Survive the Heat in Style

The temperatures are rising high enough for many to abandon all sense of fashion and jump right into the shorts and t-shirt look. Here are some great picks for tops and dresses that can keep you looking hot while feeling cool during these simmering summer months.

Tank Tops
The key to a cool tank top is to pick breathable fabric that is also washable.  Dreamy Designer Sweet Pea’s signature nylon mesh is a great choice for summer. Like this 4 Tiered Ruffled Ruffle Tank in rain (blue).

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

This tank if full of flirty fashionable details but is soft and comfortable enough you will feel free and easy in it.  This tank is perfect for an outdoor bbq or even a a hot day at the park.

One of Vintage Fringe’s newest arrivals is also a perfect pick for a hot summer day.  Collective Concept’s trendy Racerback Flared Tunic Top is a great example of California style summer clothing.  First this nuetral color is both trendy and smart for hot summer days.  This tank is loose but has so many flattering details like the beaded straps, tunic length, and racerback.  Wear this tank anywhere this summer and you will stay cool and oh so stylish.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Short Sleeve Tops

Splendid no doubt had hot summer days in mind when designing it’s Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top.

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

The wide sleeves and signature jersey slub fabric makes this short sleeve top a great choice on a hot day.  I also love how Splendid infamously makes a clean and modern statement with color choices that are both flattering and classic.  Pair this top with khaki bermuda shorts or denim capris… the options truly are limitless.

Designer Dresses

On those scorching summer days summer dresses are the coolest choice to make.

I love love this Modal Jersey V Neck dress also designed by Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

You can feel cool and trendy in this adorable jersey dress in blueberry (light purple).  This dress has a flattering empire waist, is machine washable, and is the perfect length for a cool summer dress.

From tanks to tees and even dresses, being hot is no excuse for not being fashionably adorable.  Don’t miss Vintage Fringe’s Summer Steal’s Sale where you can get 30% off everything until July 28th.

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Sweet {and a bit sassy} Summer Dresses

So, its official, its the middle of June and it is summer. I for one, love the cool, stylish, and comfortable look of dresses and skirts. For me, they can be way more comfortable, and so easy to through on the go. Not to mention that they can go from beach, to dinner, to errands so effortlessly with a change of shoes and accessories. Ella Moss makes gorgeous dresses, and I especially love the detail on the Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress.

Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress by Ella Moss

Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress by Ella Moss

 Ok, so forgive me for another black dress, but I am just loving the basic black with detail dresses. Also, this dress does come in brown and in case you haven’t heard, brown is super in this summer. Just check out your local MAC counter to see all the new nude and brown make-up. Don’t you love the back of this Modal Jersey Scoop Neck Dress by Splendid, so cute right?? The length is perfect and the cut is comfortable, yet sexy.

Modal Jersey Scoop Neck Dress by Splendid

Modal Jersey Scoop Neck Dress by Splendid

So here is some color for you, I love the cheery sunshine yellow and the gray details of the Blaire Widesleeve Crew Dress by Ella Moss.I think it would look fabulous with teal and gold accessories. This dress is super easy to just throw on and be ready, it would be great with wedges or flats and also comes in a great navy blue that is dead on with the nautical trend.

Blaire Widesleeve Crew Dress by Ella Moss

Blaire Widesleeve Crew Dress by Ella Moss

Are your favorite summer dresses long or short?? Black or color?? I like a mix of everything!

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Amazing Fashion Deals at Vintage Fringe Outlet

Alright ladies, we all know that they economy hasn’t been doing so well lately and that money needs to stretch even further then it did before. I love the high quality, designer clothing that Vintage Fringe has, but I love even more the awesome sales on those clothes found in the outletsection. A great way to save even more money on clothes is to buy things for next season, or winter now, as they will usually be largely discounted. Vintage Fringe Outlet as a bunch of cute things like sweaters and long sleeves that will be great for fall and winter at crazy prices, snatch then up now!  Here are a few outlet items that would be great for right now:

Variegated Stripe Loose Jersey Dress / Top by Splendid

Variegated Stripe Loose Jersey Dress / Top by Splendid

This Variegated Stripe Losse Dress/Top by Splendidis great for summer going with anything from bermuda shorts, white jeans, or a swim cover up. The lightweight, high quality cotton, striking color combination, and deep v in front and back all make this top ideal for warmer weather.

Boyfriend Stripe LS Buttonup Top by Splendid

Boyfriend Stripe LS Buttonup Top by Splendid

Although this Boyfriend Stripe LS Buttonup Top by Splendid is styled for cooler weather in the picture above, it would work just as beautifully for summer. It is ultra sheer and therefore perfect for over a cute cami or once again even over a swimsuit.

Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top by Sweet Pea By Staci Frati

Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top by Sweet Pea By Staci Frati

Lastly, this Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top by Sweet Pea By Staci Frati is such a sweet print and I love that it is darker in color so that it is not too sweet. This light weight top would be perfect for summer days and nights. Don’t let being on a budget stop you from being super chic and your best self! Check out these and all the great steals at Vintage Fringe Outlet.

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Spring Dresses, Vintage Fringe Style

Retro Boatneck dress by Sweet Pea

Retro Boatneck dress by Sweet Pea

Warmer weather means more light and breezy fashions and what better way to stay cool and stay chic then in a cute little dress. Dresses are so easy to just pull on and go and with so many different styles, there is something that flatters everyone. I also love how dresses can so easily go form day to night with a simple change of accessories, perfect for the over scheduled fashionista on the go! The Retro Boatneck dress by Sweet Pea pictured above is perfect for work or an evening out, and the bright color and pattern perfect for this warmer weather.

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress by Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress by Splendid

I love the fit of this Modal Jersey V Neck Dress by Splendid, it is oh so soft and comfy. Anything that feels like I am in my pajamas but I really look chic, I am a fan of! Again this dress’s basic cut makes it an easy option for either day or night. I love how it is styled for day above, but could also see it with high heels and a leather bomber for a summer date night. Also, because it is a solid print, don’t be afraid to layer on the jewelry-necklaces, bracelets, and earrings galore! If these gorgeous gams aren’t quite your style, no worries Vintage Fringe is sure to have something that you’ll love.

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Little Spring Dresses

Sunshine, blue skies, flowers, and spring dresses! Welcome to March! With warmer weather on the horizon, I am drawn to cute little dresses that just be thrown on. These dresses look good with boots, cardigans, or over a swimsuit whatever your weather might be. This Splendid Modal Jersey V Neckdress is perfect for spring and is very versatile, belts, necklaces, sweaters, jackets, boots and sandals can all change this dress and make it a work horse for your closet.

Splendid Modal Jersey V Neck in Blueberry

Splendid Modal Jersey V Neck in Blueberry

I think most women are always searching for the perfect little black dress and this Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress totally fits the bill. It has gorgeous details, an ultra flattering cut, and the ‘of the moment’ ruffle-love it all!

Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress in Black

Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress in Black

One other dress that I love, is this Velvet by Graham and Spencer Olka 3/4 Sleeve Dress. The neutral brown color would look great with a pop of color accessories like pink, blue, or maybe even some animal print! Another great spring versatile dress that can be ‘winterized’ with boots and a jacket, or ‘summerized’ with sandals and sunglasses!

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Olka 3/4 Sleeve Dress in Mushroom

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Olka 3/4 Sleeve Dress in Mushroom

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Spring Color Trend: Jade

Spring colors are always a welcomed thing to me, the darkness of winter is exchanged for bright, sunny, and what I call “happy” colors. Last fall, Chanel used a jade color nail polish on their models on the runway and launched an obsession with the color at the same time. Jade, or green is a great color for most people, you just have be be careful with the shade and tone of it, making sure it works for your skin tone. For spring i am loving this Tie Waist Hoodie from Spendid, perfect for a swimsuit{don’t worry we aren’t quite there yet} cover-up, a dress with leggings and boots, or as shown over jeans. It is very versatile and the perfect spring color!

Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie by Spendid
Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie by Spendid

Another great top in a slightly different shade of green is the Hamptom Hoodie by Ella Moss. I love the all the details and of course the green shade, which could easily go with so many other colors and patterns. It has a very relaxed look that is perfect for spring, especially with the longer sleeves for a bit more warmth, but in a lighter cotton that could transition to summer nights effortlessly.

Hampton Hoodie by Ella Moss
Hampton Hoodie by Ella Moss

Vintage Fringe has so many other really pretty and interesting tops in a shade of green, don’t forget that you can shop their site by color, love that! Now go have some fun and put on something other then black!

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Splendid Clothing is Worth Every Penny

The Splendid Clothing line is all about fashionable and flattering clothing made from the softest and highest quality fabrics, which are almost always machine washable. One of my favorite versatile pieces this summer is the Splendid Cotton Slub Hoodie.  Made of Splendid’s french terry fabric, which is a great soft, sweatshirt fabric, this top can be worn as a short dress, swim cover up, or sporty top.

Splendid Clothing

Splendid Clothing

Just like so much of stylish designer clothing this season, the length is trendy and flattering allowing this top to be worn in so many different styles with so many different combinations.   Not to mention the great empire waist with a tie giving this top that added feminine touch.  I love the green color that is so in this summer.    Another favorite Splendid tee that I have been wearing this summer is the sublime Oscelot Print silk/cotton boat neck tee.

Splendid Tees

Splendid Tees

Also machine washable, this top is a lightweight and can be worn with almost everything in my closet from jeans to capris or even dressier pants.  To find more fabulous summer tops and dresses from Splendid or any shirts from any of our amazing designers like Ella Moss or Joy Joy just visit Vintage Fringe!!!

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Splendid Clothing French Terry

As we’ve previously mentioned, we love Splendid Clothing for their fabulous fabrics and patterns, but we would be remiss if we didn’t discuss one of our favorites of their styles their Cotton Slub French Terry.  We love this Cotton Slub French Terry Hoodie and in the current temperatures it is perfect for layering over a long sleeve top.  We love the empire waist and the tie to keep it as loose or as fitted as you prefer.  While it is technically a dress, in these cold temperatures this would be super cute over leggings or jeans and we love the length.  It does fit roughly mid-thigh so it would truly be perfect with leggings.   Plus we think you could wear this Splendid hoodie for sure in Fall/Winter/Spring giving you more bang for your buck in the current economic environment.

Splendid Clothing Cotton Slub French Terry Hoodie

Splendid Clothing Cotton Slub French Terry Hoodie

Of course, it wouldn’t be Splendid Clothing if the fabrics weren’t fabulous too.  The cotton slub french terry is a soft sweatshirt fabric and it is truly soft.   It is naturally machine washable and easy to care for.  Best of all it is super comfortable.  You’ll love wearing this top just about everywhere!  Available in a great color, Parsley (Green), it is a great piece to help us each create our own distinctive individual style.

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