By Perrine DeShield
As the temperature rises, our traveling suitcases become a little more spacey due to the lighter and smaller fabrics used during summer. Here are 10 fashionable items that are essential to packing and rocking all season long.
–TANGERINE: This color is the go-to for the season, as well as for color-blocking. Pairing it with a plum or mint green top/bottom with the right gold accessories will make you stand out as a fashionista who clearly knows what she’s doing.
–Long Flowy Dress/Skirt: Want to look like an effortless goddess? Grab a floor length dress or skirt and pair them with your cutest pair of wedges and instantly have a multi-dimensional look that can easily transform from day to night.
Style tip: Go with a light, chiffon fabric for the dreamiest effects.
–Neutral pair of sandals: On a hot summer day when you’re on the go, these will be clutch. Pick a tan or a beige color to pair with almost anything.
Style tip: Make sure to pick a sturdy design.
–Bright, Skinny Pants: Whether pink, yellow or red once you find your right fit, these popping pants will hold tons of versatility when paired with any neutral colored top.
Style tip: Try cuffing the bottoms of your pants for a cropped look that can elongate your legs with the help of a cute pump.
–THE LWD (Little White Dress): Though a fierce competitor against its dark nemesis—the classic LBD, there’s a clean, fresh aura that comes with the perfect summer LWD. A simple, well-fitted one can be jazzed up with accessories ranging from belts to jewelry giving you endless possibilities.
Style Tip: Purchase a plain LWD with NO sleeves. This way you can wear it in the workplace with a blazer then transform it without it by replacing with a cute belt just in time for happy hour.
–Neon jewelry: If you’re going for more of a simple summer wardrobe and are aiming to be a little color conscious, then your jewelry MUST pop. What other group of colors give the right amount of illumination than neon colors? I think none.
–Tortoise Shell Sunglasses: This timeless, chic print coordinates with any and every outfit giving a pop of style will staying cool from rays.
Style Tip: Ladies—try a trendy cat-frame; Guys—go classic with a large Wayfarer frame.
–Sturdy Tote bag: Whether on the beach or running errands in the city, having a great tote to throw the things that clutter your life in will become super handy.
–Tailored Shorts: Though finding the right length may be tricky, department stores everywhere are transitioning shorts from the casual to the sophisticated. When paired with a crisp, white button-down top (tucked in of course), you can take chic to a whole new level.
–Solid Color Crew/V-Necks: Though simple in design, these tops are powerful in versatility and style. Accented with the right accessories, tucked in, left out, layered or alone solid color crew/v-necks can literally be worn with just about anything.
Style Tip: Ladies—try tucking yours into a fitted skirt with a cute statement necklace; Guys—try layering with a printed vest and wearing with your favorite dark denim (or shorts).
-Sunblock, LBD, white trousers, fedoras/sunhats, wedges, proper fitting swim suits.