Welcome to the monthly edition of Match made in Seven! We are an international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month to share our interpretation of a theme chosen by one of our members. This month’s theme of Midsummer’s Eve is the brainchild of our blogging friend, Bettye, and you can read her stylish and witty blog at Style Schlub. For this month’s theme, I am sharing how to style a Midsummer’s Eve outfit.
As we approach Midsummer’s Eve, we are in the midst of the summer style season. So, today I’m sharing some ideas for looks that showcase how to style for a Midsummer’s Eve outfit or a look for any summer party.
Just what is midsummer, you might ask? Since we’ve just made the summer season official on June 21st, one might wonder, right? Midsummer is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically it’s the time period when the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures.
As a reminder, Wikipedia defines the summer solstice as follows:
The summer solstice, also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). For that hemisphere, the summer solstice is when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight.
See? We learn something new every day. I know I did, when our blogging friend, Bettye, came up with the theme of Midsummer’s Eve!
Now, what to wear for this mid-summer milestone?
How to Style a Midsummer’s Eve Outfit
For this Match Made in Seven challenge, I decided something feminine and romantic would best fit the description. And what could be more romantic than a white eyelet sundress?
Mine is an older one from Old Navy, but here are some pretty versions of the white eyelet dress:
A wide-brimmed hat is a summer essential to protect your hair and face from UV rays. There are lots of cute hats available, but this one is my old standby. It’s a broad brim sun hat by Eric Javits, so, while pricey, I am definitely getting my money’s worth from it. It’s been my go-to hat for the last three summers and I wear it on every trip we take.
I have several skinny tie scarves in different colors to coordinate my hat with my outfits. This one is a bright navy blue. You can find several colors of skinny scarves here at very affordable prices. Also, check out this leopard print scarf. My next purchase! Won’t it look cute tied around this hat!!?
Straw totes are popular every summer as they are not only cute, they hold all kinds of things for the beach, a picnic or even running errands. This is an older one from Talbots, as seen in the post–Peasant Top, Straw Tote, and Affordable Fashion Finds–from last summer. For a very cute version from Loft, check out this straw tote with woven denim handles. Watch for a sale, but be careful it doesn’t sell out. It’s a cutie!
There are many countries that celebrate this season, most notably the northern European countries. The thinking is that due to the long winters, summer is the season to come out and celebrate! I’m sure our Northern European gals can tell us more about this! So be sure to check in with the other members of the Match Made in Seven to learn about the seasonal events and see what they are styling as they celebrate Midsummer’s Eve:
Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.
Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com/
Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl/
Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com/
Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com/
Emma of http://www.style-splash.com/
Nancy of https://www.
That’s a lot of inspiration, right? So, how will you dress for Midsummer’s Eve? Or for any mid-summer party? A romantic white eyelet dress might be just what you need to look amazing this season.