Top: Anthropologie, Pants: Guess, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Nine West (old), Sunglasses: Vogue, Jewels: Fossil, Banana Republic, Mango
Another day of baking in the desert calls for loose fitting, light fabrics. Open back or V Back tops like this one from Anthropologie (similar here) allow just the right amount of breeze in to keep things cool.
“Any thoughts of guilt, and feelings of regret had faded. The desert had baked them out.” -Stephen King, The Gunslinger
Stacking is the way to accessorize right now, and one summertime desert dwellers should take advantage of. Different dangles paired with a watch can add much to look at in an outfit and can make up for the absence of a summer jacket or cardigan. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing–I try not to go beyond 4-5 items with the wrist bling, depending on the size.
Top: J. Crew, Jacket: Banana Republic (old), Shorts: J. Crew (old), Belt: Anthropologie (old), Jewels: J. Crew, Kiel James Patrick, Banana Republic, Watch: Fossil
Desert girls don’t always have the luxury of layering to add depth to an outfit, especially on 100+ degrees like today. A few bright and bold accessories can bring some life and personality without adding bulk.
Top: Topshop Topman, Jeans: Guess, Scarf: Topshop Topman, Shoes: Target (old), Bag: Nine West (old), Sunglasses: (Vogue), Jewels: Banana Republic, Fossil, J. Crew