Summer Fun – and Summer Fashion

The Village at Briarcliff


We’ve reached that part of summer when it seems like it’s going to be hot forever. We’re all trying to cram events in before we’re back to school and back to reality. It’s a perfect storm of warm temps and busy calendars.

But in the hubbub of vacations and barbecues and getting kids ready for school, don’t forget to have fun – with your look!

Fashion can go out the window when it’s hot outside. However, there are easy, cool ways to look fresh even when the weather is oppressive. The right accessories can make all the difference.

Lighten up. Trade in your roomy satchel for a lightweight cross-body bag. You’ll carry less weight, and avoid that icky underarm my-purse-is-an-oven feeling. We like the colorful array of Vera Bradley crossbodies at Finishings for Her.

Put a hat on. Let’s face it: straw hats add instant glamour to any ensemble. Plus, they can help you stay cool by shading your face and shoulders. Don a hat with an open weave and you’ll get a nice breeze as well.

Privatize your eyes. Sunglasses are a summer staple that no one should go without. Opt for lightweight shades that protect without feeling heavy. Sunglasses are also the perfect way to update your look with just one accessory.

Keep your jewelry light. Summer isn’t the time for heavy statement necklaces. Stay cool and on-trend with delicate bracelets and necklaces. We’re big fans of the Kendra Scott baubles at Design in the City. They’re a lightweight way to refresh your look.

Wear a scarf. Adding another layer in this heat sounds ridiculous. However, a lightweight scarf can be a real skin-saver. Throw it over your head or shoulders if you’re getting too much sun. You’ll create instant shade – cooling you off and preventing sunburn.

No matter what’s on your calendar, face this summer looking your best.

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