Brighten your summer wardrobe with these colorful pieces
Black may be New York City’s favorite color to wear, but who doesn’t love “lightening up” a bit during summer? For the next month or two, give your 50 shades of noir a break and brighten your summer wardrobe with some colorful pieces. From ocean blue to fuchsia, this rainbow-colored selection will last you well into transition season.
Uniqlo Princesse Tam.Tam Print Flare Bra Camisole
A collection of cool tanks is an easy and affordable way to brighten up any summer wardrobe. Soft camisoles with a built-in bra offer comfortable support, so you can just throw it on and go when the weather is too hot to spend hours fussing over an outfit.
Express V-wire Fit and Flare Skort Dress
Summer is the ultimate time to break out those mini dresses – and we love how this sexy number from Express features hidden shorts for extra coverage. (Any New York woman who has experienced one of those unexpected gusts of wind on a flight of subway stairs can appreciate the brilliance of the humble skort.)
Billabong All Flored Floral Kimono
With colorful flowers and flared sleeves, this kimono is a beautiful take on the traditional beach coverup and a must for any summer wardrobe. It’s stylish enough to wear over a swimsuit for beach days, over a tank top and shorts for afternoons on the boardwalk, or over a flirty little dress for balmy nights out.
Topshop Rainbow Sun Top
From music festivals to all-night rooftop parties, summer in the city means crop tops galore. This rainbow stripe version may appear to be teeny tiny, but it looks great when worn with a pair of high-waist trousers, only exposing a couple inches of skin.
Lilly Pulitzer Del Lago Romper
No designer is more synonymous with a colorful summer wardrobe than Lilly Pulitzer. A breezy romper with a bold print is the perfect pick for sweltering city temperatures and tropical beach vacations alike.
J.Crew Point Sur Pull-On Solid Linen Skirt
When the humidity rises, pull-on styles are your best friend. It doesn’t get much more practical and easy-to-wear than a bright linen skirt with an elastic waist. Add a t-shirt, some flat sandals, and you’re ready for casual Friday at the office or weekend brunch with the girls. Bonus: Pockets!
Carlos by Carlos Santana Amara 2 Sandals
Even if you can’t bear to give up your neutral color palette, you can effortlessly brighten up your summer wardrobe with a pair of strappy sandals. These suede beauties by Carlos Santana come in a variety of colors, so you can collect the whole rainbow to fit your mood du jour.
Happy summer wardrobe shopping! Savor summertime because soon the warm days will be fading, making way for fall favorites. 🙂