We basically dress like it’s summer year-round in sunny South Florida, but the attitude changes once summer gets here. The prints are busier, the colors are brighter, and it’s totally acceptable to show a lot of skin.
Put a Bow On it
Have fun with hair accessories this summer! High ponytails and “scrunchie scarves,” like this one from Lulu’s, will be everywhere, and we love everything about it. There is nothing better than amping up your hairstyle with a little summer accessory. This also means that barrettes, scrunchies, and bows are acceptable as well.
Two-Piece Kimono Sets
The two-piece set, but elevated. Instead of matching tops and bottoms, you’ll want to look for styles that have a matching kimono instead of a matching top. We love this trend because you can buy the set together or separate and constantly change up how you wear this look. Apricot Lane Wellington at The Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 Forest Hill Blvd. #258A, Wellington; 561/249-4992; apricotlaneboutique.com
In the Tropics with Floral
Bring on all the palm fronds and florals, summer is here! If it looks like a dress or outfit that you should wear on vacation, buy it. The louder the pops of color and accessories, the better. Lilac and Lilies Boutique, 2541 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954/530-3109; lilacandlilies.com
The Beachy Bag
They’re baaaccckkk! Straw bags made a hard debut last summer and we’re happy to see them back this year. Why do we love straw bags so much? For one, they go with all of the trends we just talked about, and you can bring them anywhere. We particularly like this one from Etiquette Boutique because of its canteen, “summer camp girl” vibes. Etiquette Boutique, 1400 Glades Road #150, Boca Raton; 561/717-8421; etiquetteboutique.com
Dainty Does It
Just as much as we want you to overdo it on the accessories and jewelry this summer, we also want you to keep it simple as well. When the time calls for fun pops of colors, we 100 percent recommend oversized accessories, but how should you accessorize when you’re trying to keep it casual? You keep it simple and dainty. Mix and match simple necklaces and bracelets from LAGOS, while embracing the stackable ring.
LAGOS Jewelry at Bloomingdales at the Town Center Mall, 5840 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 561/394-2000; lagos.com