Team BELLA: What’s Your Favorite Summer Look?

Vanessa Coppes, Editor-in-Chief

Being from the Caribbean, summer weather is my jam! I love the effortless, laid-back style that summer brings. My go-to’s are typically a summer dress and sandals. I’m currently loving this black dress from Zara and the upgraded chic version of the Birkenstock sandal by Dolce Vita.

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Jennifer DeCillis, Publisher 

My favorite summer look starts with bronzed, shimmering skin. The best accessory to any summer ‘fit, pool party, or beach day is a healthy and sun-kissed faux glow. I always keep my skin protected and lather on the SPF, so using great sunless tanning products is a must. My go-to for all things summer skin is Bali Body. They have a full line of self-tanning waters, mists, and mousse, as well as SPF tanning oils, with fresh summer scents like watermelon and pineapple. If you’re looking for a little bit of everything, try one of their bronzing bundles.

Jennifer Walsh, Mind + Body Contributor 

My summer go-to is a bathing suit and sarong and easy natural hair. I live in a tent two blocks from the ocean in the summer, so I like to keep things light and breezy.

Amanda Mactas, Food & Travel Editor 

Happiness! A smile is the best accessory to any summer outfit and as long as you’re happy and confident, anything you wear will look great. Also—wear the shorts (or bikini)!

Eddie Wunderlich, Beauty Correspondent

My summer look is bright and breathable. My go-to is a sporty mesh crop top, a pair of reflective purple gradient sunglasses from Vintage Frames Company, and a classic fit Speedo topped with an authentic Dorfman Pacific Co. Palm lifeguard hat with an adjustable cord to shade myself from those summer rays while staying cool.

Mindy Gura and Paula Orlan, Fashion Stylists 

Our favorite summer look is always a fabulous halter maxi dress paired with a high-heeled wedge. As petite ladies we find that wearing maxi dresses elongates our smaller frames. There’s also something so feminine and stylish about wearing these popular sundresses. We love wearing them over bathing suits during the day and transition right into evening events by simply adding glitzy jewelry and fun accessories. Websites like have fun and affordable options.

Jessica Cirz, Cover/Features Photographer

My favorite summer look is a denim jacket. It works with every outfit I wear. Living by the water and going in and out of air-conditioned places, there is always a need for me to cover up my arms and shoulders when there is a breeze. A great denim jacket is always a great option to put over my dresses, jumpers, and cute little shirts and crops.

Alexandra Anastasio, Entertainment Editor

My favorite summer accessory (which I literally wear until it’s time to put on something heavier) is my denim jacket. It is also the one staple I always travel with no matter where I go. This summer I finally bought myself a white one to add to my collection!


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