2014 Summer Style Guide:
Our Editorsâ€™ Dream Items
Chic Summer Essentials We’re Lusting Over Hello beach season, we’ve missed you! With temperatures rising, you know where to find us on the weekends — beachside. And, true to style, Ocean magazine’s editors are stocking up on chic accessories to see us through the warm weather. Take a break from the nine-to-five grind and get beach-inspired with 12 ways to style it up by the sea. From the best beach bikinis to statement shades and wearall-season sandals, this is what we’re hearting right now.
Best Spring Makeup: NARS NARS has long been a staple in every makeup guru’s bag. Their new collection joins the ranks as beautiful products that flatter and enhance. For a bold eye look, the China Seas Duo ($35) is a great way to ease into your beachy summer. The gorgeous Wind Dancer opaque nail-polish ($19) is the perfect accessory to any outfit (you can even wear it to work!) and the Timanfaya Satin lip pencil ($25) is a great way to try the orange lip look.
Best Summer Bronze: Vita Liberata For a bronze you can do yourself without spending hours in the sun, Vita Liberata has an array of products that will turn your pale winter skin into a glowing summer tan in no time. Their pHenomenal 2-3 week Tan Mousse ($54) is currently their number one seller as the product lives up to its name. Their Sheer Tinted Self Tan Mousse ($38) lets you slowly build color if you prefer a subtle build. Vita Liberata has products that attend to your delicate face as well. The Deep Face Graudal Self Tan Lotion ($35) lets you match your face to the rest of your body without damaging the sensitive skin there.
Best Summer Hair: KĂŠrastase French brand KĂŠrastase continuously makes hair-lovers everywhere delight in their products. From serums to shampoos, each product is specially made to target your hair and make it the absolute best it can be. One such product is the Bain Force Archtecte shampoo ($18) that treats weakened to very damaged hair. When used daily, the shampoo promises to rebuild and strengthen your hair from the roots to the ends. All hair can benefit from the Masque Elixir Ultime ($22) which strengthens your hair while adding shine and weightlessness while reaching deep down into your roots.
Best Personalized Jewelry: Lola James Lola James has created personalized jewelry that’s delicate and feminine. Perfect as a bridesmaids gift or a surprise for you mother, each piece is carefully engraved to ensure satisfaction. The only drawback is that you’ll be spending more money to get one for yourself as well! The fashion-forward tween in your life will love the Hopeless Romantic necklace ($125) for her birthday. Mom will adore the Be Mine Necklace ($295) with her favorite peoples’ initials on it, while the Lovable bracelets ($95) are sure to be a hit with your girlfriends. All of the jewelry items are perfect as your go-to present this summer!
Best Nautical Jewelry: Victor Fragroso Victor Fragoso creates stunning pieces of jewelry that are delicately made and exquisitely presented. Little sea creatures come to life with real jewels detailing 14k gold. The Mother of Pearl Stingray ($1,850) is a gorgeous gift for the ocean lover in your life. When the light hits the mother-of-pearl, the stingray will seem like it’s swimming. For a less-fishy gift, the Onyx and Emerald Ship Wheel Pendant ($2,150) makes for a great charm to put on a sophisticated necklace or bracelet. For a less expensive (but still adorable) gift, the Navy blue Paracord Bracelet ($195) with the silver anchor is the perfect addition for a day out on the boat.
Best Beach Inspired Home DĂŠcor: Beatriz Ball Beach lovers will flock to this collection that depicts the sea in a sophisticated way. Your food will look delicious and festive when presented on the Ocean Crab Platter ($104), and the little ones will be charmed by the crabs peeking around the food. Ice cream has never tasted as good as when scooped with the Ocean Coral ice cream scoop ($39). The delicate handle makes the scoop a decorative pieces as well. Both the Organic Pearl Diana Bowl ($165) and the Ocean Turtle Bowl ($43) are sure to impress and please your guests, from your mother-in-law to you neighbor down the street.
Best Lingerie: Vintage Heartland Influenced by the love stories in country songs, Vintage Heartland has combined their love of all things vintage and country music to produce a line of lingerie that speaks to the country girl in all of us. Their lingerie is cute, not kitschy, and is perfect for any girl whoâ€™s looking for her cowboy. Be a devil in the red hot Barbara bra and panty ($36) or a not-so-angelic angel in the Crystal demi bra and panty ($36). Embrace your country roots with the Leanne bustier ($50) or tantalize in the Gretchen nightie ($36). No matter what you wear, you and your cowboy will love the flirty designs!
Best Way to Stay Healthy: Organic India Eating healthy is always easy, but Organic India is trying to help you out using the ancient practice of Ayurveda. A wellness system that uses cause-and-effect, Organic India has utilized it’s methods to bring you a variety of products that are all aimed at benefits like reliving negative reactions to stress, increasing stamina and endurance, and supporting your immune system. The Tulsi Tummy tea ($5) helps to aid digestion and balance your metabolism. For a product that you can use in your food and on your body, the Organic Ghee ($13) acts as a butter substitute and doubles as a massage or bath oil. You’ll want to spread the healthy love, so buy your friends a box of 60 tea bags ($27) that have a variety of boosts and perks.
Best Summer Fitness Incentive: FabFitFun Fabfitfun is your new go-to website for all things wellness. The site was started as a partnership with E! News host Giuliana Rancic as a place to give “everything a woman needs to feel good from the inside out” and it does just that. Repeatedly updated stories on beauty, style, health, and fitness provide a constant infusion of new ideas and trending information. If you live in LA, Chicago, or New York, the site even has a locals tab that alerts you to events that are happening in your area.
Best Sandals: Chinese Laundry Grab your favorite nailpolish and touch up your toes because youâ€™ll want to be looking your best when you wear these sandals. Chinese Laundry has come out with an array of colorful shoes that are perfect for every occasion. Rock your inner gypsy vibe with the colorful Beebop sandals ($45). For everyday wear, the Glisten sandals ($50) are great for running errands in style. Nicer events that require heels are covered with the colorful Levelheaded pumps ($120) or the beachier Dance Fever wedges ($50). Chinese Laundry has the shoe for every barbeque or summer wedding!
Best Beachwear: Wildfox Wildfox consistently comes out with fabulous swimsuits, and this season is no exception. From the retro Mr. Nice Guy Bikini (starting at $76) to the graphic Goldfish printed halter bikini ($78), Wildfox has designed a collection of bright suits that are sexy and playful. For a glamorous touch, the Shelly Retro Twist ($148) has a fresh take on the one piece. And, for all those traveling girls, the Ocean Explorer bikini ($78) is perfect in any language.
Best Bikinis: Beso de Sal Bright and colorful and straight from Peru, Beso de Sal’s bathing suits were made for the beach. Designed to enhance your curves, these suits are for those girls who love attention. The Mamacita Bra ($85) has a fringe that’s flirty and fun with two layers to enhance your figure. The Monokini ($165) is a combination of prints that’s eye-catching and very playful, ideal for a game of beach volleyball. The Just Right Bottom ($75) is, well, just right. The perfect amount of coverage with gold charm details are just right for any bathing suit for any top.
Best of Workout Clothing: Ryka Staying in shape isn’t always easy, and it can be hard to do it while still feeling cute. Ryka has lots of shoes and apparel to help you do just that! Supportive and very comfortable, the Precision shoes ($75) are great for a multitude of fitness activities. The Devotion walking shoes ($80) are award-winning, with voters saying that these were the best shoes to walk around in all-day. Of course, no outfit is complete without, well, an outfit. The Open Back T ($50) is loose and comfortable with slits in the back to let in air and let your skin breathe, perfect for an athletic date!