June 20, 2016
To celebrate the first day of summer, Target Stylist Zanna Roberts Rassi and Target Home Style Expert Emily Henderson are here to share their top picks for summer entertaining. After all, not only are both ladies experts in their fields, they also know the secret to throwing a killer party—it’s all about presentation! See below for their summer selects for what to wear, how to decorate and more:
Zanna Roberts Rassi
Off-the-Shoulder Dress: “Consider this your go-to summer dress. The “cold shoulder” trend is without a doubt one of the seasons most hailed trends—and it’s the easiest to wear for all body types, day or night, with its bell sleeves and billowing shape. My advice? Buy in both white and black!”
Brow Bar Sunglasses: “The simplest, most effective way to update your look for summer is a pair of on-trend sunnies. And it doesn’t get more on-trend than the brow bar. Wear with your favorite swimsuit while manning the BBQ, or a chic black dress for an evening soiree.”
Micro Bag: “Downsizing is hot right now. Micro structured bags are not only hands-free, thanks to the shoulder strap, but so trendy with their dome shape. This works with every outfit…no exceptions!”
Lace-up Flat: “This season’s answer to the ballet flat! It’s the perfect hybrid of femme and cool. I will be wearing it with cropped jeans or a midi dress and everything in-between.”
Gingham Skirt: “What says summer soiree more than Gingham? This works double duty as the perfect piece to transition from a summer day to evening play. Start with a simple white tee and white fashion sneakers for daylight fun and switch those out for a cami and heels for evening cocktails by the pool!”
String Lights: “The best kind of summer parties are the kind that continue on even after the sun goes down. These string lights are perfect for lighting up your space to keep the party going.”
Serving Tray: “The simple modern shape and color of this makes it a must-have for your next party. It can be used to corral a collection of pillar candles, a selection of desserts or anything else you plan to serve at your party. Trays always keep everything under control and make for very easy cleanup.”
Outdoor Poofs: “A collection of these poufs makes a casual and impromptu seating area for guests to relax and enjoy the party. Mix it up by getting a few different colors and styles, and by layering them on top of an outdoor rug.”
Outdoor Furniture: “If you’re ready to upgrade your outdoor furniture situation, grab these guys, which are stylish, comfortable and will bring a fun vibe to your space even after your summer soiree is over.”
Beverage Dispenser: “The last thing I want to do during my summer party is play bartender for my guests. Grab a few of these and pre-mix some drinks in them so that people can help themselves to their own drinks all night long—and you can enjoy the party!”
Looking for more summer style content? Click here for Fourth of July fashion tips from Camila Alves!
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