How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Every girl needs a statement dress for the summer and the Crochet Tier Maxi Dress is without a doubt that piece. With its soft cotton gauze fabric and crocheted details, it strikes the perfect balance of classic and bohemian.

Cathy from Poor Little It Girl puts her spin on one of our favorite Maxi Dresses by adding a pop of color.

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Meet Cathy:
Poor Little It Girl is a shopping and personal style blog by me, Cathy Anderson, with a focus on keeping things under $100. My mission is to show that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to find fashionable and quality items to stay stylish! Poor Little It Girl began in the summer of 2010 while living in NYC and has since become a perfect representation of who I am: a twenty-eight year old former fashion magazine editor turned Washingtonian that wants great clothing that all us “poor” girls can actually afford.
How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

What Inspired Cathy’s Look:
“​I wanted my look to be casual, easy, but still put together. So whether it was adding on a head wrap, a bold red lip or a structured bag – I loved the mix up of put together and bohemian vibes in one!​”

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

Get Cathy’s Look: Crochet Tier Maxi Dress | Double Banded Sandal | BAGGU Leather Basic Tote (Similar) |Paisley Bandana (Similar)

How to Wear the Crochet Maxi with Poor Little It Girl

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Photos by Kimberly Graydon Photography

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Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Whether you’re heading to the lake or hitting the beach with your besties, your favorite Aerie Swim will have you looking and feeling confident in no time at all!

Picked the perfect suit and looking to accessorize? Grace from A Southern Drawl pairs her bold print Bridget Bikini with a lightweight Beach Shirt and straw Panama Hat for a weekend out on the lake!

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Meet Grace:
“Hi there! I’m Grace and I’m a 22-year-old bioengineering graduate student, currently residing in Louisville, Kentucky, where I was born and raised.  I enjoy all things related to both fashion and fitness.  My personal style is always evolving! I created A Southern Drawl in 2011, and it continues to serve as a much-needed outlet for my creativity!”

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl
Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

What Inspired Grace’s Look:
“Lake weekends are the best kind of weekends!  I love getting away, even if it’s only for a few days.  I’m completely in love with this coverup from Aerie and this adorable bikini {did you notice the cutouts in the bikini bottoms?}.  Of course, I had to add their classic panama hat to the outfit to polish off this nautical look.  Also, if you’re looking for a perfect beach tote, then this colorblock tote is the one! It fits so many items, like a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and if you’re anything like me, the other 100 things that you decide to bring.”

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Get Grace’s Look: Bridget Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom | Beach Shirt | Panama Hat | Colorblock Tote

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

Bold Prints + Cutouts with A Southern Drawl

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How to Wear the Soft Pant with Love, Olia

When it comes to soft, boho inspired layers, the Soft Pant should always be your first go-to. Made for summer, this lightweight, ultra comfortable pant pairs perfectly with your favorite tanks.

Boho beauty Olia from Love, Olia styles her favorite Wide Leg Soft Pant, proving that a bold paisley print is always a good idea.

How to Wear the Wide Leg Soft Pant with Love, Olia

What Inspired Olia’s Look:
“Being from San Diego, my looks are typically geared towards So-Cal effortless looks which is why I LOVED this AEO wide leg pant so much. It’s the perfect pant for Spring/Summer and I wanted to show off a boho inspired look which could easily transition to vacation wear as well. A pant like this speaks for itself which is why I chose a simple white top to go with it as to not distract from the pant. I finished the look with an easy straw hat to add that extra bit of summer elegance.”
How to Wear the Wide Leg Soft Pant with Love, Olia

Shop Olia’s Look: Wide Leg Soft Pant | Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt (Similar) | Double T-Strap Sandal (Similar) | Straw Sun Hat (Similar) | Colorblock Tote (Similar)

How to Wear the Wide Leg Soft Pant with Love, Olia How to Wear the Wide Leg Soft Pant with Love, Olia How to Wear the Wide Leg Soft Pant with Love, Olia
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How to Wear the Jegging Crop with Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes

Summer is nearly upon us and it’s so close to shorts weather we can taste it. Before you break out the shorties, take a moment to appreciate all that is the Hi-Rise Jegging Crop.

Ashley from Polka Dots and Sailor Stripes shows us she wears her favorite style of Hi-Rise Jegging Crop below. Its legging-like fit, destroyed details and release hem make this jegging crop truly one of a kind.

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Jegging Crop with Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes

What Inspired Ashley’s Look:
“The truth behind Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes is that when I am not shooting or going anywhere special, I tend to opt for comfort. Generally, to me comfort means my favorite denim, whether it be shorts or pants…and a comfy t-shirt. This pair of denim is the newest addition into my closet, and I cannot believe how comfortable they are. Back in the day I was an avid American Eagle denim junky. It wasn’t until recently that I actually explored back into the store only to find out they have amazing black distressed cutoffs like these ones, and some of the best boyfriend jeans on the market. This particular cut is taking me way back to when the best of both worlds was found in my favorite pair of capris.”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Jegging Crop with Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes

“The nice thing about these pants are the rips – they’re more distressed than most of the pants I own, but the patches behind the rips allow me to still feel 100% comfortable in them. I also love the ‘release hem,’ which adds a bit more interest with the distressed, uneven coloring.”

How to Wear the Hi-Rise Jegging Crop with Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes

Get Ashley’s Look: Hi-Rise Jegging Crop | Soft & Sexy Pocket T-Shirt | Aviator Sunglasses | (Similar)
How to Wear the Hi-Rise Jegging Crop with Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes

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How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Happy Friday! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, with another DIY project geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make a fringe tank with our favorite Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank. Throw it on over your Hi-Rise Festival Shorties for the perfect festival-ready look.How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

What you need: Scissors Ruler Fabric Dye Pen Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

 

What to do:
Step One: Use your ruler to create guides along the width of the shirt that will indicate the desired length of your fringes. Space the points about a half an inch to an inch apart, depending on your preference. Do this on the front and the back of the shirt.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Two: Starting at the hem of the shirt, cut horizontally to these points to create the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Three: Pull the newly cut pieces towards you to create add a curled effect to the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Four: Spray the fringes with your fabric dye of choice. To create an ombré effect, add more dye to the base of the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Five: Let dry. Done! How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Get this Look:  Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank Hi-Rise Festival Shortie Single Chevron Necklace Bigmouth Giant Donut Pool Float Tetron Hi-Top Sneaker (Similar)

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Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

Whether you go all out for festival season or give it a subtle nod, our festival faves are sure to bring out your inner boho babe.

We asked our girl Color Me Courtney to show us what she would wear to a festival. Between the crochet, destroyed denim and pop of color, it’s safe to say that we’re in festival heaven.

Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

What Inspired Courtney’s Look:
“For this festival-esqe look I turned to Aerie & American Eagle, because they have a little bit of that boho vibe without being too bananas about it. When I needed festival fashion, they were the perfect partner for creating this chillaaxxeddd look – that’s perfect for Coachella or just somewhere coastal (ps is it summer yet?).”

Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

“A girly-lacey bikini in a fun pop of color, prevented me from wearing a bra (score) while providing a little color pop when layered under a flowy poncho! I paired it with basic distressed denim shorts, an easy basic and must have for Spring/summer before adding studded sandals, a crocheted backpack and black sunnies. Oh and so you could still recognize me, I added a bright orange lip ;)”

Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

Get Courtney’s Look: Perky Triangle Bikini Top | Bikini Bottom | Hi-Rise Festival Shortie | Sweater Shawl | Backpack | Sunglasses (Similar)Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney Festival Faves with Color Me Courtney

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