We are in the full swing of summer (can’t believe it) and I have some picks that will up your game for sure. Remember, summer is your time to lighten it up, play with fabrics and color, and show a bit of skin. It’s a good time to find ‘in style’ items at lower costs. If you can find them, natural fibers are a plus in the summer with silk, cotton, and linen helping to keep you cool plus they look fab! Look for 100% or blends but remember they might require a little extra care. Although, some great pieces are man-made material so don’t fret!
Up first, a jumpsuit. They’ve been hot for a couple of years now and I think they’ll be around for a couple more. So, so many to choose from but I like this one for the front zipper and it sits a little lower than the exact waist so the backside doesn’t appear so long. And that’s a good thing.
The next one is easy. A tunic. Effortless and summery the right one can hide flaws and look chic at the same time. This one isn’t made from your usual linen or cotton but from a fabric J McLaughlin based on french swimsuit material. Yep. Will keep you cool and dry, even with 3/4 sleeves. J McLaughlin fans love this fabric! Available in store and yes, it’s pricey but this material will go for ages. And if this one isn’t your cup of whatever, go find one you like. Now.
Have you climbed on the boho (bohemian) wagon yet? If not, it’s time. You can’t turn around in the center of Green Hills Mall without seeing this look somewhere. And, if you wear jeans a lot, it’s a great switch from the everyday tee. This look is characterized by embroidery, fringe, gauze and cotton, ethnic overtones, and a flowy silhouette. Don’t pile it on and unless you’re in your 20-30’s stay away from fringe. And, it’s easy to just incorporate touches. Love this little top and love the price.
Stripes. Stripes for days. Could live in stripes all the live long day. They are my all time favorite look for tops. This particular one is woven using Normandy based factory knits. Wearing the right striped top evokes days at the seaside, boat rides, Paris, and sunshine. Shades, a striped top, slim jeans or skirt, and flat sandals or better yet espadrilles. Magazine worthy.
I’m going to go so far as to say if you don’t have a statement white top, out of these 5 it’s the most important for a hot summer. Please don’t whine about how you don’t look good in white. Just shhh. Layer a colorful necklace or scarf to lend color to your face or just appreciate your lovely pale skin paired with white or if you must, buy a cream one. But truthfully, nothing beats a summer white. I just got mine for this season at Forever 21 in Cool Springs…$16.00 and it’s fab. It looks simple but the cut is the wow factor. Long with a high side slit…oops, another tunic of sorts. Sorry for the blurry pic, it’s really very polished looking. Check out the link.
I think I can say these are my top 5 with maybe 2 or 3 not mentioned. And the thing is, the right one of most of these could be considered a classic. With ‘right’ being the operative word:) So, stay cool, hydrated, and chic. If you’re having trouble with the 3rd one give me a call. Hopefully soon I’ll send out my instagram username and then when I find a deal, if you’re following me, you’ll know about it too! I can even pick it up for you!
As always, thanks for reading, sharing, and liking,