Thursday, April 7, 2016

Stand Out From the Crowd This Summer

gingham button up under grey sweater, Silver Jeans, Tory Burch tote, Ray Ban aviators, JORD Delmar Drift
Gingham-Target (similar, similar) | Sweater-Gap Outlet (similar, similar) | Jeans-c/o Silver Jeans (similar, similar) | Shoes-Converse (similar, similar) | Bag-Tory Burch (similar, similar) | Sunglasses-Ray Ban (similar, similar) | Watch-c/o JORD 

Even with our cooler temps here, I am still dreaming of warmer weather and being outside. Vitamin D just isn't the same in pill form as when you can get it straight from the sun! But as a layering addict, I struggle with ways to make my spring and summer outfits more interesting. I am sharing some tips I've learned to help make you stand out from the crowd this spring and summer. 



gingham button up under grey sweater, Silver Jeans, Tory Burch tote, Ray Ban aviators, JORD Delmar Drift

1. Add a bright color or two!
Spring and summer is the time to really go all out with bright colors and neons. You can mix and match them for an eye catching look or add them in smaller doses such as a top or accessories. Bright colors can really add interest to an outfit.

gingham button up under grey sweater, Silver Jeans, Tory Burch tote, Ray Ban aviators, JORD Delmar Drift
Gingham-Target (similarsimilar) | Sweater-Gap Outlet (similarsimilar) | Jeans-c/o Silver Jeans (similarsimilar) | Shoes-Converse (similarsimilar) | Bag-Tory Burch (similarsimilar) | Sunglasses-Ray Ban (similarsimilar) | Watch-c/o JORD 

2. Wear a printed bottom. 
I have a couple pairs of printed pants I wear for fall and winter, but a printed skirt, shorts, or lightweight pant is far more eye catching than a printed top in my opinion. It helps an outfit look purposeful. Don't worry, printed bottoms are very easy to style! I have quite a few printed shorts that I've paired with bright colors, neutrals, or complimentary colors. If you need more tips, see my post on buying printed bottoms.

gingham button up under grey sweater, Silver Jeans, Tory Burch tote, Ray Ban aviators, JORD Delmar Drift

3. Accessorize with a few statement making pieces. 
Summer is certainly not a time to pile on the accessories. But that doesn't mean you can't make a statement. I love sticking with a few pieces that help me stand out from the crowd. One of my go-to summer accessories is a JORD watch. The wood band is so lightweight it doesn't add to the heaviness and humidity of summer and the colored watch faces can really add so much to your wrist! No need for additional bracelets. I received a gorgeous turquoise face watch last year and still love to wear it. But this year, as a thank you to JORD’s Delmar fans they have released a much requested, limited edition series, The Delmar Drift. JORD has paired Bamboo, Red Sandalwood, Dark Sandalwood, and Green Sandalwood with vivid carbon fiber faces in an arresting array of hue and grain. Some color options may only be available for a limited time so act quickly and indulge with a new Limited Edition Delmar Drift by JORD. If you don’t see a color combination you like JORD’s live chat representative can help you configure a color combination to meet your taste.

gingham button up under grey sweater, Silver Jeans, Tory Burch tote, Ray Ban aviators, JORD Delmar Drift

gingham button up under grey sweater, Silver Jeans, Tory Burch tote, Ray Ban aviators, JORD Delmar Drift
Gingham-Target (similarsimilar) | Sweater-Gap Outlet (similarsimilar) | Jeans-c/o Silver Jeans (similarsimilar) | Shoes-Converse (similarsimilar) | Bag-Tory Burch (similarsimilar) | Sunglasses-Ray Ban (similarsimilar) | Watch-c/o JORD 

I chose a bamboo wood band with a navy face. Navy is my favorite color to wear because it is complimentary to so many other colors. This watch is a stunning piece, but still versatile enough to wear with a multitude of outfits this spring and fall. I love the chunky look on women, but the Delmar  Drift is a great gift for your guy, too! If you have a graduate to buy for or with Father's Day coming up the new colorful faces are a great option.

JORD has an amazing offer for all of you as well. Use code DRIFTwhyidodeclaire35 to receive $35 off of your limited edition Delmar. There are a limited amount of these ecards available so use them now! 


34 comments:

  1. classic casual look, I would so wear this.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  2. I was just trying to figure out what to wear to my daughter's dance competition this weekend and this is perfect! It is supposed to snow, but I dont want to wear heavy winter sweaters! Thanks for the style idea!! Susan

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  3. Love the layers and this classic look! The square watch is a fun statement piece!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. Prefect outfit for the in between weather.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  5. Great pick with the navy watch and I love these tips- yay for more colour!

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  6. Love your watch from JORD! Also, layering that gingham is a simple but preppy look! Love it!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  7. Love this chic preppy look! That watch is amazing. Love Jord watches!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  8. I'm ready for some warm weather too- and totally agree re: brights + statement pieces to stand out from the crowd!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  9. You can never go wrong adding a peep of gingham!

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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  10. Great tips. I often feel like summer pieces are less interesting just because there is less to the look. Cool watch.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  11. I love the pop of gingham in this look.

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  12. Jord does it again! I have one of their watches but continue to love the new styles they come out with!

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  13. This classic look is great with that square face watch! I almost selected the same color you have, but went with the turquoise colored one. Gingham is so fun to wear in the Spring, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  14. Gingham is such a fun classic print! Love the pop!
    http://www.thestyletune.com

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  15. This is such a me outfit, love be the tough of gingham!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  16. Perfect look---that watch is quite amazing. Is it heavy? jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. My wood watches are the lightest watches I own! It's always surprising to people when they pick one up!

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  17. I like that you are keeping the spring feeling even though you are layered up for the cold - a little bit of gingham is always a good start!
    http://iamchiconthecheap.com

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  18. The only thing I don't like about summer is no layering, but I'm so ready for fresh Vitamin D! Hugs, Kait
    www.makeminemaroon.com

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  19. This is such a great classic look that's perfect for the in-between weather! I'm such a fan of gingham and anything with white sneakers! Love the gorgeous watch too!

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  20. I love the gingham shirt peeking out from under this sweater! and the JORD watch is a beauty

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com/

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  21. Chic bag :)
    BLOG M&MFASHIONBITES : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/
    Maria V.

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  22. Such a cute outfit - love the gingham. And the watch is so bright and pretty! Thanks for linking up with Style Perspectives.

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  23. gingham fan here!! love it!! great tips for it too. have a great weekend, doll!

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  24. Love the gingham! This is such a great outfit! And these are great tips to stand out from the crowd. That watch is amazing!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  25. You are the layering queen!! Hope you get warm weather soon!! You look great!

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  26. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I really love the wooden watch. I have a Jord watch too and it is so nice to wear with casual clothes!

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  27. Simply beautiful and it is perfect on you!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  28. Love this look! I need to find a sweater to layer over a gingham top, none of mine seem to cooperate. That new Jord watch is gorgeous, I got one last year but it unfortunately broke and still haven't taken it to a jeweler to get it fixed.

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  29. It's interesting to note the visual interest wood instigates when used to create, of all things, a timepiece, isn't it :) I have to say yours is quite the conversation starter, Laura. I personally don't wear anything save my FitBit but I did, I'd probably veer towards something loud and chunky like a Jord :)

    My link-up is now currently live, Laura, and I'd love for you to come over and join in. Seriously, that timepiece is something definitely worth sharing with the world xoxo

    https://sheelagoh.com/2016/04/08/silence-a-link-up/

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  30. Loving the exposed cuffs :) That JORD watch is amazing!
    Eileen
    5feetofstyle.com | Instagram | Facebook

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  31. Nothing beats a cute, casual look! The cuffs add a fun flare to the outfit :)

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  32. Love the touch of gingham in your outfit!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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