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Why I’ll Be Rockin’ a Vintage Mumu All Summer Long

Have I mentioned that it gets really hot here in Vegas during the summer?  Like Satan’s Blowdryer set to the “Hot as Hell” setting hot?

One of the most difficult things to do is to motivate yourself to “look cute” when you are more concerned about the bottoms of your shoes melting on the asphalt as you walk to your car (yep that actually happened to me once).

But I have found an on-trend, uber chic, pocket-friendly and oh-so-comfortable solution for the sweltering months… the MuMu.

Yep, you heard me right the MuMu aka MuuMuu.

This current yet retro piece of clothing was once thought of as an unflattering grandma dress but I am here to argue that the Mumu is the ultimate summer staple.

During the 1960’s and 70’s Mumu’s were the most glamorous thing you could wear.  Designers like Halston, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior sent mumus (and their sibling the caftan) down their runways, making them the go-to of Hollywood and the fashion elite.

Then we entered the era of the body-con and uber tight fitting dresses and the once celebrated “MuMu” suddenly became a bad word associated with ill-fitting clothing only worn by Grandmas whilst watching their “stories”.

Times and fashion have shifted once again and fashion is now celebrating looser silhouettes, functionality and individuality!

So here we are, the MuMu is back baby and here are FOUR reason’s why I’ll be rockin’ a vintage Mumu all summer long:

  1. The fabrics and prints are so unique and eyecatching.  Seriously from tropical florals to garden prints, ikat, batik and everything in between there is nothing like gorgeous vintage MuMu fabric.
  2. They are comfortable AF. Airy and loose this easy silhouette is as comfy as a nightgown.
  3. The Mumu’s style fits in perfectly with both the current California Cool AND Boho Trends.
  4. No one else will ever be wearing the same thing as you.  Mic drop.

Pair them with a Kimono to punch up the style factor even more: Kimonos are light as a feather and can make even the most basic outfit look stunning in seconds.

Whether you wear it loose and flowing like Diana Ross or belted and boho like Alexa Chung, Mumu’s give off a chic-hippie summer vibe that feels so dang good on warm days.

What I’m Wearing: Vintage Mumu from StiletttosandSinCity | Vintage Gucci Studded Bamboo Handle Bag | Chloe Sandals | Chloe Sunglasses | Vintage Belt from StilettosandSinCity | Roffe Accessories Kimono|

Here are some of my favorites that will have your Mumu game going strong: 

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

And just like that summer is here.

This week we hit 105 in Vegas and it’s only going to get hotter so I think it’s officially time to move our fashion focus from Spring to Summer.

Summer inevitably calls for vacation wares but this season you have to take it one step further and embrace those California vibes with a wanderlust spin… all at once.

On the runways we saw ETRO hit the beach with an Endless Summer themed show packed full of tropical prints, bucket caps and a totally chill-vibe.  The show even included two female pro surfers, Victoria Vergara and Maribel Koucke, all beachy hair and natural smiles, sporting terrific neoprene swimwear and paisley-printed boards tucked under their arms.

Calvin Klein took a deep dive into the trend with neoprene wet suits, JAWS themes tanks, shark bite cut-outs and ombre tie-dyes while Stella McCartney eased into the trend with carefree soft pastel tie-dye prints, loose boyfriend silhouettes and flip-flops!

The California Cool Trend brings all the things we love about summer into one uber eclectic maybe-I’m-on-vacation look and the best part is that there are dozens of ways to incorporate this chill-vibey style into your wardrobe!

Think Hawaiian shirts worn open in lew of a jacket, lots of tie dye, loud tropical prints, character rich beach hats, retro bucket caps,  beaded and shell souvenir-esc jewelry, mixed and matched prints, distressed and bleached out denim, breezy skirts, swimwear as shirts, beach themed tees and of course sunglasses. Finish the look off by adding some old school sneakers like Adidas Stan Smiths or gum soled Vans.  Worn-in sneaks are totally on trend this season so you don’t need to struggle to keep those white tennies pristine anymore!

Upbeat and casual this look exudes a laid back vibe with a polished edge that’s ready for a day at the beach or cocktails at sunset.

Basically, the California Cool Trend is totally awesome.

California Cool trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

California Cool Trend

What I’m Wearing: “The Growlers” Beach Goth tee | Uniqlo Printed Flare Midi Skirt | Catherine Malandrino Tropical Blazer | TOPSHOP Embroidered Beach Hat | Vintage Palm Leaf Bag | Stan Smith Adidas | Kate Young for Tura Sunnies |

Click below for shopping picks you’ll need to get your beachy wardrobe going: