Your ultimate summer style dictionary from A-Z
high and low for the ultimate summer shopping guide? Start off the sunny season
on the right (fashion-forward) foot with our summer style dictionary. Don’t
worry, dolls: no need to memorize this list. We crafted our own definitions for
summer’s must-have trends.
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Definition: Aztec prints
are geometric, bright and colorful—they make a perfect tribal-influenced accent
to all your summer outfits.
Beach Waves [beech weyvz]
Definition: Love your locks
at the beach but can’t get them whenever you want? Try this texturizing spray on damp tresses
for beautiful beach waves every day.
Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray,
Definition: Cool cutouts on a shirt or dress are the perfect way to show a hint of
skin and stay chill.
Denim [dip dahy de-nuhm]
new obsession: you can now find dip-dye anything and everything! Jeans, shoes,
even your over-the-shoulder beach bag can benefit from the ombre effect.
your boring old earbuds. Rock out poolside with these cute in-ear headphones.
Bonus points if they match your bikini.
Audiology Printed Earbuds, $10, urbanoutfitters.com
Definition: Funky fringe is
a style we totally love. Try a bathing suit loaded with flirty fringe
guaranteed to make a splash at your next party.
Billabong Fringe Triangle & Billabong Fringe Boy
Bottom, Top $39, Bottom $39, delias.com
Definition: Who says
metallics are only for holiday? We adore glitz and glitter on everything from
shoes to jewelry to nail polish any time of year. Sparkle under the sun? Why
Metallic Mini Polish Set, $10, claires.com
High Low [hi lo]
Definition: High-low hemlines are
flirty, fun, and great for summer: their breezy cut brings the best of both
worlds. Mini, meet maxi!
Flounced High-Low Bandana
Skirt, $18, forever21.com
Instant Tan [in-stuhnt tan]
Definition: The safest way
to a natural glow, tanning lotion
is tops for summer. Plus, if you don’t want to deal with weird tan lines, it’s
the perf option. Just be sure to still apply SPF before stepping out!
Jelly jewelry [jel-ee jewl-ree]
Forget your feet: Accessorizing with jelly jewelry is a must-try this summer.
These waterproof gems look good on and off the beach.
Collezio Jelly Strap Watch, $18, yesstyle.com
Definition: These super cute canvas sneakers look great with
shorts, skirts and even dresses. Plus, they're way comfy.
Champion Canvas Oxfords in Coral, $35, jcpenny.com
Lip gloss [lip glaws]
Definition: Simple and light, lipgloss is a summer makeup
staple, so be sure to pack it in your beach bag.
Lip Glaze in Kitten, $22, sephora.com
Definition: Whether as personalized jewelry or initials
embroidered on bags, monograms are a really chic and totally customizable way
to personalize your stuff.
Tote Bag Zip-Top, $28-$46 (depending on size), llbean.com
Nail Art [neyl ahrt]
Definition: This new form of art is all the
rage this summer. Check out this cute book to teach yourself how to DIY your
DIY Nail Art by Catherine Rodgers,
Definition: Over the
shoulder bags, big or small, are perfect for summer. We love how you can stuff
everything from sunscreen (See S) to sunglasses to your fave mag.
Bungalow Purse, $40,
Definition: Now that the
sun’s showin’ face, it’s time to pull those light colors out from hibernation.
We’re drooling over ice cream hues like mint, peaches ‘n’ cream and strawberry.
Quick Dry [kwik dri]
Definition: Jetsetter? This product is an absolute
must-have for when ya gotta paint ‘n’ run.
Essie Quick-E Drying Drops, $15, dermstore.com
Definition: Rompers make
the best summer outfits. You can wear
them over bathing suits as cover-ups, toss one on with a cute pair of sandals,
or even rock a romper just lounging around your house. So. Easy.
Mossimo Supply Co Juniors Romper With Mesh
Strap - Assorted Colors, $20, target.com
Definition: To keep your
fun in the sun going strong, don’t forget to layer on the SPF. The longer
you’re out, the more you should keep applying—it’s the golden rule of summer!
Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C Broad Spectrum
SPF 50, $13, sephora.com
Definition: Don’t let heavy
foundation weigh you down this summer. Opt for a light and airy tinted
moisturizer that’ll keep ya covered, but not cakey.
Definition: A fun, cute way
to avoid those strong sunrays or summer storms is to carry around a presh
printed umbrella. Don’t worry about seeming silly! You’re the one who will be
laughing when all your friends have suddenly been turned into lobsters.
Polka Dot & Striped Travel Umbrella, $9, forever21.com
Definition: Vests are the
easiest ways to layer up and keep cool this summer. Paired with a cute high-low
skirt, you’re set for anything from the beach to a date.
Water Proof [wah-ter proof]
Definition: Whether you’re poolside or on the beach, we trust these cases and
cameras to get the shot and keep things dry.
Waterproof Digital Camera, $40, swimoutlet.com
X-tra Cute Hair Ties
Once the weather warms up, you’ll be pulling your hair
in a pony more often than not, so be sure to have some super cute hair ties on
hand er, wrist.
Combo Pack of Elastic Hair Ties, $4, etsy.com
Definition: Lemon yellow is super fresh, fun, and airy. Try a
matching mani/pedi for the ultimate effect.
Butter Nail Lacquer in Jasper, $15,
Definition: Let’s face it:
zippers rock. They add an instant edge to any ensemble—whether it’s floral
print, plaid or perfectly plain. Pick out a zippered piece this season and
watch how it’ll take over your regular rotation.