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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wrap It Up: 4 Ways to Wear a Pareo

Today I'm talking about a versatile & affordable accessory that everyone needs in their closet.  A pareo, also known as a sarong, is a must-have summer piece that can be worn multiple ways & will effortlessly carry you through all your outdoor activities.  Target has dozens of different styles & prints for the season and they're each just $19.99! So, I'm sharing 4 ways to style this warm-weather staple to help give you a little creative inspiration.  The best part is that you can easily pack up all the items I've featured here into a large tote and switch into new looks throughout the day.  It's a simplified way to mix & match different pieces so you can travel as light as possible.

Whether driving or flying to your getaway destination, comfort is crucial when you're traveling.  I like to include light layers in my look just in case the air conditioning is a little too cool for me.  I also stick to relaxed basics like a chambray shirt & stretchy jeans - I love how this printed scarf pops against the neutrals and adds playful interest to the outfit.

What I'm wearing:
c/o Mossimo Chambray Shirt, c/o Merona Pareo, Similar Jeans
c/o Mossimo Fringe Sandals, c/o Merona Straw Tote, Similar Watch

Sometimes I don't want a cover-up that I have to pull over my head (especially when I'm wearing a wide-brim hat to protect my face from the sun).  So this pareo is great for providing just the right amount of coverage while lounging by the pool or taking a stroll along the beach.  I found that twisting the ends before securing it around your waist is the best way to ensure it stays put throughout the day.

What I'm wearing:
c/o Merona Pareo, c/o Mossimo Bikini Top (I'm wearing a small), 
Mossimo Bikini Bottoms (I'm wearing a medium), c/o Merona Hat, c/o I Love Jewelry Necklace

Nothing beats a little white dress for summer - the detailed edges on this one sold me in an instant and the bold blue scarf is the perfect complement when wrapped infinity style.  This breezy chic look is ideal for heading into town for lunch, doing some shopping or going sightseeing.

What I'm wearing:
c/o Merona Gauze Dress (I'm wearing an XS), c/o Merona PareoSimilar Sandals
c/o Merona Crossbody BagSimilar Sunglasses

When thinking about how I would style this pareo for evening, I wanted to wear it in a way that resembled a cocktail dress.  So I wrapped it around from back to front, twisted and crisscrossed the ends and tied it over one shoulder.  I love the way it drapes so effortlessly and how the tassels hang down in the back.

What I'm wearing:

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