Fresh fashion when travel is on the horizon.
Summer often brings an urge to get away and breathe in new surroundings, whether it’s a flight to an upscale Airbnb on the beach or a leisurely road trip crisscrossing several states.
Any great getaway, planned or spur-of-the-moment, is always more fun with a couple of fresh fashion options. Summer clothing tends to exude a lighter, more carefree feel, and this year is no different. Don’t mistake carefree for sloppy or boring — these clothes offer a relaxed and comfortable feel with elevated style.
Now is the time to reawaken senses with color and playful vacation vibes. White is always a hot-weather favorite, but vibrant color in varying shades of pink, orange, green, purple and blue is the real standout. Prints are bold and interesting, too, with oversize florals and lighthearted and abstract designs. How about a picture-perfect watercolor dress, or maybe one with a fish print? Fun definitely comes into play as the weather heats up, but think chic, not kitschy.
When packing, include pieces that can do double duty, such as a flirty blouse or tunic that can be worn in the morning as a swimsuit cover-up and later at dinner as a topper for a sleeveless dress or pair of shorts.
Accessories, those little things that add a big punch, include the usual summer musts such as hats and sunglasses. Big, chunky jewelry often looks and feels heavy, so smaller, more delicate necklaces, rings, earrings and stacked thin bracelets in punchy colors have more appeal. So do sandals. Free those toes.
It’s summer. Embrace new clothing styles and see where they take you.
Photography: Shevaun Williams & Associates
Styling: Samia Moses creative
Wardrobe Assistant: Jakob Lavicky
Model: Haswinaa Sutton, Brink Model Management
Makeup: Teresa Luz
Hair: Alex Ford
Special thanks to: Flamingo Tiki, homeowner Kerry Graham and Volkswagen owner Shannon Presti
Betsy King Shoes, 3001 Paseo, betsykingshoes.com
Gretta Sloane, 6476 Avondale Dr., grettasloane.com
Physicians Optical, 4200 W. Memorial Rd., physicians-optical.com
Refinery, 6900 N. Western Ave., refinerystyle.com
Rosegold, 6423 Avondale Dr., shoprosegold.com