SUMMER FAVORITES 2016

Summer is the time to liven up your wardrobe by taking advantage of the beautiful colors and patterns!  It is important to push your boundaries a bit by adding elements that make you stand out  - especially those of you whom revert to the same old neutrals in your wardrobe. 

And while the summer months seem to be drawing to a close the heat isn't going anywhere soon! With that being said, I wanted to recap some of my summer favorites, from sunglasses to sandals, and give you a guide to follow when pondering what to wear through Labor Day Weekend. 

Speaking of LDW, I will be lounging at Gurney's in Montauk Friday, 9/2 - Tuesday, 9/6, and am available to book time styling looks, accessorizing outfits and to help with any fashion emergencies. 

 

SUNGLASSES

 
 CHLOE, $395

CHLOE, $395

 PRISM, $340

PRISM, $340

On the left are Chloé's 'Isidora' sunglasses in rose gold. The brown degradé lenses are transparent enough to showcase the eyes while shading them as well. PRISM's Venice sunglasses, on the right, are inspired by the 50's cat-eye shape with a multi-colored pattern accentuating the acetate frames. This shape is most complimentary on a round face.

 

SWIMWEAR

 ERES, $520

ERES, $520

 MISSONI, $530

MISSONI, $530

I have always been a fan of Eres swimwear and lingerie as their fabrics and silhouettes flatter the body in the classiest of ways. This beautiful hunter green in particular would be stunning on any skin tone.  And Missoni's two-piece on the right is the perfect summer bikini. The colors within the chevron pattern in the crochet-knit fabric give off a classic bohemian feel that I love.

 

COVER-UPS

 

 ELAN, $54

ELAN, $54

 LA PERLA, $828

LA PERLA, $828

You can find this flirty crochet cover-up on Nordstrom.com for an extremely affordable price, in both black and cream. I personally love the mix of textures and how it will showcase any swimsuit underneath. The La Perla satin cover-up in an optical print and color-blocked handkerchief hem creates a sophisticated look that can easily be carried into sunset cocktails at the beach bar.

 

summer dresses

 ZIMMERMAN, $740

ZIMMERMAN, $740

 FREE PEOPLE, $248

FREE PEOPLE, $248

Zimmerman's 'Roza' dress is the perfect white summer dress. Pair with sandals or wedges in neutral tones and natural hair to create an effortlessly relaxed look. The gorgeous floral printed dress is from Free People. Its over sized silhouette makes it the perfect dress to throw on with sandals and walk out the door.  This dress can easily be carried into the fall season because of its darker tones.

 

sandals

 PRADA, $875

PRADA, $875

 RACHEL COMEY, $247

RACHEL COMEY, $247

These Prada block heeled sandals are the quintessential "Laura shoe". The gold hardware and crisscrossing solid black leather make them a classic staple for any wardrobe.  On the contrary, the stunning yellow and black croc-embossed leather of these Rachel Comey rounded heel sandals will automatically amplify any outfit -- including a solid summer dress.