Trying on a new trend

Peasant blouse and scalloped hem shorts in all white
Compartes chocolate bar + peasant blouse and scalloped hem shorts in all white
Peasant blouse and scalloped hem shorts in all white
Clare Vivier Matilde striped canvas tote
Tom Ford sunglasses for July 4th
Circus by Sam Edelman white slides
Rachel Zoe peasant blouse, A.L.C. scalloped shorts, Clare Viver Matilde canvas tote, Circus by Sam Edelman Madison slides, Tom Ford sunglasses, Compartes popcorn milk chocolate bar

Here we are in a soft ripple of trends that are now emerging from the aftermath of years in which we so hard  dressed to be 'normal' 'asexual' and even a bit obscuring our 'lifestyle.' Imagine, this, a wardrobe in which you can pick up a tee, or pair of jeans and be easily mistaken for the ones belonging to a boyfriend or a gym. What I'm describing is Normcore and Athleisure, which flash forward to spring/summer 2015 will make way to a girlish uprising. Be that as it may, Rome wasn't built in one day, as is getting your girlish groove back.

So, you go through Rachel Zoe's new collection and find a peasant top that you like, right? And to avoid looking like a theme party goer, you wonder how to wear it without the bellbottom jeans, head scarf, and the rest of the seventies disco looking enchilada. How can I 'stream line' this look, is something that I think about while getting dressed, and it can be as simple as sticking to one color. So now that I have this top that I'm not sure I can wear as well as Stevie Nicks cum Rachel Zoe, I put on my color matching cute scalloped new A.L.C. shorts. Now I just look 'breezy.' And covering a whole different trend, it helps that I have these Circus chrome and white slides that also match my California-beachcomer look. Voila, we made an outfit!

The summer is especially good for this kind of trend trying. The hot temperatures give excuse to wear just about everything with cut off shorts, which can be good practice for actually having to get dressed this Fall.

Shot by Traci Ling
Wardrobe courtesy of Tootsies and Saint Cloud boutique 
*This post is sponsored by Circus by Sam Edelman, thank you for the support that makes The Shoe Diet possible