It’s no secret that I love color, and the minute the weather starts to warm up, you can guarantee that I’m pulling all the vibrant colors out of my closet. I’ve always gravitated towards color and there’s nothing better than sunny summer days and hot summer nights to bring out the best and brightest. With a colorful dress on and a refreshing drink in hand, there’s seriously nothing better.
INCORPORATING COLOR INTO YOUR WARDROBE
I like to think that for any occasion, even in a professional setting, you can still incorporate color into your wardrobe. As long as the silhouettes are appropriate, color is fair game – especially when the sun is out. Summer is the time to be bold and be daring with your clothing choices. Throw on that neon yellow, embrace hot pink, live colorfully.
And, for the fair skinned girls like me out there, I actually think bright colors give you a glow! Too often we avoid them for the fear they’ll wash us out, but I think the result is the exact opposite.
I actually found this super fun and super bright Mara Hoffman dress this past weekend when I was in Nashville at United Apparel Liquidators. It’s one of those stores where you have to dig, but it’s oh so worth it for the steals you can find. I’ll absolutely be wearing this non-stop this summer. Look out for a shout out to UAL when my travel guide to Nashville goes live in a couple weeks.
SIPPING COLORFULLY THIS SUMMER
As long are you’re wearing your best and brightest, you should also be treating yourself to the most crisp and flavorful summer drinks. I’m normally not a carbonated water fan, but I cannot get enough of this Perrier Carbonated Mineral Water in Peach. It’s so light, packs a ton of flavor, and is just the answer when I’m craving a soda…but don’t want to consume the calories or sugar.
Plus, you can mix it with a bit of vodka for a light and refreshing cocktail. If you’re feeling fancy, throw in some real peach slices to dress it up. It’s the perfect poolside drink, rooftop happy hour drink, picnic cocktail, the list goes on and on.
LIVING COLORFULLY EACH AND EVERY DAY
So, how else can you get out there and live colorfully this summer? Throw a rooftop dinner soirée and go for a bright Mexican theme so that even your dishes are fresh and colorful, go on a walking tour of street art and murals around your city, bring the most vibrant fresh flowers you can find at Trader Joe’s into your home, pack up a patterned picnic blanket, a few Perrier Peach mineral waters and a flask of vodka, and take in an outdoor movie, or spend an afternoon out in the sun painting en plein air. Make this summer your own and make it colorful.