CocoaCure.com’s Top 10 Summer Inspirations
Fashion is as much about culture as a manifesto on society. We adorn ourselves out of the inherent need to be seen as an individual – to just be. Summer is all about letting your individual style shine and your self-expression stand out, while baring some skin. Each year, we try to reinvent old trends and put a new, fresh spin to them. This year, we’re bringing back classic metallic’s and colorful prints and pastels to give ode to spring and dive right into sunshine.
CocoaCure.com’s Top 10 Summer Inspirations celebrate color, ethnic prints, floral and sparkle. Mix and match these colorful pieces with your individual wardrobe basics to show off your kick-rock style.
Summer Love Tee
$20 – delias.com
Summer Love Tee
…perfect for skinny jeans or thigh-baring skivvies with heels.
pink print embellished court shoes
$99 (£65) – riverisland.com
make a statement in these pink print court shoes with gold stud and spike detail, heel height 13cm
…what doesn’t this shoe go with? Wear it with an all-white dress, to let these shoes take the lead.
Betsey Johnson Busta – Neon
$95 – heels.com
Bust a move in these fun wedges by Betsey Johnson. Busta delivers a bright and colorful fabric upper with braided and woven details. A printed 5 1/2 inch wedge and 2 inch platform will help you break it down to the beat.
…a little platform never hurt nobody…would make a statement with a simplistic sundress.
Miss KG Harvey Gold Sandals
$130 (£85) – republic.co.uk
Ultra glam metallic snakeskin platform heels from Miss KG. Gold metallic upper. Back heel zip fastening. 5″ heel (approx)
…gold metallic is a great, classic investment, yet these 5” heels are not for the faint of heart. For bosses only.
Marc Jacobs Small Fluton Haircalf And Leather Tote
$1,622 – mytheresa.com
Sunflower leather tote with structured double top handles and a zippered pocket on the front. Chocolate and cream zebra print haircalf insert at the top. Embossed logo plaque. Zip across the top. Adjustable shoulder strap. Silver-toned logo hardware throughout. Tan fabric logo lining with one back wall zippered pocket and one front wall slot pocket. Lamb leather, Calf leather. Height 21cm-8.5″ x Width 29cm-11.5″ x Depth 15cm-6″ Handle drop approx. 14cm-5.5″ Shoulder strap approx. 100cm-39.5″ Designer color name: Orange/Zebra.
…bright yellow just makes the world a better place. Pair it with a non-traditional color to set it off, like navy blue.
Alice + Olivia Alissa floral-print stretch silk-georgette dress
$395 – net-a-porter.com
White stretch silk-georgette. Multicolored floral print, elasticated waistband, fully lined. Button-fastening keyhole at back of neck. 95% silk, 5% spandex; lining: 96% silk, 4% spandex. Dry clean. Designer color: Sunflower.
…tea time mixed with sex appeal. There’s something so sweet and naughty about this effortless sheath dress.
Maxmara Arizia dress
$411 – matchesfashion.com
This white cotton-blend sleeveless dress has a V-neck, a pleated crossover front and a pleated front skirt detail with a green, turquoise and blue print. The slim-fitting dress has a hidden centre-back zip fastening and an attached wrap-around waist-tie. 97% cotton, 3% elastane. Lining: 93% cupro, 7% elastane. Hand wash.
…flatter your figure and wear a piece of art with this graphic dress that screams ethnic and fashion-forward.
oversized printed clutch
It was love at first sight when we laid our pretty brown eyes on this clever little gem. The mix of floral, animal markings, vegan leather and suede fringing all come together to make this jumbo envelope clutch our top pick for tonight’s outfit topper. Comes with a detachable gold chain, so you can either carry it as a clutch or a shoulder bag. Inside, you’ll find one zippered pocket, two pouches and a main compartment which are all lined with a funky animal print. Dust bag included for storage. Clutch Height: 9 inches, Width: 14 inches. Imported.
…gorgeous clutch that can be worn with casual jeans to night out on the town…and it’s vegan leather!
ITALIA INDEPENDENT Dropshaped Velvet Sunglasses
$150 (€121) – lindestore.com
Italia Independent, velvet Way sunglasses with a soft veletty frame. The treatment not only gives the sunglasses a unique aspect but makes them also anti-scratch.
…Aviator, check. Teal, perfect. Velvet, sold.
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