Summer time and the living…just got easier!

Chivvis Styles

Photography by : Anthony Chiang

The thermometer is creeping towards temperatures that tell you that the season has officially changed whether your calendar has said so or not. It is summer and you can frequently smell barbeque when you walk through your neighborhood and find yourself making homemade lemonade without even realizing you had lemons. You’re noticing everyone is just a little more tan and your favorite stores have swimsuits up front. It sprang up like, well, Spring? Fall? Winter? It was inevitable, but you were just not ready. No worries, we have you covered. Here is all you really need to get through your summer stylishly and looking like you’ve been ready for this, well, all year?

1. Super Sunnies:

You can not get through 3 months of those shining rays without some cool eyewear, and frankly why would you want to?! Find the shapes that fit your face best and buy them in all colors. Sunglasses are your practical AND fun summer accessory, whether its Wayfarer, cat-eye, aviator or some kind of funky sunglasses hybrid!

Try these on from Nordstrom.

SUNNIES2. Suited Up

You can avoid the pool if you want. Maybe you really don’t know how to swim or maybe you ate 30 minutes ago and are worried about…cramping? Or you can say goodbye to excuses and hello to loving your body regardless if you think it’s a 10. Find yourself the swimwear that you think is adorable and makes you want to strut yourself at the pool or beach. So many styles to choose from; mix and match and have fun.

Slip into some of these awesome options by Topshop.


3. The easy breezy beautiful summer dress

You are hot and busy, but still long to look like you’re the most stylish gal on the block. Throw on an easy lightweight summer dress that will speak volumes about your style factor without that much effort. Maxi, mini, midi, whatever floats your boat! It will be simple but so satisfying!

Give these cute and easy frocks a go from H&M.


4. Fearless Footwear

You said0 “see ya late” to your favorite lace up boots, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock some equally as rocking lace up gladiators or strappy sandals. Even super sweet sneakers can round out a nice footwear collection. Grab your funky wedges in a fun color and you’re shoe game is set.

Such great ones to try at ASOS.


5. Your NEW best friend

Yes, your actual best friend is swell, but a hat is your actual new best friend. A hat in the summer is like the answer to your bad hair day prayers and style dilemmas all at once. You throw on one of these toppers and you look so chic without even trying. Straw hat, big brim, small brim, baseball cap, so many styles to choose from! Choosing your new best friend may be easier than you thought.

Top it off with really neat choices by Zara.


6. Palazzo party

A wide leg palazzo pant is the essential day to night piece. Pick the proper print and you can wear those gems so many places with so many people. Wear them over your swimwear to the pool, to brunch with girlfriends, and then with a rocking stiletto or wedge and awesome top for your evening out.

Join the party in these from Neiman Marcus.

Screen shot 2014-06-01 at 3.14.43 PM7. Dynamic Duo

Do you have a matching set yet? Top and shorts, top and skirt, top and pants in a matching print are a trend you should definitely take on. So many ways to make it your own whether you have a quirky pineapple print or graphic geometric designs, prints head to toe is where it’s at!

Try the trend in pieces like these from River Island.











Summer can be so much fashion fun and much more simplified if you stock up on key pieces that will make your season so effortlessly stylish. You definitely will not be sweating what towear next with great garments like these!






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