Ah, summer! Then again, summer. Because with the season of endless lazy beach days, a steady supply of ice cream cones, and leisurely outdoor barbecues comes a whole new set of sartorial conundrums. First of all, it’s hot, which prompts the urge to just say “screw it” and throw on cutoffs and a tank top every day. Or that one floral mini dress you bought five years ago even though you’re not really a floral person but it was 100 degrees and you had nothing else to wear. Enter Vaunte, a fast and easy designer resale site where you can refresh your closet with cute clothes (not weird, junky cast-offs) on every budget. Plus, they’re giving away a $1,000 shopping spree to get you started -- go here.
In the meantime, we’ve put together a few style resolutions -- hey, resolutions are not just for New Year’s! -- to up your wardrobe game as the temperatures rise. Happy shopping.
1. I vow to mix business with pleasure.
Here’s a challenge: Look professional but also love what you’re wearing (while also avoiding sweat stains). We advise a combo of the usual workwear staples -- a great black pant, a crisp white shirt -- styled with a few bolder, brighter pieces that reflect the tone of the season. It’s summer, and that means a bright red bag or animal print top is office-appropriate, dammit.
2. I vow to raise some eyebrows.
Going-out ensembles give you the opportunity to be as batshit sexy as you wanna be -- and, really, why not? You’ll look back in a few years and think fondly, “Remember that summer when I channeled my inner Rihanna and nothing but good times rained down from the night sky?” Check this shoe.
3. I vow to be the chicest bag lady ever.
Your bag goes with you everywhere so don’t carry one that you only sort of like. For summer we’re loving cross-bodies and backpacks that keep your hands free (because free hands keep your options open) and totes that are big enough to hold a few extra hot- weather essentials (sunscreen, deodorant, facials wipes, etc.).
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