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10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

Summer is right around the corner and that means new styles will be seeping their way into our wardrobe! Normally, I’m a fan of fall fashion (I love me some boots, scarves, and jewel tones!), but as a semi-new resident of Florida, I have had to learn to embrace warm weather fashion too. I have to say, and it’s taken me a minute, I’m starting to love it!

For this month’s Radiantly You column, I decided to collaborate with my mom and curate a collection of our 10 must-have summer styles. If you’re not familiar with RY, it’s a monthly column for mature women written by my mom, Annette! Be sure to check out her previous columns, like her favorite skin care products and how to embrace your appearance as a mature woman.

Now, let’s get into some summer styles! I had my mom pick out her 5 favorite pieces and I picked 5 of my own. Take it away, Mom!

ANNETTE’S PICKS

Simple White Dress

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

Warmer weather begs for comfortable, breathable fabrics. White cotton dresses like this one are easy to wear and even easier to style! Keep it simple with sandals or dress it up with nice jewelry and heels.

Slip-on Shoes

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

I’m all about stylish comfort! These shoes are easy to slip on and go, while still looking glam and fabulous. They look great with jeans and a nice blouse too!

White Button-Down

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

A classic! Every lady needs a white button-down in her wardrobe. Spend the money on a quality one that will remain bright and crisp for a long time.

Casual Romper

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

Rompers are all the rage right now! Again, you can dress them up just as easily as you can dress them down.

Shawl

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

When the nights get chilly or the A/C is cranked up high, shawls are an absolute necessity. They also come in so many fun prints and colors, you can have one for every outfit!

NICOLE’S PICKS

Versatile Tees & Tanks

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

Nicole here! The first of my must-have summer styles are very special to me. Why? Because I designed them! I have always been a fan of versatile tees and tanks because they’re so easy to throw on and go. That’s what inspired me to create my own and launch the Glamorously You Boutique on Etsy!

These two items are available now and trust me, they’re fantastic. I spent months testing fabrics, conceiving the quotes, designing the graphics, and making these shirts as amazing as possible. Go check them out for more info!

Block Heels

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

Gosh, do I love a block heel! I love wearing heels but they are just way too uncomfortable to wear on a regular basis. Block heels are a completely different story. They have the same sophistication as a traditional heel but with way more comfort. I particularly love these because they match my skin tone almost perfectly!

Denim Jacket

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

This is an absolute must-have not only in the summer but year-round too. Denim jackets can be worn with almost any outfit and blend in seamlessly. Buy a quality one and it will last you forever!

White Pants

10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

As a lover of the “jeans and t-shirt” look, it’s nice to have as many mix-and-match options as possible. White pants are a great, summery substitute for regular jeans. They make colors pop and bring an outfit to a whole new level.

Chambray Everything!

 10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

I love chambray! It is a lightweight, denim-type material that literally matches everything. The only negative is that it wrinkles super easily, so an iron is a must-have too!

 

These selections are my mom and I’s must-have foundational items, but we didn’t even touch on accessories! Those are our absolute favorites because they can transform a look in so many different ways. This season, we’re seeing a lot of colorful statement earrings, simple gold necklaces, mini handbags, and marble textures on trend. Never forget to accessorize!


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10 Must-Have Summer Styles, Courtesy of My Mom and I!

What are some of your must-have summer styles? Let me know in the comments!  

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20 Comments

  • Reply Kalyn

    Such a fun column to do with your mom! I loved her romper suggestion! Rompers are all the rage and I love how mid-calf and full-length ones are in now too! And congrats on your tees!

    June 13, 2018 at 10:35 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you so much! I’m also loving the mid-calf rompers right now too 🙂

      June 14, 2018 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Veronika

    These are so cutie!

    June 13, 2018 at 11:47 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thanks!

      June 14, 2018 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Jenny

    What great options. I love a great hat for the summer. Right now my favorite is a distressed “dad hat” style baseball cap. It works great for chasing the kids at the beach or the park.

    June 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      lol! I love distressed, casual styles too

      June 14, 2018 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Ay

    I love these simple and classy pieces!!

    June 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      You can never go wrong with them!

      June 14, 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Johanne

    Oooh, congrats on selling your own shirts on Etsy. That is awesome. I love the gray one!

    June 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thanks! It’s a very exciting venture 🙂

      June 14, 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Summer

    Rompers are definitely a must for me. I can never have too many!

    June 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      They’re just so easy to throw on and go, right? 🙂

      June 14, 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Katie Kelly

    I liiiiive in versatile tee’s and tanks in the summer! They are so great.

    June 13, 2018 at 8:45 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      haha me too!

      June 14, 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Alexis

    Nicole’s picks are more my fashion trends but I’m loving the fringe pants that Annette chose. I’m also dying to get a jumpsuit!

    June 13, 2018 at 11:29 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      They’re so versatile and fun to wear!

      June 14, 2018 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Jalisa

    Love all of these. I’m such a huge graphic tee and slip on type of style during the Summer.

    June 14, 2018 at 9:57 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      I’m definitely right there with you!

      June 14, 2018 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Danielle

    So cute! Lots of great options. Love that chambray dress and the block heels! ❤️

    June 15, 2018 at 10:54 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      They’re my faves!

      June 15, 2018 at 7:14 pm

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