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Jun 18, 2015

Mother Nature Turns on the Heat | Austin Summer Style Tips

by Miss Venus

Aside from an unwelcome visit from the wannabe Tropical Storm Bill, Mother Nature has given us every indication that the heat is on! While we know you’d rather be as naked as possible at all times, for those instances where clothing is not optional we’re here to help with a few Austin summer style tips. If you haven’t already heard, the 70’s are back in a big way (Yeah, baby!). From denim to fringe, platforms, and jumpsuits the gang’s all here! In the past, these trends have been reserved for the funkiest fashion females but this summer we’re happy to share there’s something for everyone that holds a hint of retro.

1. Denim


The fabric of our lives. This wardrobe staple is coming on up, your body that is. Head-to-toe denim looks are so hot, but you don’t have to feel that way. Think outside your jeans this summer and reach for denim in unexpected places: vest, skirts, maybe even a jumpsuit if you’re feeling adventurous.

2. Jumpsuits


Over the year, jumpsuits have caught a bad wrap due to the difficulty of their fit. Some ride up, some ride down, and others just can’t ride, period. While we will agree that finding the right fit can be challenging, it is oh, so rewarding. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try that jumpsuit again.

3. Crop Tops


Everyone, say it with us, “I can wear a crop top.” Yes, yes you can, girlfriend! You just need the appropriate bottoms. Think high rise. The key to making this trend work for you is making your hemlines match. This takes a little extra planning and preparation, but the look is totally worth it.

4. Floral


As Meryl Streep once said, “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” We know it’s a bit of a given, but we feel it’s pertinent to address the types of floral that are growing in popularity this summer. Gone are the days of trying to decipher between old curtains or dress. Florals got a huge dose of the technicolor dream world this summer, going larger than life.

5. Fringe


We’ve said it once and we will totally say it again… Fringe is our second favorite F word, (the first being fashion, of course). And for good reason! One of the hottest trends this summer is also one of the simplest to integrate into your wardrobe. You can find it on shoes, bags, jewelry, and even skirt hems. It’s fun, flirty, and just fringin’ awesome.

For more on summer style, tune in Thursday, July 2nd at 12:30pm as we’ll be talking about what’s hot (other than the sidewalk) on KXAN’s Studio 512. We’ll show you how to wear a crop top, why you need a jumpsuit, and what fringe accessories are a must. In the mean time, check out our Pinterest boards for instant summer sartorial satisfaction. It’s gonna be a hot one this summer but SoLa will keep you looking like ice (cool).


The SoLa Team




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Girls Night Out and 1st Thursday is right around the corner! This July 2nd from 5-9pm, we’re bringing back a few old favorites and one new friend for the festivities. The sale room is overflowing once again with amazing deals that are dying to come home with you. Beginning at 5pm, Lauren from Hause of Nails will be on hand to get your nails looking right before the long holiday weekend. As always, Winebelly will be keeping your glass half full while you peruse the sale and shop for our selected monthly cause, American Honey Bee Protection Agency of Central Texas. Say that five times fast…

So what’s the buzz on the bees, you ask? well for starters, they are vital in the pollination process in 100’s of crops that we all love to eat. Over the recent years, they have been dying off at an alarming rate. To help sustain the natural bee population, AHBPA of Central Texas remains active in the community with beekeeping classes, humane removal & relocation, and even lobbies for pro-bee legislation. They offer all of these services on a donation basis, so we jumped at the opportunity to help. After all, if the bees go away, so does coffee and that is something we just couldn’t handle.

So stop by this Thursday, July 2nd, and start your holiday weekend right with tons of savings, swag and support for your local bee hive. Nail art and libations begin at 5pm but the sale room is discounted all day. We’ve got tons of new arrivals on the floor and the sale room is packed with summer fun. We can’t wait to see you!


Girls Night Out | 1st Thursday Sale

1st Thursday Sale: All discounted merchandise is an additional 50% off

This Girls Night Out, we are benefiting Austin Disaster Relief Network, where 100% of the proceeds are distributed to people in need in the form of gift cards.

When: Thursday, June 4th, 5pm – 9pm

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Girls Night Out Pamper Yourself

When: Thursday, May 7th, 2015

5pm – 9pm

Join us for Girls Night Out benefiting Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development to low-income women in over 75 cities worldwide..

The theme for this GNO will be pampering and who doesn’t like that? On hand will be mini-massages by Vita Massage, make-up tips and makeovers with Bombshell Factory and nail art by Hause of Nails. Of course, tasty vino provided by Winebelly.