Retail Therapy July 2013

Solstice Sophistication
Flashing vibrant accessories isn’t the only way to stay on trend this summer: A more subdued look can draw just as much attention. Pairing neutrals isn’t always easy but when done properly it is always worth it. Jimmy Choo takes the Porto, $435, espadrille wedge to another level with stiletto-worthy patent leather straps. ‘Tis the season to wear white! The Kelsey by Tory Burch, $650, is big enough to tote around all your summer needs and has a bit of an edge with laser cut detailing. Add a little bling to your wrist with a lucite and stone Alexis Bittar cuff, $395. All available at Jildor, Cedarhurst.

Shine On
If all goes as planned the months ahead will be drenched in golden sunshine and filled with warm dewy air. Having the sun in your eyes is not a bad problem to have these days and an easy one to remedy. Sunglasses are stepping in to shade those precious peepers with the perfect amount of style. From top to bottom: LaFont Lome, $447; Oliver Peoples AnnaLiesse, $365; Robert Marc 675, $450; Tom Ford Bardot, $380; Tom Ford Robbie, $525; Oliver Peoples Reigh, $340; LaFont Los Angeles, $411. All styles available at Optical Heights, Roslyn Heights.

Properly Polished
The swipe of a lacquer-covered brush over a naked nail bed is the ultimate finishing touch. What you don on your digits portrays your personality, style and taste. Every polish color palette comes with a following. Creamy neutrals are the go-to for sophisticated naturalists; bright reds, corals and pinks are for the less reserved ladies and those daring enough to jump on the hottest hues of the moment are nail art trendsetters. This summer let your daring side explore the green and white shades that will grace hands everywhere. From the top clockwise, Illamasqua Venous $17, Julep Liz $14, SEPHORA by OPI White Hot $9.50, nails inc. green park $9.50, Christian Dior Birds of Paradise duo $29, NARS Pierre Hardy Sharks set of 2 $29, Christian Dior Nirvana $24.

Popping Colors
Footwear is taking a hint from the sun this summer and incorporating bright bursts into everyday styles. The Aerin Lux, $298, gladiator sandal makes the neon trend approachable with the right amount of glow complementing rich brown leather. Neutral accessories up top balance out the look. Paige Novick cuff with white beaded center, $420, leather and gold layered necklace, $250. All available at Nahla & Co., Huntington.

Heat Wave
Every lazy day of summer will hopefully lead to a night you won’t soon forget. For such occasions make sure that your wardrobe is as party prepped as you are. Trade in your flip-flops for Jeffery Campbell’s Produce, $180, suede-cut out ankle booties. Downsize your beach bag to a more practical Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C, $195, in periwinkle. Toss on an Alexis Bittar silver cuff, $245, to complete your night on the town look. You never know when the evening will come to a close so make sure you keep your sunnies on hand in a stylish Rebecca Minkoff sunglass case, $75, in case you’re up to greet the sun. All available at Jildor, Cedarhurst.