Summer fashion can often feel like it’s just about keeping cool in the least amount of fabric or layers as possible. Many find themselves resorting to shorts, swimsuits and tanks. However, the truly fashionably inclined know that summer can be one of the most sartorially inspiring seasons. We don’t have to hide our best looks under coats and jackets! Expressive colors and prints look more apropos while poolside lounging, adventuring down foreign streets, celebrating at a wedding, or dancing on the deck of a cruise ship. Shahida Parides Summer 2018 Allure collection was made for hot days and warm nights with breezy silhouettes and prints ranging from bright and cheerful to sexy and sultry. Here are the key pieces from the collection you will need for the perfect Summer 2018 capsule wardrobe.

 

 

Rainbow Stripe Print Beach Cover

A sexy beach cover up is a necessary addition to your Summer packing, however did you know that Rainbow Stripe Prints are a 2018 must-have print? Countless influencers have been wearing rainbow prints, including Paris Hiltonin a Shahida Parides Rainbow Stripe Print. The Rainbow Stripe Cover Up is made of luxurious viscose silk and has a modest short cut with short sleeves and just a hint of sheerness. You shouldn’t go on a cruise getaway without it, top celebrity Roxy Earle definitely agrees!

Roxy Earle in Strpied Kaftan

 

 

Yellow Tapestry Print Long Sleeve Dress

A wrap dress is 100% a necessary summer piece that is equal parts easy and elegant. Wrap dresses have been a celebrity hot piece especially in the color yellow or mustard. Millenial pink is fading out and gen-z yellow is definitely in. This piece is especially great because it can be worn anywhere from a daytime wedding, beach or a resort.

Mustard Yellow Wrap Dress

 

 

Blue and White Chinoiserie Plunge Dress

When it’s time for just a little bit of sex appeal at a gala or cruise ship dinner, we like a floor-lengthmaxi dress with a deep-v neck or plunge. We offer this 3 Way Convertible Multi-Wear Dress in a variety of prints and in long or short, but the coolness of the Chinoiserie print and length is particularly fitting for any summer night event. This dress can also be styled multiple ways and adjusted with hook-and-eye clips for varying amounts of coverage. No matter how you wear it though, you’ll certainly command a room.

China blue and white maxi dress on Melissa Gorga

 

Blue Japanese Inspired Long Skirt

Is there anything better than a high slit maxi skirt for summer travel? You don’t have to worry about it hiking up while you walk miles around a new city, but it’s guaranteed class and comfort. It can also be mixed and matched for a variety of outfits. The high leg slit and embellished tie lend this one some glamour. We love it with an off the shoulder top or a bright crop top like the Orange Ruffle Sleeve Crop Top here, but we can picture it with a solid blackcamisole top for a toned down look that will take you from day to night.

blue maxi skirt

 

Rainbow Stripe Print Wrap Dress

Just like matching sets, you’ll be out of the loop this summer without a wrap dress, in short or maxi. Wrap dresses highlight curves for all body types. However, don’t get just any wrap dress. Choose one with flair. This one is embellished with gleaming crystals and beads. Celebrities have chosen this dress time and time again. Kyle Richards recently wore the long-sleeve version on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills making a striking impression on both her friends and viewers. It may be a long-sleeve but its lightness is perfect for a summer wardrobe and a getaway vacation.

rainbow stripe wrap dress

 

 

Yellow Tapestry Print Shift Dress

While we’ve seen less off-the-shoulder tops lately, the drama of an off-the-shoulderdress hasn’t lost any momentum, which is good because this style is ideal for warm weather. Cool down and spark some heat in this short, off-the-shouldershift dress. The primary colors of the tapestry print will flatter any skin tone and make you stand out in any crowd, making this another daytimewedding guest option, or a cute date night cocktail look after a day of sunning those shoulders.

yellow summer dress

 

 

Blue and white Chinoiserie Tassel Square Scarf

There is no better time to accessorize than the summer. One can balance out the lack of layers by providing intrique and texture through accessories. One big trend right now is using a scarf to tie up your hair to shop the farmer’s market, as a turban to keep your hair dry by the pool or even tying it as a top like Roxy Earle on her last vacation! The Blue and White Chinoiserie print is neutral, meaning it will match any outfit.

Roxy Earle in blue nad white kaftan