Summer fashion is a different beast. Between the heat and the humidity, it’s to get stuck in a style rut. We all have our go-to essentials, of course. That’s not what this article is about. These pieces are not really essentials. They’re trendy and of the moment, or maybe they’re just a little bit impractical. Statement pieces. Pieces that will stand out all summer long, no matter if we’re at the beach or the backyard or out on the town.
Hot days and cool nights mean you’ll need a sweater. Instead of reaching for whatever you have, can we interest you in a Ralph Lauren bear sweater? Back and better than ever, this nautical teddy in a cool cream is the perfect way for you to bring prep back. For those of you who dress a little more colorfully, this hand-knitted pastel rainbow sweater would look especially crisp with a pair of white jeans.
For example, ‘ugly sandals’ are one of the biggest deals in summer fashion. Why not commit to it in this absolutely gorgeous pair from Chanel? Yes, they’re patent leather and have pearls on them. But the extravagance is balanced by the utilitarian shape of the sandal, making it perfect for running errands and staying out late. These Antolina cotton sandals are anything but ugly. In fact, they are absolutely gorgeous. The platform-esque heel means they’re as comfortable as they are chic, and we truly can’t get enough of this brand’s beachy, colorful vibe.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to jump in on the citrus trend. That doesn’t have to mean harsh yellows. We’re taking it as rich, orangey marigolds and mango shades. The kind of color that looks good on everyone once they have a tan, aka perfect for summer. This polka-dot RHODE dress is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to commit. On the other hand, & Other Stories’ linen dress is here when you’re ready to take the full color plunge.
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