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When time comes to ditch the sweaters and don the sandals and sunglasses, it’s not just the weather that is going to be H-O-T. With the summer season officially in full swing, personal stylist Susie Cohen, who helps women simplify and refresh their wardrobes at Refind in Seattle’s chic Madison Valley, is here to highlight the latest trends and simple, easy-to-wear summer staples for staying comfortable—and stylish—in the sunshine.... more
There is nothing like having a scent you love. Smelling delicious will start your day right, and this is one of my favorite scents. Maria also has candles that are the absolute best, and is a custom jeweler—her pieces are incredible. You can visit her at 2814 East Madison Street in Seattle.
The future is looking bright. Sunglasses are a must. Before you start your sunglass search, see what looks best on your face. Sunglasses are such a key accessory and in my opinion you can never have too many. Have fun collecting all your favorite styles. A good place to start is with a great pair of classic Ray-Bans.
Start layering your wrist with this colorful beaded wrap bracelet that can also be worn as a necklace. Serpentine Jewelry is a local, women-owned company and Jill and Sally do all the designing themselves. Summer is a time for colorful beads, and the more, the better. Check out their website for all of their amazing pieces.
Leopard is now a neutral and a bucket hat is a fashionista must have. If you are having a bad hair day, need some extra sun protection or you just want to look cool, find yourself a bucket hat.
Who doesn’t love a fabulous bag? If you're not looking to spend a fortune, Zara always has a wide assortment of bags. This summer, it would be so fun to add a color bag to your closet, and don’t worry if the color you buy isn’t in your outfit. A pop of color will make you and everyone else smile and it’s cool not to be matchy matchy. I love the texture and bright orange.
Wear with a dress, denim, or shorts. Dress them up or down. Zara is a the place to find designer inspired shoes at a great price point.
This dress is easy and simple. Pair with a sneaker or sandal, and sunnies, and you are ready to go.
This is one of my favorite styles of dresses. You don’t have to wear Spanx and it looks totally chic. I seriously want one in every color. There are so many brands that are doing a version of this dress. You can find it at every price point. Change it up each time you wear by changing your shoes, sunnies, and jewels. I personally love a sleeve.
White tees are a must for the Summer and I highly recommend having a few variations. A puffy sleeve just gives it a little more interest and will elevate any outfit. This $12 Target one is a winner.
A floral printed top with a puff sleeve is a Summer must. Ulla Johnson is known for this signature style.
This cotton poplin top is so easy to wear and comes in a bunch of colors. This is one of my favorite brands for Spring and Summer. Their collection is filled with absolute go to pieces.
Denim is one of the most reliable materials in our closets. For me, comfort is always a priority. I wear denim most days and love to pair with great belts, tees, blazers, and blouses. My favorite denim is Mother and this is my go to style.
As long as we are on denim, a denim short can be dressed up or down. There are so many styles and endless washes, styles and lengths to peruse. This is one of my favorite fits and I like that it is a longer length.