Seasonal Essentials: Spring / Summer 2018

April has been all about cleaning up and paring down. We’ve shown you how to clean out your closet, hack your storage, and build your capsule wardrobe. But with the weather warming up, it’s hard not to give in to the bright, exciting seasonal trends we’re seeing around us. So, instead of loading your wardrobe up with one-season wears, follow the rule of  “one”: one piece of jewelry, one bag, one pair of shoes… and so on. We’re bringing you the best of the best: the one item in each category you need to stay with the trend. Buy your faves to make your capsule wardrobe feel current. Minimal living meets maximum style.

1. The Bamboo Bag

This bamboo bag has us dreaming of walking down a boardwalk barefoot, off to a beach picnic, or shopping in a sweet boutique town. For being a trendy piece, this bag still manages to be somewhat practical, large enough to carry your essentials, with an easy to carry handle.

Bamboo handbag with a bow Vintga Women’s Bamboo Handbag $59 via Amazon


2. The Slim Sunglass

If you haven’t tried the mini sunglasses trend, now’s the time – their moment is still going strong. Sleek and ultra cool, these are fashion that still functions (barely).

Mini cateye sunglasses Slim Cat Eye Sunglasses $29.50 via Zara


3. The Shoulder-Grazing Tassel

This bright, bold, statement earring screams summer. These earrings may be large, but there is something effortless about the swing of the tassels that feels light as air. To follow the trend, find a pair that lightly (or almost) touches your shoulder for maximum effect.

Red and blue gold plate tassel earrings Nectar Nectar Gold Plated Gemstone Tassel Earrings In Multi via Gwynnie Bee SHOP


4. The Transparent Shoe

The color of the moment is clear… literally. From transparent bags to jewelry to now shoes, the trend is see-through. We love this rain bootie – since rain boots tend to be more fun anyway, might as well dive fully into this trend. Can’t you see yourself puddle hopping in these?

Transparent rain bootie

Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane Rain Booties $60 via Shopbop


5. The Tropical Hair Wrap

Feel like you’re on vacation every day with this hairband/scarf. Tie it in your hair, around your neck, or even on the handle of your bag for a pop of the tropical wherever you are.

Tropical print headscarf Scarf/Hairband $9.99 via H&M


6. The Gender Bending Cap

From news caps to fiddler caps, to fisherman hats, this hat is back with a vengeance. If you love a cap to finish off any of your looks, this mustard one is all you’ll need.

Mustard fishermans cap for women Brixton Ashland Fisherman Cap $42 via Nordstrom

Which of these trends are you bringing into your closet? We want to see your best looks – snap a pic and tag us #ShareMeGB for a chance to be featured. 

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