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!
Simple White Dress
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.
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!
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.
Rompers are all the rage right now! Again, you can dress them up just as easily as you can dress them down.
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!
Versatile Tees & Tanks
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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What are some of your must-have summer styles? Let me know in the comments!