Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mid-Summer Must Have Items

It's me wearing jewelery by Intentional.
Going forward expect to see more tips from myself through this blog.  Today I want to talk to you about some of the best mid-summer items.  This is actually the best time to shop because in the world of retail it's the end of season.  So everyone is having major sales with items marked down at deep discounted prices.  Enjoy picking up some new pieces to add to your summer wardrobe.  After all, even though you only have about a month left of the season, you can keep them for next summer too.

Here are my picks for things you can find to wear now and even mix into your fall wardrobe later.

Bright Handbags

Take advantage of the sales to pick up a hot, bright purse for summer.  Every store will have a clearance rack where you can stock up on some of these statement pieces.

Personally I love yellow and orange.  Sport the purses now with your summer whites and brights.  They also transition easily into the fall season.  Early fall you can wear your yellow purse with browns, grey and green.  The best thing is you can store these away for next year too.

Bright Tees and Tanks

Stock up on t-shirts and tank tops in neon brights like pink, orange and green.  Shop stores like H&M for the clearance racks and you're sure to find some.  They are perfect for layering and can be worn casual or dressed up with jewels and a tailored jacket.  You can't go wrong with a pop of color.


With the fall season around the corner I'm sure you've already spotted boots arriving in your favorite stores.  If you're lucky enough to find your size, most retailers are offering additional discounts off the already low prices.  They have to clear out their stock to make way for the new merchandised coming in.  Wedges are great summer shoes that you can wear now and again next summer.  So why not buy them while the price is super low?

                                        Floral Dresses

Dress by Balenciaga
This summer the floral printed dress is not only great for day but it also perfect for an evening out.  Worn with simple accessories, your hair up and a pair of wedges, it's the perfect date night outfit.  Top it with a solid colored neutral blazer and simple heels and it's your best summer office look.

Stores like Marshall's, Macy's, H&M, Winners, Zara, Nordstrom Rack and Banana Republic are just a few of my personal favorites for finding great deals on items.

Orange handwoven straw clutch purse.

Straw bags

I love colorful straw bags.  This is one item that is definitely good for summer.  They aren't exactly something you see a woman carrying in the middle of sub-zero temps in the winter.  So take advantage of the few weeks left and pick up a straw purse.  A large tote size for the beach is great because it double's as a cool shopping bag when you head to the grocery store or just picking up a few things at the mall.

For those summer nights, a clutch purse handwoven in straw is also a nice tough added to your ensemble.  I like the one pictured here by East Legon Bags.   printed purses

Colored Pants

This year pants and jeans came in some of the brightest shades; green, yellow, red, orange and blue.  Even floral patterned jeans were in some stores.  Stock up on a couple of pairs you can mix and match into your summer and fall wardrobe.

Short Shorts

If you've got legs flaunt them in a sexy pair of short shorts shorts.  A pair of cutoff denims or cuffed trouser-style will do the job.  Wear them with a pair of flat strappy sandals or a cute pair of wedges.

And those are my picks for mid-summer.  Enjoy the rest of the lazy hazy days of summer and happy shopping for those end of season sale items.


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