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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Fashionable Tank Tops

The sun is shinning and tank tops are out in full force. Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably notices how many a celebrity have been showing some very toned arms lately. Buff or toned arms are the thing right now and to show off all that hard work tank tops are everywhere. First, lets get a little arm inspiration and then I will show you some darling tanks to showcase your own arms! Jessica Biel showing off her fabulous arms.

Jessica Biel showing her ripped arms

Jessica Biel = ripped arms

 I am loving the berry color and ruffle detail{which is super hot right now} of this Sweet Pea by Staci Frati 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank. It is a very versatile top, which as you know I am all about anything that goes easily from errand running to date night.

Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank by Staci Frati

Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank by Staci Frati

If you are looking for a very casual, very typical California style, check out this Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet. Yes, it is very basic, but the extra length makes it perfect with skinny jeans and think of the accessorizing possibilities. Gladiator sandals, and over sized hobo bag and  long necklace would be oh so chic!

Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet

Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet

If ruffles or basic aren’t your thing, go check out Vintage Fringe to see some more cute tank top options. Now go do some push ups and show off those fab arms of yours!

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How to update your wardrobe for spring

Everyone wants to look fashionable, or their best no matter what the climate, and even in a tough economy you can update your look for spring with just a few pieces. This spring, as usual, we are being hit with loads of trends and fads, i suggest picking a few that work for you, your lifestyle, your body type and going with those. The three trends that I am loving are prints and over-sized florals, sleeves, and black and white. First the prints and over-sized florals, what a fun eye-popping trend. Go bold here and remember to not go too over the top, keeping accessories simple can help avoid that. This Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea is perfect for spring and perfect for this trend. Imagine a boyfriend blazer on top of it for the office and then let is stand alone for a night out-love that!

Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea

Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea

Next is sleeves, most people tend to think that warmer weather means less sleeves, but this year you will find lots of options that offer chic coverage. Sleeves are oh so flattering, especially the flouncy versions found this spring. A great option to try this trend is the Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet.{bonus, it just happen to be in a print, two trends for the price of one!}

Squareneck Lace Top by Keelin

Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet

Lastly is the stark contrast of black and white. I love this trend because it is so versatile and easy to incorporate in any wardrobe. Bold color accessories look great with black and white and stripes, patterns, shirts, dresses, sweaters and more can all be done in this trend. I am loving this Gable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.The bold black an white stripes are right on and the exposed zipper adds a bit of edge, not to mention that the cut is ultra flattering.
Cable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

Cable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

 Spring is such a fun time of year, the fabulous weather, and more sunshine are wonderful and they are even more wonderful when enjoyed in these chic clothes! Head on over to Vintage Fringe for all these looks and more!

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Spring things to try and love!{part 2}

The number three spring thing to try and love is a caged shoe. We are still seeing straps, straps and more straps on anything from a flat, to wedge, to a heel, to a bootie. Caged shoes instantly add some fringe to your look, and are a quick way to update any outfit. I am a sucker for a metallic shoe, metallic is neutral and goes with everything but has more pizazz then black or brown, love that. Check out these KORS Michael Kors ‘Paris’ Sandal, gorgeous right?? Picture them with a maxi dress, a short dress, boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, they would look great with everything. If you haven’t tried a caged shoe, spring is the time to do it!

KORS Michael Kors 'Paris' Sandal

KORS Michael Kors 'Paris' Sandal

And lastly, the number four spring thing to try and love is….{drum roll please!}… color! Say goodbye to all the black and brown “staples” in your wardrobe and pick up some colorful staples that are sure to make you look younger and more vibrant! The right colors can do wonders for your skin tone and usually make you feel happier, everyone looks good in some shade of pink and blue. So, if you are new to color try one of those. And remember, it doesn’t have to head to toe red, it could just be a scarf, or shoes, or a tank under your jacket or sweater. Speaking of tanks, look are this beautiful, colorful Criss Cross Tank from Sweet Pea.

Criss Cross Tank from Sweet Pea

Criss Cross Tank from Sweet Pea

The empire waist is ultra flattering and the colors are beautiful, but not to too over the top. Pair this with carpi’s, walking shorts, over jeans, or even use it as a swim cover-up this summer. Be bold, be brave, and work these spring things to try and love. You won’t regret it!

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Summer’s Hottest Sweet Pea Tank Tops

Our vote for this summer’s Hottest Sweet Pea Tank Top is the criss cross tank.  Sweet Pea Tanks are light, breezy,and full of colorful fabrics that are the perfect answer to the summer heat.  This summer must have is colorful and features a unique criss cross in the front combined with the signature color pattern so unique to Sweet Pea designer clothing.  This tank also has the classic and always flattering empire waist along with an added length which makes this tank so easy to wear with anything for any body type.

Sweet Pea Criss Cross Tank

Sweet Pea Criss Cross Tank

I wear  this tank by itself with jeans, or layer it with a cardigan and it is perfect for a day of running errands or a night out!  The pattern features a great mix of navy, lilac, light blue, and fuschia colors.  The great colors combined with the length of this tank always looks hot with a set of dark jeans or even leggings.  Find this tank and others from Sweet Pea or our other great designers now at Vintage Fringe.

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