The Leal owner shares four looks for warm weather

Columbus fashion guest blogger Connie Leal Ballenger is the owner of Upper Arlington boutique Leal.

Graphic Black and White… Especially Bold Stripes
I love this look. It's dramatic and fun. The look is very modern and bold-not for the shrinking violet.


Floral Prints, Especially in Pants
I love that we're getting away from leggings and jeans all the time. These prints are fresh and really invite the fashionista to add a fresh look to her wardrobe.

Wide-Leg Pants
I love this higher rise wide-leg silhouette. It is flattering on so many bodies and on all ages. This look, with a matching top, speaks to an elegant and modern woman.

Unusual Details, Tulle Trims and Exaggerated Peplums
This look of adding unexpected trims and even upholstery types of fabric adds a very vintage and timeless element to this season's newest looks. This Nicole Miller dress uses horsehair in the underskirt to dramatize the peplum.