Temperatures are getting stickier so we’re turning up the dial when it comes to summer style. Our basic uniform this time of year is a solid, flowy jumper or sundress, preferably off the shoulder or with a fun accent, with a pop of color from fun accessories.
Pom poms and fringe are everywhere, which are nostalgically bringing us back to incredible vacations with bright beaches such as Tulum and Bali. We’re loving these adornments everywhere from straw totes to casual sandals.
Whether your closest beach may be Dewey, Ditch Plains, Lake Michigan, or beyond (lucky you!), punchy accents are keeping us summer ready and in total vacation mode. Here’s what we’re lusting over for this month’s Fashion Menu.
DC Baby Bitch Tess loves the Sydney Caftan from Lilly Pulitzer for summertime lounging. The bright pink tassels make it fun and playful without seeming too youthful. It’s the perfect length for white shorts or white jeans, which makes it effortless to pair with anything in your closet.
Chicago Social Bitch Amber is eyeing this J.Crew off the shoulder dress in a bright tropical print for hot summer nights. Similarly, New York editor Ally loves this electric ASOS off the shoulder number, especially its budget-friendly price tag.
This tiered linen sundress is the perfect neutral base to pile on punchy summer accessories. Ally would top it with an oversized straw hat and a neon bracelet stack to breeze from morning errands straight to brunch.
Add some pep to your step with these yellow fringe sandals from ModCloth. NYC Social Bitch Ann Louise thinks the bright color is great for summer, and loves the playful element the fringe adds.The colorful pom poms on these lace-up sandals add a fun feel to the shoes. NYC Baby Bitch Britteny plans to rock these at an upcoming music festival later this summer.
D.C. Social Bitch Annie can always kick it in neon Converse. These Bitter Lemon high top Chucks are great for music festivals and shopping trips alike.
Ann Louise needs all the space she can get for those long days at the beach, and for the brunches that turn into all-day shopping sessions. This printed oversized bag from Topshop offers the best of both worlds, plus the palm print with pops of neon green is perfect for summer.
Dress up or brighten up any outfit with this Thailand-esque clutch in bright pink. Tess loves how this accessory can go with a black dress or white jeans and a cute summer top. The fun tribal vibes make it casual enough for everyday wear.
The Carnevale Tassel Pendant from BaubleBar is a perfect pop of color with any summer look, available in pink and turquoise.
DC editor Steph adds a pop of color to her outfits this summer with turquoise tassel earrings by Lisi Lerch.
A neon lip is the best summer accessory. Ann Louise swears by this MAC lipstick in Pickled Plum for the perfect pop of color.
Britteny tends to keep her makeup to a minimum during the summer, but a bright lip gloss is a quick and easy way to create a put-together beauty look that can withstand the city heat.
Don’t just limit the brights to your wardrobe. Annie loves the sweet smell of the kate spade new york Live Colorfully body lotion and its adorable orange jar.
Taking care of your skin in the summer is especially important due to the sun and sunscreen. Tess recommends this exfoliating sea kelp mask to keep your skin as bright as your clothes!
Nobody has time for chapped summer lips. Amber’s fixing ‘em with the Bite Beauty Agave Leave-On Lip Mask, it doubles as a lip color too.
Here’s a look of our top cravings on our July Fashion Menu: