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My Lovely Summer Style Essentials
My lovely summer style essentials are revealed in this blog. Dress for the summer you’d like, not for the summer you have! A selection of fashionable summer staples curated by your very own personal stylist.
These are the items that make my summer. Your list might look a bit different than mine but this is a nice start. Think fabulous sunglasses, a flirty sundress, that turquoise necklace that takes you right back to Amalfi coast…
Without these essentials my summer just wouldn’t feel the same. Mine are classic pieces that you can keep on wearing over and over again. For this article I have added some of my summer style favorites on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app. Let me know in comments which ones were your favorites. Please note that I may earn a small kickback on LTK on your purchases but it will not affect my style preferences.
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My Summer Fashion Favorites
1. Printed Maxi Dress
A beautiful printed maxi dress will take you effortlessly through the summer. You can wear it to many brunches and lunches. It will work on summery strolls in town, on picnics and barbecues. Styled right, it can be worn even to weddings and other family summer events.
Style yours with sleek accessories and you can even wear your maxi dress to work (given that your office is open). Choose a happy print that you love a lot and the same fabulous maxi dress will stay with your for years to come.
2. Broderie Anglaise
Broderie Anglaise is a breezy classic cotton lace fabric that is my all time favorite summer material. Some people call it eyelet just in case you are wondering if they are the same thing. Despite the lacy feel to it, Broderie Anglaise is actually quite low-maintenance fabric and at it’s best in the warmer months.
Nowadays you can find Broderie Anglaise in all the colors of the rainbow but white remains a real summer classic. It’s so pretty, girly and a bit nostalgic. It makes me think of long lazy days on the French Riviera or in the beautiful British country side. Summer just doesn’t feel like summer without it!
3. Simple Navy Sundress
This classic chic summer staple goes a long way in your wardrobe. A summer frock doesn’t get much more practical than this. The darker colors are not as delicate as the lighter ones and therefore they don’t require as much maintenance. A simple navy sundress can be dressed up for work with a cardigan or a nice jacket.
You can also style yours up for a nice lunch, chic picnic or a night out in a flash. I am thinking bold turquoise or beautiful mother-of-pearl jewelry. Think embellished sandals, stunning sunhat and fabulous sunglasses. Ideas for those amazing accessories will follow so sit tight!
4. Large Sunhat
Keep your head cool and protect your most valuable asset: Your brains. A hat protects your eyes, skin and hair from the burning sun. It saves you from bad hair days and it adds a glamorous edge to your outfit. The wider the better! This summer fashion investment will stay with your for years so don’t wait for too long.
5. Embellished Sandals
Every outfit will look instantly more polished with a gorgeous embellished sandal. I can’t resist them and usually have to stop myself from buying more. After all, there’s only so many sandal days in the year. But what can you do? They are just so gorgeous, with heels or without. I do prefer flat though. How about you?
6. Sunglasses With An Attitude
Sunglasses are my all-time favorite summer accessory. I like to pop mine on and skip the eye make up. That kind of multi-tasking is totally my thing. Actually, I need to wear sunglasses because my eyes are quite sensitive to bright sunlight. They get all teary followed by a headache, both something that I’d very much like to avoid. Also, I love all that old-school Hollywood glam that comes with a pair of great sunnies!
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Wishing you amazing long summer days wearing your lovely summer style essentials
This post was originally published on 25th July 2018 and updated on 5th June 2023 with new fabulous style picks for you to fall in love with.