Thank you to Michaels Jewelers for collaborating in today’s post. All opinions are my own.
Summer gets a bit of a bad rep when it comes to style. Fall seems to be everyone’s favorite with spring a close second but summer (and dreaded winters) fall last because they tend not to leave much room for fun fashion inspiration. For most of us, it’s flip flops, tank tops and comfy shorts for the win.
Having grown up in Arizona, I know all about true heat! The kind that feels like you stuck your head in an oven and completely changes your mood leaving little desire to dress up let alone even think about being fashionable. So in true Virgo form (where all my Virgos at??), I made it a challenge to find simple ways to upgrade your summer style by adding or re-thinking four wardrobe pieces. I found switching these pieces can really enhance your summer fashion and create a style you’re excited for.
what I’m wearing
Timeless quality jewelry
Accessorizing with jewelry in the summertime can truly be your secret weapon. The twinkle of a beautiful necklace or timeless dainty diamond studs can really make your casual outfit pop and add instant subtle glamour. People tend to remember details and while I do enjoy statement, costume jewelry from time to time, investing in quality jewelry I can wear whether in my casual momiform or dressed in my Sunday best is key in this stage of my life and it’s one of the most effortless ways to upgrade your summer style.
Michaels Jewelers has been a long time favorite of mine for this very reason. Taking the plunge and spending hard earned money on jewelry is something I used to find myself scared to do but when I looked back at pivotal moments in my life (getting married, having a baby) they were always celebrated and commemorated with passed down treasures from family. Since having my daughter, I see jewelry in a whole other light and find myself gravitating toward pieces I know someday I will pass down to her. When jewelry holds such special meaning, you want to trust your jeweler and have them feel like family. I’ve found that Michaels Jewelers truly goes above and beyond for their customers and their pieces bring joy and exceptional style to any look.
The aquamarine and diamond set I’m wearing is the perfect mix of current and classic. The baby blue hue plays perfectly with the pastel trend and the design and cut are timeless. It’s a subtle yet welcomed addition to my overall summer style that truly upgrades the entire look.
Sleek white shoes
Black heels are chic but white is fresh and so clean clean 😉 I love sporting white shoes (whether sneakers or heels) during warmer months because it instantly ushers your outfits into the new season. I’ve had this pair since last summer and I love their versatility and enduring style.
Structured and fitted silhouettes
It’s no secret that tailoring clothes to fit your body will automatically make you look more polished and put together so incorporate that same thinking the next time you purchase a new summer piece. Heat might have you reaching for flowy items which could run the risk of looking baggy so opt for a smart combination of both. The blue dress I’m wearing is a great example of a piece that is fitted where it needs to be (the waist) and flowy in the sleeves and skirt giving it unexpected versatility and playfulness.
A rattan (handwoven) bag, purse or tote
Nothing’s going to give you that tropical, summertime feeling more than a rattan bag. It’s the perfect piece to finish any summer outfit and upgrade your look. Wicker bags feel fresh, fun and come in all shapes and sizes – the most popular being the crossbody circle bag. Add one to your outfit and feel summer ready in no time.
I’d love to know which of these four pieces you’ll be adding (or already have added) to your wardrobe? If it’s finally investing in quality jewelry, how will you be incorporating it to your existing look to upgrade your summer style? Share below!
Thanks again to Michaels Jewelers for collaborating with me in today’s post. Make sure to visit one of their 10 Connecticut locations to discover their variety of fine jewelry – from classic pieces, like the pendant and earring set I’m wearing in this post, to more trendy styles. You can find them on Instagram here!
Until my next post!