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Summer Style Lesson: Must Haves

Woman in white tank top and starfish necklace and earring set

Start saving those paychecks and book that long-awaited flight to the tropics because guess what? Summer vacation is just around the corner! This is also the perfect excuse to freshen up your wardrobe with the hottest summer styles.

Here’s your guide to your summer must haves:

The cropped pant

Cropped pants are perfect to wear in the summer heat because they are light and flowy. Whether your bottoms are straight or flare, you’ll be able to show off those sun-kissed legs. The crop should look intentional and hit the smallest part of your ankle to flatter your silhouette. Slip on a wedge heel for a night out or a strappy sandal if you’re hitting the beach.

Stretch Button-Leg Capris from Monroe and Main
Stretch Button-Leg Capris from Monroe and Main

Wrinkle-Free Summer Dress

It is essential to have a couple of flattering sundresses hanging in your closet come summertime. This look is easy, breezy and effortless – simply slip one article of clothing over your head and you’ve got yourself an outfit. Wrinkle-free summer dresses are great for traveling, too! This way if you overpack (chances are you probably will) and want to shove a couple extra dresses in your suitcase last minute, you can do so without worrying about wrinkles. Once you arrive at your final destination, you can pull one of those dresses out, slip it on and enjoy those warm sun rays beaming down on your shoulders.

Scatter Print Dress from Monroe and Main
Scatter Print Dress from Monroe and Main

Easy Travel Shoulder Bag

Packing and preparing for a trip is always unnecessarily stressful, especially for women. You have your clothes, every type of shoe, makeup, hair products and toiletries; the list of essentials never ends. And they’re all essential. Consider purchasing a roomy shoulder bag before your big trip. This is good for traveling and easy to carry with you at the airport. It’s great for holding your makeup, magazines and books or snacks for the long plane ride. You can also use this as a beach bag or just a general purse!

Tribal Straw Tote Bag from Monroe and Main
Tribal Straw Tote Bag from Monroe and Main

Flowy White Tunic

Nothing says “Aloha” quite like a flowy, white tunic top, especially amid the heat. This type of top can be dressed up or down, depending on what your sightseeing plans are for the day. For a chic summer out-on-the-town look, pair the shirt with your new cropped pants and a long necklace. A flowy tunic also makes for a stylish bathing suit coverup if you’re just hanging by the pool or enjoying a piña colada on the beach.

Beach-ready hat

When lounging on the beach and soaking up the sun, it is important that you protect your skin (and stay hydrated!) with plenty of sunscreen or by wearing a fashionable women’s hat. Whether you’re into fedoras or wide-brim floppy hats, any style is perfect for summer. It’s also a cool accessory that works to shade your face and eyes from the bright rays and helps protect your hair.

Ombre Ultrabraid Brim Hat from Monroe and Main
Ombre Ultrabraid Brim Hat from Monroe and Main

Fun Summer Necklace

While this time of year presents the perfect opportunity to wear a bright, summery pendant, remember that less is more. Go with a lightweight, necklace or a neon bracelet for a little pop of color. Accessories made from resin, plastic, enamel or lucite are perfect if you’re attending a pool or beach party, as these materials won’t get ruined by a splash of water.

Starfish Necklace and Earring Set from Monroe and Main
Starfish Necklace and Earring Set from Monroe and Main

Sassy Sandals

This year, slide into summer with a fresh pair of sassy sandals. As you stroll down the boardwalk, show of those freshly manicured toes in a pair of gladiator sandals. This style of shoe is the perfect way to incorporate a little bit of dimension to your ensemble. To dress it up, wear the shoes with a sweet sundress. If you’re aiming for a more relaxed vibe, wear with a pair of shorts and a light top.

8 thoughts on “Summer Style Lesson: Must Haves

  1. Beautiful merchandise I love everything!!! That’s why I requested a charge card. My mother has been a customer for years and she dresses impeccably.

  2. Do you ever have coupon / discount codes?

    1. Hi Elba,
      We do periodically offer deals and discounts through our emails – You can sign up for those here. Otherwise, we do have coupons on our website as well here. Hope that helps!

  3. Love this catalog!! They have my size (plus)clothes wich is hard to find not just that the clothes are beautifull things i would wear not like in the stores where plus size are like for older women cant wait to get my next catalog!!

  4. Please send me a catalog

    1. Hi Marie,
      You can either sign up via our catalog request page, or you can send your mailing information to socialmm@monroeandmain.com.
      Thanks for commenting!

  5. I have been trying to request a catalog twice l love the clothes but the one l looked at is 2015 I would like to see a new one

    1. Hi Yolanda,
      Could you please email your mailing information to socialcs@sccompanies.com? We can have someone look into this for you right away.
      Thanks for commenting!

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