The first day of summer is weeks away, which in our opinion, feels like a bit of a misnomer. In Southern California, we’ve already switched out boots for slides and sweaters for tees. Of course, there are some pitfalls to the change in weather, and navigating the trends in soon-sweltering temps can get a bit sticky so we complied our Velvet Edit of what you need now and definitely later.

Olga Top and Cindy Shorts 

Make it Monochrome
Even last summer’s separates look new when you style them in a monochrome way, our favorites being either head-to-toe white or black. There’s a reason this trend loops back every couple of seasons, and that’s because coordinating pieces in similar shades of the same color automatically elevates a look. Dress up your white TWIGGY DENIMS by pairing them with a feminine, white button up DARBY SHIRT, or the CINDY SHORTS in coal with our OLGA TOP. The key to keeping this look chic is to forgo too many accessories.

Martha Embroidered Chambray Raglan Top with Cindy Shorts

Artisan Inspired
If you fancy yourself a bit of a free spirit, this is your season.  Perfect for summer, these styles are crafted from natural cottons and linens and have been adorned with details like cotton embroidery, tassels and eyelet details. To stay on-trend pick silhouettes reminiscent of the summer of love like PEASANT TOPS and effortless tunic dresses (slip into the MARTHA TOP or ISILDA DRESS.) Also, when it comes to accessories don’t forget to channel your inner gypsy and layer on accessories like our recent find, the FARAH NECKLACE from Bluma Project

Imari Cotton Contrast Drape Sleeve Tee

Slip into Details
Getting dressy is usually part of June, July and August, whether you’re showing up at a summer wedding, college graduation or a garden party. Turning up the drama is easy if you just pick pieces with a little feminine embellishment. This year it’s all about lace and ruffles, two trends that have an understated appeal. With ruffles, look for styles in a lightweight fabric like our rayon challis or chiffon as they both have a soft drape, whereas lace and eyelets require fabric with a little more structure like a classic cotton. Try our SIDNEY TOP or SAIDEE TOP.

Nance Floral Print Ruffle Peasant Dress

Pretty in Pink
The hue of the season is blushing. Pale pink is popping up everywhere from demure floral prints on our NANCE DRESS, to classic peasant tops like our TAMMIN BLOUSE. Dubbed “millennium pink” for its ubiquitous presence in everything from interiors to fashion, this pastel hue looks good on all skin tones while adding a feminine spin that is totally charming. Finally, if you’re a fan of this light color, you can also sport it with a accessories, like the MANEBI FLAT SANDALS in rose.

To check out more of our trends and to get a little hot weather update click over to our SUMMER COLLECTION.

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