Ah, summer. It’s the hottest time of the year and we don’t just mean the glaring sun and scorching heat indexes. We’re talking heat fashion–and what better time to pick up some new styling tricks than when you have a few months off to showcase them. Here are 6 items to add to your online shopping carts pronto, because these aren’t wants; they’re needs.
Though the inside of your beach bag may not be pretty (hello, candy wrappers and receipts), embellish the outside with a kitschy tassel or fun flourish. Try different colors and levels of fluff to take your tote bag to the next level.
Espadrilles, Yes Please
Brand: Target Merona
Espadrilles are casual, comfortable and completely chic this summer. The rope material soles provide easy wear whether poolside or party-hopping. With options galore, including flats, wedges and sandals–there is no reason not to snatch a pair of your own.
Crochet: Your Way
Brand: Tabula Rasa
Maybe your grandmother was onto something when she crocheted you a sweater every Christmas. Crochet is back in a big way, and can be the most inventive when worn swimwear style. The juxtaposition between the cozy fabric and slimming cut-outs will make you the belle of the beach.
Brand: MLM Label on Shopbop
Bring out your inner farm girl by adding gingham to your summer staples. It adds a simple sweetness to any look and works great paired with edgy distressed jeans or in a tied crop top.
Overalls are summer’s answer to an effortless look that always stands out. Depending on the wash, fit and length of your overalls–you are ready for any event from backyard bonfire to weekend getaway.
One-Piece Fits All
Brand: Free People
Bodysuits are here to stay. Like a one-piece swimsuit that you can slip on for any occasion, bodysuits are a quick way to beat the heat with a pair of high waisted shorts and a rustic plaid.
Which summer trends are you inspired by this season? Add your suggestions to the comments below!