Summer Essentials June 21, 2016 09:25
Long days, warm nights,
tan lines, beachy hair,
ice cream cones, margaritas,
music festivals, bonfires
When summer comes along, these are a few of our favorite things; and with it being just the first week of this beautiful season, we have all the essentials necessary for a flawless summer.
The Seattle summer heat waves can quickly turn into cold fronts, so it's essential to have a cold weather option in your wardrobe. White denim is perfect for those chillier summer days/nights; they're chic and classic, while still being bright and fun like the rest of your summer wardrobe. Our favorite white denim is currently the Stilt Cigarette jean by AG; a quintessential skinny jean in a perfect ankle length. In such a beautifully crisp white, this streamlined silhouette looks polished dressed both up and down.
Light layers are the key to a killer wardrobe during a Pacific Northwest summer. The denim jacket is the perfect addition to any outfit because it pairs effortlessly with almost every texture, fabric, and pattern you could possibly be wearing. Not to mention, the denim jacket is durable and ready to be worn on any adventure. Plus, the more wear it gets, the better it looks. We're loving the AG Denim Jacket; this slim-fitting version of the classic denim jacket is a must-have finishing piece in your summer wardrobe. This jacket comes in several variants ranging from light to dark denim, with different levels of distress.
Between all of the low-cut, backless, and sheer tops that you'll be wearing this season, Bralettes are a must. Bralettes come in several styles that can turn an ordinary t-shirt into an extraordinary outfit. We're currently crushing on the LA Made Polly Bralette because of it's feminine lace detailing. It's lining also provides decent support, while being much more comfortable than your average bra.
Every girl-on-the-go needs the perfect bag to be her trusted sidekick on any adventure. We're loving the VIP Cross-Body by Hammitt LA. It is the perfect combination of sexy and sleek, with fun fringe detail. This bag also has zip compartments to safely secure your personal belongings! The VIP Cross-Body is available in several colors, including: black, nude, and pewter. Warning: be prepared for everyone to ask "where'd you get that bag?!"
Sunglasses are undoubtedly the best accessory of the season; they're functional and fashionable. Sunglasses can completely tie together any look, from a classic frame to a funky shade, adding sunglasses can set a clear tone. We suggest having a few different pairs to match your every mood! Our current obsessions include: Kitsch Ciel Sunglasses in blue mirror, and the Maverick Sunglasses in gold.
If we can all agree on one thing, it's that scarves are often thought to be exclusively an accessory for the winter months. We've all heard it before, "Oh, I can't wear a scarf, it's too hot!" Well we are happy to tell you that this is so FALSE!! Lightweight scarves for the summer months are an absolute essential! They can tie together almost any outfit by providing that fun pattern to your classic solid wardrobe, a light layer that will transition effortlessly into the evening, or that unique pop to resembles your stylish attitude! We are currently loving the Michael Stars collection, specifically the Marrakech Tiles Wrap-Oyster and the Crochet Inset White Scarf.