It hasn’t taken the recent heat index to clue us into the fact that Summer is well underway, and while some of your typical Summer plans may be on hold, the styles are as hot and exciting as ever. This season, comfort is key—but make no mistake, even day-to-day essentials encompass bold, contemporary trends while still remaining appropriate for the hot days and warm evenings. Here are the key essentials that are a must have this season.
Among the principal trends this season are tops and dresses with light, breathable fabrics. But how do you turn the ordinary into extraordinary? Puff sleeves, highlighted by eye-catching details.
The Magnolia Set, Free People
Puff sleeved cotton dress, H&M
Diola Top, Free People
Gone are the days when sandals were considered casual and understated. This season, open-toed mules, low wedges, and quilted detailing are at the forefront of fashionable footwear.
Esperanza Gladiator Sandal, Sam Edelman
Faye strappy sandal, Sandro
Isle ankle strap block heel sandal, Sam Edelman
Carin leather sandal, Bally
From free flowing to short and sweet, mini dress or mini skirt will be a common thread in varying summer hues. This spirited style will keep the energy of your ensembles light and breezy.
Full Swing Mini Dress, Free People
Oversized A Line dress, COS
Aideen Skirt in Crisp White, Paige
Featuring crisscross waist closures, ties, and Bermuda lengths, shorts are among the most fun wardrobe staples of the season.
Darcee shorts, Club Monaco
501 mid-thigh cutoffs, Levi’s
Patch pocket shorts, Ted Baker
Layers are in, but we’re not talking about jackets and sweaters! Bring out your free spirit by mixing, matching, stacking and layering jewelry—even on purses—to achieve your own personalized, summer look.
Layered bracelets, Mia Jewels
Layered necklaces, Mia Jewels
Layered necklaces, Madewell