As colleges across the globe come to a close, we are reminded that summer is officially upon us! Seniors are grabbing their caps and gowns, students are getting ready to start internships and jobs, and everyone is equally grateful to take a break from studying. Warm weather finally returns, bringing the reemergence of dresses, skirts, and tank tops. However, one of my favorite accessories for summer is not unique to this time of year.
Bright shoes are always a must have, especially in summer. In a second, they can make any unicolor outfit dynamic, and eye catching. This Fashionista exemplifies this trend with her open-toed red flats. They add a perfect pop of color to her flowing white dress—a great summer outfit. For a similar look try pairing shorts and a blouse, or a dress, with these Costume National red wedges. If red isn’t your color of choice, try these patent gladiator sandal in citron from Madewell.
This Fashionista finishes her outfit with a waist-belt and a delicate gold bracelet. The waist-belt is an accessory that every Fashionista should have in their wardrobe. It is an immediate outfit changer that instantly accentuates your curves, regardless of your body type. Try a waist-belt like this one from Linea Pelle in natural and pair it with a high-waisted short or skirt, or pair it with a summer dress like this Fashionista did. Pair your outfit with a simple gold piece of jewelry, bracelet, or necklace. Now that you know quintessential accessories to have, embrace summer with open arms and remember that a little color never hurt anyone.
Spotted: In spring 2011, J. Mendel showed the fashion world how to wear a bright shoe. Be sure to take a cue from him this summer!