Summer ’14 fashion notes
Renee Minus White | 5/22/2014, 1:54 p.m.
Summer is here, and there are a few fashion pieces you should have in your wardrobe. It’s the season of unusual, favorite things. It could be a bright, pretty dress, colorful shoes or sandals, a snazzy pair of shorts or a strappy, bare-to-there top. Busy printed, one-piece bathing suits are news. Look for something summery, get to the seashore and enjoy the season!
A fine, colorful briefcase or handbag is a must. Bright and classic, the Kennedy briefcase is for the woman who is not afraid to take risks with her wardrobe. Pair it with a suit, dress, or jeans and blazer for the perfect look. Available at YunesSwathe.com in black, chartreuse, grey, hot pink, mustard and navy, the Kennedy briefcase retails for $350.
Launched in 2012, Yunes Swathe is a Manhattan-based premium lifestyle brand that epitomizes the personality and unique style of its founder and CEO, Ingrid Hernandez. The brand offers everything, from dresses, shirts, skirts and pants to handbags. With a diverse collection of fabrics, textures, colors and silhouettes, Yunes Swathe provides affordable wardrobe staples that help you to look your best.
Based out of Brooklyn, N.Y., the Williamsburg Garment Company offers a summer weight jean for the months of June and July. As the weather starts to warm up, you’ll want to just grab a pair of their 8-ounce Raw Jeans and run everywhere. They are very lightweight. It’s also an import, on short supply. Go to www.williamsburggarment.com.
For hair, Revlon introduces a new curling iron in their Perfect Heat line that comes in a variety of sizes, including favorites like the 1-inch and the 1-and-one-quarter-inch irons. You can transform dull hair to shiny, voluminous curls with the 1-inch iron, or try looser curls with the 1-and-one-quarter-inch irons. You can create two versatile looks, one for day and one for night. The Revlon Perfect Heat 1-inch (RV051) and 1-and-one-quarter-inch (RVIR1081) curling irons are available at Target for $14.99 and $16.99.
Have you heard about the Invisibelt? For an instant slimming effect, this clear vinyl adjustable belt lies flat under your fitted tops without sticking out. Adjust it like a bra. To wear, just hold the belt around your waist to determine your desired length. Hold the belt by the adjuster, letting the straps hang long. Slowly move the strip of material upward, through the adjuster, forming a loop. Next, gently pull material through the adjuster and slide in the desired direction. Once adjusted, slip the belt through the belt loops of pants, skirt or dress. Then fit the interlocking pieces together and snap. It fits sizes 0 to 14 and is available at www.invisibelt.com.