Yes, we know spring break was last month. But we also know that unless you packed bags and headed for Florida, you missed the sunny temperatures that made your dream spring break outfit list unwearable.
Whether you’re prepping for a Memorial Day long-weekend getaway, or a short jaunt before finals start up, here’s your summer sun packing list for Instagram-worthy looks.
Button Downs & Headbands
Look to Gwyneth, then or now, for style inspo. The classic headband and white button down look say Cruel Intentions circa 1990s, but the style is timeless -- goody-two shoes done well.
Nothing stuns quite like an off-the-shoulder top. Paired with a flowery floor-length maxi, you’ll see heads turn -- and manage to tan your shoulders line-free.
White linen and lace, fine details, and just the right amount of sheer are all the right ingredients for your white boho peasant dress. The airy look is as timeless as any.
Take a wide-leg jumpsuit, make it strapless and silk. This one-piece can go from beachside to luxe dinner to late night club with no effort.
A statement bag doesn’t need to be big, bold and full of glitter to catch eyes. Equally, it could be made of literal fishing line.
Nothing says summer like gingham, with or without the picnic. Take Aimee Song here for reference. Matching top and skirt sets like this are being found everywhere. Just find a cute pair of mules or sneakers to finish the look.
White Tee Casual
A closet staple, take your white tee out with some statement heels. Add a fancy clutch or casual bag to dress the look up or down. Wear a bra -- or don’t.
Unbuttoned Button Down
Take the button down a step further and leave it unbuttoned. Tie at the waist, and pair with high-waisted denim. Show your midriff -- or don’t.
Mules for Men
Hear us out on this one. Try shopping in the men’s section for mules. You’ll find they’re far more tailored, often more comfortable, and fit just as well -- especially for ladies with wider feet. You’ll likely manage a discount as well.
Gucci Gucci Gucci
Nothing about the entirety of Aureta’s Instagram says go casual, long live boho, or wispy fairy. This style inspo screams drama: all the gold, sky-high heels and bold prints and colors you can handle. Better when all paired together.