We’re officially in the full heat of summer and our editors are feeling it from the East Coast to the Midwest. Some of us have been lucky enough to escape to cooler pastures at beaches and pools near and far on the weekends. However, back sweltering on the concrete streets and subway cars we’re keeping our weekday wardrobes light, airy, and breezy.
This means cottons, linens, and lightweight bottoms are on rotation in our July Fashion Menu. We’re gravitating towards cheery geometric patterns and neutral accessories to beat the heat.
NYC editor Emily balances busy patterned shorts with a simple cotton tee and comfy espadrilles for a daytime look perfect for an afternoon of brunch, perusing the farmer’s market, and shopping, a classic Bitch trifecta.
Go geo in this Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Ireland Jumpsuit.’ Chicago Social Bitch Amber can’t wait to get her hands on this silky fabric. She also loves the retro look of Topshop’s ‘Hawaii Jacquard Dress.’ Perfect for a luau themed party!
DC editor Amanda won’t be blowing her summer budget thanks to these stylish and super-affordable shorts from H&M. A breezy summer top and a bauble or two are all you need to complete this laid-back outfit.
NYC editor Ally is lusting after these funky monochrome shorts at Revolve. The layers make it a conversation piece while the neutral tones match with nearly everything.
On hot summer days in the city, NYC editor Emily can’t leave the apartment without her lightweight linen tees from Madewell, especially the muscle tanks. This easy swingout shirt dress is lightweight but polished for perfect summer style, also by Madewell.
DC Social Bitch Annie is looking cool and casual for a night out with this monochromatic romper from Urban Outfitters. With tights and booties, it will easily transition into fall as well.
“Lazy Sunday” is no excuse for Chicago Baby Bitch Jacqueline to brunch in what she wore out last night. Her trick is to throw on the Tall Fringe Crinkle Blouse”by TopShop for a more polished summer look. Emily loves a flattering cap sleeve, especially this sunburst print number from J.Crew, which screams chic summer.
This lightweight tri-cut blouse from Anthropologie is perfect from transitioning to summer days to summer nights. The eye-catching triangular cutouts give the top an edgy, chic feel that pairs perfectly with NYC Social Bitch Ann Louise’s favorite pair of white skinny jeans or a high-waisted skirt.
Ally spotted Madewell’s collaborate tote with sézane and knew she had to have it. A mere $68 for a roomy, quality bag that will fit all of your summertime essentials like sunscreen, a towel, sunnies, and a bottle of Whispering Angel.
The Bitches are loving this season’s backpack trends. Amanda is cramming all her daily must-haves into this carry-all from Shopbop.
Amber’s carrying this woven Kate Spade Sunglasses Clutch with matching heart sunglasses to boot!
Annie loves these all-white slip-on canvas sneakers for running errands around the city in the summer. When Jacqueline is running late, she reaches for her Maga Espadrilles by Sigerson Morrison – matches with everything, no thinking required. Just slip on and go!
Ann Louise loves a chunky bracelet to add to her arm party. This thick hexagon cuff bracelet from J. Crew is the perfect addition, and it’s neutral enough to compliment any outfit. And at less than $50, it’s a steal!
Amanda is picking prism earrings that pop with these brightly colored jewels. This accessory is all you need for an all-star outfit.
It’s too hot out to do your makeup this month. Annie loves the Beautifully Nude collection from Laura Geller for that perfect sun-kissed look. Additionally, Bitches can boost their summer bronze with this palette from Bobbi Brown. Amanda is using it to fake it until she makes it to the beach.
Skin feeling parched by the summer sun? Amber swears by Glam Glow’s Brightening Treatment for radiant, youthful skin all year long.
Ally keeps a butter London lip crayon in every purse for easy touch ups. The fresh pop of color is simple to apply and doesn’t run even with the summer heat. Her go-to shades are the light coral Trout Pout and the tropical pink Primrose Hill.
Every Bitch needs a colorful mani come summertime! Ann Louise is loving “Where’s My Chauffeur” by Essie, a light teal polish that’s reminiscent of the tropics.
Here’s what we’re craving for the July Fashion Menu. Bon appétit!