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This lacy skirt is cute, comfy, and
totally sweet. We promise: It’ll match with almost any top, and if you want to
dress it up, just add some strappy wedges.
Lacy Lover Skirt, $16, urbanog.com
This adorable satchel bag is perf for
summertime! If you want a place to store some items, but don’t want to tote
around a huge purse, then this bag is what you’re looking for. It glides over
one shoulder, but isn’t too heavy. Sweet!
high-low bright green dress can be worn with a cardigan or a jacket, and looks
equally great barefoot and with heels. Match it with a tan belt for a more put
together look, or add an accent color to make a real splash.
is the color that’s H-O-T this summer-it brings a new kind of bold to your
style. We’ll be rocking this bracelet and necklace combo on the daily!
Left: Santa Fe Beaded Necklace, $15,
Turquoise Concho Bracelet, $25, nastygal.com
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Crop tops are so key right now. Even
better? One with fringe. It’s so cute and cheap, but you could even try making
it at home! Fun summer project, anyone?
Fringe Tie Dye Tee, $13,
Bright floral prints
are fun, girly and totally
perfect for the summer—and this pleated skirt is no exception. You can dress
this up with bow flats or keep it casual with leather flip-flops.
Short Floral Skirt, $12,
These simple shorts get ramped up the
style totem pole with the addition of a big bow. Love the hunter green
color—it’ll instantly tone down all your bright and bold tanks.
Breath Shorts, $23, urbanog.com
This dress is cute dressed down with
a big bag or dressed up with a bitty clutch. Get ready for summer fun, because
you’ll want to boogie on the beach all night in this polka dotted beauty!
Print Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress, $22, nordstrom.com
We love this boho tribal-inspired shirt that can be worn over the
shoulder. This shirt is totally versatile: Bring it to the beach as a cover up
or wear it on a night out with some heels and bold jewelry.
Unknown Plains Neckalce Dolman Tee, $15, urbanoutfitters.com
Stars and stripes
off your patriotic side! This red, white and blue patterned print will look fab
on the beach this summer. A cute bandeau
allows you to go girly and glam. Mix and match these pieces so you can rock
even more sweet swimsuits!
Seriously cool shades
aviators are a perf thing to wear anytime: From babysitting at the park to
hitting the pool with your besties, you’ll look super cute and classic.
Aviator Glasses, $9, alloy.com
Want a slice of
style? Try wedges this summer for added height without sacrificing comfort.
Just don’t rock them on the sand—it’s tough. (Check out our behind-the-scenes
vid for proof!) Neutral wedges can tone
down an already bold outfit, but bright patterned ones can add quite a kick!
Multicolor Strappy Espadrille Wedges, $23,
You’ll look awesome in this tribal patterned dress. A front pocket and woven belt make this dress
perfect for a late lunch date—casual yet chic. Add some big, bold jewelry to
this look to let your style shine!
Aztec Printed Dress, $24, gojane.com
An open-back tee is a total head-turner. Rock it over your bandeau top for
a quick boardwalk stroll. Cute!
Jocelyn Tee, $20, alloy.com
These lacy coral sunglasses are great for a day outdoors. Girly and
glam, these shades are adorable and come in lots of colors, including teal,
black, and yellow.
Print Sunglasses, $24, freepeople.com
Floral shorts are super trendy this summer. Both edgy and girly, these
shorts rock! Dress these bottoms up with heels or keep it casual with cowboy
boots, like our girl Swifty.
Floral Printed Shorts, $20, gojane.com
Do you have tix to the arm party? These super girly bracelets each
have unique patterns that scream summer! Mix in your standard gold bangles and
chains, and you’ve got yourself a fiesta.
Savina Tonal Bracelet 4-Pack, $11, delias.com
Fire red + cool cutouts mean this floral dress is bolder than bold.
Rock this stunner with dangly earrings and simple sandals—that’s all you’ll
need! Gotta love a frock that speaks for itself.
Open Back Floral Dress, $25, gojane.com
We’re just gonna come right out and say it: This might be the perfect
beach bag! Big enough to carry your shades,
snacks, sunscreen and a beach read, we’re kind of obsessed with this printed
Ikat Crossbody, $17, delias.com
Jammin’ jean jumper
The floral pattern and front buttons down
this jean dress make it perfect for lazy summer days. Try it with a tank
underneath and cute booties.
Denim For Lover Dress, $25, pacsun.com
Great with any summer dress, fringed out footwear adds an ethnic vibe.
To spice up this shoe, try some neon nail polish this summer!
This psychedelic graphic print skirt is chic with a splash of tribal!
Super trendy, match it with some bold bangles and a leather vest to edge things
Girl Skirt, $18, francescascollections.com
Yes, this top is basically long
sleeved, but it’s also the perfect summer coverup because of its light fabric.
Try it with a printed skirt or your all-important denim cutoffs. A feather
necklace adds a boho feel.
Kierra Miss Top, $15, pacsun.com
These lacy shorts are the embodiment of chicness in the summer. Rock them
with a printed blouse and a black blazer for a no-fail summer date night
Pull-On Lace Shorts, $20, nordstrom.com
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