Summer is about to happen on a calendar near you and here’s the seasonal conquest for most of us: lighter hair and darker skin. Ah, can’t you smell it? Barbecues. The ocean waves luring you in the ice-cold waters? Retrospectively speaking, I thought back to all that time I spent in the sun (which probably fried my brain as well as my skin), but nonetheless I did achieve my goal. It must be the promise of memorial day weekend. Fast forward to now and my desires for this summer are to read more, and pare down my weekend getaway wardrobe to 9 things that promise to deliver everything you might need. The tenth thing is this paperback I have been yearning to read.
In am attempt to make the transition from spring to summer-wear, the reality lies in favor of beach-inspired styles that belong on the beach but somehow linger on the streets of New York City. Summer dressing is fun to watch as wispy nothings resembling schmattes, beguiling your work wardrobe appear all summer long. I’m game for straw bags, tortoise shells, and Pom-Pom platform sandals, which at $585, is half off the original price, still scream for a DIY.
Consider this an unofficial summer kick-off to the good times that lie ahead. Click ahead to see my top ten, and get psyched for the first of many weekend getaways. Once night falls, go for a dressed-up look, including a maxi dress and stacked sandals, but consider this a weekend away from looking overly done — a swipe of lipstick and a tub o’ sunscreen is all you really need. Not going away this weekend? We can always pretend we are frolicking on some beach, just by some turf and a rooftop. That’s the great thing about fashion. Here’s to memorial day weekend by the sea, by the lake, or in your apartment/house. You dictate your own packing destiny. I’m going light.
Collage by Carina Gupta
Topshop black tie dye cage cover up, because this all you need post beach day and at $52.00 who’s complaining? Dolce & Gabbana reversible printed triangle two-in-one bikini that you can wear throughout the weekend and nobody will ever know you didn’t actually shower or change. A.J. Morgan cupcake shades for a mere $24. and you know how much I love sunglasses. Isabel Marant beaded cuff because nobody does anything better than Isabel. Norma Kamali graphic Zig Zag striped cut-out swimsuit to wear with flips flops for a trip to the beach bar. Mar Y Sol for all the beach essentials, a packing list for those precise items listed above, my favorite of them all Zoe Karssen’s twist on summer as FUN FUN FUN. Yes or yes? And finally, Gap leather flip-flops in hot pink for good measure.
And there you have it. And should you be home this weekend, don’t forget to check out Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale happening right now on a computer near you for prices that will blow your mind. Sale ends June 2, I’m heading there now.