10 Styles I’m Ready to Rock for Spring & Summer!

I’m not huge on fashion trends.

It’s not that I don’t like fashion because I love fashion; I just prefer to do it my way instead of following the trends of the runways or whichever. I feel like some of the trends are super unrealistic for everyday wear and then some only look good on certain body types (usually stick thin) and hence wouldn’t even look right if I tried them. For this reason, I always seem to be on my own strange, yet awesome trend schedule and that’s fine with me because I like having a unique style and I don’t mind standing out a bit.  After all, variety is the spice of life and you should have fun being who you are, whether that means following a trend or not.  Just make sure you have fun and that it’s a style or look that you really like and feel confident in. That’s not to say I never like things that are on trend because I usually like a lot of them. I’m just saying I don’t really care if I follow them to a T one way or the other.

With that, here are some styles I’m excited about this coming Spring & Summer that may or may not be on trend 😉

The Ballerina Look


Image found via Celeste Garcia on Pinterest

I’ve always felt like ballerinas have an ethereal grace about them in the way they can control their bodies, but also in the outfits they wear. From tutus to leotards to less conventional styles, there’s just something really classic and beautiful about mixing classic ballet pointe shoes with anything, really.

Take these ballerina flats by Chloé. They’re super fashionable and wearable for us who aren’t actual ballerinas, but they still have that awesome look to them. It reminds me of when I was in high school – I had these black ballerina flats that I’d gotten at Nordstroms. I don’t even remember who made them at this point, but they had ribbon lacing all the way up the ankle and they made me feel so light footed and lovely all the time. *Sigh* Those are some shoes I literally wore into the ground until my mom threw them out because they were falling apart so badly.

Brightly Colored Clothing & Accessories

Image 1 of Cambridge Satchel Company Exclusive to Asos 11" Coral Fluro Leather Satchel

Cambridge Satchel Company Exclusive to Asos 11″ Coral Fluro Leather Satchel

I’m really loving bright Springy colors at the moment. I know that’s pretty on trend which is cool!

I actually first spotted this awesome Cambridge Satchel over on Minnie Mélange, only I prefer it in the coral color as opposed to the cool green color she picked up.

Image 1 of TFNC Swing Dress in Jewelled Crochet

TFNC Swing Dress in Jewelled Crochet – ASOS

I’m loving really flowy material for Spring and I always love lace type tops and dresses, but I’d love this dress even more with a brightly colored pink skinny belt or something to make it a bit more bright.


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Unique Loose Braid From sincerelykinsey.blogspot.com via Pinterest

I’ve always loved braids, but with this season and the amount of never ending ways people have recently come out with just astounds and enthralls me. From fishtails to milkmaid style braids, I just find them all so lovely and there are tons of fantastic blogger tutorials online to learn how to do them all!


Fishtail Braid Tutorial From oncewed.com

Crisp Spring Nail Designs

summer #nails #beauty

Hannah Miller from Instagram via Pinterest

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ll know how nail inferior I am, but ever since I’ve joined Pinterest and seen how amazing some of these nail designs are, I can’t help but get inspired to try some of them myself.

Black + emerald sparkle

Image found via LamoreChanel.tumblr.com – Source : http://pshiiit.com/

From salt manicures to these incredible jeweled ones, chevron designs, and other variations of the french manicure, it looks so fun and creative! I must admit that since starting this blog and discovering nail art, I have become a bit more ambitious when it comes to painting my nails and doing designs on them. Not saying I can do any of it or do any of it well, but I can try!

Colored Mascaras

Nvey Eco Volumising Mascara | Spirit Beauty Lounge

Nvey Eco Volumising Mascara | Spirit Beauty Lounge

I’ve been some kind of obsessed with colored mascaras for the better part of 3 months now, especially the copper hued Macao from ILIA Beauty that I recently spotted at Beautyhabit {see it below}. This one from Nvey Eco also looks promising and comes in black, brown AND blue!  There are also some pretty amazing color options from Sephora and Make Up Forever as well.


ILIA – Mascara – Macao – BeautyHabit.com

A Natural Glow

May Lindstrom The Good Stuff Radiance Oil

May Lindstrom The Good Stuff Radiance Oil

I’m not a huge fan of self tanner most days. When it looks awesome it looks really great, but for everyday looks, I just can’t be bothered to keep applying it without getting sloppy so I prefer a body oil or lotion with a bit of shimmer in it and May Lindstrom’s The Good Stuff Radiance Oil is perfect for that, especially in the Spring and Summer when it’s fun to have that slightly bronzed golden look! It smells heavenly { like chocolate! } and makes skin look naturally glowy and golden because it hydrates really well and includes shimmery mica in the formula. It’s definitely a holy grail body product for me as far as packaging, natural formula, and overall effect on the skin both superficially and beauty benefit wise. You can see my full review for it – here.

Nudes, Pinks, & Nudey Pinks!

Image 1 of Pieces Heart Print Cami

Pieces Heart Print Cami – ASOS

Even when it’s not Spring, I love nude and pink colored pieces because they just go with absolutely everything and they look super feminine and romantic which I really love, given my period film obsession. It’s just the ultimate chic, womanly look in my mind, I suppose.

Image 3 of Timeless Bow Sandal

Timeless Bow Sandal – ASOS


Neon Yellow Power Play Blazer – Nasty Gal

Normally I really hate neon, but for some reason lately, I am loving neon yellow, blue, pink and some shades of green as long as they’re paired with grey, black, or white. It just goes, am I right?

Wedge Sneakers

Hilight Wedge Sneaker – Black – Nasty Gal

In spite of the fact that my boyfriend thinks I’m an absolute lunatic for loving them, I really love this whole platform/ wedge sneaker trend! Ironically enough, I had some platform sneakers way back in the day when I was like 10-11. I’m not sure where I got them, but I remember I thought I was so cool because the Spice Girls wore platform everything and I finally had my own! Shortly after, my little sister hijacked them so she could look taller and I’ve no idea what happened to them now, but just the idea that I could get that Spice Girl style back gets my heart pumping! Anyone else relate to this? No?


Image 4 of ASOS Caged Bow Back Swimsuit

Caged Bow Back Swimsuit – ASOS

The last thing I’m really excited for is swimwear because I feel like the swimsuits that have come out lately have been edgier and edgier and the cuts all look really fun and unique. The one above is one such style. Doesn’t it look cool?! The pieces tie in the back so it looks all bandage-esque. You know it’s a good day when one piece swimwear is looking pretty awesome as opposed to mom-like.

Block Party Bikini – Nasty Gal

This last suit is a big trend for the spring and that’s color blocking. I don’t actually much like the color block trend in clothing as I think it looks a bit too 1985 for comfort, but I really like it here on this suit. It just works!

What Fashion Trends Are You Loving For Spring & Summer or Are You Making Up Your Own?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

♥ Tianna

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33 thoughts on “10 Styles I’m Ready to Rock for Spring & Summer!

  1. March 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    i love the wedge sneakers but wondering if it is as comfortable as real sport shoes. Yeah, i love everything that makes me look a little taller.>< i used to be wearing ballerina shoes all the time and i looked short compare to my friends that wears high heels.

    i don't really like self tanner as fairer skin looks better on asian skin like mine.

    1. March 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      The wedge sneakers are actually really comfy! I tried on a pair at a store near me ( Target ) and they were super comfortable. 🙂 x

  2. March 22, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Love those Chloe flats!

    1. March 22, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      me too! x

  3. March 22, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Fell for the Surrender Bow Platforms. I agree, follow your own fashion trends instead 🙂 Being stick thin is not necessary either, feminine curves are really pretty. I wish I had more in fact. xoxo KJ

    1. March 22, 2013 at 6:16 PM

      I know! I love bows! I love following what I like rather than any one trend. And I think all body types are beautiful in their own way. I didn’t mean to knock people that are thin or not thin, just to say that I’m not and can’t pull off some looks that thinner women could. Not to say I like one or the other better. I think healthy and fit, however you look, is best <3

      1. March 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM

        I get what you are saying! I like variation in fashion. Would be boring if everyone wore the same. I like reading your posts, as you say what you mean 🙂

        Healthy and fit is much better! Having a toned body looks great. I really admire fit bodies 🙂 🙂 Have you heard about Cindy Whitmarsh?? She´s got an amazing fit body.

  4. Jamillah@BareBeginnings
    March 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    the balerina shoes are fantastic, and I really like the anil looks but i know that would last not very long on me, Fab post though, i really like the way you said you are on your own trend schedule will have to remember that one. xxx

    1. March 22, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      I know right! I love ballerina shoes! Yeah I really love nail art now, however not good at it I may be! lol. Thanks 🙂 Glad you liked it <3

  5. March 26, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    I love this post. I almost love all the styles, but my fav are: ballerina style — definitely my style — especially in terms of layering cute fabrics and the braid.
    GIG love

    1. March 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      Thanks! I love the ballerina style as well – so classic! Thanks for stopping by <3

  6. March 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    I loooove spring… all of the pastels! So very girly, which is my style year round, haha.

    1. March 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      Haha yeah I agree. Love the pastel look – thanks for visiting me! x

  7. aminanda
    March 27, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    I love everything from your list! My fave would be the braids, nude pink, nail polish, the one piece swimwear (but I gotta need to work on the body first lol), and wedge sneakers! Wedge sneakers is everywhere, I haven;t tried them but I sure would love to! 😀

  8. March 27, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Great round-up! I’m a HUGE fan of a few of these – Especially braids, brights & those seriously cute swim suits you pictured! 🙂

  9. March 27, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    Ugh i now miss having long hair bec of the fishtail braid photo you chose for this post! 😀

  10. Aby
    March 27, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    those choices are awesome! the swimwear are so elegant. i cant wait to wear something like that this summer.. 🙂

    – from #gig

  11. March 27, 2013 at 4:27 AM

    have you tried ASOS shoes before? never bought anything from that site. but loving those bow sandals. and they are such a great price too! xoxo. GIG follower

  12. March 27, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    I’m loving the nail colours! xoxo

  13. March 27, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    What a great post!! i love that bag and blue shoes!

    GIG member
    Style Without Limits

  14. stilettosandtequila
    March 28, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    I LOVE nudes, neons and fishatale braids. I recently bought a blue mascara and it’s kind of crazy! 😛
    I love that coral sling bag and that blue shoe too. Heart-stealer!! *_____*

    1. March 28, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Me too! I heard blue mascara is supposed to make you look more awake . Thanks for visiting <3

      1. stilettosandtequila
        March 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

        Haha I know. But since I have short eyelashes, blue looks kind of punk-ish on me! 😀

  15. Sarvin Sidhu (@sarsidhu)
    March 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    nice choices! and i love that nail color! 😀

    1. March 30, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Thanks me too! <3

  16. April 1, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    I’m so excited for spring to arrive. I`m a big fan of braids too…it`s time for me to learn how to do a fishtail braid!

  17. April 1, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    those are some cute looks. i am the same, i never jump on the trend train, i just wear whatever the eff i feel like wearing whenevaaaaa.ya know? #GIG

    1. April 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      Thanks! Yeah I’m glad I’m not the only one 🙂 Thanks for stopping by <3

  18. April 2, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    LOVE the ballerina and the spring nails.

    1. April 2, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      Me too!! Thanks for stopping by <3

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