Winter in Cleveland can be brutal… but you probably already knew that if you’ve followed me long enough.
What makes all of those grey months of icy, deep-freeze worthwhile is the summer payoff — blue skies, warm sunshine and cool breezes off the lake. It’s like the city comes to life again after a long hibernation. These first few weeks of June are moments to savor before they get all too familiar and we start looking forward to whatever comes next.
The past few weeks I’ve been saving and pinning all of the styles that I want to be wearing all summer long. When compiled into a single image, I noticed how much actual color made the cut — surprising for me! A patriotic red-white-blue theme seemed to emerge, but with a modern and sophisticated edge — definitely cool for the summer.
You’ll notice a few pieces from NET-A-PORTER and INTERMIX sprinkled in there. Those are two of my absolute favorite shopping destinations for unique designer pieces. Luckily, both are having a major sale right now and some of those amazing styles — like the ALEXIS FLORAL STRIPE DRESS and the AUBREY PRINT MAXI DRESS, are marked down up to 50% off.
I also adore that SOLID & STRIPED JUMPSUIT — it’s the perfect balance of dressy and casual for when you want an outfit that can easily transition from afternoon drinks to a night out. The jumpsuit would look equally as fabulous with the SIGERSON MORRISON BLOCK SANDALS and MADEWELL RUCKSACK, as it would with the RIVER ISLAND STRAPPY HEELS and 3.1 PHILLIP LIM FRINGED LEATHER BIANCA BAG. For me, summer is about having a few go-to, foundation pieces and mixing them up with standout accessories.
What will you be wearing to stay cool for the summer?