Summer days may be longer, but that doesn’t guarantee there will be time for a wardrobe change. Like the season, the summertime dress code is more laid-back than winter, when flirty frocks only work on date nights.
“Off the shoulder-maxi dresses, sweet florals and fabulous flared pants are all big trends this season, and what I love about them is that they can transition seamlessly from day to evening,” said Danielle Merollo, Americana Manhasset’s director of personal shopping.
Let Merollo take you from boutique shopping to beachside dining without missing a beautiful beat.
Summer days call for beaches, brunches and boardwalks. Keep feet feeling fresh (you’ll need them later, especially if the evening calls for dancing!) by opting for flat slides, like these from Rag & Bone. A tote with a clever phrase makes a sweet look a little sassy. As for beauty, remember, lobsters are for eating on rolls, not imitating. “Keep your skin dewy fresh (and protected!) during the day.” To shield yourself from the sun’s rays, reach for lotions that contain SPF. Supergoop’s! Perfect Day 2-in-1 everywear lotion and mint condition lip shield is water and sweat resistant for up to 90 minutes. Get a summer glow by smoothing on a wrinkle-free tinted moisturizer, like the super-versatile Bluemercury La Mer. The skin tint, small enough to fit in your tote, smooths out skin tone, minimizes eye puffiness and wrinkles and contains SPF.
When the tide shifts towards nightfall, swap your slides and tote for metallic heels and an embellished clutch. The knot-rope details on these block Intermix heels give it a glitzy nautical feel, and the gold Gucci stunner boasts a summer glow all its own. To finish the look “add a strong lip color and some glam jewels after sunset.” The bright colors and tassels on Intermix’s earrings make them look special, stylish and summer-y.