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Summer Sendoff

The Stylist Dispatch: Summer Sendoff

As summer draws to a close, even in perpetually sunny Florida, there’s a noticeable shift in fashion trends with the arrival of fall. To bid a stylish farewell to the sunniest months, we sought advice from Kimmie Sussman, the resident stylist at Aventura Mall. She’s curated a collection of outfits that exude a particular vibe and consist of versatile pieces that transition well into the next season. These ensembles are thoughtfully categorized for various occasions, each with its unique aspirational flair. What unites them all is the confidence and polish they bring to your look.

ELEVATED EMBELLISHMENTS

“Ramp up your basic tee by adding embellishments. Keep the accessories light and let the adornments be the attraction. Make sure to keep it cohesive.” – KS

ELEVATED EMBELLISHMENTS

1. Small 4G Bag in Denim by Givenchy
Whether for day or night, summer, or winter, the 4G bag in denim brings together Givenchy codes of modernity.

2. Crystal Bustier Cup T-Shirt and Crystal Slit Cotton Denim Wide Leg Jeans by Area
Signature crystals trace the sculpted bustier cups of this corset-inspired T-shirt cut from silky stretch-enhanced jersey. Airy thigh slits are enhanced with signature crystal embellishment, while a heart seam arches across the back of these wide-leg jeans in non-stretch denim. Available at Nordstrom.

3. Indiana 100 by Jimmy Choo
Crafted from Nappa leather, these elegant sandals feature thin crossover straps complemented by crystal-embellished hearts. Fastened with a buckle at the ankle, this sandal reaches new heights of chic.

4. Rope Earrings by Balenciaga
These clever earrings in shiny silver microfiber, glass, cotton, brass, and rhinestones tie up any sartorial loose ends.

5. Square Sunglasses by Saint Laurent
These sunnies have a timeless feel seen through Saint Laurent’s Parisian cool lens. They’ve been made in Italy from translucent acetate into chunky square frames.

POLISHED CASUAL

“Everyone loves a jean and T-shirt vibe. It’s cool and comfortable. Here I showed how to elevate it by using metallic accessories and a play on the blue hues. Elevating your denim is a great way to look effortless but styled.” – KS

Polished Casual

1. Monochrome Sunglasses by Ferragamo
Characterized by innovative and low environmental impact materials, the Multicolor Eyewear Capsule includes rectangular, ultra-lightweight frames with gorgeous detailing such as chunky side arms emblazoned with embossed Gancini symbol and Ferragamo logo on the inside.

2. Rocket Slip on Heels by Bottega Veneta
These fun mules kick things up and are sure to stand out with their innovative design. Made from metallic leather, this futuristic style has a pointed-toe silhouette, sits atop wedged heels, and will work with your fall wardrobe too. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

3. Small Cassette Crossbody Bucket Bag by Bottega Veneta
This fun bag features an oversized weave in luxe lambskin leather. Detailed with a single interior open pocket, a drawstring closure, and silver-finished hardware, this is a total vibe. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

4. Archetype Cropped T-shirt and Oversized Destroyed Denim Jeans by Givenchy
This cropped top is a statement of its own, but it’s particularly poignant when paired with denim. It’s giving a touch of sexy with just enough of moxie to ramp up the volume on a casual look. The big, shredded jean trend continues and is best matched with a smaller, understated top for maximum impact.

5. Hardwear Earrings by Tiffany & Co.
These are elegantly subversive and capture the spirit of a woman with great taste. A bold chain of gauge links captures the urban edge of the city, making a stunning statement.

6. Tank Must Watch by Cartier
A splurge worth every penny, this watch adds a touch of sophistication and polish. Wear it alone or with your other Cartier stackable gems.

FULL ON COLOR

“Silk sets are always a sure way to look pulled together without shopping stress. They are available in all kinds of silhouettes, and everyone can find their perfect pairing. Play off the colors in your set to bring the whole look together.” – KS

Full on Color

 

1. Interlocking Single Earring by Gucci
This single earring is crafted with sparkling crystals, reflecting the light while giving the elegant look a little edge. The piece is completed by pink resin pearls and Guccio Gucci’s monogram.

2. Check Silk Scarf Top and Abstract Check Print Silk Shorts by Burberry
The house check takes on an abstract look and summery attitude in patterning these mulberry-silk twill shorts. Flowy yet sexy, these are perfect for those hot, end of summer days. Match these up with the bottoms for a cohesive look that pops for all the right reason. This scarf top offers a sleek open back and vibrant check print.

3. Sunglasses by Saint Laurent
These geometric aviators tie nicely with the checker print of the look and the muted tone for a color palette that’s bright but understated.

4. Serpenti Viper 18 kt Rose Gold Bracelet by BVLGARI
A blend of winding shapes and geometric flair, this classic bracelet coils around the wrist with the essential beauty of its unmistakable scales.

5. Oren Sandal by Hermès
An iconic Hermès style, this silhouette is an essential piece in every wardrobe. The Jaune Topaz color is a fun option that ties all the pieces together.

6. Signature Mini Bucket Bag by Valentino
A darling of a bag, this mini bucket bag in lilac is equipped with a removable shoulder strap and handle and can be worn as a crossbody/shoulder accessory or carried as a handbag.

ALL WHITE

“You can never go wrong with an all-white look. It’s clean and always on point but you need to add elements of structure and texture to give depth to it. Or consider mixing in some black accessories as another option.” – KS

All White

1. Women’s Dynasty Glasses by Balenciaga
A bold and unexpected accessory that helps make this look a standout.

2. La Robe Saudade Asymmetric Maxi Dress by Jacquemus
This asymmetric dress takes cues from your swimwear collection, with a bikini-inspired strappy back winking at the seaside-friendly ‘Le Splash’ collection. Available at Nordstrom.

3. Bone Cuff by Elsa Peretti at Tiffany & Co.
A nod to the sublime beauty found in nature, this cuff is defined by sensuous contours that become one with the body. Sculpted to conform to your right wrist in a brilliant white finish, this Bone cuff is sure to make a statement worn alone or as a pair.

4. Open-toe Slide by Ferragamo
An understated edge and sensual lines define these new Ferragamo slides. Crafted from ultra-soft Nappa, they feature a wide band on the instep of the foot, contoured to go with the silhouette.

5. Mini Swipe Ostrich Top Handle Bag by Coperni
This runway-featured bag is updated for the season in embossed calfskin leather for a sleek, sculptural look that toys with futuristic fancy. Available at Nordstrom.

POOL PARTY

“You’ll never find me without impactful sunglasses at a sunny soiree. I love a shade that tells a story. Find the pair that suits your personality and use it as your building block to create your sunny style.” – KS

Pool Party

1. Fergie Dress by SIMKHAI’ at Blended
This midi dress is made from airy open-knit that’s dotted with tonal crystals throughout for a sparkling finish.

2. On The Edge Gradient Shield Sunglasses by Quay
Eye-catching shield design puts a sweet spin on stylish sunglasses fitted with a bold iridescent shield lens.

3. Paula by ViX Swimwear
Keep your look classic in a solid, triangle-cup bikini top fashioned with gleaming bead embellishments at the halter straps. Available at Nordstrom.

4. Alexa Glass Slipper Slide Sandal by Amina Muaddi
A glam party sandal gets its ethereal, barely there look from a clear open-toe upper set on a slightly flared stiletto heel. Available at Nordstrom.

5. Jaala Beaded Clutch by Cult Gaia
This fun clutch features an acrylic beading atop ruched leather. A shell-shaped bag, it is crafted in translucent marbled acrylic that is a perfect complement to the dragon fruit color. The textured sides are undeniably eye-catching and guarantee to give a burst of color and style. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

GREEN WITH DENIM

“In spring and summer we saw a lot of long denim skirts. And when we think about fall it’s all about breaking out the boot. The pop of green gives us some cheerful charm. Don’t be afraid of color. Even just a little goes a long way.”- KS

Green with denim

1. Lock Earrings by Givenchy
Perfect balance of form and function this substantial accessory is a look all on its own but pairs with our summer sendoff looks with aplomb.

2. Cropped Satin Shirt by Sandro
This clean and polished shirt with a collar and a button fastening pairs well with color combo here.

3. Paneled Denim Maxi Skirt by Stella McCartney
Whether you’re into a dark rinse or a well-loved fade, this non-stretch denim maxi skirt totally gets it. Available at Nordstrom.

4. Maryana Boot by Schutz
These boots were made for walking. This shoe will be your go-to day to night shoe all season long. Crafted from black crocodile-embossed leather, this high-heeled boot features a stiletto heel and pointed toe.

5. Combi Cat Eye by Bottega Veneta
Designed with an exaggerated cat eye silhouette, these sunglasses feature pieced construction with a bold shape and great color. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

6. Coussin PM by Louis Vuitton
Crafted from puffy lambskin and embossed with the Maison’s iconic monogram, the Coussin is already one of Louis Vuitton’s most recognizable designs. And we love this blue-green combo.

7. All Aboard! Bandana by Hermès
Whether it’s in your hair or around your neck, it reflects the true personality of the Silk Bandana. A simple and chic accessory.

SLICK SILK

“The colors in this Zimmerman set are an excellent example how to do transitional dressing. The colors give fall but you can still rock the fit on those warmer September days. Break up the set and match the top to denim or slacks add a boot and you have a whole new vibe.” – KS

SLICK SILK

1. Bold square glasses by Celine
The signature bold style Celine is loved and known for gets soften up thanks to the purple frame and lens. Available at Solstice Sunglasses.

2. Ginger Floral Relaxed Set by Zimmernann
Flourishing with Zimmermann’s bohemian essence, the silk Ginger blouse and shorts have a blooming floral print. This voluminous style balances a high neck with exaggerated long sleeves, offset by a buttoned front and curved hem. Relaxed shorts with way wide legs boast a host of blooms across the lustrous silk surface, while a braided drawcord ties the boho-chic look together. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

3. Pearl Frog Earring by Tory Burch
These fun earrings features an abstract amphibian shape with webs of colored pearls. Crafted in 18k gold-plated brass, it stands out on the season’s dresses and jackets.

4. Partay Bronze by Steve Madden
A square toe, a stiletto heel, and bubbled straps give the PARTAY sandal its distinct silhouette while anchoring our look.

5. Jackie 1961 Mini Bag by Gucci
Brought back to the forefront, the recognizable shape is presented in light blue leather and enhanced with an additional, detachable shoulder strap. Attached to the bag with a buckle closure, the second strap adds a contemporary feel to the archival style, providing new ways to wear—from top handle, shoulder to cross body.

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