I’ve been doing a whole lotta shopping preparing myself for my favorite season of the year…SUMMER! And it’s finally here and so are all the amazing designer, luxury and high street (think Zara & H&M) sales as well. Speaking of sales lots of the Memorial Day Sales are still going on so check out my favorite sales and what I’d get form them here. So I thought I’d share a 10 brands that I have been shopping all Spring to prepare myself for summer! I’m also sharing everything I’ve already bought from these brands or things that I have my eye on at the moment! Make sure to bookmark and share this post for Summer Style, Summer Sales and Summer Must-Haves inspiration! Remember you can shop everything I post on my website and instagram by downloading the LikeToKnow.it app and following me: monroesteele or by visiting my profile here (just go ahead and keep that URL in your browser because I post links to my looks every single day!)
This brand wasn’t really on my radar until I kept passing their store on Lincoln Road here in Miami Beach and seeing prints that I absolutely loved. They did a collaboration with Estaban Cortazar which was inspired by his childhood in Miami Beach in the 90s and I bought the entire collection! Including this skirt!
I’ve always been a huge fan of Norma Kamali pieces but I especially love all the fun animal prints and the comfort and versatility of all the pieces especially the dresses that can be worn a number of ways. Her pieces are definitely worth the money and I just got these leopard pants that I’m loving! (Size Down)!
& Other Stories just dropped their summer collection and it’s full of linen pieces from linen dresses to linen bucket hats. I for one and here for it! & Other Stories always has amazing quality and their pieces will salt you forever. I love that they went with nudes, browns and whites for summer making it super easy to pair with your more colorful bags an accessories.
One of my favorite luxury brands has really been killing it for at least a year and that’s Gucci. I’m loving the super fun and more vintage and 70s style the brand has adopted in the last few collections. You all know I already copped the Gucci platform slides (in canvas and in chocolate brown). I also own a few Gucci scarfs that I picked up from MyTheresa & Farfetch (use my code: 10YTMONROE for 10% Off at Farfetch!) I also just got 2 new in Gucci bags: this beauty and this stunning throwback that I can’t wait to wear. Oh and who can forget these Gucci sunglasses that I’ve worn nonstop (also got them at Farfetch so make sure to use my code: 10YTMONROE for a discount). PS. I’m now working with Gucci as an ambassador!
Nasty Gal is one of my favorite places for affordable basics. I get a lot of my summer dresses, loungewear sets, swimsuits and coverups from Nasty Gal. They also have amazing accessories from sunglasses to summer hats. Use my Code: MONROEML for a discount!
Bottega is definitely my go-to brand for quality leather accessories all summer 2021 and beyond. I just scored these brown spiral heels at a recent sale (in store only) and this pouch bag is one of my favorites in my wardrobe. I love Bottega footwear because its stylish, well made, comes in multiple colors and so very comfortable! I have 8 pair!
I discovered Yuzefi bags when I did a collaboration with Saks and ever since then, I am loving the uniqueness of their bags! This brand is still relatively unknown so I love having pieces from them that I’ve never seen anywhere else! They have a large selection at Farfetch and you can use my code: 10YTMONROE for a discount!
Rat & Boa is my go to brand for the perfect sexy dress for any occasion! I love that the dresses are very well made and beautiful and not a lot of people know about this brand. It’s pretty exclusive and they drop new pieces pretty often but also keep their stock at a minimum. I have 4 dresses from this brand and will certainly be adding more for summer 2021!
Farm Rio is another one of those brands I love for summer because of their vibrant colors and patterns. They have pieces for the colorful person who is looking stone stand out, not blend in. I got this fantastic print dress from Farm Rio that I paired with my vintage Chanel belt as well as my birthday swimsuit and sarong.
I broke the internet when I wore this outfit from Thrifts and Threads on Instagram for Memorial Day. Everyone and their mother wanted to know where I got it! They do have an online store that you can check out here but I actually bought this set weeks ago in store at Showfields Miami (one of the coolest stores in Miami Beach)! Stay tuned because a Get Ready With Me featuring this look will be on my YouTube Channel next week! The shoes are Castaner and the earrings are Andrea Iyamah (black owned).
Desigual Skirt | & Other Stories Top | Bottega Veneta Spiral Sandals (currently 50% Off in store only and in limited quantities) | Bottega Pouch Bag in Ice | Custom Monroe Earrings by Mod x Fin | Altuzarra Sandals SOLD OUT | Dior So Lite Sunglasses SOLD OUT
So there you have it loves my Top 10 Brands I’m loving for Summer 2021 and a few things I’m loving and have already bought from those brands! Sound off below in the comments and share your favorite places to shop for summer! Oh and if you need more summer styling tips make sure to check out my Fashion Hauls over on my YouTube Channel! I focus on affordable as well as designer and luxury try on fashion hauls! A little something for everyone!