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Tuesday, June 4

STYLE: Ocean Avenue, Summer Style



I've come to the conclusion that the beach is addicting.

If' you've ever decided to vacation there once, you might know what I mean. Every summer since that vacation, the memory of smooth, warm, sandy beaches, salty breeze, tan lines, cool blue waves, weathered wood docks, shady palm trees, and fruity drinks awakens the almost irresistible desire to return this year.

Since I've had the privilege of visting LA often over the past three years, I think the addiction is worse for me. Brian has the bug too; lately we've both been talking about how we can squeeze in a visit.

Until then, I'll keep browsing beach inspired DIYs and style inspiration. Case in point, Warby Parker's new beach inspired collection of frames and sunglasses, Ocean Avenue.

1. Jasper in Orange Fiz, Warby Parker 2. Cocoki dress, Indego Africa 3. Festival Necklace, Noonday Collection 4. Delicias Sandal, Nisolo Shoes

Ocean Avenue has a retro 70's vibe inspired by "broadwalk truants, amateur spongers, and aspiring beach bums." The video accompanying the collection is like a West Side Story Coney Island edition dance off.


If you didn't know, for every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker gives a pair to someone in need. Well, they don't just give them, to avoid creating a dependent culture, they partner with non-profits to train low-income entrepreneurs to sell affordable glasses, as this video explains:



The other summery picks I included in my collages from Noonday Collection, Nisolo Shoes, Indego Africa, and Threads for Thought are also doing good in the world through fair trade fashion. That's style that looks good on everyone!

What's your go to outfit for summer style? Share in the comments!