1. GO LIGHT WEIGHT.
Summer is the perfect opportunity to throw on your favorite cotton/gauzy number. You can find these pieces easily this time of year because they double as cover-ups at the beach. If yours feels too thin, you can always throw on a light slip dress underneath. They are just as comfy and may give you more confidence that you’re not baring it all. Birdie James has some amazing translucent dresses by Le Soleil Miami, and they’re also carrying Yummie slip dresses, a chic line by RHONY alum, Heather Thomson!
2. BALANCE IS KEY.
Make it look like you’re not trying too hard. Imagine yourself tossing your hair and saying, “What? This ole thang?” in your most playful voice. You can be polished and put together and still border on messy. I find that this is easiest for me when doing my hair. And I’ve been this way since high school. It’s that low side bun that took me almost 30 minutes to strategically work and rework, but man, it looks good. And best, I feel good.
3. BRING A BAG.
Whether you’re wearing a lightweight romper or a long dress, an oversized tote is a must. Bring it to the beach, out shopping or on an excursion and everything you need will be tucked away in a trendy accessory. Not only will it complement your outfit, but it’s the perfect place to store those stylish sandals or that special outfit you might want to slip into later.