Pick your summer persona and we'll give you a fashion mood board

What's your summertime aesthetic? Choose one (or all of them!) and we'll show you everything you need to nail the look. Smash "add to cart," then become the summer queen you've always been destined to be. 

The poolside princess

@brinkerandeliza, @dippindaisys, @gracetaylorr19

Heart glasses, Glasses USA, $58 | Bikini, Cupshe, $23 | Pearl necklace, Frasier Sterling, $66 | Pastel tee, Aerie, $35 | Floral swimsuit, Cider, $18 | Pink handbag, Coach, $395 | Heart earrings, Hey Harper, $73 | Tulle pool skirt, Chicwish, $46 | Pink shorts, Hollister, $50 | Sandals, Lamo, $55

Candy-colored anything calls your name, you've never met a pink-hued filter you didn't love and you definitely know which Disney princess you are. Your idea of fun in the sun is an Instagram-friendly pool float and a mani to match. Sweet. Just like you. 

The lady of the lakehouse

@lexxhidalgo, @anneliesegallimore, @hey_ciara

Backpack, The Dust Company, $241 | Lake shades, Quay, $65 | Tree hugger sweatshirt, Vanity Feel, $60 | Casual tee, Charlie Hustle, $34 | Maurices swim top, $55 and Maurices swim bottoms, $25 | Friendship ring, Evry Jewels, $39 | Sandals, Teva, $55 | Green shorts, Hammies, $75 | Strawberry bikini top and bottom, Helmstedt, $149

Can't wait to see your camp friends again? Always the first one to the dock? This is your moment. Combine retro tees and prints, earth tones and handmade accessories—and you'll be the fave counselor this year for sure.

The getaway girlie

@stackedbysuzie, @kay.yarms, @allisonbickerstaff, @itslaurengallagher

Cover up, Sears, $55 | Sunglasses, Stolz, $78 | Beach hat, Famoore, $16 | Denim shorts, Temu, $19 | Earrings, Bay Studio, $10 | Crochet top, Cider, $24 | Prana tankini top, $85 and Prana tankini bottom, $60 | Sandals, Skechers, $31

Life's a beach! This is the moment for classic gear: lived-in cutoffs, breezy cover-ups, comfy slides and slouchy knits. You're the girl on the "Wish You Were Here" postcard. 

Hey, girl! Just wanted to let you know that this post originally ran in our June/July 2023 issue. Want more? Read the print mag for free *today* when you click HERE.

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☀️ The cutest functional accessories for an on-the-go girl

Feeling inspired? Share your fits on Insta and Twitter for a chance to get featured @girlslifemag!

Laydowns styled by Whitney Brielle.
Graphics by Haley Kramer and Madison Yee.
Slider image: @alisecaroline
Top image: @mel.amartinez


by Sara Gaynes Levy | 6/18/2023