Cool off in an off-the-shoulder dress, make your eyes pop with colorfully bold eyeliner or show off your nails with a fun pattern. Here are seven beauty and home decor trends that you can rock this summer. By Carly Petrone.
Off The Shoulder
Weather it’s a casual dress or a flirty top, off-the-shoulder tops are the perfect summer trend. Show off (and cool off) your shoulders with a fun interchangeable top. You can pull up the straps for a more structured look, or show a little skin once the sun goes down. JCrew has a variety of cotton poplin dresses that are available in bright colors, chambray and distinctive prints, while H&M offers plenty of off-the-shoulder blouses that can be dressed up or dressed down. You’ll definitely be seeing a lot of this playful trend out there this summer.
Round Mirrored Sunglasses
You’ve probably seen round-mirrored sunglasses making their way through the festival circuit. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Olivia Palermo, and Jessica Alba have been seen sporting these shades. Stores like Urban Outfitters and Bloomingdales have plenty of these funky sunnies in stock – choose from classic blue lenses to a sultry gold tone. Not only are they flattering to most face shapes, but they look great in that all-important selfie pic. Make sure you capture the sunset or a palm tree in your frame’s reflection. You’re already winning summer.
All hail the pom pom! You don’t have to be a cheerleader to rock this lively look. Whether you’re sprucing up your apartment or you’re looking for that perfect accessory, a simple pom pom could be the answer to your prayers. Furbish Studio can help add a little spice to your bedroom or living room with fun baskets and throws, while Dwell Studio has a colorful duvet set that will definitely amp up your bedroom. Make your everyday purse stand out by tacking on a pom pom keychain, or slip on a pair of lace-up sandals adorned with tiny pom poms. Show your spirit with these fun little accessories this summer.
Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it’s officially okay to whip out those white jeans. Not sure you can pull it off? The folks over at Coco Cooper are creating a line of premium denim that every gal can rock. From straight jeans to a flattering flare, now women with curves (sizes 6-16) can flaunt what they’ve got. Pair your favorite tee with the Roka Skinny Crop – a mid-rise skinny jean that actually enhances your curves, thanks to its premium flex-and-hold fabric. You’ll never feel like your in between sizes ever again. Learn more here.
Throw that black eyeliner away this summer! Whether you smudge it or turn it into a cat eye, colorfully-rimmed eyes are definitely in this season. A striking blue seems to be the most popular– a bright turquoise will definitely turn heads – but even a subtle purple or bronze will make your eyes pop. Don’t want to spend a lot of dough on this summer trend? Plenty of drug stores offer fun colors, ranging from electric blues and purples to edgy metallic hues. Look out for Covergirl’s Ink It! collection (less than $7) – this gel eyeliner glides on smoothly without skipping or dragging, and it comes in a variety of bold shades like aquamarine and violet. For those looking for a waterproof option, Maybelline offers their Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil (less than $8). This pencil is highly pigmented and lasts all day long – we suggest Lustrous Sapphire, Glossy Emerald, or Polished Amethyst.
Striped & Dotted Manicures
Solid colors be gone! This year it’s all about adding lines and shapes to your nails. Whether it’s an inverted French manicure or adding a simple dot, you’ll definitely be seeing more playful nails out on the streets (and by the pool). If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on your manicures this summer, there are plenty of nail art kits available at your local beauty store. Sally Beauty offers a Five Piece Dotting Marbleizing Tool Kit ($9.99.) Ulta also has a fun kit to help you achieve the “striped” look. Try Sally Hansen’s I Heart Nail Art Striper polish, which has a specifically designed fine tip brush that gives maximum control for design and color. Show off your nail skills this summer!
When you’re going to hit the beach this summer make sure to pack your FLEEPS! These cute and colorful sandals are less than $40 and they have an adjustable cross-ankle strap so you can adjust them to your comfort level. You can even customize them to fit your personality – choose different (or the same) colors for your ankle strap, sole, and toe strap. These sustainable yet stylish shoes are also helping to change the course of poverty through education. Ten percent of every pair of FLEEPS sold goes to the FLEEPS Foundation, which provides funding to its non-profit partners committed to the education of girls. So strut along the boardwalk in your favorite colored pair this summer and help change a life.