LUX Summer essentials guide

Ah, summer! It’s the season of beach days, BBQs, lazy poolside afternoons, weekend getaways and vacations – what’s not to love? With so much to possibly do, make sure you have your summer essentials covered for any fabulous event that may pop up on your social calendar. But don’t panic, Lady LUX has curated a guide of 10 versatile must-haves to make your season enjoyable and stylish. From dresses to swimwear, start prepping for the fun-filled days of sunshine.

You just need one good t-shirt in a pop of color – or maybe a few. Vince’s shirttail tee in shades of pink, orange, yellow and coastal blue will get you through the season with effortless style. The comfy top can be paired with skinny jeans, shorts or skirts for a relaxed look. Dress it up with a bold necklace or a structured blazer.

Summer means bikini time! To show off your gym efforts, Cynthia Rowley blossom bikini set is just what the sun ordered. The set features a black multi floral print on the bandeau top and high-waisted bottoms. Add on a breezy button-down for a cover-up and get your shades out! Double up the bandeau as a top by layering it with a semi-sheer open knit.

You can’t live without sunglasses during summer. Lounge in the rays of sunshine in Gucci’s white aviator sunglasses. The enameled wire frame and semi-mirrored lenses scream rock star and can be styled with dressed up looks or stylish sportswear. Either way, it will give you some attitude.

Flat sandals and neon are two must-haves of the season and, thanks to Dolce Vita, they are combined together. The Archer flats feature snake-embossed faux leather accented with metal details and neon yellow. Make these your go-to sandals and pair them with flowing maxi skirts, boyfriend shorts and swimwear.

For beach or pool days, a beach tote is in order. LeSportsac’s striped clear bag can carry magazines, iPads, sunscreen and towels without sweating it. And with vinyl as a popular trend this season, use the clear bag as an everyday option too!

Always accessorize. Amp up your summer looks with Juicy Couture’s colorblock thread bracelet. The playful piece marries woven cord sportiness with delicate faceted crystals. Let it be your signature piece of the season and layer on different bracelets for an arm soiree.

Caftans are necessary for beach-to-lunch moments. Vix Swimwear Odette caftan in black and white stripes can provide coverage and style all in one. Or, combine the piece with colorful skinny jeans for a breezy vibe.

A colorful tank dress is essential for day or night. In neon citron, Sundry’s French terry dress is simple, chic and perfect for BBQs or shopping. Pair with neutral sandals for casual affairs. To take it to the next level, combine with a black leather jacket and killer heels for a night out.

Trade in your jeans for cutoff shorts to show off those tanned legs! Rag & Bone/JEAN Mila shorts are distressed and complete with cutoff whiskering for a roughed up appeal. The summer staple can be combined with tanks, tees and booties for a cool ensemble.

For a little shade and a lot of style, hats complete summer looks. Eugenia Kim’s Bianca vintage straw fedora pairs with easy short looks or flowing maxi dresses, giving the ensembles a resort feel. The hat is detailed with feathers and a twisted faux-suede band.

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