summer black: 3 style sketches

Outfit idea featuring a style sketch of the Geneva V-Neck Dress by Universal Standard in black and the Lotus Earrings by Wraptillion. Text on image reads: + dark lip + black toenails + silver sandals = balcony date night.

No matter what season it is, chances are I’m wearing black! It’s chic, classic, edgy, and looks great with my currently-purple hair. For this summer’s outfit ideas, here are a few easy dresses paired with edgy floral earrings from my Mechanical Garden collection, including what to wear to date night on a balcony, a modern picnic, or a Goth-style day at the beach. I really love Universal Standard‘s knit dress designs — they’re so flowy and modern, and I love their inclusive sizing! I hope you enjoy these style sketches!

Above, the Geneva V-Neck Dress from Universal Standard in black, with my intricate modern chainmail Lotus Earrings, for an intimate balcony dinner date night. Time to paint your toenails black and pull out those silver sandals!

Outfit idea featuring a style sketch of the Tesino Washed Jersey Dress by Universal Standard in black and the Short Fuchsia Earrings by Wraptillion. Text on image reads: + rose gold nails + straw bag + flat sandals = modern picnic.

Above, the little modern dangles of my Short Fuchsia Earrings and the high-low hem of Universal Standard‘s Tesino Washed Jersey Dress in black are perfect for a modern picnic! Rose gold nails add a little easy polish, while a straw bag and flat sandals let you go anywhere.

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Outfit idea featuring a style sketch of the Athena Dress by Universal Standard in black and the Rose Window Earrings by Wraptillion. Text on image reads: + sunglasses + black sandals + black toenails = Goth beach day.

Above, a flowy black maxi dress (Universal Standard‘s Athena Dress in black) and the modern chainmail circles of my Rose Window Earrings make a statement! Add sunglasses, sandals (black, of course!) and paint those toenails black for a beach day, Goth-style. (Or, you know, anyone who wants to try out a new style for a day!)

Of course, these edgy modern floral earrings 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 delicate dangles, try the Mechanical Garden collection.

Photo of Wraptillion's Lotus Earrings (intricate floral-inspired modern chainmail dangle earrings in silver tone)
Short Fuchsia Earrings by Wraptillion, from the Delicate Botanical collection
Rose Window Earrings by Wraptillion (modern botanical-inspired silver-tone earrings)

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Compilation of three outfit ideas, featuring sketches of knit dresses by Universal Standard and modern floral earrings by Wraptillion. Text on image reads: style sketches: summer black.
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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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try a new style #9: rainbow edition (aka how to wear rainbow like a grownup)

Photos of Wraptillion's modern linked circles earrings with rainbow glass, including the Cascading Rainbow Earrings, Alternating Rainbow Earrings, and Tripled Rainbow Earrings, with a pencil sketch of a scoop-neck tee. Text on image reads: modern rainbow style (aka how to wear rainbow like a grownup)

Wondering how to add a little rainbow to your modern outfit? It can feel like a big change when most of your wardrobe is neutrals like black, gray, navy, and camel! But it doesn’t have to be scary, even if you don’t have the style confidence to jump straight in. Here’s three small steps to get you started as you try out this new variation on your personal style. (And if you’re already rocking that chromatic jumpsuit, go straight to my rainbow collection!)

Missed my previous personal style explorations? See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and part 8!

style sketch of a sleeveless gray wrap top with and without a short-sleeve black cardigan, with photos of Wraptillion's Small Circle Earrings in black and pale rainbow, plus the Cascading Rainbow Earrings.
top to bottom: Small Circle Earrings in Black, Small Circle Earrings in Pale Rainbow, Cascading Rainbow Earrings
  1. Change one accessory — a scarf, a pair of earrings, a necklace — from neutral to rainbow, keeping the rest of your outfit neutral. Pale rainbow (like my Small Circle Earrings above) are an easy swap, but feel free to go straight for the full spectrum here! Even statement pieces like my Cascading Rainbow Earrings won’t overshadow your mostly-neutral look. Try them and see!

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Wraptillion's Tripled Rainbow Earrings (modern silver-tone linked circle dangle earrings) on a white background
Wraptillion's Cascading Rainbow Circles Necklace (modern linked circles with a rainbow of Czech glass) amid a flatlay botanical rainbow of garden flowers.
Photo of Wraptillion's modern linked circle Cascading Rainbow Earrings on a white background.
three style sketches combine blue, white, and black tops and scarves with photos of Wraptillion's Tripled Rainbow Earrings, Cascading Rainbow Necklace, and Alternating Rainbow Earrings.
top to bottom: Triple Rainbow Earrings, Cascading Rainbow Necklace, Alternating Rainbow Earrings

2. Go monochromatic, but with a touch of rainbow: Now, take that same accessory (or a new one!) and try it with almost-neutrals like these style sketches in blues, black, and white. See how the rainbow brings out the contrast, but not overwhelmingly? (Remember, denim blue goes with everything — and if you’d rather test out your new style on a casual weekend or lunch with friends, jeans and a tee with rainbow earrings are a great way to start!)

3. Test it with everything: Now that you built up a little rainbow confidence, take your new fav colorful accessory and try it with the rest of your wardrobe! Set all those preconceived style notions aside, and just try it all on. Stop to take photos of the outfits you love. I bet some may surprise you! (I wouldn’t have thought of the rose pink top in the style sketch video above, but it totally works!) Have fun!

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See more personal style explorations: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and part 8!

Photos of Wraptillion's modern linked circles earrings with rainbow glass, including the Cascading Rainbow Earrings, Alternating Rainbow Earrings, and Tripled Rainbow Earrings, with a pencil sketch of a scoop-neck tee that reads "modern rainbow style."
Cropped photo of artist Kelly Jones wearing Wraptillion's modern linked circle Cascading Rainbow Earrings with a black and white top.
Three pieces from Wraptillion's modern Industrial Glass Rainbows jewelry collection: the Tripled Rainbow Earrings, Alternating Rainbow Earrings, and Cascading Rainbow Earrings, show linked circle and rainbows of Czech glass. Text on image reads: "let your inner rainbow shine"
Close cropped modeled photo of Wraptillion's Cascading Rainbow Circles Necklace, worn with a black and white top
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Photos of Wraptillion's modern linked circles earrings with rainbow glass, including the Cascading Rainbow Earrings, Alternating Rainbow Earrings, and Tripled Rainbow Earrings, with a pencil sketch of a scoop-neck tee that reads "modern rainbow style."

signs of spring: 3 ways to brighten a gray outfit (when you’re sick of winter)

Style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, celadon green scarf, & dark grey cardigan, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in pale rainbow. Text on image reads: + faded jeans + pale lip gloss + opal shimmer nails = winter garden walk.

Is anyone else ready for spring? This week’s style sketch outfits are inspired by gray Seattle skies, the pale shimmer of rainbow on ice — and the first signs of spring. Tiny green leaves, the first daffodils, a spark of bright yellow forsythia on bare stems — it must be coming soon, right? In the meantime, I’m searching for any glimpse of color, itching to add a new touch to my personal style.

Above: a dark gray cardigan and pale gray tee, brightened up with a celadon green scarf and my pale rainbow small circle earrings. With faded jeans, pale lip gloss, and some shimmering opalescent nails, this would be perfect for a walk in the garden in late winter, searching for snowdrops and witch hazel. (If only if would stop raining!)

Style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, pale yellow scarf, & dark grey cardigan, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in black. Text on image reads: + green & yellow nails + crisp cat eyeliner + short spiky bob = unconventional classic.

Above: a dark gray cardigan and pale gray tee, with an unexpected shot of color from a pale yellow scarf, made a touch more sophisticated with my small circle earrings in black. (Black, yellow, and gray are such a wonderfully underutilized color combination — so classic, without ever feeling stuffy!) I’d add subtle ombre nails flowing from yellow into green — maybe even pale metallics? — with crisp black cat eyeliner and a short spiky bob. (Curly girls, feel free to sub an edgy pixie!) Unconventional yet classic, definitely modern, not too edgy for the office. Show your style!

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Style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, chartreuse green scarf, & dark grey cardigan, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in navy. Text on image reads: + coral lip + messy bun + chartreuse nails = desperate for color.

Above: same dark gray cardigan and pale gray tee, with little shocks of color from a chartreuse scarf and my small circle earrings in navy blue. I think a coral lip would be so fun with this (it’s brighter than my normal look, but I’m a little desperate for color right now. Aren’t you?) I’d do a messy bun for that casual-chic look, and pick up the spark again with chartreuse nails (or maybe navy with a green accent, possibly even green tips?)

Hang in there — spring is coming!

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Compiled image of Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings with closeup modeled photos of the earrings, and color choices in red, pale rainbow, navy blue, gray, orange, and black.

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3 style sketches: a light gray tee & dark grey cardigan with celadon green, pale yellow, or chartreuse scarf, with Wraptillion's modern small circle earrings in pale rainbow, black, and navy blue.
Compiled image with a style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, dark grey cardigan, & celadon green scarf, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in pale rainbow, a closeup modeled photo of the same earrings, and additional color choices for the small circle earrings.
Compiled image with a style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, dark grey cardigan, & pale yellow scarf, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in black, a closeup modeled photo of the same earrings, and additional color choices for the small circle earrings.
Compiled image with a style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, dark grey cardigan, & chartreuse green scarf, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in navy blue, a closeup modeled photo of the same earrings, and additional color choices for the small circle earrings.

style sketch roundup: 4 outfit ideas to take you from day to night

Four style sketches of a sleeveless wrap top in light blue, green, rose pink, and gray, shown with and without a lightweight black cardigan, combined with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in pale rainbow, navy blue, black, and grey. Text on image reads: style sketches: day to night.

Here are four style sketches for day to night outfit inspiration, featuring a sleeveless wrap top (casual or fancy, your choice), paired with a lightweight cardigan in black and Wraptillion’s small modern circle earrings in a range of colors. Don’t be afraid to mix it up — trying a new style can be simple!

Style sketches of a pale gray sleeveless wrap top, shown with and without a lightweight black cardigan, combined with a photo of Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in black. Text on image reads: + cat eye + dark lip stain + black boots; Corporate Goth to Goth Night Out..

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Style sketches of a light blue sleeveless wrap top, shown with and without a lightweight black cardigan, combined with a photo of Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in pale rainbow. Text on image reads: + pale lip + nude shimmer nails + a touch of glitter; Dawn to Dusk.
Style sketches of a pale green sleeveless wrap top, shown with and without a lightweight black cardigan, combined with a photo of Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in navy blue. Text on image reads: + updo + smokey eye + healthy glow; Day to Night in the Garden..
Style sketches of a rose pink sleeveless wrap top, shown with and without a lightweight black cardigan, combined with a photo of Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in gray. Text on image reads: + full lashes + messy pony + perfect blush; Dusk till Dawn..

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small circle earrings by wraptillion shown in six colors: red, pale rainbow, navy blue, gray, orange, and black, all with a silver-colored circle frame, on hypoallergenic titanium french hook ear wires

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