Summer Fashion: Easy Does It

This season, a simple yet elegant wardrobe will keep you cool while making your style hot. Join us for our summer fashion shoot at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.



There’s no season better than summer for the stylish to affirm the sage advice of Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga: “Elegance is elimination.” Summer’s heat and humidity are good reasons to change over to a pared-down wardrobe. But just because one may wear less doesn’t mean clothing choices matter any less. This season, women’s fashion is about combining soft, textured pieces to create easy, eclectic ensembles. Pale neutrals simplify combinations, and layering lightweight pieces builds looks that are casual yet charming, effortless yet elegant.
 

photography by Becky Thurner Braddock • hair and makeup by Travis Klingler
 

Rachel wears a Dylan laser-cut tank, $70, Tees by Tina white tank, $40, Central Park West white duster dress, $135, Fresh Laundry high-waist shorts, $70, and Hat Attack floppy straw hat, $100, from Cajoli Boutique.
 

Biya watercolor-swirl silk dress, $370, from Cajoli Boutique
 

Central Park West white buttondown duster, $135, tank top with detailed Lurex design ($149) and crackle-detail pants ($159) both by Mado from Paris, metallic rope necklaces, $89, from Kizmit Boutique By Venetia
 

209 WST lined Tencel trench, $165, and matching lined Tencel trouser, $119, from Kizmit Boutique By Venetia
 

David Cline tie-dye top, $119, Nic+Zoe white tank, $48, and Elliott Lauren black gaucho pants, $149, from Kizmit Boutique By Venetia
 

Elliott Lauren hoodie, $149, 209 WST pants $109, from Kizmit Boutique By Venetia
 

The Venue: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Oakdale is located 10 miles west of Downtown Pittsburgh. The nonprofit conservation, research and special-event facility sits on 460 acres of abandoned mining land. The Woodlands — the first 60 acres to be developed, with three miles of groomed trails running through woodlands and meadows — opened to the public in August 2014. The site aims to become one of America’s largest botanic gardens and is the only one in the United States built on reclaimed land.
799 Pinkerton Run Road
412/444-4464
pittsburghbotanicgarden.org

Sources
Cajoli Boutique,  3392 Saxonburg Blvd., Glenshaw; 412/767-5505, cajoliboutique.com
Kizmit Boutique By Venetia,  510 Station St., Bridgeville; 412/221-5151, kizmitboutique.co
 

Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video from our fashion shoot.
 

 

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