Summer means taking it easier than the rest of the year. ELYSIAN wants to help you get geared up for the fun.
The Summer Wedding
Believe us – some people are crazy enough to have a summer wedding. The service is usually short and sweet, and at least we know that the bride and groom’s love for each other is as hot as the summer sun. Be sure to pick a dress that’s light and breezy – we recommend cotton or linen – but classy enough to please the mother of the bride, especially when dressed up with some choice accessories.
On the Island by Marios Schwab Ogygia Linen Maxi, $406, net-a-porter.com ・ INC International Concepts Kivah Sandals, $99.50, macys.com ・ Alexis Bittar Love Birds Tassel Earrings, $245, bloomingdales.com ・ Inge Christopher Finn Clutch, $108, shopbop.com
The Monday Matinee
Everyone goes to the movies in the summer. There’s plenty of lazy days and plenty of A.C. to enjoy inside the theatre. Even though it’s dark inside, there’s no reason not to look stylish – especially when you’re thinking of visiting a boutique lunch spot afterwards. Dress for the scorching weather, but throw a sweater in your tote (alongside your secret candy) to keep warm against those blasting air vents.
Apiece Apart Rosehip Skirt, $355, net-a-porter.com ・ LHD Le Phare Open-Knit Polo Shirt, $350, net-a-porter.com ・ Simon Miller Izee Wool Cardigan, $198, net-a-porter.com ・ Cleobella Finbar Tote, $119, shopbop.com ・ Lucky Brand Adola Slides, $78.95, nordstrom.com
The Hiking Trail
The weather in the mountains is cooler due to altitude, and it’s the perfect opportunity for fresh air, adventure and most importantly, exercise. Be sure to dress in some sweat-wicking fabrics and breathable shoes – and of course, stay equipped and hydrated with a smart water bottle that connects to your phone and reminds you to refuel.
Nike Dri-FIT Stretch Tank, $45, net-a-porter.com ・ Heroine Sport Power Track Pants, $165, net-a-porter.com ・ Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle, $54.90, amazon.com ・ Salomon Women’s X Ultra 3 Hiking Shoes, $119.95, amazon.com ・ Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack, $120, nordstrom.com
If you haven’t been to one already, chances are that you’re going to attend at least one barbecue this season. Where ever you go is sure to be well-stocked with cold ones and iced tea, and it’s a good idea to dress simply by pairing shorts with some cute sneakers. It’ll cut down on thigh chafing and keep your toes clean during backyard volleyball.
Stella McCartney Distressed Denim Shorts, $495, net-a-porter.com ・ Prada Quilted Leather Sneakers, $620, nordstrom.com ・ Onia Rosa Panama Hat, $120, modaoperandi.com ・ Monclear Twist Striped Top, $425, net-a-porter.com ・ Céline Iconic Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $610, saksfifthavenue.com
Brunch on the Patio
Sometimes, all you need is some time with your girlfriends, and if you’re lucky, you’ll have the opportunity to get out for a mimosa with them between day-trips and European excursions. It’s important to look pretty enough to hold a glass of rosé but not too overdone for a little day drinking.
Jaline Selena Dress, $695, net-a-porter.com ・ Prada Leather Flatform Espadrilles, $690, saksfifthavenue.com ・ Cult Gaia Ark Bamboo Earrings, $100, net-a-porter.com ・ Carvana Toloc Braided Leather Belt, $190, net-a-porter.com
Night on the Town
The sun stays out longer, so should you! A late dinner is the perfect night cap to a summer day. And with how warm the air remains long after dark, it may also be the time to dance the night away. Just be sure to bring along a cardigan in case the restaurant gets chilly.