Seasonal Style: Summer Edition
In summer’s past, we’ve had large to-do lists filled with places we want to visit and things we want to accomplish to make the most of the warmer days that linger well into the early evening. With this year being so different, I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed this slower pace spent with family, from days at the lake to backyard barbeques and all the moments in between.
While things are far from “normal,” we’re getting a small taste of our pre-COVID lives with the ability to go outside and see friends and family again.
Just like in summers’ past, the effortless, easy-breezy style that comes along with this warmer season never seems to fail. You can throw on a flowy dress with flip flops or sneakers and still look put together - a far cry from the layers and layers needed throughout the other eight months of the year!
As we reach the peak of summer, I wanted to share my favorite trends in both fashion and home decor - from natural textures and white accent pieces to tie-dye and the quintessential flowy dress. These are the pieces on my radar this month and the ones I’ll be sporting for the remainder of the season (even if it’s just for a quick walk around the block).
One of my favorite ways to embrace the summer season is to bring the outdoors in through natural elements, light accents, and of course, lots of florals and greenery!
I absolutely love natural textures (which many of you already know). They add such a warming element to any space! One way to achieve this look is by adding baskets. With endless weaves, materials, and sizes to choose from, it’s easy to find one that matches your personal style.
With four small kids, baskets are my saving grace for hiding clutter like toys, cords, craft supplies, blankets - you name it!
You can even place a set of baskets above that awkward space between your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling as extra storage for pantry items or simply to add neutral farmhouse charm.
I also love to place a small tray on a console table or kitchen island as a catch-all for keys and such or to house a candle and vase. It keeps things feeling organized while adding an inviting touch to any room.
Use these tips to channel your inner Marie Kondo and declutter your living room, family room, playroom, and kid’s rooms, by adding a few baskets and trays throughout.
In addition to storage purposes, baskets can also be used as a statement piece in wall decor. You can mix and match numerous styles and sizes as a “gallery wall” to create an eclectic display above a sofa, in an entryway, or a bedroom to really make a statement.
Here are some of my other favorites in the Nigh Road Shop right now:
As a big fan of neutrals, it’s no surprise that I love one with fresh greenery or hydrangeas from my garden for the summer months. I especially love placing my florals in this white pitcher that lives on my kitchen table. The beauty of a white vase is that it’s so versatile, and creates an effortless-looking centerpiece.
You can also group a set of three vases in various sizes, with or without stems, to sit atop a console, counter, mantle, or shelf.
Additionally, one of my favorite ways to style a white vase is by placing it with a candle in a woven tray on your kitchen island.
Check out our in-store favorites of the moment.
Apparel and Accessories
I have to say, the easy-breezy fashion this time of year is one of my favorite parts of the season. Suddenly, jean shorts and a T-shirt is the perfect outfit to throw on around the house or to run errands - and no complaint here! I love the casual feel that summer brings and I hope you’ll love these summer fashion trends as much as I do.
Not your typical psychedelic, 70’s vibe, the tie-dye of 2020 is a bit more muted with pastel hues. While the surfer-girl t-shirts are the most accessible choice from generation’s past, tie-dye this season becomes a front runner in athleisure, loungewear, and feminine silhouettes - and I for one, am here for it! I mean look at this top (link).
The thing about tie-dye is, you can go as bold or as subtle as you want, but be sure to pair it with something neutral to ground your outfits such as light denim, white sneakers, or gold jewelry.
Hailed as the new ‘animal print’ for summer, you really can’t go wrong adding tie-dye into your wardrobe, whether that be a flowy dress, t-shirt, blouse, sweater, sweatshirt, or even pants. The options are endless!
Probably one of the most classic trends of summer is without a doubt white denim. It’s slimming, it’s stylish, and it gives your wardrobe a much-needed refresh from the basic blues you wear throughout the year - need I say more?
As one of the most versatile pieces you’ll have in your closet, white denim goes with virtually everything. We love them during the day paired with a basic tee and a bathing suit or at night with bold earrings and a neutral slingback.
We especially love these frayed white jean shorts paired with a billowing blouse or a lightweight knit for a relaxed summer afternoon spent with friends or running errands.
From skinny to boyfriend styles, crisp, white jeans at night (or really any time of day) create such an effortless and elegant look, whether you’re having dinner at home or enjoying a night out.
One of my favorite ways to style white denim is through a neutral cream or all-white ensemble, paired with a colorful earring or handbag for a subtle splash of color. As the weather starts to transition, you can also pair your white denim with a chambray jacket for those chillier evenings.
We’re swooning for these white denim styles below:
As we’re halfway through the season, we hope you enjoy these summer trends as much as we do. Be sure to tag Nigh Road or use our hashtag #nighroadstyle for any of your latest finds!
We sincerely hope you and your family are safe and well during this season, and enjoying as much of the summer season as possible.