Presented By GAP
By: Elly Ayres
Whether your summer brings you down to the shore or up on a rooftop, every memorable getaway deserves a wardrobe to match. Channeling that vacation energy from sunrise to sundown calls for style heroes that are as versatile as they are on-trend (think: breezy cotton sundresses, iconic denim jackets, and colorful one-piece swimsuits for starters). In partnership with Gap, we’re planning ahead for the best time of the year with looks that shine all day long. From bold sweaters that transition from morning coffee runs to beach walks to wide-leg jeans that move seamlessly from downtown shopping to sunset drinks, make the most of the fun-filled season with looks that keep up. Here’s how easy it is to style the summer pieces you’ll reach for from dawn until dusk.
A routine coffee run basically becomes a mini morning getaway when paired with the right look. (If you’re sipping yours beachside, even better.) A bright red boatneck sweater adds a cozy nautical vibe to high-rise denim shorts with button-fly detailing. The shorts’ raw hem cuffs can be rolled up or down to mix up your look, and they easily pair with your favorite white sneakers.
Head for the beach with a woven tote filled with waterside essentials: your beach read and sunscreen, plus a little extra room for your sandals after you kick them off. A sunny yellow one-piece with a plunging neckline and ribbed texture offers an on-trend take on the sporty swim style, while salt white shorts easily button up for more coverage while seashell scouting.
Cool down after your morning beach trip with an ice cream stop in town. A lightweight striped dress catches the breeze with its multi-tiered design, while a classic denim jacket adds an effortless layer once the sun starts to set. Stash your phone, keys, and card in a small woven crossbody, and be ready for drinks later with a polished stack heel.
End the summer day on a high note — up on the roof, toasting the end of another trip well spent. If your summer nights are cooler, pull on wide-leg cropped jeans that feel seasonal, especially when paired with a striped tank and low-heeled sandals. A mini straw satchel is elevated enough for a night out, but transforms to a beach-ready crossbody with a second shoulder strap.