3 Easy-Breezy Styles for Summer
Summer is here–a breather from the hectic pace of everyday life. It’s a season to recuperate from our schedules, to live a little more carefree and in the moment, and to just have fun. We can adopt this summery state of mind in many aspects of our lives but especially in our own apparel and accessory styles. Whether you have travel plans, stay-cation goals, or have yet to plan your summer, here are three easy-breezy styles for the season from Noonday Collection.
Style 1: Versatile Traveler
I find packing for a trip both exhilarating and daunting. I get excited preparing for a trip that promises a change of scenery, time off from regular life, and new experiences and memories. But I also get overwhelmed deciding what to pack and narrowing down my wardrobe to the essentials that fit in my luggage. Most travel tips advise packing items that are versatile to offer you different looks while saving space.
For me, the Color Blocked Wrap Bracelet is the perfect versatile accessory to take along on a trip. First, it accents almost any color I wear because it pops with four colors in one: red, yellow, blue, and pink. Its first function is as a wrap bracelet. It’s super lightweight and stays in place on my wrist well, which makes it one of my comfiest bracelets to wear. It’s a perfect pop of color if I wear a white tee and shorts for site-seeing. But this accessory’s versatility doesn’t stop there.
It also doubles as a necklace or a choker, depending on if you wrap it once. If I wear a little black dress to dinner, I can clasp that bracelet on and instantly have an eye-catching necklace that elevates my black dress. The length also makes it perfect to layer with other shorter, delicate necklaces, which are totally on-trend right now.
Lastly, the Color Blocked Wrap Bracelet can be worn as an ankle bracelet! During the summer I live in sandals and flip flops, so accessorizing my ankles is super fun. If I am spending the afternoon pool-side or lake-side or beach-side, I can wrap this bracelet around my ankle for a little extra bling that reminds me I am on vacation.
Because of its versatility and no-fuss qualities, the Color Blocked Wrap Bracelet makes an excellent accessory to pack for any trip.
Style 2: 24-Hour Accessory
One thing I love about summer is the freedom of the season. With no school schedules to follow, sports commitments to keep, and other such obligations to have, I live my summer days more carefree and flexible. Many days, activities slide easily into each other, or spontaneous plans spring up, allowing little prep time like changing outfits. It’s handy to have accessories that transition easily from day to evening looks.
The Papaya Print Robe from Noonday’s La Fruta Collection is one such perfect accessory for that. First of all, it’s the quintessential summer robe with its refreshing and playful print. It also has pockets, which would sell me on this robe before knowing any of its other qualities! For the day, it is perfect for lounging around the house while sipping coffee and watching the kids have a blast on the slip n’ slide. I can tie the robe around me with its inner and outer straps and slip my phone into a pocket. Then if we decide to hit our neighborhood pool or spend a day at the beach, it’s my perfect cover-up over my bathing suit. I can leave it untied and open to catch the summer breeze while stashing my chapstick and car keys in the pockets.
As the day winds down, maybe fun evening plans spring up spontaneously, leaving me little time to put together a new look. For evening, the Papaya Print Robe transforms into a stylish cardigan-like piece. I can freshen up my face and hair quickly, throw on some jeans and a tee, and wear my robe over it. I can tie the outer straps behind me in a cute bow at the small of my back. It adds an unexpected pizazz and provides a little cover for cool evenings as I skip off to dinner with friends or a date with my hubby. The Papaya Print Robe is a great staple to keep on hand as I enjoy carefree summer days and evenings.
Style 3: Stay-Cation Glam
While I love to book a great trip and fill our summer days with fun activities, I also need downtime at home during this season. Keeping days open with no plans is one way I catch up on rest from the school year, and tackle my hobbies and projects. Even if I am hunkering down at home, I can still add a little glam with Noonday. Hair accessories are a great way to add some color to my updo.
My favorite Noonday hair accessories for summer are the clips—both the Earth Tone Hair Clips and the Primary Hair Clips. First, it is fun to mix and match the colors in my hair. Second, they can be worn so many ways. I can clip up the sides of my hair or do a half-up look. Mostly I twist my hair up in a bun and use two clips to secure it. I am surprised at how well these clips hold my hair. They keep my hair in place all day, and best of all, I don’t feel them at all! And they come three for $18, which is a great deal! Even if I am having a lazy day at home, I can add a bit of glam with these hair clips.
A Flourishing Summer
While summer offers a break from many obligations, I don’t want to take a break from building a flourishing world. Making Noonday purchases during the summer keeps our Artisan Partners in business. No matter what my summer looks like—trips, stay-cations, lazy days at home—there are plenty of versatile accessories that not only glam up my summer look but also provide dignified work. And that’s the most stylish thing about Noonday Collection.
Meet Farah Shaw
Farah is a homeschooling mom of four, long-time Noonday customer turned Ambassador, and children’s author. Follow her on Instagram @authorfcshaw.