An overwhelming number of Americans are getting excited for the summer season and for good reason. A lot of people who have been fully vaccinated can now go outdoors without their masks and even travel and visit their loved ones. Summer is also a great time to host barbecues and backyard grill parties. Many of us will look forward to going to the office and seeing our workmates and friends again, but some will also feel excited to be whisked away to a summer adventure. In today’s list of highly recommended items, we’re bringing you post-pandemic summer holiday OOTD’s that are totally Instagrammable. Check out these pieces below.
The Transition from Spring to Summer Look
1. BB DAKOTA BY STEVE MADDEN Arianna Sleeveless Tiered Cotton Maxi Dress in Canary Yellow
This Spring/Summer season, turn heads with this gorgeous, flowy BB Dakota by Steve Madden Arianna dress that’s made for carefree days. This color pop breathes new life to your summer OOTD’s. Perfect to pair with a cropped denim jacket or worn on its own, this flowy maxi is cut from crinkled cotton and decked with ruffles for a chic vintage look. The dress is equipped with adjustable button straps, a square neck and back, and sleeveless style. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “I’m normally a Large in BB Dakota dresses, but I ordered every size and a small worked perfect. I’m 5′ 11′ and it’s long enough for me. I envision this will be ideal for summer because I can look cute and stylish breezing around the house and relaxing on the porch without revealing to anyone that I still have a winter body underneath!” Kd_27
2. TORY BURCH Double T Sport Slide Sandal
Summer is the perfect time to slip into some slides! The Tory Burch Double T Sport Slide Sandal offers warm-weather style and comfort like no other. This sleek leather slide is accented by Tory’s signature double-T logo and features a leather upper and lining and a rubber sole. This pair has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “I think TB should have named these Cloud because of the butter soft leather and super soft footbed. So happy with this purchase, I’ll be getting more colors.” Plouche
3. CELINE 50mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses
A pair of sunnies can elevate any summer look. This season, go for the Celine Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses, which features logo lettering that gleams at the temples and gradient lenses. These refined cat-eye sunglasses are crafted in Italy and offer 100% UV protection with its CR-39 lenses. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. TORY BURCH McGraw Wicker & Leather Camera Crossbody Bag
This summer, accessorize with a chic camera crossbody bag with a delightful, tropical-holiday appropriate woven wicker detailing, just like this piece from Tory Burch. Make everyday feel like a picnic with this camera-style crossbody bag that’s adorned with the iconic stacked-T logo. Shop at Nordstrom.
5. FRESH® Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15 in Honey
Lastly, drench your soon to be sun kissed lips with Fresh Sugar Lip Balm that offers SPF 15 protection from the sun’s rays. This cult-favorite lip balm is hydrating and smoothing thanks to its unique formula that’s packed with moisture-preserving sugar, precious oils, and antioxidant-rich polyphenols. Shop at Nordstrom.
The Sultry Summer Goddess Look
1. ASTR THE LABEL Sleeveless Floral Print Maxi Dress
Begin this totally Instagrammable look with this enchanting, bloom-printed maxi dress styled with a perfectly sultry back cutout: this year’s summer trend! This gorgeous, dreamy dress is also equipped with a flirty ruffled-trimmed front slit. The dress has a hidden back zip and open back with tie closure, a v-neck, and comes lined. Made of 100% polyester. This Astr the Label dress has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “The picture does not do the dress justice. There is texture/embroidery around the flowers that do not show online. It fits well and the straps in the back can be adjusted to make you feel more secure. I am top heavy and I was able to wear this without a bra and not feel exposed or inappropriate. The dress is long as pictured and if you’re shorter than me you may have issues. For me, it is a perfect length, and the dress fits as pictured.” Ceci207
2. MARC FISHER LTD Adalyn Espadrille Wedge Sandal in Tan and Saddle
Elevate your summer style with the Marc Fisher Adalyn Espadrille Wedge Sandal, which balances retro-inspired style with today’s hottest trends. It’s perfect for warm weather looks with its leather and leather textile upper and synthetic lining and rubber sole. It has a four-inch heel and 1.5 inch platform and an adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure for a secure fit. Customers gave it an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “I have nothing bad to say about these – they are perfect wedges! I can wear them for an entire day with no pain. Definitely worth it.” Kathryn14
3. SAN DIEGO HAT Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat
The post-pandemic vacation OOTD is bigger, bolder, and more fun. This year, a pop of color can easily add highlight to any look. This San Diego Ultrabraid Brim Sun Hat offers the perfect shade for those warm, sunny days that we know you’ll be spending outdoors with friends and loved ones. It offers up to UPF 50 sun protection and is made of paper and polyester. This hat has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “This hat is lovely! Large, but lovely. I don’t know if I would have purchased it if I saw it in person as it’s really big. It’s perfect for boating or the beach as it covers your shoulders. I also received numerous compliments when wearing it. If I had the room, I would buy more in different colors.” IslandMamaSTX
4. BP. 50mm Rectangular Sunglasses in Rose Gold
This summer, don’t be afraid to accessorize. We have a lot of time to make up for after all! Say hello to a brighter future with this futuristic pair from BP, which features chunky hand-polished frames in a bold rectangular silhouette. This pair features a 50mm lens width, 21mm bridge width, and 140mm temple length. It also offers 100% UV protection. This pair has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “Love my new sunglasses. Color is perfect,fit is perfect. Makes me look like a movie star.” Bama17
5. TORY BURCH Ella Straw Basket Tote in Natural and Classic Cuoio
Cap off this look with the Tory Burch Ella Straw Basket Tote which is inspired by vintage market baskets. This stylish tote is delicately woven from palm fibers, trimmed with smooth leather, and branded with a stacked-T logo medallion. It features an open top, top cary handles, removable tethered zip pouch, and palm fiber with leather trim. It’s rated 4 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “Love this bag. It is large but great for packing up for a day by the beach.” JulieB
The Beachside Casual Summer Look
1. BILLABONG x The Salty Blonde Sandy Babe Triangle Bikini Top and Maui Ruffle High Waist Bikini Bottoms
Meet your new favorite summer bikini: this pair is the result of a collaboration between Billabong and The Salty Blonde. The bikini top features a classic triangle style with a breezy tropical print and a pretty bow at the center. Its bottoms feature a ruffled trim frame and a high-waisted style for a cool, retro look. Shop the Sandy Babe Triangle Bikini Top and Maui Ruffle High Waist Bikini Bottoms at Nordstrom.
2. BILLABONG Wild Pursuit Overalls in Sunburnt
Whether as a cover up or on its own, this pair of Wild Pursuit Overalls from Billabong offer a vintage look with its lightweight cotton blend and washed finish. It features adjustable tie straps, front slant pockets, and chest and back pockets. Made of 60% cotton and 40% viscose. Shop at Nordstrom.
3. BIRKENSTOCK Arizona Hex Slide Sandal in Apricot Nubuck Leather
With oversized buckles and a comfy footbed, this legendary sandal provides excellent support and a chic casual look. This pair of Birkenstock sandals feature a contoured cork footbed with arch support that mimics the shape of your foot. Made in Germany. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. RAY-BAN Icons 53mm Retro Sunglasses in Gold and Green
No summer is complete without some Ray-bans. This pair of sleek retro sunglasses brings the counterculture spirit of the 1960s into the 21st century with its flashy metallic frames and crystal lenses. This pair features 53mm lens width, 21mm bridge width, and 145mm temple length. It also provides 100% UV protection. Made in Italy. This pair is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “These are my second pair of Ray-Ban Icons. I ordered the green lens and gunmetal frame—the lenses were less green in person than I expected (they look like more of a dark grey to me) but I still really like them. Good shape and size for small faces!” Emni
5. FRESH® Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15 in Spice
When taking your masks off this summer, make sure your lips stay protected from the sun with the Fresh Sugar Lip Balm with Sunscreen SPF 15. Add some spice to your summer look with this cult-favorite hydrating and smoothing lip balm that provides effortless color with long-lasting moisture and essential sun protection. Each Fresh lip balm is made from an exclusive blend of moisture-preserving sugar, nourishing precious oils, antioxidant-rich polyphenols and essential SPF protection. Made in France. Shop at Nordstrom.
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