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just add color… my summer 2024 avara debut

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May 15, 2024

My favorite season is almost here…. summer is officially in sight and the Shop Avara team and I are warming up the weather with everything bright + bold! It’s time to debut my all new collection and it’s your best chance to JUST ADD COLOR into your everyday summer wardrobe.

From playful pinks to vibrant greens and everything in between, I am thrilled for you to FINALLY see everything we’ve designed + curated into my most colorful capsule yet. We are ready to kick off the best summer ever = featuring a radiant roundup of beautiful dresses, flattering tops + shorts, amazing accessories + bags, and of course statement sandals, too.

Here comes the sun! It’s time to set yourself up your a summer full of success + a perpetual state of sunshine and good vibes with our latest and brightest drop. Whether you’re spending all the lazy afternoons by the pool or heading south for a vacation by the coast, it’s time to dive right in! Be sure to shop early and fast… no restocks are planned for this drop so once they are gone, they are gone for good. And as always, use code NATASHA15 for 15% off sitewide:

taking the town in tops

The Claudette Top [xsmall to xxxlarge] | $68

Getting festive and FUN in all the colorful stripes, this exclusive top is one of my fav silhouettes for summer. This is an exclusive piece, I designed with the Avara team, and I am THRILLED with the finished product. Not only is it polished and pretty, but the vertical stripes are super flattering for all… add with short sleeve bubble sleeves and a classic v-neck detail with contrasting details!! you’ll be set for summer. [runs TTS/wearing XS]

The Barbra Top [xsmall to xlarge] | $66

Another debut from yours truly, I felt like this print exuded everything I adore about warm weather and that is bright, cheerful splashes of primary red and blue with some added festivity of all things yellow, orange and green. Basically the top that does it all, you can dress up with this square neck, aline style with white denim or keep it casual with denim cutoffs, too. The square neck and ruffled shoulder accents add an extra touch of femininity you won’t be able to hide! [runs TTS/wearing XS]

The Anniston Top [small to large] | $58

Ripe for the picking… how does your garden grow??? Everything is sprouting for summer and this stylish blouse is no exception. Feeling fruity and festive in this 3/4 boxy top, you’ll be ready for all the high style with its baby pink background and colorful fruit medley mix. A fun way to integrate fresh sweetness this season for sure! [runs TTS/wearing small]

The Emma Top [small to large] | $48

Sherbet skies full steam ahead with this lovely light palette tunic top… you’ll officially be in a sunshine state of mind with this oh so sweet shirt. A longer length design with a whimsical vertical wave pattern in hues that exude heat = it’s an instant add to cart moment for me! I love how stylish this savvy shirt is… perfect for pairing with wide leg denim and sandal slides for an everyday effortlessly chic ensemble no one can ignore. [wearing small/runs TTS]

The Juliana Top in Red [small to large] | $66

All ruffled up and tons of places to go, this solid summertime staple makes a basic even bolder with its smocked elastic short sleeves and button up front bodice to add extra interest and fun! A colorful splash that’ll have you ready for all things celebratory this season… it’s one that’s sure to be a repeat offender because it is that special + sweet. [runs TTS/wearing size small]

The Dalton Tee [xsmall to large] | $49

Taking your traditional t-shirt up a notch, I hate to play favorites, BUT yep… this is absolutely one of my go-to silhouettes and of course the radiant red + playful pink color combo makes it even more major in my mind! It’s made from a soft cotton jersey and features a traditional crew neck with short sleeves. Comfort is key when it comes to everyday summer outfitting and this is a perfect addition to your closet. [runs TTS/wearing XS]

The Liza Sweater [small to large] | $41

Hey there neutral + nautical lovers… you’re going to want to set sail for fun in this tank style sweater! Featuring a beautiful taupe colorway with bold white stripes and gold accent buttons to make it even more memorable, it’s a classic statement style that screams confidence and class. [runs TTS/wearing size small]

superb sets + summer ready rompers

The Joan Romper [small to xlarge] | $75

You know I never met a romper I didn’t love and this gorgeousness is no exception. Even better, I designed it myself. Get set for date night because you’re going to want to take on the town in this showstopper!! With a dramatic halter neckline and all over blue watercolor stroke print, you’ll score all the compliments this season… features a self tie belt for giving you that hourglass shape and a fun bow neck detail for a little more play in the back as well. [runs TTS/wearing XS]

The Evelyn Romper [xsmall to large] | $88

Eyelet screams summer and so does vivid + vibrant hot pink!!! This stellar one-piece sensation will get all the heart eyes from everyone you meet during your days out and about. Comfy meets cute with this one that’s totally trendy yet all over adorable, too. Featuring an elastic waistband and easy on/off button front, it’s absolutely stunning and will make you feel like a million bucks without breaking the bank. [wearing size xsmall/runs small so size up]

The Helen Top [small to large] | $49

Time to get set for summer… splashing right in head first with this printed gauze goodness… otherwise known as the fabric of the season. It’ll keep you cool + on trend while also stealing the show in this vibrant + vivid blouse. Featuring bubble sleeves, a button up back and the ideal boxy silhouette for front tucking, you can totally transform an outfit from drab to fab with this top! [wearing small/runs TTS]

The Helen Short [small to large] | $48

And because everything is better as a duo, the coordinating shorts feature the same print in a comfy, pull on/off bottoms. Figure flattering a-line shorts with a high elastic smocked waist are forgiving and yet fabulous all in one. Pair them with the Helen Top for one stellar summer set! [wearing small/runs TTS]

The Lucia Top [small to large] | $58

Going gaga for all things green… a fabulous tone on tone floral eyelet is sure to embody everything we adore about summer with this stunning blouse. A dressy find with a ruched neckline, short sleeve puff sleeves and the perfect silhouette to take from day to night, it’s a winning wonder that’ll shine all summer! [wearing small/runs TTS]

The Lucia Shorts [small to large] | $68

Yep, you know I had to!!! I’m making your outfitting easy + chic with these matching must-have shorts to the Lucia Top shown above. Not only are they super comfy, but they will elevate your everyday and make your style posh + playful, too. Another easy on and off elastic waist makes them a fab vacay staple!! [runs TTS/wearing small]

The Ava Set [xsmall to xlarge] | $66

Citron makes a major comeback by way of this adorable gauze set!! Not only is this solid ensemble bright, but it doubles as a beach and/or pool coverup as well. A cropped silhouette and high rise elastic shorts is elevated when it’s a monochromatic moment and the neon hue will have people turning to see who just walked by! [wearing XS/runs small]

The Bev Romper [small to large] | $100

Melon orange meets seersucker in this absolutely ADORBS one piece love… it’s giving palm royale + super preppy vibes with this spaghetti strap romper with dolphin hem detail at the shorts. Runs on the shorter side, so I’d definitely recommend sizing up to give yourself some extra length in the legs = you’ll see me styling this dockside at the lake and at our neighborhood pool when I want to feel a bit glam and girly! [runs small/wearing small]

The Charlene Top [small to large] | $54

Ohhhh look what I found… flutter sleeves in a beige but anything but basic seersucker stripe shirt!! Double ruffles with a higher vneck that’s uber flattering and feminine, this one is sure to be a sell out… style it with the matching shorts for a successful set OR mix and match it with your go-to white denim for a more pulled together outfit. [wearing small/runs TTS]

The Charlene Shorts [small to large] $37

Tailored yet trendy… and a longer length short situation everyone will fall in love with, these Charlene Shorts will provide you with a stylish bottom to sport season after season. Not only do they pair well with the matching top, but they make a great neutral too! A put together esencial for under $40 is a reason to run and snag these shorts ASAP. [runs TTS/wearing small]

The Daphne Set – Navy [small to large] | $71

What’s always in season for summer?? The best neutral ever otherwise known as navy AND scallops of course! A classic little combo that is sure to be a standout whenever you wear it, this matching duo features a great cotton-linen fabrication with adjustable straps, high waisted shorts and is perfect for putting on a show and tell. Just try and find a reason NOT to add this one to your cart… I promise it won’t happen. [runs TTS/wearing small]

The Stevie Top [xsmall to large] | $44

Forever in a sunshine state of mind, this flutter sleeve top gives you that effortless laidback look of coastal style while still playing up the summer vibes! Orange and pink in an all over paisley print, this beauty brings all the joy with the square neckline, empire bodice silhouette and overexagerated sleeves that scream style. [wearing XS/runs TTS]

The Stevie Shorts [xsmall to large] | $37

And one more for good measure… seriously hoping to get you set in summer style that you’ll never want to take off, these shorts fit the bill perfectly!!! Wear them as a wonderful set with the Steve Shirt OR keep it classic + simple with a white tee or tank for the ultimate in leisure made for lounging. Features front pleat details, a high waisted longer length inseam and of course pockets for storing your essentials! [wearing XS/runs TTS]

divinely dreamy dresses

The Gwen Dress [xsmall to xlarge] | $92

I’ve dreamt of this mini moment for months and months. When we first started designing this cuteness, I knew that ric rac had to play a major role in the overall look and of course bow straps made it even better. The end result is a gorgeous addition I am super proud to unveil for summer and I cannot wait to see how you wear it! Not only is it super comfortable, but it’s fabulous for the under $100 pricetag and I assure you we didn’t miss a detail [includes gold zipper back detail, pockets, and a soft smocked bodice to boot. [wearing XS/runs TTS]

The Olivia Dress [xsmall to xxxlarge] | $92

Farm Rio vibes for a fraction of the price… that was exactly my plan in designing this perfect floral fierceness! Vibrant floral fever makes a super fun summery print for day and/or night with the ruffled tiers at the sleeves and skirt. The cutest split neckline and a self-tie belt in the same fabric make this a must-have seasonal staple for sure! [wearing XS/runs TTS]

The Barbra Dress [xsmall to xxxlarge] | $80

Ready for more abstract amazingness in a short sleeve mini situation?? I thought you’d say that!! Get ready for a fun brunch date or afternoon happy hour with this bold + bright chic staple. The statement puff sleeves + flattering round neckline is just the ticket to take on summer in the ultimate stylish OOTD. Pair it with my wedges for a dressier day OR simple white sneakers for an elevated everyday ensemble. [runs TTS/wearing XS]

The Diane Dress [xsmall to large] | $83

No surprise this was a must-have kind of moment to add this color blocked 100% cotton cuteness to my collection… pink + orange in an adorable tiered mini with picture perfect pleating?? SWOON! A new twist on a forever classic silhouette, I always love a square neckline, puff sleeves and of course a smocked bust fit. A perfect way to upgrade your summer wardrobe and ideal for garden parties and alfresco dining on vacation! [runs TTS/wearing XS]

The Christy Dress [xsmall to xlarge] | $80

Gorgeous in green, it’s most certainly one of the best colors of the season… all thing kelly green + white with this adorable mini designed by yours truly!!! With the intricate scallop details, tie shoulder straps and tiered silhouette, it’s a sundress we can all agree is fierce + fabulous, all at the same time. Dress it up with woven wedges or take it on a trip with flat sandals for a pulled together look, you’re going to steal the spotlight for sure! [wearing XS/runs TTS]

The Veronica Dress [small to large] | $68

A summer solstice in bold pinks and oranges, it’s time to take note of this summer sensation! Sunkissed and stylish, it’s anything but a simple sundress. I designed this mini for when you want to feel perfectly put together AND for when you’re finished at the beach, but still want something chic to style. The mix
+ match pattern ensures a playful tone with adjustable tie straps and a figure flattering smocked bodice to boot!

The Judy Dress [small to large] | $95

Watercolor wonderment… if you’ve been seeking a special occasion maxi for summer, this is hands down my #1 recommendation. Pretty pastel playfulness in a tiered silhouette with balloon sleeves and a square neckline??? Total swoon for summer that won’t break the bank!! I assure you, you’ll be smiling all season long and getting all the great compliments from everyone you encounter, too. [wearing small/runs TTS]

The Lacey Dress [xsmall to xxxlarge] | $83

Nothing says summer quite like seersucker and this midi must is sure to top your list for every event and celebration this season! A nap dress that’s as cute as it is comfy, it’s a classic treasure worth taking home… we’ve designed it with thicker straps so you can wear it with your normal bra, a smocked bodice which is forever flattering and forgiving and of course pockets which makes it even more special. This is an instant add to cart moment you’ll wear for seasons to come. [runs TTS/wearing XS]

The Sophia Dress [xsmall to xxxlarge] | $105

I know I know… this is the one you’ve all been waiting for! Ever since I shared a sneak peek of this beautiful midi during our photoshoot, y’all have been blowing up my DMs for all the info. Is it that good?? YES?? Do you need to add it to your cart right this second?? ABSOLUTELY NOW. All my fav colors in one stunning sundress = featuring colorblocked details that make it divine, with wide straps and scallop edging accents for even more magic… you’ll be the belle of the summer soiree in this! [wearing XS/runs TTS]

The Kendall Dress [xsmall to large] | $75

Watercolors get a wonderful update for summer 2024 by way of this gorgeous maxi must! With an updated chevron style print throughout the tiered design of this full-length find, you’re sure to fall in love with its voluminous sleeve detail, slight sweetheart style neck, and flowy skirt accents. A flawless combination for dressy events this season where you want to wow the crowd! [wearing XS/runs TTS]

The Carole Dress [xsmall to large] | $100

Y’all… I remember seeing this dress in person when we were sourcing my collection at market last summer and I fell absolutely in love with it. The mismatched plaid in every color under the sun, it’s seriously sophisticated in a playful palette. Finished fabulously with its spaghetti straps, smocked bodice and midi silhouette = I have no doubt this will be a best seller!!! [wearing XS/runs TTS]

The Riley Dress [small to large] | $75

Ready for another sizzling sundress that doesn’t wipe out the entire budget?? Say hello to Miss Riley… an all over Pucci-inspired paisley print makes this sheath style midi super versatile for summer! Featuring adjustable spaghetti straps in a bold orange, yellow, green and blue colorway means serve hot looks = from poolside to paradise in no time! [wearing small/runs TTS]

The Cynthia Dress [xsmall to xlarge] | $100

Citron style in a chartreuse must for this summer!!! Neon vibes take the cake with this mini moment… a fabulous fit + flare silhouette made for lots of fun events + adventures when you’re ready to wow the crowd. I simply adore this simple, yet stunning dress with a subtle flutter sleeve and of course that cotton poplin fabrication that’ll keep you cool by the pool! [wearing XS/runs TTS]

fabulously fierce finishing touches

The Lynsie Belt [one size fits most] | $32

Belt it out!!! Cinched, corseted or smocked… make your favorite feature pop with this adorable oversized woven belt accessory. A must for all your seasonal styles, I adore the crochet pattern mix and wood + raffia square belt buckle. Looks luxe for way less and a stellar add-on for everything in your Avara cart!

The Mallory Platform Sandal [sizes 6 to 11] | $58

A slip on dressy sandal made with an all over neutral polka dot print is just the ticket for high style this summer!! This block heel platform is sure to become a repeat offender, whether you’re styling it up or down… it’s sandal season and this one pairs well with all things summer with its neutral but not boring colorway.

The Christie Sandal [sizes 5 to 10] | $41

Want the look of a raffia footbed sandal that’s not going to set you back on your budgeting this summer break?? Then check out the all new Christie… with gold hardware, a wide footbed that molds to fit you specifically and slight platform ensures you’re all set for summer style = just don’t forget your pedicure first!!

The Farrah Heels [sizes 5.5 to 11] | $41

Hands down my favorite foot moment from this summer style capsule are these DARLING denim platform sandals!!! It was an instant love affair the moment I saw them and I couldn’t wait to share them with you… elongate those legs with these warm weather winners = comfy, yet cute and another denim statement accessory you’re sure to style over and over again, they are designer inspired for less.

The Courtney Slides [sizes 6 to 10] | $66

Looking for some glamour into your summer slide situation?? Look no further than these cream + gold sandals to style up your everyday ensembles… transform your outfit from drab to fab with these designer inspired flatbed sandals. Making a major shoe statement all season long! [run TTS/wearing size 7]

The Ginny Bag | $41

The perfect woven tote… in a fun circle silhouette will be your carryall all season long! Not only is it practical, but it’s a great neutral that you can wear with absolutely everything. Even better, it features a longer-length strap so you can easily convert into a crossbody basic! Features a button closure for keeping your treasures secure, too.

The Esme Belt Bag | $41

Ohhh yes we did!!! I scoured all my favorite brands trying to find a belt bag just in time for summer and this one absolutely checks every single box. Not only is it fierce, but the $41 pricetag makes it a must… this bumbag features woven + crochet accents and of course tassels, too. It also features an adjustable strap so you can size it specific to your needs! P.S. this makes a stylish gift to give!!!

The Naomi Bag | $58

Crochet cuteness has arrived just in time for all the festivals and adventures that await!! You know I can never say no to a mellow yellow situation and this one with faux wood handles is even more special with its intricate + pretty pattern. An absolutely essential addition to your handbag collection!

The Juliana Clutch | $58

Denim days coming right up! I told you it would be the fabric of 2024 and this trendy clutch is right on the money with its magnetic frame closure, and tone on tone light denim woven pattern. A great way to dress up OR down your outfit with this denim dream come true that measures 10.25″ x 4″ x 5″.

The Stacey Clutch | $58

Orange you glad summer is heating up and so are my accessory options??? This all new statement clutch will have you taking names + numbers with its fabulous details. Turquoise and hot pink closure accents adorn the top of this bag which will elevate any outfit making it look chic + sophisticated and adds a bold pop of FUN to any OOTD. Also features a gold chain so you can transform it into a crossbody as well.

The Nita Earrings in Two Colors: Pink and Green | $24

What does every summer outfit need?? Incredible accessories to make it a perfect 10 and that’s what these double drop circular bead earrings do! Available in two cute color combos, they are lightweight and I love the bold colorblock pop with divine wood details, too…

The Rita Earrings in Two Colors: Ivory and Fuchsia | $24

Looking for an instant classic that’ll be in style for seasons to come??? These hoops were so popular for my spring launch we decided to bring them back in all new summer solstice shades so you could add more colors to your jewelry lineup. They are adorable on, lightweight so you can wear them all day + night and the pearl accents make them even more feminine and fab.

The Jemma Sunglasses | $41

The sunglass queen is back in action for summer and I assure you I am always hunting down the best shades without a hefty pricetag. These polarized pretties with a rich tortoise accented frame and gray lenses will go with everything in your closet and keeping you looking chic at the same time!

The Joni Sunglasses | $36

Walking on the wild side with these hexagonal shaped tortoise shades, I have no doubt everyone will be asking where these all new sunnies came from! Giving me total palm royale vibes and under $40, they are a nod to the feel good vibes of years past and include polarized lenses, too.

The Charlie Sunglasses | $36

A little maverick for good measure… yes they are back!!! These best-selling classic gold aviators get an updated colorway that packs a punch with hand-polished metal frames and polarized lenses that block 100% of UV rays! And the hint of rose gold ensures everyone will see you the moment you walk in. If you missed them the last go-around, make sure you scoop them up for summer!

So many unique and versatile style themes are included in this latest seasonal capsule: from stripes to brights, solid statements and printed pretties, it just screams SUMMER! It’s officially time to let your clothes really shine… shop the entire JUST ADD COLOR collection now and be sure to save 15% sitewide with my code NATASHA15:

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