As the sun gets hotter, so do the summer color palettes in fashion and cosmetics this season. Expect to see designs incorporating bursts of canary yellow, tomato red, light green, bright blue and pink. Head to toe monochromatic looks are back along with mixed prints and checks. An array of lightweight sheer silk and tulle fabrics are being used to create transparent runway looks.

Do you covet handbags? Oversized bags, shoulder totes, crossbody bags, and even the micro-mini clutch are not going anywhere soon.

The demand for quality at-home skincare regimes and beauty products continues to be a focus for many women. Another important factor for shoppers is the number of companies that are striving to use all-natural ingredients and are implementing cruelty-free procedures in their manufacturing processes. Bare Minerals, Smashbox, Stila, Tarte, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Urban Decay are among the top picks and are lines that you can find at retail locations such as Ulta Beauty and Sephora.

As one of my favorite designers once said, “Fashion has always been the repetition of ideas. But what makes it new is the way YOU put it together.” ~ Carolina Herrera


1. Andalou Naturals

Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser $12.95

Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask $14.95

2. Kate Spade New York

Cameron Street Perforated Satchel in Deep Blue $158

Harding Street Peacock Wallet $178

3. Stila

All-In-One Color Correcting Palette $45

4.  Clarks

Helio Latitude Wedge in Orange $79

5. Bath & Body Works

At The Beach Shea Body Cream $6

At The Beach Shower Gel $6

In The Sun Shea Body Cream $6

6. Vince Camuto

Oval Stone Drop Earrings $68

7. Jessica Simpson

Jastia Sandal in Fuchsia $69.99

8. Tarte

Mermaid Eyeshadow Palette $42 


Photography by Ryan Smas, B Squared Photo