You’ve purchased the latest and greatest high, low and mid level SPF protection and now it’s time to extract the bug repellent from way back in the closet.Â Yes, summer is REALLY here, and with it comes heat, humidity, mosquitoes and outdoor activities like BBQs, baseball games, pool parties, zoo visits, concert picnics, and wine dates on the terrace. Obviously during all of these fun and romantic activities you want to look your best, even if your eyeliner has gone rogue, your hair looks now nothing like it did when you styled it in the A/C 10 minutes ago, and you are questioning the brand of your deodorant (because you are positive you put it on this morning, just positive).
So look cute and cool with some of these picnic-y, playtime, pool party looks from Meringue Clothing and make sure you use code SHOPMER when buying for your 25% off:
Bailey 44 O What Men Dare Do Dress Retail $174.00: Don't be afraid to wear white! (OxiClean rocks, btw) Keep cool and look breezy in this sweet dress, perfect for a summer evening date. Or wear if you dare on 4th of July with red and blue accents. White is the perfect backdrop and shows off that tan you've worked so hard to achieve.
Joie Giacinta Top Retail $118.00: This top goes great with a plethora of bottoms. It's versatile for a daytime picnic or walk in the park in shorts and flat sandals, then pair later with white cropped jeans and high wedges for a dinner out.
Alcee Lily Cami Retail $152.00: Same goes for this feminine cami, eye catching in a bright color, girlie, flirty, yet will keep you from heating up from the sun (make sure you put on your sunblock!).
Akiko Tie Front Camisole Retail $139.00: Sense a theme here? Camis are so versatile, can go with shorts, skirts, blue jeans, and colored denim and are great for daytime activities and can transition into an evening play date while still keeping you from feeling the unbearable heat. Make sure to bring a little sweater or wrap later for any air conditioned cocktails/meals/late night activities.
Sanctuary The Duke Button Down Retail $86.00 & Sanctuary Beach Shorts Retail $82.00: The classic white shirt takes a casual turn and these shorts are a good solid color. They go with everything and display your sexy long tan legs; you know you've been working hard on them all winter, now show them off! Great for beach, pool, long walks, and sitting around on the back patio having that marg or three.
AG Jeans The Premiere in White Retail $164.00: We love white jeans, personally, I have THREE pair (long skinny dip-dyed, cropped and boot cut) because they can make anyone look sexy if you get the right cut and size for your shape. They dress up any outfit and will always get you compliments. Make sure you wear your favorite heels, because with white jeans, everyone wants to know "what's on your feet'!
JBrand Aoki Crop Jean Retail $196.00: Nothing says summer playtime more than cropped jeans, just think back to the days of "Ellie May" on "The Beverly Hillbillies" - she made cropped jeans sexy, fun and fashionable. Pair with flats, wedges, heels. Make the outfit for daytime with a brightly colored tee or cami. Take into night for your big date with a sparkly light sweater baring one shoulder, or a halter.
Patterson J Kincaid Rosalie Romper Retail $168.00: Rompers are IT this season in all types of colors and patterns. They are easy, relaxed, and this one we love because it has POCKETS. Dress up, dress down, use a wrap around the neck, but feel free to move about the town in this darling get up.
Sanctuary Perfect Fit Bermuda Retail $98.00: Going away? You must pack these guys because you will live in them. Not too short, not too long and the right shade of color, white, for wearing. Comfortable and flexible.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions.
She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.