Better late than never, kittens. Here are our must haves for the month of May. While in April we loved athletic inspired trends with sporty chic attired and crop tops; this month, we are loving easy, breezy summer cool looks with easy white dresses, neutral sandals, and lots of denim.
A cotton white dress is a summer staple, and we’re loving out frocks in textures: crochet, lace, eyelet, and even ribbing. Top that dress with a light wash denim jacket, like Becca’s favorite from Madewell. Or, throw on jean shorts, overalls, or your favorite pair of blue jeans with a white blouse.
Distressed, denim, and polka dot? Count us in! Bitch in the City Ally plans to live in trendy polka dot skinnies from Marc by Marc Jacobs. Meanwhile, Becca will be picking up this Tibi textured eyelet bustier to wear with a Midi skirt and summer sandals.
A bohemian dress from Free People satisfies Social Bitch, Amanda Jean’s, inner flower child. It’s the perfect piece to pair with a floppy hat and nude sandals for an effortless daytime look.
A simple eyelet top goes with much of Emily’s summer wardrobe, which is why she invested in this classic sleeveless number from Jack Will’s. Unsurprisingly, she’ll be pairing her eyelet with denim. Emily lives in these cheeky distressed denim shorts from Urban Outfitters, offering a perfect price point, the casual comfort of jorts and the sexiness of an angled hem. Meanwhile, Cori Sue & Becca are loving roll-up cuffed jorts (jean shorts) from Madewell.
Shoes & Accessories
The Bitches know not to skimp on footwear, which is why we’re seeking out sleek, sexy neutral heels that pair with our white frocks as well as all sorts of prints. Ally has been waiting months to finally wear her sassy Coye Nokes Luciana sandal in natural leather. Now that we’ve reached temperatures upwards of 60 degrees, she’ll be donning this neutral heeled sandals from day to night.
You can’t go wrong with neutral espadrilles. Cori Sue lives in her Tory Burch pair from last summer—which were updated this season to gold. For a more affordable pair, check out these metallic woven wedges on Tuckernuck.
A fan of flats, Emily can’t wait to free her feet in neutral summer sandals from Michael Kors, especially with the fun studded fringe detail.
Bitch in the City Ally will block the bright May rays of sunshine with this chic and affordable floppy straw hat from J. Crew.
Amanda Jean’s latest obsession is with classic aviator eyewear. The style looks good on practically everyone and they give a chic, bohemian feel to any outfit. With a penchant for losing her sunnies, she’ll pick up a cheap pair from Charming Charlies, and Cori Sue will dig up her old aviators to wear with a head scarf, jean jacket, and white sundress. If you’re not a gal that looks great in aviators, we suggest picking up a pair of tortoise shell sunnies, like these from Kate Spade.
To pair with our white dresses and plenty of denim, we’re loving stylish linen scarves to pull our ensembles together. Tuckernuck has a slew of options—Cori Sue picked up a linen and peacock printed scarf by Julie Vos. Emily was inspired by all the tropical prints on Coachella recaps this month, and bought a more tame alternative in this Anthropologie scarf, which she can dress up on any duller outfit for warmer months.
When it comes to beauty, we’re relying on sunscreen and bronzers for a sexy summer glow– but no wrinkles down the road. As there’s nothing that goes better with summer apparel than a tan; safely acquired of course. Bitch in the City Ally loves the goof-proof, faux glow from St. Tropez’s bronzing mousse.
All the Bitches love this dust-on sunscreen powder from Peter Thomas Roth, which is great for the girl-on-the-go, whether it’s to the beach or to the office.
During the warmer weather, Amanda Jean, likes to go bare—without make up that is. A few swipes of tinted moisturizer keep her looking glowing and fresh all day long. Meanwhile, Cori Sue swears by the Nars orgasm and bronzer duo. The best part about the NARS brand? It’s cruelty free, so looking fabulous can be guilt free too! For those who like all natural makeup, Tarte’s tinted moisturizer with SPF is also a spectacular option.
On our nails, we’re looking at pale pinks and whites. Cori Sue is still in love with Essie’s Marshmallow but is also feeling adventurous with the appropriately titled “Bikini so Teeny.” City girls Emily and Ally are loving pinks so pale they border on white, which pair with our casual go-with-everything mantra this month. Meanwhile, Amanda Jean just can’t live without a pop of pink. This nail color will be reminiscent of cherry blossom season while also looking forward to summer. It’s versatile, classic, with just a little bit of edge.
Here are our May must-haves.