Since Summer is practically synonymous with effortless glamour, we want nothing over done. Our dresses should be easy to slip into, to layer over our swimwear, and to take us to the beach. The answer to what we're looking for looks like this — a beautifully printed maxi dress ($70, originally $78) that would look as perfect on the shore as it would at an outdoor wedding.
Since we'll be wearing our striped pieces to shreds this Summer, we're big believers that you can never have enough of the nautical print. And, when you find a version like this go-with-anything t-shirt dress ($39) for under $40, you snap it up. Just think how easily it'll wear over your skinnies, as a tunic on the beach, or belted, and paired with your strappy flat sandals for an afternoon date with the girls.
We're loving the easy, it's-always-Summer-somewhere vibe of espadrille brand Soludos. Soludos took one style, the flat espadrille, made some improvements (like a rubber base on the jute sole in the unlikely case it rains on your beach day), produced them in tons of bold colors and patterns, and sells them at a price that makes it not unreasonable to buy three pairs. The best part? Soludos just partnered with Opening Ceremony, a sign of its fashion street cred, on a series of espadrilles in bold prints. The best best part? They're $35 — shop them now.
For Summer, our bags take a cue from the rest of our wardrobe — they're lighter, less buttoned-up and overall, less high-maintenance. Instead of structure, we want bright color, patterns, and slouchy styles that could accompany us to lunch and the beach. When we spied this tribal-print satchel ($20), we snatched it up. It fits all our requirements — and at $20, we won't fret if it picks up some sand at one of the season's beach BBQs.
We can cross a sweet, floral mini off of our Spring wish lists because this one is perfect and oh so accessible. This breezy, chiffon skirt ($11) will take us just about anywhere, all season — and since it comes in under $15, we might just snap up all three colors. It's easy enough to pull on for errands, but we suspect it'll look even better with heels for a night out with the girls — or the right guy.
One of our favorite things about Spring is slipping into lighter kicks, but that doesn't always mean sandals. When we're not sliding into flats or lacing up a pair of strappy gladiators, we want a pair of shoes we can just hang in. These artsy UO Patterned Canvas Sneakers ($20) would wear well with any of our denim, even a bright, little sundress. Plus, if you spy another cool, printed style you love, you can have both for just $30.
Picture yourself strolling down the street on a sunny day, hair blown out, nails freshly painted, and wearing this super feminine silk dress in a very sexy red color. Nice visual, right? We love the vintage '50s silhouette, the swinginess, the length, the vibrant color, and lastly, the price. This Vero Moda shirtdress is $45, a paltry amount for a dress that will get lots of mileage in warm weather.
With Spring in the air, we're after floral pieces to channel the season's lightness. This Bellatrix Floral Chiffon Blouse caught our eye for doing just that in a breezy, flowy silhouette with a sweet flowered print. It's easy, feminine, and relaxed enough to wear in or out of the office, depending on how you choose to style it up. But really, the added appeal is the $68 guilt-free price point for a piece we'll wear all season.
When we saw these heart and arrow stud earrings, we had to have them. They're quirky, fun, and completely cool. They will look great with everything, because they're small and subtle. The best part? They're only $22! Get your own before they're gone!