The Simply Luxurious Life®: 8 Summer Fashion Items  

May 31, 2010

8 Summer Fashion Items

Pretty soon (if not already for some of us) we’ll be experiencing sultry summer weather, and we need not let the heat dash our fashion sense.  So what should we be looking for this season?  With the help of Rachel Zoe’s Jet Set Summer Suggestions, Polyvore, Net-a-Porter, Instyle and J.Crew, I came up with a few items for all of us to be on the look out for the next time we decide to go shopping.

White Blouse

Milly’s Ruffle Crossover Top would be the perfect blouse to wear with jean capris, shorts or a skirt.  Multi-functional is always a good purchase for any season as long as its flattering to your figure.

UV Protection

Whether it comes in SPF sunscreen lotion or a wide brim hat like this one from J.Crew, be sure to ensure your beauty in your later years and protect yourself from the glorious sun.


A Bandeau for You!

Okay, a bit cheesy I know, but in all sincerity, a bandeau allows for there to be no tan lines, and if you choose ruffles similar to J.Crew’s Jersey Lomellina® wave ruffle bandeau top, you’re adding a bit of volume if you’re in need of some.  Otherwise, a frill-less bandeau top would work just as well.



Yellow is the perfect color to bring into your summer wardrobe to add a necessary punch whether you find it in a top, a la AllDressedUp’s Ruffled Jersey Tunic, a clutch or a cardigan.




During the summer evenings, grab a beautiful, yet comfortable cardigan such as DKNY’s Cozy silk and cashmere cardigan.  Choose a lighter fabric such as silk or cashmere instead of merino wool, but never doubt the all-seasonal ability of a cardigan.



An evening out, cocktails with a few friends or a date to impress calls for some color, a hint of casual, yet something absolutely flattering such as this dress found in Halston’s Heritage Tiered Pleated Silk-chiffon dress.



Whether you like flats or heels, be sure to include a pair of fabulous sandals that put on display your fresh new pedicure.  I recently found J.Crew’s Perle gladiator platform heels and fell in love.  With jeans or a dress, you would look impressive.


White Dress

Not thee white dress, but a white summer dress that is simple, yet beautiful.  Giorgio Armani’s white dress is a perfect example of nothing over the top, but something that perfectly accentuates a woman’s beauty.

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