5 Summer Road Trip Essentials

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The summer road trip is an iconic American experience. Whether you’re hitting the turnpike en route to a girlfriend’s or heading west with the wind in your hair, these easy-to-pack accessories will get you to your destination looking fabulous.

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RocksBox As Worn By: Jessye Aibel

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Every woman owns a little black dress, but updating the wardrobe staple for summer is easier said than done. Jessye Aibel, the Boston-based blogger behind City Tonic, modernizes her LBD without sacrificing its timeless appeal.

Take note of Jessye’s accessory game and dress up your own LBD with Gorjana’s Greer necklace. The v-shape is universally flattering and adds a subtle shimmer that’s perfect for summer. For this cute and casual look, we love how Jessye’s shades and effortless ponytail keep it modern and playful.

How-To: Mix Metals

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If ever there was a fashion “rule” that was made to be broken, it’s the notion that you shouldn’t mix metals. Metallic tones are just neutrals dressed up with plenty of shine — and they’re ready to be blended, stacked, and layered to your heart’s content.

And it’s not just about silver and gold anymore. Rose gold is a classic finish that adds yet another layer to your look. Here are three of our favorite mixed-metal combinations. Try them this summer and let the compliments roll in.

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White-Hot Summer Looks

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Bright white is essential come summertime. Not only does it feel light and cool under the scorching sun, but it’s also incredibly flattering against sun-kissed skin of every hue.

Your all-white summer wardrobe is the perfect canvas for jewelry that pops. This summer, seize the chance to wear these three looks—and prepare to turn heads.

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4 Ways to Jazz Up Your LBD

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If you’re like us, you have at least one little black dress that you can’t live without. The LBD is essential: It flatters every figure, can be dressed up or down, and is never out of season or out of style. It’s the most elegant workhorse around.

Whether you’re tucking into oysters and champagne on a swanky date or putting on your party face for a college pal’s bachelorette bash, a little strategic bling glams up your go-to frock.

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RocksBox As Worn By: Psyche Southwell

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Between style-savvy bargain shopping and bauble-rocking #OOTDs, Psyche Southwell of Economy of Style knows how to finish off a summer look with RocksBox accessories. Case in point: House of Harlow’s sunburst pendant necklace and Loren Hope’s Petra earrings paired effortlessly with a sporty-chic tee.

Which RocksBox gems did Psyche discover in her first ribbon-wrapped box? Read her full review here to find out!

How-To: The 3-Step Necklace Layer

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Summer heat is officially on, and keeping your cool isn’t easy when you’ve got accessories to rock. Our style-savvy solution? Give your neck a breather by swapping out that statement necklace for a simple, sweet strand (or three).

So follow this three-step guide to the “no-fail” layered neckline. With pieces so dainty, you’ll have a bit more breathing room without sacrificing style.

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4 Festival Accessories That Rock

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Swaying like a hippie or chilling with the indie-rock cool kids? Either way, you know summer music festivals double as fashion shows — and you always dress to impress.

But before you get lost in the music, go ahead and bedeck yourself with these four rockin’ baubles.

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Dos and Don’ts: The Cuff

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Do you usually shy away from cuffs in favor of delicate bangles or wrap bracelets? Now’s the time to flick your wrist out of your comfort zone and clamp down on this summer trend.

Follow these few easy do’s and don’ts so you can rock the cuff when you unwrap your next RocksBox.

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Instant Glam for Your Work Wardrobe

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The classic advice, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have” applies to more than just clothes. Exhibit A: Meryl schooling Anne about belts in The Devil Wears Prada. Exhibit B: Melanie Griffith’s hair transformation in Working Girl. Exhibit—okay, this could go on forever. (Who doesn’t love a movie makeover?)

Needless to say, the right accessories can go a long way. Whether you have corner-office ambitions or just love a tailored look, keep these tips in mind for foolproof ways to look instantly polished and professional.

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