Fashion Guide – Summer 2016

Summertime fashion is the most fun. You can show a little skin. The patterns and colors are more vibrant. You can get a little flirty with your wardrobe and we love that! Besides looking amazing, you want clothes that will travel well and keep you cool and comfortable. You want accessories that will work with you even when you are on the go. We’ve put together some of our favorite styles in this Fashion Guide for the Summer of 2016. 


Melody Lane

Top Picks

The Meredith top is easy to wear anywhere you’re off to, whether running errands, at the office on casual Friday, or to a prenatal checkup. The small coral and white stripes give a fresh, summery look while the white layered bottom part with side slits brings a unique touch to an otherwise basic tee. The v-neck, hi-low hemline, and loose fit all make this super soft top an amazing addition to your summer wardrobe.

These sweetly feminine shorts are a great way to stay classy during the summer months. With a two layered look, allover floral print, and soft white fringe at the bottom of both hems, you’ll be slipping into the Grace shorts whenever you can!

When the summer calls for dressing up, slip on the Hannah and enjoy the sensual feel of soft silky fabric against your skin and a floral pattern that doesn’t need any accessorizing. The high neckline with keyhole cut out provides modest coverage, making it easy to dance the steamy night away with no worries of over-exposure. Go on, it’s time to plan a date night; you already know what you’re wearing!

This sleeveless, gauzy, made-for-summer tunic top can be worn for just about any life stage, from everyday wear, to the office with a nice blazer, during pregnancy, and while nursing. The longer, forgiving length and higher neckline on the Jessica provide ample coverage, while the tie front with tassels makes breastfeeding easy, not to mention stylish, thanks to the added lace accents. 

We love wearing rompers in the summer, especially ones that are loose, comfortable, and versatile. The Julie has it all, including a crossover top with a single snap closure perfect for nursing moms, short sleeves with surplice style accents, and an included tie belt that gives the final touch to this comfy black romper. 

If you want a touch of bohemian chic in your summer wardrobe this year, then the Ashley maxi dress is for you! This light cocoa colored dress features a top half of soft, ivory crochet that extends to the back, providing a “tank top” look on a one-piece dress. Perfect for pregnancy and everyday wear, this simple, yet stunning dress is one of our favorites, and we’re sure it will become one of yours too!

Brand

Melody Lane was conceived with the idea of bringing pregnant and nursing women fashionable clothing that they could wear beyond pregnancy and breastfeeding; clothing that was adaptable to a pregnant or nursing woman’s current needs, but that she could wear long after her baby was born and weaned. Owners Elena and Dani then decided that they didn’t want to limit their boutique to two categories of clothing, when women experience a wide range of life stages and deserve beautiful clothing for whatever needs they may have. Choose from a selection of beautifully designed, high-quality clothing options that fit your life stage perfectly – all with a reasonable price tag (nothing over $100!).

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VacayStyle

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VacayStyle is a collection of versatile wardrobe pieces that are designed to be mixed and matched to create lots of styles. You can pack for your summer getaway without dragging a giant, heavy suitcase along for the ride. Here’s how VacayStyle works:

  • You pick a 5 Piece Collection from VacayStyle and then bring two essentials from your closet, like your favorite crop pants and shorts.
  • With the 5 VacayStyle pieces and your 2 essentials, you will be able to create up to 14 unique and gorgeous outfits.

But VacayStyle isn’t just perfect for traveling because you can mix and match the pieces. All the pieces are made to be rolled up in your suitcase without taking up a lot of space, and when you unpack at your destination, they are not wrinkled up in need of ironing. These clothes are gorgeous, comfortable, and easy to wear all over the world.

If you purchase a collection of 5 items together, you get 20% off and their signature Vacay beach bag!

The Fiji MAXi Dress is a 2 piece maxi style dress that is actually a matching halter top and long skirt. The beige and black geometric pattern will bring something a little unexpected to your summer style. The tank has a shelf bra, and the skirt is so soft and comfy. Wear the two pieces together for the look of a maxi dress. Wear the skirt with a black halter for a different outfit.

The Maui Ruched Convertible Dress will become your go-to piece in your wardrobe this summer whether you are traveling or not. Wear this dress as a black strapless piece one day then pair it with a black top for a maxi dress look. Mix it up with a patterned top and you’ve got a third outfit from one piece. That’s the beauty of VacayStyle. 

Pair the Maui Halter Top with the Maui Ruched Convertible Dress for a dressy evening look. This soft and sweet halter top is so feminine and versatile. You can dress it down with a pair of shorts. The bra is built it which is so cool and comfy.

The Belize Blue MAXi Dress is another 2 piece maxi dress that can be worn together or broken apart for other outfits. We are obsessed with this vibrant blue pattern. Worn together, you have a perfect dress for dinner on a cruise or a romantic walk down a white sandy beach. The halter top looks so cool with a pair of jeans. 

Brand

VacayStyle is a whole new way to pack smart and look amazing while traveling. The idea for VacayStyle was born out of necessity when the creator of this amazing clothing line had to pack for an 18-month sailing adventure. She knew that there had to be a better way to pack without sacrificing style. Her experience as a fashion industry insider combined with what she learned while living on a sailboat for a year and a half led to the creation of VacayStyle. 


Onzie

Top Picks

For lounging or yoga practice, you won’t find a more perfect pant than the Soft Capri – Tropical Rainforest. The purple and pink print is sweet. With a wide comfy waistband and pockets, you are not going to want to take these pants off. The cuffed leg hits just below the knee. Versatile and comfortable, these pants have summer written all over them. 

The Cut Out Capri – Balinese/Black Mesh is daring and sexy. You will get a lot of compliments in these pants so be prepared to tell everyone where you got them from. The mesh cut outs make them perfect for yoga on a hot summer day. The bright balinese pattern is so fun. The waistband is low rise and they are form fitting, designed to move with your body. 

Stay cool during the most intense of workouts this summer with a T Back Mesh Tank. With a crew neck style front and t-back in the back, pair this tank with an Onzie bra and your favorite Onzie bottoms.

You can’t get any more summery than in the Long Legging – Diamond Palm from Onzie. This tropical pattern is bright and beautiful, combining a diamond pattern with palm trees. The bright pink and green is girly and fun. These long leggings have a low waistband and are form fitting. Pair with a bra or your favorite tank for a fun summer workout outfit. 

The Triangle Bra – Fuchsia gives you full coverage in the front and sexy style in the back with multiple triangle straps. This bra shapes and flatters, and the fuchsia is the perfect color for summer. 

Add a little rock n’ roll to your style this summer with the Muscle Tank – Dream Catcher White. This crop tank features a classic dreamcatcher design and looks great with shorts, capris or pants. Perfect for a beach volleyball game or a bike ride, it is as comfortable as it is cool.

Another great piece for beach volleyball is the Sport Short – Black. This short is designed to move with your body with a square cut that provides a little more coverage in the front and the back. The stretchy fabric fits and flatters everyone. 

This Wide Elastic Bra – Palm Sunset/Black pairs wonderfully with the Sport Short. Here is another fun summer print from Onzie. The bra provides good support for women with smaller to average size breasts. The double band wide back is sexy and makes a statement. You can wear this on the beach and even jump in the water with it on when you get too hot. Onzie designs their pieces to go wherever you go.  

The Capri Pant – Celeste is out of this world. The unique print looks like you are in the stars. This capri is versatile, hitting at midcalf with a low waist band. 

Onzie offers another amazing choice in bras with the Circle Bra – Deep Royal. The scoop neckline and darted front gives you the coverage you need with a criss-cross back that is stylish. The royal blue will add a pop of color to any activewear outfit. 

 

The Capri Pant – Juicy Leaf features a gorgeous print of bright blues and pinks. The mix of geometric pattern with tropical flowers is intoxicating. These form fitting pants have a low rise waist band. They are perfect for pilates on a cruise ship or yoga on the beach this summer. Pair them with the matching Circle Bra also in Juicy Leaf.  

Brand

For the best in activewear, you need to know about Onzie. Created by a Bikram Yogi, Onzie delivers athletic apparel that is the perfect mixture of classic yoga wear and modern style. Every piece is functional and flattering, meant to be worn for any activity or practice you desire. Onzie creates pieces that are simply designed but in incredible patterns with fun details. We love that this activewear is made in the U.S.A. Onzie activewear lets you feel supported whether you are in the middle of an intense yoga practice, playing on the beach or lounging at home. 


Life Is Good

Top Picks

How can life NOT be good in the summer?! Amidst cannonballs, lemonade, suntans, and camp fires, there is always a common theme: family and friends. Be sure your family at least, is outfitted in the ultimate summer apparel, that will take them from every pool party to campout in style, comfort, and goodness.

Welcome the sunshine of summer in the Women’s Hello Sunshine Cool Tee. With a casual, classic fit, distressed, modern graphic, and a super soft feel, this tee will take you anywhere the sun goes! When your guy is sitting fireside with a cold beer in one hand and a roasted marshmallow in the other, it’s only appropriate for him to be wearing the Men’s Watercolor Happy Hour Camp Crusher Tee. This go-anywhere, 100% cotton t-shirt is perfectly soft and super fun for him to sport all season long.

Both men and women can top it off with a cotton Stripe Dot LIG Branded Chill Cap that is neutral enough to go with any summer look and protective enough to keep noses and heads burn-free. Adjust it to fit in the back, and pop it on while you enjoy the beach, the woods, or a backyard BBQ!

When it’s time to bring your little camper along for a summer rendezvous, make sure they are wearing the Toddler Happy Camper Tent Crusher Tee to remind themselves (and you!) that hanging out in a hot tent all night can still make for a happy time! This gender neutral tee will keep your kids comfy and looking bright all summer long.

No matter what season it is, every boy loves a good action hero shirt, so keeping the Boys Action Hero Mask Crusher Tee at the top of the shirt pile is a good bet. He can comfortably creep around cookouts and beach umbrellas while saving the summer from the bad guys (a.k.a. bees and thunderstorms).

At the end of a long summer day or in the morning before the hot sun makes its appearance, take a moment to drink in some of your favorite goodness in the Optimistic By Nature Artisan Mug. This dishwasher and microwave-safe earthenware mug gives you the always-helpful reminder to keep your glass half full, even through the summer woes of bored kids, sore skin, and travel exhaustion. Life. Is. Good.

Brand

Life Is Good was started by two art-loving brothers who used the optimism of their mother as inspiration to create one shirt with one idea that led to the brand’s birth. Life Is Good started small by encouraging people everywhere to spread optimism, positivity, and courage despite adversity, and today, through their huge line of apparel and home goods, they are continuing to share the power of optimism, as well as improving the lives of children in the community through their Kids Foundation.


Yandy

Top Picks

Freshen up your lingerie this summer with bras from the Yandy Collection. The Yandy Collection bras are sexy, everyday bras that are available for affordable prices. These bras are guaranteed to fit and they look great. Even when you are wearing a t-shirt and shorts, you can feel sexy knowing what you’ve got going on underneath. Designed to support, push up, or to impress, there is a bra here that is just what you need. It is easy to find the perfect bra. Just select your favorite style of bra and Yandy will show you all the choices. 

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The Red Carpet Ready Pink Lace Bra is feminine and gives you just the right amount of push up. This will be your go-to date night bra this summer. It gives you a little va-va-voom, letting you feel sexy again. This underwire, demi cup push up bra is made with a bright pink lace and scalloped trim. Pair this bra with the Red Carpet Ready Pink Hipster Panty for the complete look. 

A perfect everyday bra, the Back Up White Racerback Bra is comfortable and ideal for summer tank tops with the racerback style. However, it wouldn’t be Yandy if it was just practical; this bra also look amazing with the lace back. 

The Nude Strappy Solution Bra is a must have for summer. So many summer tops and dresses require strapless or the straps need to be hidden away. This bra is the solution to avoid wardrobe malfunctions because you can wear it multiple ways. It is a push up bra with a sweetheart neckline, built to work with you and today’s fashions, not against!

Every woman needs a great black bra in her collection. Check out the Inside Look Black Lace Bra by Yandy. This demi cup push up bra fits perfectly and looks amazing with the sheer black lace and feminine bow. Pair it with the Black Inside Look Tanga Panty. This panty is so comfortable without looking frumpy or boring. You will want to order a few pairs and with Yandy’s prices, you can! 

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The last set from the Yandy Collection that we are in love with is the Romantic Sketched Mauve set. We’ve never seen lingerie with this pretty color combo. The Romantic Sketched Mauve Racerback Bra is a demi cup push up that features a soft mauve color cup with sexy black lace details. In fact, the back of this bra is a sweet surprise with its mauve lace detailing. Nothing could be prettier. Speaking of a pretty view from the back, pair this bra with the Romantic Sketched Mauve Thong.

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Yandy is one of the best places online for lingerie, swimwear, and costumes. This fabulous company started out small in 2005 and has grown into one of the leading suppliers of lingerie and other sexy attire. With a huge selection and prices that you won’t believe, Yandy has something for everyone and every occasion. So throw those ugly old mom bras out and add a little sexy to your summer with Yandy.


Chaser

Top Picks

The Cotton Knotted S/S Tee puts a fun twist on wearing a tee. The knotted front and back make this shirt unlike any other. You can just throw this on like any other tee but you will stand out instead of blending in while hanging out at your next summer music festival. This shirt will add a little rock n’ roll to your style and we all need a little more of that, don’t we?

We are obsessed with these Silk Shirred Ruffle Flounce Shorts. They look sweet and sexy but are oh so comfortable. You don’t need to settle for your average khaki mom shorts. Be unique with these soft, ruffled shorts that look feminine like a skirt but are easier and more comfortable to wear since they are shorts. 

For the little rock star in your life, get her some of the adorable graphic tees from Chaser to express herself this summer. What girl doesn’t love pizza? She can show her love for this classic kid food in the Pizza Heart Shirt

This boxy Kitty Shirt with three quarter length sleeves is so vintage and cool we can’t stand it. Meow!

We all need a nap. Whether your little girl loves to sleep or you would love her to love to sleep more, she will look super cute in the I Heart Sleep Shirt.

Brand

Chaser, designed in L.A., has rock n’ roll at the heart of all its styles. If you are looking for a casually cool, vintage style, you need to know about this brand. Chaser makes high quality causal clothes that will keep you comfortable and looking trendy all summer long. Chaser is inspired by style and musical icons of the past, taking the best of what was and bringing that into what is in trend today. With styles for women and children, each piece from Chaser is a work of art. 


LuLu’s

Top Picks

The Harvest of Love Ivory Print Halter Dress is the perfect dress to wear to a beach wedding. This ivory halter dress features a bohemian print of floral meets paisley. You will look sexy and stay cool with the open back and loose bodice. The halter ties ensure it fits you just right. We think this length is perfect for summer. Not too short and not too long for when you want to feel the sun on your legs. You will feel like a summertime princess in this dress! 

You will be smiling all day long in the Sun Beam Yellow Embroidered Romper. The embroidered details on this comfy romper are a sweet surprise. A lot of times, tall girls can’t wear rompers without ending up with a permanent wedgie. That is not the case with this romper! It is cut a little longer to ensure that most women can wear this trendy style comfortably. You can wear this to a summer BBQ and arrive in style. It can be dressed up or dressed down depending on shoes and accessories. However you decide to wear it, you can be sure you will feel as good as the sunshine. 

Gladiator sandals are a classic style that is all the rage yet again. For an easy to wear pair, try the MIA Dominica Nude Nubuck Gladiator Sandals. They are open toed, with stretchy elastic straps that don’t have to be tied. The nude color matches anything and they feel great on. 

If you want to step up your shoe game with something a little more sexy, the LULUS Topanga Black Leg Wrap Sandals are they way to go. This lace up flat sandal goes up to just below your knee. They are made of vegan leather. The lace up look is so hot but you can wear them all day since they are comfortable flats. 

Brand

LuLu’s has grown from a mother-daughter dream to one of the best places to shop for women’s clothing, shoes and accessories on the web. You will find the newest and hippest clothes, many straight from the designers’ studios. Working directly with designers all over the world, they provide a unique collection of high quality fashion that is trendy and affordable at the same time. Shopping online with LuLu’s is a pleasure. You are sure to put together the perfect ensemble for any summer occasion using their live chat option. Once you pick a dress for the next wedding you’ve been invited to, sign into the live chat and you can get help from a stylist in picking shoes and accessories. You can’t go wrong with LuLu’s for their styles, selection and customer service.


Bandolier

Top Picks

Bandolier is our favorite summer accessory to keep our must have items, our phone and credit cards, within reach without lugging around a big purse when we don’t need it. Bandolier is a cross between a phone case and a handbag. It is stylish and comfortable to wear and is the most practical accessory you can own. Just snap your phone into the protective case with the cross body purse straps attached.

The back of the case has a snap cover that holds your I.D. and credit card. You can hit the town for a night out or go sightseeing on your vacation this summer without a purse weighing you down. You don’t have to leave your phone behind to go hands-free, just wear a Bandolier! We love the Natalie iPhone case with Gold Mini Studs. It looks amazing and makes life so much easier. If you need to carry more cards or a lip gloss with you, add on The Pouch, which clips to your Bandolier. 

Brand

Bandolier focuses on designing accessories for your iPhone that allow you to be hands free chic, smart and ready for anything. They have created a line of products that allow you to bring along just the essentials without having to haul an entire handbag. They have a patent pending design that was created by a team of Hollywood insiders and veteran designers. Bandolier really has created the perfect accessory, and with all the new designs coming out all the time, you will want to get more than just one. 


Lourdes

 

Top Picks

The summer collection from Lourdes is bright, colorful and inspired by art. Inspire your little girl with some pop art style clothing this season. With lots of choices, like these comfortable shorts and t-shirts, your daughter will be all set for a casual day. 

 

 

Summertime means cute skirts and dresses for hot days and Lourdes has you covered there. Your daughter will be begging to wear their skirts and dresses with their whimsical designs and couture styling. This dress is Warhol inspired with its adorable Pop Art graphics! 

 

This dress is perfect for vacation. Made with the softest of materials and featuring a tropical, hand drawn pink bird and flowers, your daughter will be all set for a day out at a botanical garden or zoo.

 

For comfort and style, you can’t beat a romper! This nautical print features, boats, fish, hearts and more. We love the gathered ruffle details and your daughter you stay cool in this outfit all summer long. 

Brand

Lourdes is a children’s fashion label created in 1990 by designer Lourdes Paterna. Her designs stand out and are easily recognizable for their use of color, hand painted fabrics and drawings that are beautiful and childlike in their simplicity. We love that Lourdes uses natural fabrics like cotton, wool, and linen. Designed in Spain, Lourdes can be found in boutiques all over the world. If you want to dress your daughter in something outside the ordinary, Lourdes is simply perfection.


What’s your favorite fashion this summer? We hope you’ve found some things to add to your wardrobe for warmer weather. We are excited for this season of sunshine, so stay tuned for more summer tips and favorite products. 

With kids home from school all summer, check out 10 Screen-Free Summer Activities to get everyone happy and entertained.

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Elena

Elena is the managing editor for Daily Mom. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her daughter, running several businesses, working on Daily Mom, playing volleyball, going to the gym, photographing and reading. You can contact her via email.

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