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The Chicest Summer Dresses and Accessories

by habituallychic

05 . 21 . 19

It was so cold and rainy in New York this past month that it was hard to get excited about getting dressed every day. Now that it looks like summer weather has finally arrived it’s time to break out the pretty dresses and accessories. I’ll pulled together my favorites that are perfect for graduations, weddings, and anything else on your calendar.

The Erdem Margo floral-print button-down dress above would have been perfect for Lady Gabriella’s wedding this weekend. I love the color combination so much!

It’s also sale time so there are other great things to be found at a significant discount at Net-a-Porter, Matchesfashion, Shopbop, J.Crew,Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus.

For evening, I’d pair it with heels but for day events, I love these green suede sandals.

The nicer weather means we can finally use natural fiber bags like this chic wicker bucket bag.

I love these Palazzo gold-plated turquoise earrings for a bit of fun that would work with any of these outfits.

Did you know that headbands are back in style? Too bad Blair Waldorf isn’t around to wear this blue linen headband.

After all the rain, I think we could all use a little bronzer. I absolutely love all the Hourglass products and especially this Ambient Lighting Bronzer for adding a little glow.

This is actually not a dress but two pieces that can be mixed and matched. Better yet, the Emilia Wickstead floral-print satin blouse and high-rise floral print midi skirt are now 40% off.

I haven’t splurged on any shoes lately but I love the blush color of these Valentino Rockstud leather sandals and have to make them mine.

The pink shade of this medium wicker and leather bag would match any summer outfit but is perfect for patterned dresses.

I wear pearl drop earrings every day but these 18-karat gold, pearl and diamond earrings would also be a great pair to wear daily,

How fun are these pale green round-frame acetate sunglasses for summer?

Warmer weather is also a great time to rethink your beauty products. I love this Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Whisper to pair with floral fashions.

I saw this tiered floral-print silk maxi dress in person last week and fell in love with all the beautiful patterns and colors. It would match anything which makes it versatile too.

I love richness of these chocolate suede sandals. They’re a great year round color.

I also really love the shade of this leather shoulder bag that you won’t see anywhere else and it’s on sale.

I wear a plain pearl ring every day but I love that this pearl and crystal ring is a little more fun.

It’s starting to get hot and humid in New York and this grosgrain trimmed toquilla straw Panama hat would be perfect for keeping the sun at bay. It’s also on sale.

I found this Tom Ford Toasted Sugar nail polish from Elizabeth Chambers. It’s the perfect nude shade for summer and great for a pedicure.

I love the cheerful 1960’s looking print of this Wiggy Kit floral-print silk midi dress.

These Stuart Weitzman satin sandals are a great color and a great heel height for summer and they are on sale.

If you can’t afford the Hermes wicker picnic basket purse, this classic wicker and leather top-handle bag is the perfect alternative. I love that it also has a shoulder strap so you can use it hands free for a wedding or party.

What could be better for summer than this Cartier Tank Louis small 18-karat gold and alligator watch?

If you need a coin purse for all your Euro coins on holiday this summer, I highly recommend this Lemon Pouch. There is also a Mango Pouch and a Watermelon Pouch. I want them all!

La Roche-Posay is the best sunscreen brand and I love La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 because it doesn’t leave a white residue on my skin.

I’ve never seen a more fun dress than this apron maxi dress in kaleidoscope floral. The multicolor pattern means it will match any color shoes and bag.

I’ve been wearing espadrilles on my southern trips recently because they are so comfortable and I love the mauve color of these canvas wedge espadrilles.

There is nothing better than crossbody bags for summer travel and this blue Rockstud textured-leather shoulder bag is a great size for sightseeing.

Marni jewelry is always unique and this Marni braided perspex cuff is very cool for summer. It’s also on sale.

These oversized resort sunglasses are an exact copy of my Celine sunglasses and they cost a heck of a lot less. You’re welcome.

I haven’t tried this new Rodin Luxury Face Cream yet but it looks like a great option for the summer months.

This Lisbon Garden Fuchsia colored Banjanan Dress looks easy and breezy for warmer weather.

These are the perfect neutral suede sandals to match any ensemble.

Another great cross body bag, this time, a color-block textured-leather shoulder bag of sherbet shades pretty enough to eat.

Pearl necklaces are having a moment and I love this Loren Stewart gold and pearl necklace. It would look as good with jeans and a t-shirt as it would with a fancy dress.

Another chic hat to protect you from the sun is the Maison Michele grosgrain-trimmed straw hat.

Have you ever noticed that the chicest women like Lauren Santo Domingo and Aerin Lauder never wear colored nail polish? They wear pale pinks and nudes, as so I. Deborah Lippmann Baby Love is the polish I’ve worn for years since its the perfect neutral nail lengthening color.

Happy Shopping and Happy Summer!