The sun is finally starting to show itself so it's time to get those all important summer outfits out before it goes away again! One of the biggest trends on the high street at the moment is Palm Springs, 50's inspired holiday wear. Think high waisted bikini bottoms, tied up denim shirts over crops, espadrille wedges and cats eye glasses for the perfect chic summer look.
This dress is the perfect shape for this look. The corset shape on the top and bodycon bottom, pastel colours and 50's car print (similar to the Prada SS12 Campaign) really shows that the trend is all about. The dress is one that can easily be dressed up and dressed down, but when I think California sun, I think day out at the beach so wanted to go for a more casual look.
I also wanted to keep the look girly so decided to stick with girly colours - pink and purple tones. I threw the dip dye denim shirt over the dress as the colours worked perfectly and the shirt was a lighter option than my traditional leather/denim jacket. I again went ultra girly with a headscarf, big pink sunglasses and floral necklace. I would probably wear some form of white wedge shoe if I wore this outfit again but converse are always stylish, practical and comfortable and very american looking.
To give this look a bit of an edge, try and get small pops of acid brights in with accessories, hosiery or make-up. What style will you be wearing now we can finally play summer wardrobes?!