My Summer Essentials

Summer essentials are the items that make your summer. Think sunglasses, maxi dress, that turquoise necklace that takes you right back to Amalfi coast… Without them summer just wouldn’t be the same. Mine tend to change a bit every year but in principle these are the items that I always pack with me and I couldn’t imagine a summer without them.

This is my list:

1. Printed maxi-dress and a pretty handbag

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Summer Essentials 2017 by I on Image

In last week’s Friday Style Secrets episode on Facebook and Instagram I invited you to share your summer essentials and later I shared my own favorites that are:

  1. A cotton sundress in a lovely colour or print
  2. Sunscreen that doesn’t irritate your skin, killer mascara and lip gloss with SPF
  3. Sunglasses with an attitude

Inspired by the video I wanted to share with you more summer essentials that I have found for my clients or for myself.

Here you can watch the video on Instagram and add your own summer essentials in the comments section throughout the summer of 2017

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Summer special 2016: I on Image -En Vacance

Here comes I on Image holiday special for summer 2016! I know you have earned your stylish break so let’s make it a breeze for you. I have created a bunch of summer styles for you to steal.

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No white after Labor Day

US Labor Day was on Monday 7th September 2015 and to many this has been the time to pack away your white clothing. But why pack away something that looks great on you, especially when the summer is still going on strong. Let’s answer the question that my clients often ask:

Can you wear white after Labor Day?

How to wear white, personal stylist, Amsterdam

History behind “No White After Labor Day”-style rule

The grand house of American etiquette, The Emily Post Institute in Vermont gives us a historical insight to this style rule.

“Back in Emily’s day—the nineteen 00s, 10s and 20s—the summer season was bracketed by Memorial Day and Labor Day. Society flocked en masse from town house to seaside “cottage” or mountain “cabin” to escape the heat.

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