Summer is on! Hemlines rise with the temperature, fabrics lighten up and colors go brighter and brighter. While we’re aware that summer is in full swing across the northern hemisphere, we can’t help but consider ourselves at the very apex of summer style at Bal Harbour Shops.
You can be sure to find special merchandise (and lots more of it) in a climate that’s always prepared for the heat. It’s what we do best!
Oh Karl, can you do no wrong? Why is it that everything looks better when adorned with a pair of interlacing C’s? And sporting goods are no exception to this fact of life, just take a look at this limited edition Chanel surfboard and paddleball set and you’ll be calling yourself an athlete in no time.
Calypso St. Barth is brimming with summer staples. Breezy dresses, chic tunics and hats—you could make it your one-stop shop, but that wouldn’t be as much fun. What we can’t pass up are these super-fun thong sandals from Rada. The beaded fringe tassels and ribbon embellishments give these handmade sandals a little ethnic flair, and we think they’d look great with the woven Baja tote from Mar y Sol.
Picture this: You’re riding down Collins Avenue, ocean spray whipping your hair into the perfect beach-tousled do as you head to meet your girlfriends for a little sun worshipping. If that sounds like your ideal Saturday afternoon, it’ll only get better once your friends swoon over the Hermès bike and beach towels you’re sporting.
If the thought of a summer spent in Havaianas leaves you wanting for a little lift, we totally sympathize. Practical as flats may be, sometimes we need a bit of height to show off our Pilates-toned gams. Jimmy Choo offers a couple of reasonable solutions that you can take from the beach to the bar, without a second thought.
Stella McCartney has been sending us signs of summer for some time now. Her island-print Resort 2012 collection had us warming up to the idea of wearing your destination on your sleeve, and with the tropical-print tote, you can carry it, too.
Summer entertaining is all about backyard barbecues and poolside cocktails. To make your al fresco engagement even more memorable, try decking out your bar cart with this retro and oh-so-chic ice bucket from Trina Turk. Lay out a few of her Deco Palm towels and you’re set!
Tory Burch is big on travel inspiration. Her collections have been known to take shape from old family vacation photos, colors, fabrics and other experiences that have been committed to memory. Perhaps it was an African safari that led to this bright swatch of fabric that can be worn as a pareo, scarf or maybe even used as an impromptu beach blanket. The navy-and-white terrycloth tunic, on the other hand, simply screams preppy weekend in Nantucket.
The best part about dressing for summer, is getting to move seamlessly from day to night. All you need are a few well-placed accessories, like this textured leather large clutch from Yves Saint Laurent. Its color is basically the perfect shade of blush that goes with everything—particularly that glass of rosé you’ll be sipping.