One Piece / Several Looks: Pastel Biker Jackets

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Beautiful spring days are ahead of us, and to be chicly ready to fit in when that season becomes our present state-of-mind we should start with the right outerwear to show our seasonal spirit!  I’m starting with biker leather jackets in fun pastel colors.  It’s the perfect transition piece to wear from winter into spring, and on those rare chilly nights during the early summer.

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What To Wear? Long sleeves in the summer.

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Some women have to wear long sleeve blouses during the hotter months of the year for several reasons.  It could be their jobs, religious beliefs, skin issues or just a generational thing.  Whatever it may be, you don’t have to feel uncomfortable or not look chic with the abundance of styles and fabrics to choose from.  Wear natural fabrics such as linen, cotton and also wool.  Light wool, like merino which regulates the body temperature, transfers heat away from the body to give you a cooling effect.  There are also modern techniques in fabrics, a popular one that wicks away moisture involves the weaving of synthetic fabrics which forces moisture through the gaps in the weave.

Now that you have options in fabrics, use the tips below when searching for long sleeve blouses that are sure to help you maintain your cool, or at least look like you are.

 Tip 1: Approach shopping for long sleeve blouses the way some men do for their shirts during the summer. White and lighter colors are always better than black and its dark cousins during a heat wave.

 

Tip 2: Printed blouses allows you to wear very light or close to sheer fabrics without being too revealing or inappropriate.  At the same time, prints are a good way to hide sweating moments.

 

Tip 3: Mesh inserts can be cooling vents and a creative twist on a classic long sleeve top, but camisole should be worn underneath.

 

Tip 4: Lace yourself with as much lace as possible. It’s the breezy fabric that keeps you looking regal.

 

Tip 5: Long-sleeve blouses with dropped armholes will help you avoid those embarrassing underarm sweat marks. Batwing sleeves are perfect examples.

 

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From left to right: Clover Canyon Valley Print Blouse $271 // TOPSHOP Oversize Toile Print Shirt $80 // J.Crew Blythe blouse in polka dot $128 // FOREVER 21 Floral Scarf Print Button Up $23

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From left to right: Darling Lace Panel Batwing Blouse $98 // TOPSHOP Oversize Patch Floral Shirt $76 // ASOS Top with Lace Trapeze $51 // Modcloth Pistachio I See? Top $22

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From left to right: Asos Denim Shirt With Sheer Panels $58 // Thakoon Mesh and stretch-cotton top $740 // Alexander Wang Zebra mesh top $1150 // ASOS Color Block Blouse with lace panels $60

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ASOS Heavy Lace Top With Peplum $63 // ASOS CURVE Blouse With Eyelash Lace $37 // RED HAUTE Sheer Silk Lace Blouse $96 // Forever 21 Lace Trimmed Button Up Blouse $23

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Deals Galore: New Heights on Low Heels

Not too flat, nor too high, just enough heel height to keep us feeling like ladies who can run fast enough to catch the train before it leaves the station, a clothing boutique before closing hours or lead a gang of kids running after the local ice-cream truck before it disappears around the corner!   Don’t be ashamed, the summer heat will make you do some things you never thought you could, even if that means outrunning children for ice-cream sandwiches and snow cones.

So my fellow heeled-clad subjects, don’t worry about how tall or short you’ll look, lets slip into soleful beauties three inches or lower.  After all,  we should all be trying new styles in clothes, new colors in makeup and new heights in heels.

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Tibi Shane heels $300 // ASOS SONIC Pointed Heels $53

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