It’s May, the sun is shining, and we’re already lusting over summer getaways. Whether it’s just a day trip on the boat in Lake Michigan or a trip out east to the Hamptons, our weekender bags are already packed in anticipation.
That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but we are inspired by warmer temperatures and lux resort wear this month. We can’t get enough of banana palm prints and tropical florals especially when paired with bright hues and metallics.
Add some wicker accessories such as bags or wedges and you’re ready for your next escape, even if just to the park or a patio brunch.
Bitch in the City Emily, pictured, keeps it breezy and casual with a pair of loose printed pants and a basic tee. She elevated her look from beachwear to a look fit for a day on the town with the inclusion of a chic clutch and shiny jewelry, namely her gorgeous engagement ring. Her neutral accessories let her fun party pants speak for themselves.
Here’s our breakdown of our most coveted apparel, accessories, and beauty picks for our May Fashion Menu. Dig in!
Head Bitch in Charge (HBIC) Cori Sue loves in her TopShop palm print romper and a good Lilly print this summer. She’ll also be taking her palm prints to the pool, with this adorable bandeau ‘kini.
Bitch in the City Ally is getting in the spirit of the season with this festive tropical print pom set from Missguided. It’s budget friendly at less than $100 and sure to be a conversation piece at rooftop parties!
Chicago Social Bitch Amber will be drinking in the tropics this season wearing the Whitney Eve palm leaf dress from Nordstrom. The only accessory it needs is a mai tai in hand!
Since when did Milly become so fun and flirty? Their extensive line of tropical prints has taken over the racks at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Saks. Chicago editor Kristin’s personal favorite is this vibrant tropical Milly midi skirt. After pairing the skirt with a solid black crop top, this is Kristin’s go-to outfit when cocktailing on Chicago rooftops!
Chicago Baby Bitch Jacqueline is excited for a summer filled with outdoor brunches and garden parties. J.Crew’s garden pant is her go to for a chic look that she can get her dance on in.
Diane von Furstenberg and her iconic prints are synonymous with summer – and NYC Social Bitch Ann Louise LIVES for a comfortable, yet chic wrap dress. This dress, with its fun play on a tropical print, can easily be transitioned from day to night with the right accessories.
DC Social Bitch Annie will take this Madewell dress from day to night with funky accessories.
Cori Sue is loving sweet espadrilles in quirky prints from Soludos. They say summer—but the closed toe feel means they’re still great for city strolls. She loves the toucan and flamingo prints in particular.
Ann Louise is a huge fan of statement pieces, and she’s been on the hunt for ones to add to her summer wardrobe. These bright, tropical flats from Sole Society look like they would be the perfect addition for the warmer months!
Are you ready to channel your inner jungle goddess? Amber can’t wait to pair the Ivanka Trump tropical print pumps with a black dress for summer bachelorette parties!
With wedding season just around the corner, Jacqueline is arming herself with the Nicole block heels. They are sure to match with any wedding theme; subtle in the front and a fun tropical print in the back
Both natural and neutral, Annie is obsessed with this straw Tory Burch tote. It’s perfect for carrying your picnic blanket and sunnies to the park. Speaking of bags, Kristin can’t get over adorable under the sea-like accessory. This Kate Spade clamshell clutch is the perfect accessory to welcome summer, and goes with just about anything!
There’s nothing worse than having to blow out your hair in the hot weather. That’s why Annie loves this soy renewal beach spray. Just spray it onto wet hair and let dry for gorgeous, beachy texture. Kristin is finally able to achieve the beachy loose wave look, thanks to Aveda’s Confixor. A little dollop of this gel-like hair product is the secret to loose waves on those summer days.
Amber is no longer dreading the humidity that comes with summer weather. She’s banking on Living Proof’s Humidity Shield to take her from frizzy to fabulous!
Jacqueline loves a great tan as much as the next person, but hates buying new makeup every time she gets a little sun. BareMinerals’ eye color in true gold comes to the rescue as a versatile color for various skin tones.
Ann Louise swears by Chanel’s Les Beiges All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen during the summer months! It’s a tinted sunscreen, so it provides lightweight coverage plus protection from the sun, and it gives you that glow that makes you look like you’ve been summer-ready all year long.
See below for our full list of May must-haves for this month’s Fashion Menu: