Thoughts By Natalie

Summer Style Inspiration

DISCLOSURE: Today’s post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, PEOPLE StyleWatch® and InStyle®, but (as always!) all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Summer4Me










By now you all know I maybe have a teensy, tiny (okay, massive) obsession with shopping at Target. In all honesty, I go there probably 3-4 times a week! It’s a sickness, and also one of my favorite guilty pleasures (aside from chocolate). I suppose I justify all of my shopping there by having a Red Card and using the Cartwheel app for coupons, but in all reality I guarantee I end up spending more than I otherwise would have because of that little mental game I play. Oh well ;)

One often overlooked item at Target (at least for me) is the magazine rack. Sure, I peruse it while in line sometimes, but never usually pull the trigger and buy anything. But really…why not? What a simple pleasure a magazine is during nap time—am I right, mamas?

Anyway, I decided to bust out InStyle and People StyleWatch for a little “me time” in my backyard this past week to get inspired for summer style. After flipping through the pages, there are a few trends that I’d like to experiment with this summer…

  • Sporting a moto jacket as a coverup on chilly nights, especially with a dress for a little edge.
  • Adding in some boho vibes to my otherwise minimalist look—namely with accessories, like tassel necklaces and hints of fringe.
  • Trying a messy fishtail braid in lieu of my usual top knot on a hot (or busy) day.

I think the key with trends is to let yourself be stretched and inspired, but not totally overhaul your signature look. It’s important to always stay true to what’s “you” and let the trends complement what you already have going on. What trends are you thinking about trying this summer? How do you usually get inspired style-wise?

P.S. GOOD NEWS: Did you know you can save 20% off PEOPLE, InStyle, PEOPLE StyleWatch and Us Weekly by using the Target Cartwheel Digital Offer? Also, you can receive 20% off special edition magazines. Both offers are available until 7/10/15 (while supplies last), so be sure to snag some magazines off those racks and give yourself some much-needed down time this summer.

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  • Kate
    June 15, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I love this casual look, and your outdoor seating area is gorgeous! Making me wish I didn’t live in an apartment :)
    This Side of Paradise

  • Maria
    June 15, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Obsessed with Target. A majority of my wardrobe is Merona or Mossimo. Ha!