they are killer, the perfect summer pairing. The only trouble is that they are literally EVERYWHERE, at every price point, in every store, with big sleeves, without sleeves, one shoulder, off-the-shoulder, on skirts, dresses, even pants! 

As I was packing for a beach trip recently, I was admiring my new spring wardrobe and came to a surprising revelation: I had bought not one, not two, but THREE blue and white striped tops and a skirt as well...oh yeah, and a seersucker strapless jumpsuit that I wore to Jackson's in Pensacola last weekend! All these purchases were made separately. This is clearly a look I am drawn to, but I am glad I noticed the pattern so that I will not overdo it. One top is one-shoulder, one is a halter, one has cool sleeves, and one is a skirt to be worn with a white tee, so they are each unique, but they are all BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED! 

I am writing this post to warn you that this combo can be addicting! It is so pretty, crisp and summery that you can easily go overboard with it. Stick to just a few pieces and pair them with white, yellow or red for a very chic, relaxed summer vibe. Click here to see a few of my favorites!

Cheers to summer! Until next week,


Alison Bruhn