When it comes to trends in style and fashion, going "back
in time" isn't always a good thing. Bell-bottoms need
to remain hidden in the `60s, for example. But this season's nod to
`50s flair definitely works in our modern moms'
The right pair of "sunnies" can make an
entire ensemble. I am completely crushing on this season's
selection of retro specs over at Anthropologie. But keep your eyes
peeled, they are popping up just about everywhere. Add a scarf
around your neck, slide on some red lipstick, and heads will
If you still haven't found the perfect swimsuit that does
double duty-looks killer plus provides enough coverage for
splish-splashing around with your kids-then let me introduce you to
Modcloth.com. Known for its retro chic attire, Modcloth has a slew
of `50s-inspired suits that will knock off these two birds with one
Here are two easy-to-wear frocks that are both flirty and
functional. Perfect for garden parties, beach soirees, or a day in
the city with kids. Dresses are far more figure-friendly than
shorts or capri pants, and these two can be matched with flip-flops
or kitten heels, depending on the occasion.
For all those days playing in the sun or riding with the
top down, add a touch of old-school whimsy to your day.
Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
See more of Meredith's stories here.
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