When summer hits in the Pacific Northwest, there is no place more glorious than sunny Seattle. After keeping a careful eye on what’s hot for summer 2015, I have put together a list of summer essentials that are perfect additions to your warm weather wardrobe. Here is some stylish inspiration that should be frontrunners on your summer 2015 shopping list.
The romper is such a great alternative to shorts, a skirt, or even a dress. You can dress it up with a wedge or a block heeled shoe or wear a tall gladiator sandal to give it a little edge. Flats, sandals or even a cool sneaker make this romper have a more casual vibe. This Equipment dark floral version has a feminine appeal that is summery without being too girly. Regular price $308, now $179.00 final sale at www.intermixonline.com
Slides have come a long way from the days of being only for wearing to the pool. Designers have streamlined the look of the shoe and come up with creative and cool details that make these slides one of the “it” kicks of the summer. This Loeffler Randall Sibi Slide, with its gorgeous leather iridescent upper, will add some heat to any outfit it is paired with. You can certainly wear these with a pair of shorts, but they are sophisticated enough to add a modern look to your favorite summer dress. Loefller Randall Sibi Slides, $195.00, www.shopbop.com
Embroidered Boho Clutch
On my trip to Paris this spring boho accessories were everywhere in the shops. I fell in love with this gorgeous peacock embroidered clutch with its triple tassel pull when I was shopping in the Passy area in the 16ème Arrondissement. Made by the British company, Star Mela, it is oversized and roomy, and has a super cute striped cotton interior. You can find this sweet clutch stateside at anthropologie, and you should grab it, because it is the perfect summer clutch. Star Mela Embroidered Peacocks Pouch, $88, www.anthropologie.com.
Dresses are taking center stage this summer with a ton of fabulous choices. Whether it is a shirtdress, a bold print, a maxi or midi, dresses are a great way to look chic and put together. This ONE by Viva Aviva Takeo Pinstripe Dress has several key trends wrapped into one stellar piece: the off the shoulder trend, the pinstripe material, and of course the gorgeous strong ruffle. The proportions and details of the dress make it a total standout. Viva Aviva, was selected for Shopbop’s ONE by collection, which is a platform for exceptional pieces from established and emerging designers. $375, www.shopbop.com
Fringe is big not only for summer but for Fall 2015 as well. Bags, necklaces, boots, and accessories will all have a swing to them as this trend continues into autumn. Now is the perfect time to invest in fringe pieces that you can have fun with in your summer wardrobe, and then incorporate into your looks for fall. Fringe is so big I could not pick just one thing, so here are two of my favorites:
I love the suede BCBGMAXAZRIA Farrell Fringe Jacket because it can be worn over a sundress or with shorts now, but is also the perfect piece for your fall looks. This is the cool version of your favorite little jacket or an update to the closet workhorse, the black blazer. Secondly, what is not to love about Christian Louboutin’s Casanovella Sandal with its sexy suede fringe and slender wrapped heel? This gorgeous heel in black with its classic red sole will definitely make you stand out in the crowd. BCBGMAXAZRIA Farrell Fringe Jacket, $468, Shopbop. Christian Louboutin Casanovella Sandal, $1,095, www.nordstrom.com.
June is the perfect month to add some coveted looks to your closet, and with all the sales in full swing, you can definitely find some deals on gorgeous goods. Happy summer!