modern classic: 3 style sketches for summer

Outfit idea featuring a style sketch of the Athena Dress by Universal Standard in true blue and the Overlapping Graduated Earrings by Wraptillion. Text on image reads: + sandals + coral lip = summer brunch.

Dreaming of summer? I’ve been sketching some new outfit ideas, mixing new pieces with wardrobe staples and classic earring designs from my Circling collection. Here’s what to wear for a weekend brunch, to a summer art festival in the city, and out for a date night on the water, whether you’re headed to your favorite waterfront restaurant or a tropical vacation. I really love Universal Standard‘s knit dress designs — they’re so clean and modern, and I love their inclusive sizing! I hope you enjoy these style sketches!

Above, my sketch of the Athena Dress in true blue from Universal Standard feels like a perfect pairing with the classic hoops of my Overlapping Graduated Earrings. Just add a coral lip and your favorite sandals, and you’re set for brunch this weekend (with your best friends…or someone new.)

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Outfit idea featuring a style sketch of the Tesino Washed Jersey Dress by Universal Standard in olive (brown) and the Small Concentric Earrings by Wraptillion. Text on image reads: + red lip + sunglasses + modern mules = urban art festival.

Above, my style sketch of the Tesino Washed Jersey Dress from Universal Standard in Olive (which looks more like a khaki brown on my screen), paired with the geometric circles of my Small Concentric Earrings. I’m thinking clean, modern, subtle but striking — perfect for a stroll through an urban summer art festival.

Outfit idea featuring a style sketch of the Geneva V-Neck Dress by Universal Standard in navy and the Overlaid Earrings by Wraptillion. Text on image reads: + strappy heels + silver nails + edgy bob = date night on the water.

Above, my style sketch of the Geneva V-Neck Dress by Universal Standard in navy, paired with the little modern dangles of my Overlaid Earrings for just a touch of sparkle. This easy, summery outfit looks perfect for date night on a beach or a lakefront restaurant, don’t you think?

Of course, these classic modern earring styles aren’t season-specific, and you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe to put your own outfit together! Whether you’re looking for bold statement earrings or minimalist dangles, try the Circling collection.

Photo of the Overlaid Earrings by Wraptillion (small modern silver-tone linked circles dangles.)
Photo of the Small Concentric Ring Earrings by Wraptillion (modern geometric nested circles silver-tone earrings.)
Photo of the Overlapping Graduated Earrings by Wraptillion (modern geometric overlapping circles earrings in silver tone.)

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Compilation of three outfit ideas, featuring sketches of knit dresses by Universal Standard in blue, brown, and navy, and modern geometric circle earrings by Wraptillion. Text on image reads: style sketches: modern classics for summer.
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studio flowers: star jasmine

Pale yellow star jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) flowers and green leaves in a bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk in Wraptillion's studio workspace, with the modern botanical-inspired Rose Window Earrings, Trellis Earrings, and Garland Earrings, reading glasses, pliers, and jewelry components..

I wish you could smell the star jasmine I cut to enjoy in my studio this week. Its gorgeous, haunting scent makes me think of evenings in California (where I grew up), lush and lovely as gardenias and orange blossom, but much easier to grow in my colder Seattle-area garden. I love the spiky, delicate flowers and shining green leaves with my Rose Window Earrings, Trellis Earrings, and Garland Earrings (from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection), above. This pale yellow version is Trachelospermum asiaticum, a little hardier than the Trachelospermum jasminoides I remember.

Pale yellow star jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) flowers and green leaves in a bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk in Wraptillion's studio workspace, with the modern botanical-inspired Rose Window Earrings, Trellis Earrings, and Garland Earrings.

Here’s a closeup (in my favorite Heath Ceramics bud vase — mine’s in their Redwood glaze, which doesn’t seem to be available right now.)

Pale yellow star jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) flowers and green leaves in a bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk in Wraptillion's studio workspace, with the modern botanical-inspired Rose Window Earrings, Trellis Earrings, and Garland Earrings, reading glasses, and an open laptop..

Time to get back to work! Or… I could watch the mesmerizing swing of these earrings a little longer…

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Rose Window Earrings by Wraptillion (modern botanical-inspired silver-tone earrings)
Trellis Earrings by Wraptillion (modern botanical-inspired spiky abstract floral silver-tone earrings)
Garland Earrings by Wraptillion (modern botanical-inspired spiky abstract floral silver-tone chandelier earrings)

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Comppiled image of 3 photos featuring pale yellow star jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) flowers and green leaves in a bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk in Wraptillion's studio workspace, with the modern botanical-inspired Rose Window Earrings, Trellis Earrings, and Garland Earrings, reading glasses, jewelry in progress, and a laptop. Text on image reads: studio flowers: star jasmine. wraptillion.

Vine, Fir Cone, and Tendril Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection

Wraptillion's Vine Earrings, Fir Cones Earrings, and Tendril Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Looking for delicate botanical-inspired earrings that are sleek and modern, but still sinuous and organic? These little dangles will add a touch of edgy style to your look without raising any eyebrows in the office. Above, the Vine Earrings, Fir Cone Earrings, and Tendril Earrings, from from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection.

Wraptillion's Vine Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Vine Earrings

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Wraptillion's Fir Cones Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Fir Cone Earrings,

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Wraptillion's Tendril Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Tendril Earrings

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Just here for the orchids? Here you go. (I love them too!)

The orchid featured here is my Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae.)

Orchid Encyclia mariae (formerly Euchile mariae) blooms on a desk in Wraptillion's studio next to a steel jewelry stand and earrings from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection.
Compiled image of 4 photos featuring Wraptillion's Vine Earrings, Fir Cone Earrings, and Tendril Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae in a green cachepot.

Fuchsia, Hops, and Laburnum Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection

Wraptillion's Short Fuchsia Earrings, Long Fuchsia Earrings, Hops Earrings, and Laburnum Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Here’s a few more earring photos from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection, taken with this gorgeous orchid in my studio workspace! Above, the Short Fuchsia Earrings and Long Fuchsia Earrings are delicate little abstract floral dangle earrings, while the swinging, kinetic sculptural Hops Earrings and Laburnum Earrings have a bolder, edgy feel. Somehow, their abstract modern style pairs perfectly with lush Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs.

Wraptillion's Short Fuchsia Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Short Fuchsia Earrings — smallest and most delicate of this group. Perfect for travel, for work or for fun — these lightweight, easy neutral earrings go with everything!

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Wraptillion's Long Fuchsia Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Long Fuchsia Earrings: medium length, an easy day-to-night, office-to-date option. Office appropriate, but definitely your style.

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Wraptillion's Hops Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Hops Earrings: perfect for date night at the brewpub with jeans, or something a little fancier — wherever your plans take you.

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Wraptillion's Laburnum Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Laburnum Earrings: great for a modern, edgy black tie outfit that’s not at all stuffy — think hip benefit gala or cool modern wedding. But they pair well with a simple summer maxi dress, too — wear them to that summer concert under the stars or vacation date on the lanai!

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Just here for the orchids? Here you go. (I love them too!)

The orchid featured here is my Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae.)

Orchid Encyclia mariae (formerly Euchile mariae) blooms on a desk in Wraptillion's studio next to a steel jewelry stand and earrings from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection.
Compiled image of 4 photos featuring Wraptillion's Short and Long Fuchsia Earrings, Hops Earrings, and Laburnum Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae in a green cachepot.

Poppy, Scarab, and Lotus Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection

Wraptillion's Small Poppy Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, Scarab Earrings, and Lotus Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Next up: the Small Poppy Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, Scarab Earrings, and Lotus Earrings from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection! These delicate, intricate designs look like filigree, but their shapes come from the modern chainmaille techniques and engineering components I use. (Who says STEAM can’t be beautiful?!)

Wraptillion's Small Poppy Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Small Poppy Earrings — smallest and most delicate of this group. Easy, pretty, and edgy!

see the Small Poppy Earrings modeled here

Wraptillion's Large Poppy Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Large Poppy Earrings. Still office appropriate (and they’ll get plenty of compliments when you wear them out afterwards!)

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Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Scarab Earrings — wear them with jeans to dress up a D&D night or geeky conference look, or go all out for that women in tech keynote or STEAM benefit dinner!

see the Scarab Earrings modeled here

Wraptillion's Lotus Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Lotus Earrings — I love these with a simple dress when I’m wondering what to wear to a friend’s modern wedding. They’re a great confidence touchstone for an interview outfit or first day on your new creative dream job, too!

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Just here for the orchids? Here you go. (I love them too!)

The orchid featured here is my Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae.)

Closeup of two green and white flowers of orchid Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae), with a green pot behind them.
Compiled image of 4 photos featuring Wraptillion's Small and Large Poppy Earrings, Scarab Earrings, and Lotus Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae in a green cachepot.