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Hey there, I'm checking in to see how your summer is going and to bring you some fresh summer style essentials.


I know, it's already August. But I've always hated when people said that summer was over once the calendar hits August.


So instead of counting down the days until summer ends, I'm suggesting that you take this time to wear all your favorite warm weather outfits and to even try out some new summer fashion ideas!


It's not too late to dive into some of my favorite summer style essentials. In fact, you can probably purchase most of these items on sale!


Whether your summer has been spent outdoors basking in the sun or you're someone who enjoys the warm breeze of summer nights sipping fruity cocktails, you'll want to know what's sizzling in the world of summer fashion.


Don't worry, I've curated a short list of summer style essentials that are worth mentioning. (I've relied on them countless times throughout the summer).


There's still time to hit the beach, have a rooftop brunch, or simply enjoy lazy summer afternoons, and my fashion essentials will have you feeling fantastic while you close out summer.


Keep in mind that they are different from my list of the hottest new summer trends linked here: https://www.lisaemelostyle.com/post/summer-wardrobe-refresh-6-hot-new-trends


1. Matching Summer Sets

Style hack: Don't forget that a power suit is also considered a matching summer set. Look for a colorful 3 piece summer suit consisting of a vest or blazer, matching pants and shorts so that you can wear it to the office and again on the weekends!


See my latest Instagram and Facebook posts for some fun summer outfit inspiration.


2. Retro Sunglasses

Style Hack: If you have been spending all summer in an oversized pair of sunglasses or even classic aviators, it's time to give a retro pair of sunglasses a try.


Don't forget that accessories are a great way to add some spice and personality to your next summer outfit!


3. Elevated Tube Top Necklines

Style Hack: Whether it's a summer dress with a tube top neckline or a tube top that can be paired with your favorite bottoms, this is a trend that I can't get enough of.


After all, most of us love our collarbones, why not flaunt them this summer in your favorite tube top and let your confidence really shine!


4. Mesh Flats

Style Hack: You either love them or hate them, but one thing's for sure, mesh flats are on trend this summer. They're a practical alternative to sandals and flip-flops and a stylish way to beat the heat.


You can feel confident wearing your mesh flats to those last minute summer bbqs because your style will be on point even when your pedicure isn't.


5. Popcorn Swimsuits

Style Hack: Popcorn swimsuits are swimsuits that are made of a textured or crinkled material.


Not only are popcorn swimsuits all the rage this summer, but the best part about this trend is that the textured material works to smooth out every curve and is a great way to camouflage any imperfections!


So there you have it, my 5 favorite summer style essentials that have made my summer a literal breeze!


Let me know if you need help finding any of these trends or whether you want help searching for your own personal favorite summer style essentials.


Remember having clothes that you love in your closet will help make getting dressed much easier.


Write me a note to let me know how your summer is going, I love hearing from you!



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Wedding season is in full swing, and you know what that means - it's time to dress to impress! As a guest, you want to find the perfect dress that strikes the right balance between elegance and style.


Lucky for you, I've done my research and handpicked some of the best dress styles for wedding guests. So, get ready to turn heads and make a statement with these fabulous dress styles!

  1. The Floral Delight:

Florals are a favorite for weddings, and for good reason! They exude a romantic and whimsical vibe that is perfect for any wedding setting.


Style Tip: Opt for a flowy maxi dress adorned with beautiful blooms. Whether it's a soft pastel palette or bold and vibrant hues, floral prints are a go-to choice for a feminine and chic look.







2. The Little Black Stunner:


When in doubt, go for the classic little black dress. It's a timeless option that never fails to impress.


Style Tip: Choose a silhouette that flatters your body type, whether it's an A-line, bodycon, or fit-and-flare. Spice it up with statement accessories and killer heels, and you're ready to hit the dance floor with confidence!



3. The Bold and Bright:


If you're feeling daring, why not rock a bold and bright dress? Embrace vibrant colors like bold blue, fiery red, or sunny yellow. These hues are not only eye-catching but also radiate positivity and energy.


Style Tip: Make a statement with a solid-colored dress that compliments your skin tone and shows off your vibrant personality.



4. The Flowy Maxi Dress:


For those romantic outdoor weddings, a flowy maxi dress is an excellent choice. Look for soft, lightweight fabrics such as chiffon or silk that gracefully sway as you move. Pastel shades like blush pink, mint green, or lilac create an ethereal and dreamy look.


Style Tip: Add delicate jewelry, and you'll feel like a bohemian goddess.



5. The Glamorous Sequins:


If you're attending a formal evening wedding, it's your chance to go all out with sequins and shimmer. Opt for a glamorous sequined gown that sparkles under the lights.


Style Tip: Choose from classic metallic tones like gold or silver or go bold with jewel tones like emerald green or sapphire blue. Get ready to dazzle and be the life of the party!



Remember, while it's essential to look fabulous, be sure to respect the dress code and consider the wedding's theme and venue. Avoid wearing white to prevent stealing the spotlight from the bride. Lastly, don't forget to wear (or bring along) comfortable shoes because, let's face it, dancing the night away is a must!


So, there you have it, my roundup of the best dresses for wedding guests.


Have fun, and be confident at your next wedding with these dress choices. As always, I am here if you have any questions or need help selecting the perfect guest wedding dress for your next summer event.


Happy wedding season, and stay fabulous!!!!



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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the world of fashion is buzzing with excitement. Summer 2023 is approaching!


Higher temps, longer days and vacations, I mean, what's not to love?


Now that I've got you all excited... it's time to grab your sunglasses and dive into 6 hot new trends. (No pun intended)!


If you're looking for a summer wardrobe refresh, or to add some new items to your closet, read my suggestions below for the very best summer outfit-makers on the market.


As an added bonus, I've given you easy style tips on how to make these 6 hot summer trends more wearable in your everyday wardrobe.


1. RAFFIA


From raffia bags to classic espadrille shoes and raffia hats, this trend is defining the 2023 summer fashion season.


Raffia is lightweight and airy so the woven material makes for a a great beach or pool accessory.


However, this season's raffia trend is more than just a day-time accessory.


Raffia can make your night-time outfits so much more glamorous and unexpected.


Think: an elegant raffia clutch paired with a flowy dress or wide-leg breezy trousers and heels for date-nights. You can instantly take your summer look to the next level!




Style Tip: Purchase your raffia accessory in a color other then tan straw. Why not try a color pop or pattern such as the photo above?


2. LINEN MAXI DRESSES

It goes without saying that linen is the light and breezy fabric of any summer season.


However, this summer's trend is all about linen maxi dresses to keep you cool while temperatures are on the rise.


Maybe your first thought when you hear linen this season shouldn't be your tried-and-true white linen trousers.


Instead reach for a linen dress as a chic way to beat the heat!




Style Tip: Try a linen maxi dress with a pop of color textured raffia bag for a summer look that is totally on-point!


3. GLADIATOR SANDALS

Gladiator sandals have officially inserted themselves as one of summer's chicest trends.


Gladiator sandals go with nearly any summer outfit in your closet and can be worn casually or to more formal settings.



Style Tip: Wear your gladiator sandals under your trousers to work and later change into your favorite shorts or mini skirt and show off your gladiator sandals for a sexy date-night look!


4. SUMMER METALLICS

The metallic trend is taking over the summer season (no longer being reserved for the holidays or formal events).


So pair your summer tan with anything silver or gold!


Style Tip: Try your shiny shade in the form of a gladiator sandal (as above) and cover 2 hot summer trends in one outfit!

5. TAILORED VESTS

Anyone who has worked with me knows how much I love a great blazer to pull together any look. However, summer temps make wearing blazers problematic.


That's why, this summer I'll be reaching for the tailored vest as the star of my outfit.


A tailored vest is the perfect solution if you are wondering what to wear to work in the summer.


Style Tip: For an off-duty summer look that is completely on-trend, try pairing your tailored vest with a pair of denim shorts and your gladiator sandals!

6. MODERN TIE-DYED

Tie-dye for summer is hardly new, but this season's tie-dye is much more sophisticated.


Made up of 2-3 hues of thoughtfully brushed strokes, makes for a modern spin on this childish trend.




Style Tip: Go for a sophisticated tie-dyed wrap skirt that can be dressed up or down by simply changing your accessories.

Whether you're packing your suitcase or just gearing up for summer, be sure to add these 6 hot new trends to your cart for the ultimate summer wardrobe refresh.


As always, I'm here if you need some inspiration on how to style these pieces.



Remember, having items in your closet that you love, will make getting dressed everyday much easier.


In fact, wearing something that you love will ultimately boost your mood and help you accomplish your goals.


After all, when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you're more confident in anything you do!



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