NEW FEATURE: OUTFIT INSPIRATION
When I had a subscription to In Style magazine, every month I’d flip to the Instant Style section, where they feature outfit inspiration based on a theme. I decided it’s much more fun to create my own looks, and for my first installment, we’re headed to… THE BEACH.
My vision for this beach vacation has a slight tropical flair. I started with my favorite basics (black, white, and tan) and then mixed it up with a vibrant lipstick and two prints: leaf and leopard. I figure those two elements occur in nature together, so it works. Whatever you’re naturally inclined to, essential ingredients for the beach are as follows: bathing suit, sandals, hat, sunglasses, beach cover-up. And don’t forget your sunscreen! In my fictional beach bag, I’m packing a to do list so I can plan my life while lazing in the sand. Organizing my brain relaxes me.
1. Nars Lipstick Schiap, $26. / 2. Leith Floppy Straw Hat, $28. / 3. Quay Kitty Shades, $40. / 4. J. Crew High-Shine Wide Cuff, $66. / 5. Tavik Swimwear Bianca Triangle Bikini Top, $55.96. / 6. Asos Leaf Print Bow Side Bikini Bottom, $26.68. / 7. MICHAEL Michael Kors Broderie Anglaise Cotton-voille Maxi Dress, $122.50. / 8. Seychelles Brand New Sandal in Leopard from Modcloth, $69.99. / 9. Design Darling Sugar Paper Kraft To Do List, $13.
Graphic by Alexis Sargent