Summer Fashion: Bring on the Sun
Fashion, like Oklahoma weather, can be everything but predictable. Instead of waiting for the light to peek out through the clouds, sometimes you have to actually become the sun. Local boutiques are helping Oklahomans everywhere turn up the heat.
Summer is all about color. No one knows this better than the staff at Edmond’s Deer Creek Boutique. The boutique brings threads exclusively for the woman who’s ready to paint the Oklahoma sky. “The Deer Creek Boutique woman isn’t afraid of a little color, fun patterns or playful silhouettes,” owner and manager Brittany Thompson said. “Whether she is running errands in her boyfriend jeans, graphic tank, and amazing statement necklace, or enjoying a night out in one of our stunning dresses, she always looks classy and put together.”
Deer Creek Boutique is combining the color of summer with the re-emergence of the jumpsuit—one of this season’s flashback surprises. “We are OBSESSED with jumpsuits this season,” Brittany said. “For a long, thin silhouette go for a solid color. Pair a wide leg jumpsuit with your favorite strappy heels and glittered clutch for a glamorous evening look. For a chic day look, try a jumpsuit with a tailored ankle, playful wedges and a fringe trimmed cross body handbag.” Beyond the full coverage appeal of the jumpsuit, Brittany said that women shouldn’t be afraid to show a little skin this season, whether with a flirty dress or while at the pool. There are ways to cover up and still show off! “Doll up that bare bod by layering fun bracelets and multi-strand necklaces,” she said. “If you are feeling extra daring, try some metallic temporary tattoos! The most important spring accessory is beautiful skin! We carry an amazing line of organic body scrubs and bath bombs by Bath Couture and customers love to schedule personalized hand-held spray tans.”
Oklahoma City’s Lush Fashion Lounge is also all about neckpieces and temporary tattoos this season. “We currently are loving layering necklaces,” owner Carrie Boevers said. “Small dainty necklaces layered with longer chain necklaces. We also have Flash Tattoos in stock that are super trendy this summer.” Lush offers fashionable clothing options for the budget savvy shopper. “A lush girl wants to look fabulous without breaking the bank,” Carrie said. “She loves to look good while staying comfortable. She’s always on the go. She loves all things Oklahoma.”
Lush is making it easy for Oklahoma girls to stock their wardrobes with must-have items that will last well beyond one season. “Piko tops, tunics, and tanks are essential for your wardrobe and we carry the largest selection of piko products in our region,” Carrie said. “Not only are they made of a super comfortable bamboo/spandex blend, they also look great layered under kimonos. Any piko product is sure to become a go-to item in your closet.” More than anything, Carrie said that fashion is all about self-expression. Regardless of what’s on the in or out list this season, Carrie said to make sure that your wardrobe always reflects your personal style. “Fashion is a way to express yourself! Do so freely.”
The Plaza District’s Collected Thread is helping working moms-on-the-go express themselves this summer. For the mom hoping to show off a little skin this season, the boutique is offering vintage style dresses with a little something extra… or less! “We are huge fans of tasteful cut outs in dresses so that will be a big feature this summer,” owner Lindsay Zodrow said. “We have a thing for vintage inspired clothing, so a lot of our summer dresses will reflect a 50’s style.” Lindsay is mixing her store full of items that are on trend for summer, but she’s also helping influence fashion must-have lists everywhere by incorporating her own spin on classic looks. “We are carrying a lot of found stone jewelry, such as gold dipped quartz, druzy, and turquoise,” she said.
This is the season to try something new. With a little help from some of Oklahoma’s secret gems, you’ll have all the right ingredients for a hot and spicy summer.