June 2021

One-Piece Wonders: Rompers and Jumpsuits

Rompers and jumpsuits are the hottest thing in fashion right now, as they combine summer staples of dresses and shorts into one perfect outfit. Don’t think you can pull one off? With an array of styles, patterns and colors, you’ll definitely fall in love with one of our choices whatever your budget may be!

Solids

The Bow-Waist Short Jumpsuit by Phillip Lim is definitely for a special occasion. With its wide shoulder straps and bow waistline, this jumpsuit focuses on making your legs look long and lean without giving too much away. The umber brown color even has a subtle glow to it.
Buy Now, $475

Diane von Furstenberg’s Ballancia Romper combines the best of both worlds: fit and color. This silk romper has a stylish cowl-neck and belted waist, and comes in a bright neon coral color, which is the biggest craze this summer. Pair it with some neutral heels and earrings to really make it pop.
Buy Now, $375

Afraid of bright colors and patterns? This elegant black Stretch Silk-Satin Playsuit by Catherine Malandrino is perfect whether you want to be the center of attention or if you’re merely a wallflower. Dress it up with a fur wrap and cocktail ring, or down with some trendy tribal jewelry. Either way, it has a slimming wrap-dress effect and sash waist to flatter all shapes and sizes.
Buy Now, $375

When you need a new look for work, or have a conservative meeting or event coming up, this romper is professional and stylish. In a camel color with black accents, this 100% silk Earl Romper by Equipment has double-button cuffs, a fold-over collar and even pockets.
Buy Now, $278

If you watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s non-stop, you will fall head over heels for this White Pleated Bow Belt Playsuit from Topshop. This sleeveless romper even looks like a shift dress from far away with its high neckline and pleated bottom. Plus, it comes with an adorable camel-colored bow belt that cinches at the waist!
Buy Now, $106

The BCBGeneration Ruffle Flounce Romperis a great pick; not only does this sleeveless romper come with a flirty ruffle v-neck, but also a self-tie belt around the waist. With its intricate details, all you need are a cute pair of sandals and a few bangles to look effortlessly chic.
Buy Now, $88

Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Silky Halter Romper is perfect for the girl who likes to stand out and show some skin. With its halter-style top, open strappy back and bright royal blue hue, not only will it flatter your figure, but definitely turn some heads. Reviews say that it’s great for tall and curvy girls.
Buy Now, $59

 

Prints

Marc by Marc Jacobs revives the retro look with his Swim Colette Floral Button Front Belted Romper. With a sweetheart neckline, button down front closure and unique old-school print, you’ll easily achieve that hourglass pin-up girl look.
Buy Now, $173

Always wanted to try animal print but have never been confident enough to pull off the bold patterns? This sleeveless Eva Romper by Dolce Vita combines the effect of zig-zag zebra stripes with the simplicity of vertical pastel stripes to maintain balance. With a removable patent black belt to fasten around the high waistline, you won’t even have to worry about trying to accessorize.
Buy Now, $110

It’s all about the pattern and the back of this ASOS Cut Out Bow Back Playsuit. Keep it covered with elbow-length sleeves while you also show some skin with a cut-out back that ties into a voluminous bow. The unique multi-colored print and great fit makes this romper a must-have!
Buy Now, $69

This colorful Lace-Up Floral Playsuit by ASOS is quite deceiving: from the front it looks like a dress with its lace-up tie bust and deep corset appearance. However, the flared shorts on this romper make it adorable AND fully functional.
Buy Now, $60

Tribal prints seem to be taking over this summer, especially in this ASOS Strappy Back Playsuit. It not only has a deep v-neck wrap front, but both shoulder straps and a halter-tie neck for extra support and style. Match it with some gladiators and gold jewelry for the best look.
Buy Now, $60

 

 

Jumpsuits

Looking for a jumpsuit that’s beachy and stylish at the same time? The Matthew Williamson Escape Silk Jumpsuit has a scoop-neck with buttons down the front to either cover-up or show off your assets. With a draw-string waist and loose silk chiffon material, you will look and feel good at the same time.
Buy Now, $828

The Haute Hippie Silk-Georgette Strapless Jumpsuit is all about accessorizing. In a gorgeous champagne color, draped-open back and tapered fit, all you need is a bold belt, heels and jewelry to stand out.
Buy Now, $425

Halston Heritage’s Black Satin-Jersey Jumpsuit combines new-age glamour with 70’s hipster style to create the perfect jumpsuit. With its relaxed top and slim-fitting bottom, it balances out your figure and looks effortlessly chic. Pair it with some strappy sandals or peep-toe boots and a bright clutch to pull it all together.
Buy Now, $355

Based off of Audrina Patridge’s great style, this ASOS Pleated Bust Jumpsuit is form fitting and tailored to accentuate all the right curves. Strapless and classy, we recommend it in Chestnut or Nude with simple accessories.
Buy Now, $95

This strapless ASOS Tuck Bandeau Peg Jumpsuit may look like it’s made of expensive silk, but comes at a more affordable price and easier maintenance. In a gorgeous jade color with a delicate tie waist, you will turn heads as you walk down the street.
Buy Now, $69

A blend of fabrics makes this simple Tri-Blend Pocket Jumpsuit from American Apparel the best for comfort. With an array of colors, you can wear it out at night with strappy heels and a contrasting belt, or merely for day-to-day errands. We love it in Athletic Grey because it can match with almost anything.
Buy Now, $48

Chic and Casual Summer Clothes

Finding the right pieces for your best gorgeous + glam look is easy, but who says elegance is an evening-only affair? Equal parts comfy and chic, we’ve compiled a list of on-trend casual clothes for summer – mix and match for a variety of looks guaranteed to keep you looking cute long before cocktail hour.

Tops

It’s all about fit this summer… less of it! Stay lovely in tanks that are loose and frame-flattering, such as this nautical-striped silk top from Joie or SPLENDID’s Cotton Mesh & Chambray Stripe Tank. Like any designer piece worth its price tag, beauty is in the details: Accenting the finer, delicate features of your body is both sexy and feminine. We’re loving scoopnecks, the perfect style for highlighting your collarbone and elongating your neck. Try ecoSkin’s Hydra Top, Two Color Rugby Stripe Scoopneck Top from SPLENDID, or Ralph Lauren’s Modal-Cashmere Scoopneck Tee for a look that shows you off without showing too much. If your taste is more dramatic than demure, we recommend Rammy Brook’s DEBBY top. The charmeuse staple combines the airy flow of a summer tank with the daring plunge of a night-worthy neckline, while the high neck in back and careful front drapery keep it just right for the daylight hours.

Bottoms

Get back in touch with your inner child this summer by channeling this season’s whimsical inspiration: Rainbow Bright. Summer’s hottest bottoms are coming fast and fashionable in an assortment of colors, from muted rose to hot, hot pink. J Brand’s Cut-off Shorts come in five eye-popping varieties, while Forever 21’s short shorts have you (mostly!) covered, with faded denim cutoffs available in a trio of light, pastel shades. Skinny jeans are a great fit all year round, and the warmer months are a perfect excuse to experiment with a warmer color palette. Rag & Bone have a sweetly rose-toned skinny cigarette pant, Urban Outfitters offers a high-rise take on the look in berry, and for an even comfier fit with the skinny flair, we can’t wait to kick back in American Apparel’s Unisex Stretch Twill Slim Slack, carried in both hot + cold colors. Twill is our latest material of choice, great for those lazy days that mosey rather than move too quickly, and Forever 21’s Twill Joggers are right up our alley of relaxation. Ramy Brook’s Silk Stretch Charmeuse pants are a higher-end take on the jogger look, offered in the more understated options of mocha and fern.

Dresses

There’s lots of crossover action going on in this season’s dress designs, and we want a piece of it! Both Edit and H&M are carrying dresses with the detailing of a great fitted shirt, replete with sleeveless button-up fronts and attached belts. We’re reaching for Phillip Lim’s Sleeveless Belted Patch Pocket Dress W/ Shirtail Hem, and H&M’s spin on the style, in either white or brown. Can’t decide which style suits you best? There’s always James & Joy’s Orange Convertible Dress, which goes both ways to equal fun and flirty effect: Pull the fitted bottom down for a sassy shift, or hike it up and pair over skinny jeans to wear as a loose, flowy top. For those whose style trends to the wild, jungle genre-bending is in: mix your maxis with fierce patterns, including Mink Pink’s Tribal Dancer Dress or TIBI’s Mosaic-print stretch-jersey maxi dress.

Shoes

There’s only one way to move when your heels are strapped and styled in summer’s must-have sandals: sashay! Gladiators are still very much on-trend, but to more understated ­– and comfortable – effect. K.Jacques Suede Knot Sandal is a simple interpretation of the distinctly summer design, with a single strap around the heel and two encircling the front of the foot. A more open shoe, Endless’ Cocobelle Women’s Samuna Sandal puts a spin on traditional straps by twisting them over and around the big toe, while the crisscross design of Urban Outfitters’ Ecote Toehold Simple Gladiator Sandal keeps the detailing and definition of traditional Gladiators without restricting your foot.

Bracelets

Coco Chanel always said she never left the house without taking at least one item off – but she didn’t have accessories like these. We say, the more the merrier when it comes to Chan Luu: Layer the wrap bracelets for an exotic, beachy vibe, or wrap your wrists in a leather or intricately beaded cuff. Jill Heller Fine Jewelry is dedicated to bringing spiritual substance to the style of her Abundance bracelets – each sterling silver or gold-linked piece comes encased with a “scrolled mantra for abundance,” including instructions on how best to use the fashionable and wise words.

Bags

Any outfit, no matter the time of day, is ever complete without the right bag to complement, highlight, and pull everything together! For a comfy look, go for bags that, like your outfit, are less structured: CALYPSO St. Barth for Target’s Linen Tote is the perfect accessory for any relaxed beach-day wear, functionally sized and decorated with fun threaded detailing.  CALYPSO’s Convertible Tote may be a little pricier, but it stands apart from the style pack as a study in daytime slouch chic.

Chic Jewelry for the Summer – Melissa’s Favorites

I LOVE jewelry and am always looking for a great new find.  This summer, I’m lusting after pieces that aren’t fussy or overly fancy, and with many options under $75, it’s easy to accessorize.  Summer is the time to be carefree, so simple summer style is about wearing fabulous pieces that you can pair with everything in your wardrobe.

Lulu Frost Navette Tassel Necklace
Lulu Frost Navette Tassel Necklace
, $325
I’m a big fan of long necklaces.  This antique brass one is easy to wear for summer. I love that the oversized swarovski crystal flower pendant has a glass pearl center. It looks great with a solid maxi dress and sandals.

Citrine by the Stones Provocateur Earrings, $160
This brand has a ton of fun jewelery and these earrings are total outfit makers.  Wear them during the day with jean shorts and a white tank and your hair pulled up in a messy ponytail or at night with a dress and sleek pulled back hair.

Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Gold Pool Ring

Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Gold Pool Ring
, $255
Alexis Bitar’s baubles are true works of art and this ring is no exception.  An oversized cocktail ring is the perfect conversation starter at a chic summer nighttime event.


Sadee Says 3-finger Serpent Ring
, $104
Snake jewelry is a favorite of mine and very vintage-inspired.  Wear this multi-finger ring and be ahead of the fashion curve this summer.

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Kelly Gerber Grey Croco Leather Cuff, $375
Chunky bracelets are on trend this season.  This one is casual enough for everyday wear.  Crocodile adds a cool nod to safari style which is always hot for summer.

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Rachel Rachel Roy Earrings, Three Tier Drop Hoop, $46
Hoop earrings are every girl’s summer staple.  This is an interesting take on the basic hoop earring.  I would keep them on all summer!

Calypso for Target Necklace with Rosary Beads, $39.99
Calypso is known for summery fashion, and their new line for Target does not disappoint.  This necklace looks great with everything.  It’s an accessory you’ll wear all summer long.

Urban Metal Feather Cuff Bracelet, $20
Nothing says summer like nature-inspired jewelry.  Urban Outfitters has lots of boho chic accessories like this leaf bracelet which comes in both silver and gold.  I always stack my bracelets so this would make a great addition for a layered look.


Vanessa Mooney Wrap Bracelet
, $64
Vanessa Mooney is a fave of celebrities like Katie Holmes and Vanessa Hudgens.  All summer jewelry should be as easy to wear with a tank and jeans as this wrap bracelet.  It comes in tons of great colors, too!

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Skinny by Jessica Elliot Ring, $45
Skinny by Jessica Elliot is another celeb favorite worn by Rihanna, Pink and many others.  I’m obsessed with these two finger rings that come in lots of fantastic summer brights.  They look great with a tan and a manicure!

Buy Moustache Bandages, $7

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Buy Moustache Bandages, $7, at urbanoutfitters.com

  • Tin of 25 flexible bandages printed with a variety of mustache designs

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Buy Keep Calm and Carry On Bandages, $8

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Buy Keep Calm and Carry On Bandages, $8, at urbanoutfitters.com

  • Set of 20 latex bandages in a variety of sizes and colors
  • Printed with Keep Calm and Carry On

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Urban Outfitters Armor Plate Knuckle Ring: Armed and Bedazzled

I am a sucker for all things shiny and bedazzled (hence being deemed part of the Sparkle Twins by Nancy). During my last visit to Urban Outfitters, I told myself I was only allowed to buy ONE thing. But the second I spotted this Armor Plate Knuckle Ring, complete with rhinestones and gold hinges, I quickly grabbed it, put it on my finger and made it mine. It adds the perfect amount of “bad” to my girly accessories. –Lindsay Leff

Buy Urban Outfitters Armor Plate Knuckle Ring (in gold), $24, at urbanoutfitters.com

Buy Urban Outfitters Flower Cluster Headwrap

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Buy Urban Outfitters Flower Cluster Headwrap, $16, at urbanoutfitters.com

  • For the floral trend, try this statement headband
  • Elastic band keeps headwrap in place all day
  • Blooming flower appliqués accent your wardrobe
  • Polyester fabric can be spot-cleaned

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Buy Urban Outfitters Neon Ankle Socks

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Buy Urban Outfitters Neon Ankle Socks, $8, at urbanoutfitters.com

  • It’s ankle socks with your sandals, girls!
  • Machine-washable nylon fabric
  • Available in neon green, purple, or pink
  • Ankle-length fishnet style adds flair to your summer footwear

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Lucca Couture Striped Ribbon Bow Cami: Where’d You Get That?

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I have an “eye”. I can scan a rack of clothes and pull the one clothing item worth an encounter with the fitting-room mirror. A recent jaunt to my neighborhood Urban Outfitters produced an armload of items to try on. What I left with? This fabulous little tank top. Totally on trend—note the nautical-inspired stripes. Totally channeling Coco Chanel—always chic. Totally adorable and sexy, day or night. I wore it the next day with a pair of Earnest Sewn Sadie Slim and Straight dark jeans, Michael Kors braided-rope wedge sandals, large gold-hoop earrings, and a “messy” multistrand J.Crew bracelet. What I heard all day? “Where’d you get that?” So, I figured I’d tell you.—Nancy Rotenier

Buy Lucca Couture Striped Ribbon Bow Cami, $28, at urbanoutfitters.com

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