Deliciously Adorable Duds
Eat, drink, and be merry! You’ve been toiling all winter long and thankfully, summer is on its way. A weekend getaway is perfect for revitalization and while we know you love your family and friends, let’s be realistic about what you’re really looking forward to…the food and delectable libations that await you. Indulge in some of the finest tastes you can find this summer. And of course, you’ll need to make sure you’re dressed for every occasion. Let’s take that a step further and really celebrate our love of food with some trendy pieces that champion everything we love to eat and drink.
Sometimes you just want to spend the day in a comfy tee. There’s something about the simple pleasure of a relaxed fit up top that can allow you to effortlessly glide through an afternoon. You can give yourself some time to lay low, recharge your batteries, and stretch your limbs. That said, you don’t have to sacrifice style completely. Madewell has summoned the talented designers Lisa Mayock and Jeff Halmos and their MONOGRAM series to produce the “Think Summer” tee. Inspired by summertime ad campaigns from the 70’s, it features a delectable ice cream graphic with the title phrase printed above in bold red lettering.
This shrunken fit cotton tee would look great with a slamming pair of jeans, particularly J Crew’s 9″ High-Rise Toothpicks in their sleek, classic rinse. A superb amalgam of elegance and comfort, they keep things casual without treading toward chaotic. This look can be relaxed with sneakers, either with some classic Chuck Taylors (try grey with this outfit) or you can turn the heat up with a sexy pair of J Crew’s Elsie suede black pumps.
What’s a jaunt out east without indulging in a hearty serving of lobster? If
you happen to be spending the afternoon with friends and boil up one of those crustaceous tasties, you’ll charm the heck out of your lot with Lilly Pullitzer’s Callahan Short with the Lobster Patch. While their white/pineapple option is also totally lovable, the dark blue of the lobster short is a pop of dark navy goodness that allows that embroidered little guy near the hip to really pop.
While you’re embracing themes of the ocean, you might as well go full tilt and slip into Banana Republic’s Stripe SUPIMA® Cotton Dolman Boat-Neck top. Grown in the American Southwest, SUPIMA® is an extra-fine cotton that’s made waves by its lustrous feel and sturdy wear, which resists both pilling and shrinkage. The nautical stripes, boat-neckline, and three-quarter sleeves will have you in ship shape. It’s available in three distinctive colors, though the classic blue would be our recommendation to complete this stunning silhouette.
By Marie’s Fruit Raffia Clutch is an adorable way to tote around your summertime necessaries. Designed by Serpui Marie, it’s not quite eight inches long and super easy to grab and go. The softness of the cotton lining (which also features an inside pocket) provides beautiful contrast to the roughness of the raffia exterior, while the embroidered fruit stitched onto the facing offers up some eye-catching summertime fun. If you’re more inclined to a shoulder bag, it comes with a large retractable gold chain so you can switch things up.
Since warm weather whimsy is the order of the day with this little morsel, why not pair it with Abercrombie’s breezy Lace Up Peasant Dress in white? A smocked waist with delicate patterning across the entire piece, this lovely number also has delightful chiffon detailing and a full lining to the body and skirt. The neckline is adjustable, so you have the option to rock some sultry off-the-shoulder action or keep things all nicely laced up.
Of course a Hamptons excursion isn’t complete without some time on the beach. Catch some waves and the eye of passersby along the sand with Rosé All Day’s “My Toes in the Sand, Rosé in my Hand” Towel. A silkscreen printed homage to what could very possibly be the quintessential summer luxury beverage, it features its namesake phrase in pink block lettering atop a soft, white terry velour background.
You can’t head out for a day of fun in the sun without a swimsuit, so head over to Vilebrequin and get a load of their gorgeous Blue Breath Bikini. A crisp, bright white base showcases a cascading pattern of water-colored feathers in a series of rich blue hues. The haltered top is a bit of classic glamour while the print supplies a bit of sensual and ethereal mystery. Complete this look with a pair of sexy Winthrop Sun shades from Brooklyn Spectacles. The cobalt blue model is just right for this look, letting your spirit soar as you let raise a glass of that hard-earned rosé.