Your quintessential summer wardrobe starts with the ten essentials below. The nice thing about summer is that you can get away with less. A summer wardrobe needs a few key pieces.
While planned vacations or destination celebrations require specific attention to your style needs, the rest of your summer style should be planned into a capsule wardrobe. Stylelujo.com recommends a handful of stellar pieces for the mid to late 2023 summer season.
Cosmic Frames: Bringing a touch of industrial design to modern artistic expression, the Cosmic frame adds a distinctive edge to any ensemble. The Limited edition Cosmic frames come in colors such as Crystal, Agate, Sand, Obsidian, and Carbon. The TORUS Cosmic frames illicit a unique stylish feel perfect for making a statement this summer. Made from the finest, yet durable materials, they are ready to withstand all your summer escapades. Whether on beach days, biking, hiking, or kayaking, your eyes will stay protected, allowing you to immerse yourself in the moment fully.
Hearts On Fire, known for the unparalleled sparkle of their signature cut diamonds, introduces a new collection of bridal fine jewelry – The VELA Collection. VELA marks a return to the bridal category for Hearts On Fire and is the brand’s first-ever bridal collection that is launching globally.
The collection is inspired by “the beautiful moment when love takes flight” and features subtle design elements evoking the grace and lightness of a feather through gentle curves and soft, swooping lines. A unique winged setting engineered with no bridge and minimal cradles the center stones of five diamond engagement rings at the heart of the collection. Additional pieces including a ring jacket, band, earring, pendant and necklace all complement the diamond engagement rings perfectly for the wedding day or for any day or occasion through the life-long growth of the wearer’s love.
Privé Revaux Sunfest Sunglasses, $39.95. Festival-ready, any day of the week. These breezy frames have a round silhouette and airy, open lens construction for an upscale take on a laidback vibe and offers 100% UVA/UVB protection.. A criss-cross frame front detail adds a touch of luxury.
Mixed Shape Fancy Colored Diamond Earrings – Radiant pear-shaped diamonds in drop earrings weighing a total of 4.10 cts microset with 304 fancy pink, blue and green diamonds (Price upon request)This one-of-a-kind earring combines the rarest colored diamonds with Martin’s signature design. This unparalleled combination is the embodiment of true beauty and the perfect summer accessory for an evening.
Chloé Nama Sneaker in – $925 The high-top iteration channels an outdoorsy mood, with a cozy shearling upper contrasted with hiking-inspired laces (and made of 40% recycled materials).
Metallic Voile Pant $995. Metallic Voile One Shoulder Blouse $795. Disco-era metallic voile drapes in this asymmetric one-sleeve blouse with a matching relaxed fit pant to redefine loungewear perfect for a Summer soiree
DELTA OF VENUS is a guava-centric floral that reimagines the Garden of Eden’s Forbidden Fruit. It opens with an effervescent burst of juicy bergamot and grapefruit and slinks toward a luscious guava accord created exclusively for ERIS by perfumer Antoine Lie, morphing into a kaleidoscope of carnal tropical fruit notes.
DELTA OF VENUS’s Garden of Eden is complete with a hissing serpent in the form of a gorgeously bitter green Galbanum note and the fallen, decadent sensuality of the indolic white flower, Jasmine Sambac.
Blancpain Ladybird Colors, $34,500 USD. Barbiecore and its vibrant hues of pink are the hottest trend of the summer, ushered in by the release of the new blockbuster film, Barbie. Of course trends come and go, which is why Blancpain’s new Ladybird Colors timepiece allows its wearers to swap out the raspberry pink alligator straps for four other colors including: lemon- sorbet yellow, apple green, midnight blue, and white. The dial also leans into this colorful trend by showcasing hand-painted roman numerals in a rainbow of colors accented by two inner circles of diamonds laid out on an iridescent mother-of-pearl background. Housed in an 18 carat white-gold case, the bezel of the watch shimmers with 59 hand-placed diamonds. While the watch radiates style, it doesn’t stop there. Boasting a 100-hour power reserve, 30 meter water resistance and caliber 1163 automatic movement, Blancpain makes no compromise between design and technical performance.
Nolita Suit This one piece features a classic high cut leg and sits ultra high on the waist. It has a sexy dropped neckline and gives a subtle lift to the butt. Ultra flattering on a variety of body types.
Horsebit bracelet in yellow gold. Price available upon request
Wolf & Shepherd’s Newest Launch: CRUISE™ ACE. The Ace is designed alongside Maria Sharapova, the iconic tennis champion and entrepreneur, as well as a strategic advisor to the brand. The Ace boasts versatility and effortless style. Maria ensured the shoe had a unique and striking aesthetic, and features a sporty scuba heel lining and strap, alongside Italian leather uppers — the epitome of comfort blended with luxury.
PRIMA DRESS in Sunny Honey Golden Madras ($428) This flattering, fully-smoked bodice with ruffle trim is perfect for floating through the summer heat and escaping into the European mindset.
Remo Tulliani Trust Sunglasses $175. Drawing inspiration from trust and reliability, this design showcases strong and assertive lines, supported by a durable frame, making it an ideal choice for those aiming to make a bold fashion statement. As mid-summer arrives with its intense sunlight and extended daylight hours, these sunglasses provide essential protection for your eyes while the balance in the frames and the precision of the fit appeal to many faces and looks. #remotulliani
Chronos Intensive Antioxidant Serum, $42.00. The Natura Chronos Intensive Antioxidant serum is the first step to achieving an elevated summer glow. Thanks to antioxidants: Inga, Acai, and Cacao from the Amazon Rainforest and triple action technology, the serum is designed to neutralize and hydrate your skin’s appearance. As summer nears its end, everyone wants to get their hands on the Chronos Intensive Antioxidant Serum to make their skin luminous and even, and to make summer last just a little bit longer.
$495 at loveshackfancy.com. Our Love Dress has made her highly-anticipated return. Part of our limited-edition Anniversary Collection, the easy-to-move-in, easy-to-live-in, easy-to-love in dress that our Founder and Creative Director Rebecca Hessel Cohen first designed for bridesmaids at her wedding. Like the originals over a decade ago, each Love Dress in the Anniversary collection is crafted from a beautiful and thoughtfully-chosen, vintage, silk charmeuse fabric with remnant prints. The halter maxi dress has an elasticated waist for easy wear, a sweeping skirt, and raw edge detail and knots above the bust to enhance the antique look and feel.
Medium Crossbody – $298 The Edie Medium Crossbody can handle whatever you day brings in the most chic way! The on trend woven style perfectly meshes with the gold hardware to create a stylish bag to take on all your summer adventures.
AFRM: The Kaylee Rhinestone top features a sheer mesh material, crew neck and street-style thumbholes that
Carry On – $295. July’s travel accessories and luggage are designed to make your travel days a breeze! The fan-loved Carry On is an essential part of your summer travels. With the ultra-sleek and light design, these cases are as functional as they are fashionable.
These Rimless frames are effortlessly stylish, comfortable, and luxurious. The gorgeous color gradient lenses, reminiscent of a beachy sunset, add a pop of color to your look and evoke a fun mood
Asul Cream Binded Jacelyn One-Piece – $162. This flattering one-piece doubles as swimwear or a bodysuit – the perfect accessory for a busy summer season! The piece can take you from a day at the beach to your next adventure.
YNBB III (Your Nails But Better), the third volume of the popular nudes collection, features six new sheer nudes that were thoughtfully designed to enhance the natural beauty of all skin tones. YNBB III includes rich sheer jelly & crelly (similar to a jelly, but has more pigment) tones.
- Pricing is as follows:
- $11 per bottle
- $58 for the complete collection
- $66 for the YNBB 3 Sheers Collectors Edition
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MARIE FRANCE VAN DAMME | Metallic Rose Gold Flower Dress – ($2750) Make a statement in pink by wearing this racer-back dress crafted in the softest silk chiffon with luxurious gold lurex metallic threads in rose metallic flower jacquard details. This striking number will make you feel fabulous this summer.
Whether you’re going to the beach or exploring a city this summer, your skin can be exposed to too much sun. With the new Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream, Lancôme sheds new light on the power of peptides for skin renewal. Peptides are among the skin’s best allies against visible signs of aging due to too much sun exposure such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. This formula has more than 300 peptides that are linked to the skin proteome and can activate skin renewal. A few peptides are good, and 300 are revolutionary.
Sunny Chic; Price: $230. PATET’s Sunny Chic curated gift is the perfect summer gift to give! Featuring a towel, tote bag, visor, and fan, this is the ultimate summer starter pack for any fashionista looking to stay chic but also be ready for the heat!
Elizabeth in Blush Mirrored ($315) – Head off the beaten path. Putting a spin on a classic, ELIZABETH offers some seriously unique design elements such as its intricate scallop detail and oversized, bold beveled acetate. Fit for almost any face shape, this frame brings a level of cool sophistication to any outfit.
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Resille Suit -This one piece ribbed swimsuit features a high rise on the hips and open back. It’s made from sustainable materials, recycled from textile residues, as well as plastic and fishing nets collected from the ocean.
lend an edgy update to off-duty style. She comes in an knockout pink print. $68
PANSY Eau de Parfum ($115) Inspired by joyful nights spent with friends and lovers, celebrating life and laughter, PANSY Eau de Parfum contains sparkling, fruity top notes of lemon, orange, black cherry, and raspberry, blended delicately with an herbal heart of rosemary and clary sage, accented by the underlying warmth of patchouli and vetiver. In addition to its fruity aroma, the name PANSY is the brand’s reclamation of the derogatory term used to describe the LGBTQIA+ community in the early 1920s.
Clear Beaded Cami– Take your look to the next level. This beaded top is essentially jewelry in cami form, ready to be slipped on over a simple tee or a crisp button-up shirt. Strung with clear beads, it instantly dresses up whatever you’re wearing.
Glamour meets feminine in the Flor de Maria Samantha stiletto mules adorned with exquisite bows that are carefully hand-tied and sewn. The result is a showstopper stiletto sandal that will add playfulness to any ensemble. Set on a 100 mm – 4″ stiletto heel, these handmade patent leather heels feature a padded insole for extra comfort. Retail Price: $449.00
This unique antioxidant formula is designed to brighten and calm your skin while defending it from the long-term damage caused by UV rays, smoke, pollution, and other environmental stressors. This serum was created in collaboration with top skincare formulators. It’s plant-based, gluten-free, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, vegan, bio-preferred, and free of parabens, alcohol, artificial fragrances, colors, and dyes.
Skin Design London Designer Balm $175.00
This indulgent balm is packed with skin-loving cosmeceutical & botanical ingredients for hydration, volume, elasticity, and improving overall firmness of skinTLC for tired skin in need of urgent attention. Designer Balm revives skin in need of glow, volume, firmness, elasticity, and overall hydration. This transformative at-home mask can be used as a quick 15-minute booster or left on overnight for intensive skin rejuvenation while you sleep.
Único Body Oil Spray is a lightweight, antioxidant-powered formula designed to nourish your skin in a mess-free and convenient way. This luxurious oil spray absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling cared for and moisturized. With its powerful blend of plant-derived ingredients, it helps to lock in moisture and strengthen the skin barrier for long-lasting hydration.
Haas Mojave Palm Candle. Price: $150
Mojave Palm fragrance with dry, woodsy notes native to the desert. The relief pattern on the translucent porcelain vessel produces an enchanting effect- as the wax burns, light radiates through, transforming the sculpted scene into a glowing desert.
Papyrus, immortelle, bay laurel, coriander, green notes Juniper, cypress, cinnamon, Atlas cedar Guaiac wood, patchouli, fir balsam, frankincense, cistus, cade
Fine Porcelain, 24k Gold, Paraffin Wax with Single Wick, Burn Time: 80-90 hours
This incense is perfect for that summer style because the lemon zest as a top note adds a freshness that will make your home smell fresh and fruity for all those end-of-summer guests!
Thé Russe No.75 Incense -Price: $70
Earthy yet mysterious, incense is treasured for its ability to enliven our senses, cleanse impurities, and elevate our moods. Japanese incense, which delivers the purest fragrance possible. Notes of amber, Russian leather, patchouli, and lemon zest.
Top notes: lemon zest, coriander seeds
Heart notes: hay oil, beeswax absolute, milk lactones
Base notes: patchouli fraction, amber, Russian leather
Rose Noire Hand & Body Set. Price: $130
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Coveted skincare, beautifully packaged for gifting. Includes a fragrant foaming cleanser, moisturizing, and lotion scented with a velvety mix of exotic roses delicately contrasted with Ceylon tea.
Flabelus-These shoes are the best companion for modern women: comfortable, elegant, and chic for 24 hours, the most versatile shoe without relinquishing elegance. For those traveling, easy to fit two or three pairs in small luggage!
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Nothing is worse than dirty jewels while wearing a gorgeous outfit and introducing Diamond Drunk – a beauty ritual for your jewelry—the latest brand from beauty icons Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson. Jerrod and Jeremy, Founders of Too Faced Cosmetics, are experts in all things beauty – they saw a need in this category to apply the concept of a daily beauty routine to your jewelry. It is a revolutionary, non-toxic, vegan, sustainable high jewelry cleaner designed to keep your diamond, gold, and platinum pieces refreshed and sparkling.
Babo Botanicals Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 is a non-aerosol spray that is formulated with natural-origin zinc oxide as the mineral filter to form a barrier on the skin’s surface to protect from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. This easy-to-apply mineral sunscreen spray is enriched with 13 plant-based ingredients such as aloe vera and sunflower oil to soothe and moisturize skin. Created for the most sensitive skin types and is suitable for the entire family. Fragrance-free and 80 minutes water resistance. (MSRP for $20.50 on BaboBotanicals.com and Amazon.com)