Summer-Only Style

In today’s style file, summer-only style! There are certain accessories,
colors, and fabrics that only come out during this season – things that are
uniquely summer! Studio 5 Fashion Contributor Heidi Allen has spotted 6
summer staples with this season’s trendy twist.

Easy Espadrilles
This summer shoe comes in all different styles, so it shouldn’t be hard for
you to find a pair you absolutely love. From flats to wedges, you can
recognize an espadrille by the signature soles that are decorated in woven
rope. The top of the shoe is normally made from lightweight materials such
as cotton and linen. Pick a fun pattern and the espadrilles will be sure to
compliment your ensemble.

Franco Sarto flats, Nordstrom, $49.95
Espadrille wedges, Target, $24.99

Classy Seersucker
This fabric screams summertime. The hot weather is easily managed when
wearing this thin, puckered, all cotton fabric – commonly identified with
thin stripes or checkers. The seersucker fabric was made for a light, airy
feel, and is worn only in warmer months. Look for this style in suits, skirts
and sun dresses. Seersucker is clean, classy and has a little bit of the east
coast charm.

Blazer, Banana Republic, $130
Pencil Skirt, JCrew, $118

Bermuda Shorts
It’s time to pull out the shorts from the back of your closet and sport them
with a summer top and fun pair of sandals. And keep in mind that the trend
of colored jeans and printed pants isn’t stopping with shorts. If you are in
need of a new pair, look for a print or a bold color. Make your outfit pop
with something fun and unexpected.

Navy printed shorts, JCrew $45.99
Yellow knee-length shorts, JCrew $34.99

Bright Whites
Wearing white shoes, white pants and white skirts in the spring and
summer months, ending with Labor Day, is a common fashion rule you
might be familiar with. And now that it’s summer don’t be afraid to dust off
those bright whites and add them to any outfit! When buying something
white, be aware of the pants and skirts that can sometimes be too

White linen pants, H&M, $34.95
White skirt, Old Navy, $29.94

Sun Hats
Have some fun in the sun with a floppy or brimmed, flirty hat. These great
hats provide a way for you to protect your face with something feminine
and chic, not just a handful of white suntan lotion. Make a statement with a
big floppy hat, or just add a woven cloche or fedora as an accessory to a
summery outfit.

Floppy hat, H&M, $14.95
Brimmed hat, Target, $12.99

Nautical Flair
You don’t have to join a yacht club or an exclusive cruise to sport this fun
summer fashion. You can still feel like you are about to sail away when you
add the patriotic colors to your outfit. Think navy and red stripes, gold
buttons, and rope. You can play up this summer trend with a complete
outfit, simple accessory or pair of shoes.

Striped Dress, Nordstrom, $52
Red Sperry Shoes, Nordstrom, $59.90

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