by V Lynne Smith
The light and airy feel of Spring has given way to full richness of Summer. We may be in the thick of the best season that nature has to offer, but it’s not too late to make sure we have this season’s most essential fashions and fashion accessories. Summertime means spending more time outdoors, whether it’s a fabulous rooftop party or meeting friends for brunch at swanky outdoor café. Since we’re spending more time in the sunlight we’ll definitely need a great pair of sunglasses. Round frames are always on trend like the Bronze Metal Round Frame glasses from Dolce Moda. If you’re looking for something that’s a little more on the wild side, the Tom Ford Cropped Cat Eye sunglasses from Saks Fifth Avenue are perfect for a little drama in the afternoon.
The stunning prints combined with flowing silhouettes made from luxurious fabrics that are found in Boho Chicattire are still on trend for the summer season. The patterns are a just little more refined for this season. Pair the Johnny Was Sathya Silk Printed Georgette Blouse with white jeans from 7 For All Mankind, and you’ll be ready for a casual Saturday Brunch filled with Mimosas. Both items are from Neiman Marcus.
Mules and slides are essentially the best shoe ever! When you need to be comfortable, yet still very chic,mules are the essential shoe of choice. Mules come in a variety of styles, colors and heel heights to suit your mood. What can be more marvelous than just slipping your foot into a beautiful shoe? This Knotted Loafer Mule from Schutz has a slightly oversized knot of velvety suede which adds a hint of elegance to a flat mule. If you prefer just a little height the Skylan Mule from Mercedes Castillo is perfect. A dramatically flared stacked heel heightens the modern, sculptural style of an updated mule with a perfectly pointed toe. Both of these delightful shoe finds are available at Nordstrom.
Last but certainly not least we are in need of a go to bag that’s a little more laid back for Summer. My pick for an essential bag for Summer is the Coach Bandit which is fabulous versatile handbag. Coach has really stepped up their game in recent years when it comes to quality handbags and the Bandit is in that tradition. The Bandit is spacious and with minimal hardware which allows the beauty of the bag to shine. The bag also comes with a detachable leather interior compartment that can be used on its own as a wristlet. Two bags for the price of one!!
Now that we have our essentials for the summer season, we are ready to embrace the essence of the seasonand indulge in our favorite summer delights, fashionably of course. Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom are all located in The Somerset Collection, Troy, MI. Dolce Moda is located at 323 E. Maple Rd., in Birmingham, MI.