As the summer sun lures us back outdoors, it’s important to make sure we’re protected from its rays and that we have the perfect Instagrammable OOTD to share on our socials. Make for a memorable summer with great outfits and essentials that will not only make you look good, but also feel good. Here are some top picks from Neiman Marcus. From sunscreen to swimwear, sandals to tote bags, here is everything you need for a fun, Instagrammable summer to remember.
The Best Summer Finds For Your Skin
1. Clinique 1.7 oz. Face Cream SPF 50
One of the most loved skincare brands in the world, the Clinique Face Cream with SPF 50 features an innovative SolarSmart technology that stabilizes high-level protection against the aging and burning effects of UVA and UVB rays, which we are more exposed to during summer. This face cream effectively triggers a repair that helps prevent the signs of aging thanks to its formula that contains solar-activated antioxidants which help prevent visible damage. This dermatologist formula is gentle enough for sensitive skin. It does not contain parabens, phthalates, fragrance, gluten, oil, synthetic colors, SLS, SLES, and sulfates. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars at Neiman Marcus.
Promising review: “I have sensitive skin and this is the only sunscreen that doesn’t break me out. Feels great on my skin and absorbs quick. A little goes a long way.” Annalicia from Toronto
2. Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen in Tanned
This summer, make sure to protect your skin with reef-safe sunscreen just like the Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen, which effectively nourishes, protects, and soothes the skin, providing it with broad spectrum SPF 30. Great to use on the body, face, and scalp, this sunscreen is water-resistant up to 40 minutes, giving you enough time to dive into the water. It’s so versatile it can also be used on sunburn to help calm and soothe the skin. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars at Neiman Marcus.
Promising review: “This is nice and lightweight, it provides just a nice sheer coverage for those days when you are on the go. I like using this and knowing I don’t have to worry about thick SPF.” AJDailey from Michigan
3. Cle de Peau Beaute 1.7 oz. Protective Fortifying Cream SPF 22
Great for normal to dry skin types, the Cle de Peau Beaute Protective Fortifying Cream is a richly textured daily moisturizer that nourishes the skin while enhancing its natural resilience so you get vibrant, youthful-looking skin. It acts as a protector against damage caused by dehydration and UV rays while deeply nourishing skin. It builds an exceptional base layer under makeup to make skin smooth and easier to apply makeup to. This Fortifying Cream provides Broad Spectrum SPF 22. Powered by precious Platinum Golden Silk, a skin-empowering illuminator, this cream enhances the skin’s ability to protect itself from external stressors. It also contains Time Tune Complex Day that works with skin’s daytime functions to ensure it is hydrated all day. Other notable ingredients include Ginkgo Biloba Leaf extract, Vitamin C Ethyl, and Crataegus Monogyna Flower extract that fight uneven skin tone, Ononis Spinosa Root extract and Okra extract for stronger skin, and Hyaluronic acid for moisturization. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars at Neiman Marcus.
Promising review: “The first time I applied this moisturizer I felt like I had taken a giant step up to the next level of skincare. This feels like the perfect consistency my skin has been longing for. The cream evenly absorbs into the skin at just the right amount while also leaving it feeling outwardly protected. This is the most nourishing day cream I’ve ever used and results were visible immediately and continued to improve after further use.” Elle Ess from Salt Lake City, UT
4. Hampton Sun Age-Defying Mineral Crème Sunscreen SPF 50
This chemical-free sunscreen from Hampton Sun is formulated with potent anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants that helps develop brighter, more youthful-looking skin. It’s packed with invisible zinc oxide to provide broad spectrum protection and botanical extracts such as grapefruit, orange, lemon, and tangerine, together with vitamin C that sinks into pores to effectively brighten and even one skin tone for a livelier look and feel. It also contains natural anti-inflammatory chamomile that soothes puffiness and redness, and argan oil for moisturization. This indulgent and noncomedogenic formula is great for all skin types. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars at Neiman Marcus.
Promising review: “Love this sunscreen…. It is super light and hydrating and super pleasant to wear. Highly recommend this product.” Grant
5. Clarins 1.7 oz. Super Restorative Day Cream SPF 20
When stepping out to start your day this summer, don’t forget to apply the Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream with SPF 20, a unique cream that is powered by organic Harungana extract, a “healing” plant from Madagascar. An intensive replenishing, anti-aging moisturizer, this daily must have for summer helps visibly restore density, elasticity and healthy-looking vitality to mature skin. It works on reducing age spots, deep wrinkles, slackening and dullness. It’s also equipped with SPF 20, which helps protect skin from pollution and damage from free radicals. Rated 5 out of 5 stars at Neiman Marcus.
Promising review: “The product exceeds my expectations. It leaves my skin supple, soft and looking fresh and youthful. I am also pleased to know that there is an SPF component. I am very satisfied with the results!” Sheryl W. from New York
The Best Finds for a Designer Boho Summer Look
1. Alexis Ricarda Tropical High-Rise Pants and Gena Linen Crop Top
The Ricarda high rise pants are a length-stretching, wide-leg pair of pants in botanical leaf print. It has a high waist and pull on style and is crafted from linen and Bemberg cupro. Meanwhile the Gena printed top in linen blend features a sweetheart neckline, ruffled shoulder straps, buckle detail at the center, and back zipper. Also crafted from linen and Bemberg cupro. The Alexis designer brand from Alexis Barbara draws inspiration from “the women of Miami” and the city’s “cultural mix, sexiness, and emerging art scene.” All of these are captured in this summer-perfect ensemble. The Alexis Ricarda Tropical High-Rise Pants and Gena Linen Crop Top are both available at Neiman Marcus.
2. Cult Gaia Ark Cutout Bamboo Flap Crossbody Bag
This summer, accessorize with something nature inspired like the Cult Gaia “Ark” crossbody bag in bamboo with cutout trim. This unique crossbody bag features a chain shoulder strap and folder-over flap top for easy access to all your essentials like phone, wallet, and lip gloss. IT measures 6.5 x 7 x 2 inches, perfect to tote around all summer. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
3. Aquazzura Rendez Vous Wedge Sandals
Elevate your style this summer with the Aquazzura Rendez Vous Wedge Sandals, a pair that is created with napa leather and stretchy metallic faux-leather cords. It features a leather lining and sole and a 4.1-inch cork wedge heel. Made in Italy. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
4. Ben-Amun Small Coin Chain Ankle Bracelet
Add a touch of dazzle on your ankles with the Ben-Amun Small Coin Chain Ankle Bracelet, which features 24-karat gold electroplating and an adjustable lobster clasp. Get inspired by the boho style of gypsies and let summer take you on your next journey. Made in the U.S. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
5. Akola Aden Hoop Earrings
Not only are the Akola Aden Hoop Earrings stylish, it’s also empowering! With every purchase Akola reinvests 100% of profits to empower women and families in poverty. These hoop earrings are made of golden plated brass and feature multicolor glass and caramel ankole horn. Handcrafted in Uganda. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
Summer 2021 Trend: Colorful Pastels
1. PQ Swim Briar Tiered Colorblock Metallic Maxi Dress
Featuring metallic stripes that add sparkle, this maxi dress from PQ Swim is a colorblock dress with a strapless neckline and tassel self-ties. It features a tiered silhouette that will let you twirl, and a full-length slipover style. Made of cotton and metallic fibers. Kendra of Minneapolis gave it a 5-star review, writing, “Love! I bought it for my vacation to Florida and received so many compliments! And many more back in Minnesota when returned. It’s perfection – light , flowy and beautiful colors.” Shop at Neiman Marcus.
2. Mara Hoffman Kia Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit
Dive into a pastel-inspired summer with this Mara Hoffman Kia swimsuit, which features two of this year’s summer trends: cutouts and pastel colors. It features a V neckline with self-ties, adjustable straps, cutout waist, clasps at mid-back, and moderate seat cover. Made of recycled polyester/Lycra® spandex in the U.S. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
3. Tory Burch Miller Logo Thong Sandals in Banana
A totally cute pair of thong sandals from Tory Burch, this summer staple is made of leather and features an easy wear slide style. It also has a rubber sole and flat heel for great support and comfort. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
4. Bottega Veneta Crochet Chain Crossbody Bag in Buttercup
This summery Bottega Veneta crochet cotton fabric crossbody bag features a chain shoulder strap and flap top with magnetic closure. It measures 7.9 x 11.8 x 1.6 inches, which makes it perfect for quick trips. Made in Italy. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
5. KREWE St. Louis Round Sunglasses in Camellia
Summer ready style won’t be complete without a pair of sunnies. The Krewe St. Louis round sunglasses are handcrafted with acetate and 24-karat, gold-plated hardware. It features polarized, mirrored lenses, a compressed double nose bridge with screw detail, and a peaked frame in front with linear studs. It provides 100% UVA/UVB protection and can be fitted with prescription lenses as well. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
6. COOLA 1 oz. Classic Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF30
This season, complete your summer ensemble with COOLA’s award-winning, Full Spectrum 360º Sun Silk Drops Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 30, which features a light-as-air formula that prevents visible signs of aging caused by the sun and digital exposure. Its vegan, sheer and breathable formula is made of 70%+ certified organic ingredients and blends into all skin types. This non-comedogenic formula is dermatologist tested and reef-friendly. It has a natural neroli scent too! Shop at Neiman Marcus.
A Ray of Sunshine
1. Alice + Olivia Adelaide Button-Down Crop Top and Melony Smocked-Waistband Shirred Skirt
This fiery summer look begins with the Alice + Olivia Adelaide Button-Down Crop Top and Melony Smocked-Waistband Shirred Skirt, which is great to wear to festivals and beach trips. The Adelaide top features eyelet embroidery, a V neckline, button front, sleeveless, cropped length, and sleeveless style. It is made from cotton and has a polyester lining. Meanwhile, the Melony skirt features eyelet embroidery, a smocked elastic waistband, circle-cut silhouette, a hem that falls below the knee, and a back zipper. This is made of cotton with a polyester lining. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
2. Ramy Brook Palma Floral-Print Bandeau Bikini Top and Isla Floral-Print Bikini Bottom
Great for beach trips, the Palma bandeau bikini top and Isla floral print bikini bottom are a pair that you’ll love to wear all summer long. THe Palma floral-printed microfiber bikini top features a bandeau V neckline with built-in underwire and ties at mid-back. It’s made of Polyester/Lycra® Xtra Life spandex. Meanwhile, the Isla floral-printed bikini bottom offers a low-rise hipster style with moderate seat coverage. Also made of Polyester/Lycra® Xtra Life spandex. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
3. Bottega Veneta Raffia Flat Slide Sandals in Macadamia
These woven sandals from Bottega Veneta are great for summer escapades by the beach. It features a flat heel, square open toe, a twisted, wide band vamp, and an easy to wear slide style. Made in Italy. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
4. Brunello Cucinelli Raffia & Leather Monili Tote Bag
Whether for quick beach trips or a day at the resort, the Brunello Cucinelli raffia tote bag with leather and monili trim can pack all your essentials with ease. It features flat top handles, an open top for easy access, an interior zip pouch to keep essentials organized, and a logo patch at the front. Made in Italy. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
5. Flora Bella Davis Crochet Raffia Fedora Hat
Keep your eyes and face shielded from the sun with this chic fedora hat from Flora Bella. The Davis hat features a twisted grosgrain ribbon band and an upturned brim. It is made of polyester. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
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