My 10 Summer Essentials from Penningtons
By: Diana Di Poce of DARE Magazine
With the warm-weather months fast approaching, now is the time to turn up the heat with summer’s hottest trends. Start the new season sizzling in style with my 10 essentials from Penningtons.
1. Summer Fling:
Flirty, fun and everything in between, this sweet summertime dress is a must for this season’s celebrations. The fit-and-flare style will flatter my curves, while the coral-coloured lace overlay will pop on the dance floor. This little number can easily be dressed up with a pair of killer pumps for those summer weddings or paired with sandals and a tote for the perfect backyard BBQ look.
2. Hot Tropics:
The moment I spotted the tropical print on this summer-ready top, I knew it had to be mine! This cool-girl tank pairs best with denim (think your favourite jean jacket or shorts) and has warm-weather fun written all over it.
3. Make A Splash:
This summer, I plan on hitting the beach more than ever and what better way to make waves than in this über-cute tankini. The micro polka dot print is timeless, while the top’s tiered ruffles and ruching of the bottoms are key details in highlighting my curves. I can’t wait to feel the sand between my toes!
4. Easy Breezy:
A lightweight scarf is my ultimate summer accessory. Whether I’m sitting poolside (with a bellini in hand, of course) or strolling around the city, I use a scarf to layer my looks, as a swimsuit cover-up or even as a hair wrap. The airy prints and vibrant hues will have me relaxing in style!
5. Short Shorts:
My short story? I can’t remember the last time I wore a pair! But, guess what? That’s about to change! I’ll be proudly soaking up the sun by baring my legs in summer’s wardrobe essential: the denim short. Not to mention, the delicate crochet detailing is the perfect nod to the 1970s trend we’ve been spotting everywhere!
6. Walking On Sunshine:
Step into summer with these must-have lace espadrilles. The wide-width fit and padded insoles offer endless comfort (say goodbye to dreaded blisters) that I cannot wait to slip on. Plus: I’ll be keeping my pedicured toes cool with the breathable fabric made for those hot summer days.
7. Heat Wave:
What better way to turn up the heat than in a playful bra and panty set? The neon pop of colour will bring a burst of sunshine into my lingerie drawer and the ombré lace overlay is an oh-so-sexy detail that my sweetie will love!
8: Coral Crush:
For instant glam, I’ll be adding a touch of gold and coral to my sunny season looks. A layering piece like no other, this rope necklace can be paired with any of my summer outfits.
9. To The Max:
A maxi dress is a warm-weather essential and my go-to for a chic, effortless look. This strapless striped style is versatile with its classic black-and-white colour combo and simple silhouette, which suits all shapes. I plan on dressing it up with a pair of glimmering wedges and for a beach babe look, topping it off with an oversized floppy sunhat.
10. In The Bag:
Let’s face it: a woman’s handbag is her survival kit. During the sunshine season, I need a lightweight bag that I can sport from day to night and this cross-body pouch is the answer to my fashion plea. With enough pockets to carry the essentials (and more), this purse will take me right into the fall.
No matter what this summer has in store for me, I will be soaking up the sun in these cheery must-haves and you should be too! Stay tuned for my next post, where I will be styling head-to-toe summertime looks from Penningtons.
This month, Diana had a head start to the heat with a much-needed trip to the South and took photos in the most fabulous summer outfits! Check out her Summer Style Guide >> DARE Magazine’s Diana Di Poce Summer Style Guide