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    Jun 21, 2019

    28 Statement-Making Things You'll Want To Rock This Summer

    Take a vacay from your basic clothes, because there's no better time to experiment with a bold look than the summertime!

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    1. A pretty printed wrap dress sure to have you saying ~that's a wrap~ on your search for the perfect summer frock.

    @mybeautypharm / Via amazon.com, http://@leah.little.travel.fashion / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have never been more excited to write a review. I'm 5'3", I weigh 155 pounds, and my breast size is a triple D, sometimes an E. Being short and curvy, it’s really hard to find something that fits in all the right areas. I end up buying things and either loving them or having to send them back (usually it’s sending them back). This dress fit like a glove and made me look absolutely beautiful. I ordered two more." —Kimberly Jenkins

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 patterns).

    2. An oversized tie-dye shirt you can toss over everything from jeans to a bikini.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $17.99 (originally $22.90, available in sizes S-L).

    3. A dramatic maxi skirt that has already made over 1,000 reviewers want to twirl.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Some reviewers even pulled it up and belted it to rock it like a strapless dress!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this ethereal skirt! It's so pretty. It runs true to size (maybe juuuuuust a hair larger) and has an elastic waistband (a plus in my book). I'm 5'4" and this skirt skims the floor if I'm barefoot; I'm sure with heels, only the smallest portion of the hem will touch. Even with flats, as you move, you still shouldn't step on it. I'm planning on ordering more!" —Ruth

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in 31 prints).

    4. Jewel-encrusted popsicle earrings almost as enticing as the jingle of the ice cream truck coming down the street.

    Baublebar

    Get them from Baublebar for $44.

    5. An effortlessly glam kimono-style topper you can take everywhere and wear over everything. Just be sure to have a camera handy, 'cause this baby demands to be photographed.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this for an island vacation to feel extra beachy. It was perfect! The material is what you would want for the beach. It didn’t retain moisture, it's cool to the touch, the colors are beautiful, and it packed incredibly — no wrinkles. I will be buying this for friends!" —dave

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 13 prints).

    6. A dip-dyed floral wrap dress that wouldn't be out of place on a tropical island, but also wouldn't be out of place at a nice brunch with your friends.

    Eloquii

    Get it from Eloquii for $89.95 (available in sizes 14-28).

    7. A fun mixed print tank, because sometimes one pattern is just not enough!!!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It fits perfectly. I love the length and the loose fit. It's long enough to cover my butt and would be cute with leggings, shorts, or skinny jeans. I'd highly recommend." —Amazonobsessed

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 13 prints).

    8. Glam oversized sunnies everyone will think you splurged on, but that'll actually leave plenty of room in your budget to spend on traveling to cool places (so you can show them off even more, obvs).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I get compliments on these EVERY time I wear them. They look a lot like the brand Quay, which everyone asks me if they are. The fact that these get mistaken for a pair of $50 sunglasses should tell all." —Madison Holder

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in six colors).

    9. An ice-cream printed dress so wonderfully whimsical, I don't even have to try to cone-vince you to buy it.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $69 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

    10. A cool crop top and skirt set with major potential to become your new favorite outfit. Your go-to sundress has met its ~match~.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Since it's two pieces, you can also break it up and use the top and skirt separately to create tons of fabulous ~lewks~.

    Promising review: "I am EMOTIONAL about how great this is. I'm a bodacious and curvaceous young lady and finding anything that looks good online is a constant struggle. But I want to wear this every day. If I were in a cartoon, I would want this to be the outfit that I have a closet full of. I have G cup boobs and tube tops are my own personal hell. BUT, somehow, this sat just right. I wore a strapless bra under it and I'm just so excited to wear this out. Did I mention the skirt is perfect? It’s kinda long, but I wore it with some platform-y wedges (I’m 5’6") and it made it look even cuter! Who gave me permission?! Just get it, okay? That’s the point here." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in two prints).

    11. Absolutely OMG-worthy earrings that are lightweight, so ~toucan~ wear them all the time. And you're gonna want to.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $9.49 (also available in 23 other shapes).

    12. Palm-printed paper bag-waist shorts so stylish and fun, they'll ~leaf~ your Daisy Dukes in the dust.

    Shopbop

    Get them from Shopbop for $115 (available in sizes XS-L).

    13. A retro-style swim dress sure to make you stand out amongst all the basic ~beaches~.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best swimsuit I've ever bought! I will buy this swimsuit in every color available! It's super comfortable and the neck tie provides good support for the boobs. It creates an hourglass silhouette. I'm 34 years old and I have never purchased a swimsuit that makes me feel as confident as this does. And the price can't be beat." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-4X and in 14 styles).

    14. Totally ~jawsome~ shark flats that probably won't make your left foot worse at dancing than your right, but like, no promises.

    ModCloth

    I've already got two left (shark) feet anyway, so I don't think it really matters.

    Get them from ModCloth for $55 (available in sizes 6-13).

    15. Glitzy pineapple-shaped earrings so amazingly affordable, I'm shocked you haven't already hit bromeli-add to cart.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "100% satisfied with these earrings! My earlobes can't tolerate any heavy earrings so I was worried that these earrings would weigh them down. However, I didn't find that to be the case. They're very vibrant in color and shiny in the sun (or any lighting). They make any outfit look more dressed-up! I highly recommend!" —S.T.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.98.

    16. A stunning flowy maxi that looks like a dress, but is actually a 2,400+ reviewer-certified compliment magnet.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The buttons stop around your knee, so the bottom's free to flow dramatically in the summer breeze.

    Promising review: "I bought this dress on a whim and was a little skeptical about it, but I shouldn't have been. I've never received so many compliments on a dress before. I wore it on a trip to the Biltmore Estate with my husband and in-laws, and we honestly couldn't get through the day without someone stopping me every few minutes to ask where I got my dress or to tell me how gorgeous it was. It flowed beautifully on that windy day. I'm so obsessed with it, I even bought two more in different colors. I highly recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.33+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in 28 prints).

    17. A quirky multi-strand chain necklace here to ensure you have a very ~fruitful~ season.

    Baublebar

    Get it from Baublebar for $62.

    18. A drawstring waist leopard maxi skirt that just might be the summer It piece you've been ~on the prowl~ for.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this skirt. I want it in every color! I feel sexy, comfy, and feminine! It's perfect for this hot Florida weather" —Ricky

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors and two lengths).

    19. A breezy rainbow striped skirt with a sexy slit to give you a ~leg up~ on the summer style competition.

    Shopbop

    Get it from Shopbop for $88 (available in sizes XS-L).

    20. A fun stacked bracelet set, which I'd love to see paired with a maxi dress for a boho-glam feel.

    A lot of the colors that this set is available in are especially summery, but the bracelets really work for any season with both casual and dressier outfits!

    Promising review: "This is a quality costume jewelry set. The beads are shiny and all of the bracelets look fantastic together. I purchased this set on sale and only paid $12, but I'd happily pay double that after seeing the quality." —TheBestNest

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 40 colors and two sizes).

    21. Frilled floral heeled sandals that all your solid-colored sundresses are straight-up begging you to buy.

    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $55 (available in sizes 36-41).

    22. Chic as heck leopard overalls to take your fave tee and sandals up a notch and make you easy to ~spot~ in any crowd.

    http://@daily.dose.of.darcy / Via amazon.com, Amazon

    They've got pockets and a bit of elastic in the back to keep 'em comfy!

    Promising review: "Such a cute outfit! The product is just as described and I really liked the fabric. It's not too heavy for the summer, but at the same time it’s a great quality fabric. The straps can be tied up and are easily adjustable. I'm in love!!" —Débora P

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    23. A sexy neon bodycon dress that's the ~bright~ choice for your next night out.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22 (available in sizes 0X-3X and in two colors).

    24. A sultry Rebecca Taylor cutout leopard top to bring a little extra heat to any summer night.

    Nordstrom

    But only metaphorically — it's 100% cotton, so it's light and breathable!

    Get it from Nordstrom for $164.98 (originally $275, available in sizes 00-14).

    25. Soludos flamingo espadrilles that everyone will be ~flocking~ to compliment.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Reviewers say that they're tight when they're new, so you could either size up or know that they'll stretch over time.

    Promising review: "I love my flamingo shoes. They're a perfect summer shoe. I listened to the reviews (and I also own a previous pair of Soludos) and got a half size larger and they fit perfectly. I even put insoles in them and they're still comfortable. I have a narrow foot." —Peg B

    Get them from Amazon for $50+ (available in sizes 5-9.5).

    26. A groovy cropped jumpsuit you can just toss on with your go-to sandals (or heck, even flip flops) and have an instantly Insta-worthy outfit.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $79 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

    27. A voluminous sleeve crop top that's just what your warm-weather weekend wardrobe is lilac-ing.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22 (available in sizes S-L and in two colors).

    28. A rainbow crossbody bag you should totally rock even once Pride Month ends and/or it's pouring summer rain outside. Rainbows 👏 are 👏 always 👏 appropriate!👏

    Unique Vintage

    Get it from Unique Vintage for $36.

    Strutting into every room with all eyes on you and your bold wardrobe like:

    Universal Pictures

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