J Crew - Embroidered Gauze Top and Textured Stripe Shorts // Cotton and Curls - Button Up to Block Top Tutorial
ModCloth - Just Like Stroll Times Dress // Colette Patterns - Eclair Pattern
Anthropologie - Spearmint Stripe Skirt // Pattern Runway - Pussy Bow Blouse
I'd like to introduce you to a new column I dreamed up - DIY Style! The idea is to take an outfit and show how to make it from patterns or tutorials I've found on the web. I love the idea of looking at clothes and trying to figure out how they're constructed, and thought this could be a fun way to share those ideas.
For this first installment of DIY Style, I was inspired by the combination of bright whites and summery stripes. This fresh, fun combination exemplifies summer to me, and I would love to wear any of these outfits on a trip to the coast or a stroll down the waterfront. My favorites here are that first white top from J Crew and the green striped skirt from Anthropologie. I've decided the "just below the knee" hemline is my absolute favorite, especially for swingy summery skirts.
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