By Kim Izzo
Summer is in full swing and with the hot temps and even hotter vibes we need our clothes to match the mood. We want fashion that’s easy, with simple solutions to suit our lifestyle. Our latest limited edition collection serves up the right mix of simple styling options that don’t short change you on versatility or sophistication. Bolts of blue, unexpected prints, every piece take vacay vibes to the next level. So we invite you to escape the ordinary and embrace the sultry summer season with our latest looks.
The Perfect Shorts & Halter Top
There’s something sexy yet sophisticated about a halter top. The halter neckline is found in tops and dresses, with a history that dates back to at least the 1930s when designer Madeleine Vionnet created her breathtaking gowns with this silhouette. Perhaps the most famous example of this dress was worn by screen icon Marilyn Monroe in 1955’s The Seven Year Itch, a dress so famous it sold for $4.6 million at an auction in 2011.
Our best-selling halter top is designed with a ruffle on the neckline, which adds a feminine twist to this classic style.
When it comes to finding the perfect shorts for summer, we have to admit that these days we like our clothes to multi-task as hard as we do. Our Pret-A-Play shorts give you the utility details you need, with zip up front pockets to keep phones, keys, and ATM cards safe. The fabric is lightweight, so even on the hottest summer days you’re able to run errands, stroll the sights, or have lunch al fresco in comfort.
The Perfect Maxi Dress
The maxi dress has become a summer style classic and for good reason. It’s comfortable, provides coverage, requires little accessorizing, and can be dressed up or down. American designer to the stars (and socialites and First Ladies) Oscar de la Renta is credited with creating the maxi dress in the 1960s. It remained popular throughout the 70s before vanishing from fashion circles in the 1980s and ’90s. But as we know, the maxi returned with a fashion vengeance and fans have never looked back, or better.
Maxi dresses have one thing in common, length. But otherwise your choices are endless, from sleeve length to necklines, skirt shape, and fabric, there is no shortage of maxi dresses to choose from. But for a maxi that will do the maximum for your wardrobe, we are partial to our short-sleeve satin maxi in this stunning print inspired by the shapes and colors of seashells.
The satin easily transitions from day-to-night with a change of accessories and footwear. And the short-sleeves provide just enough coverage for those of us who don’t want to bare arms. The self-belt is removable which allows you to style it freely.
Denim has long been synonymous with summer. Jeans shorts, cropped jeans, capris, you name it. But the white denim look has been a style standout for decades. No matter the rise or length, the look is always crisp, cool, and modern. The flexibility of white also gives you freedom to pair these jeans with any color of top. White denim jeans are a simple summer style solution.
The One-Shoulder Top
It’s a trend that has returned to fashion time and again. The one-shoulder top is a sexy, sleek alternative to other styles. We love that our one-shoulder satin blouse is sophisticated enough you could wear it to a fancy lunch or dinner, but it’s also an easy style piece that can do double-duty sight-seeing while on vacation then take you dancing at night. The bold print is an WHBM exclusive, and our in-house artist, Mariapia said of it, “I found inspiration by looking at the shells through a magnifying glass—colors and shapes create a beauty of simplicity.”
Summer fashion shouldn’t be complicated. Select items that you can slip on that you don’t have to think about for the rest of your day (and night) as you enjoy your vacation, summer getaway, or touring around your city or hometown.