Step Up Your Summer Style

Are you ready to step up your style this summer? Beauty and fashion expert Kate De Ponte shares her top suggestions for the season, from the hottest shoe collection to at home gel manicures she’s got us covered this July.

"Summer is in full swing and it can be tricky looking our best in the heat. One way to up your style is with a great pair of shoes. Miss Garcia is a luxury footwear brand that's acclaimed for it's standout style effervescent styles and impeccable hand crafted quality. Since we're spending more time on the go in the summer the last thing we want is sore feet. I love that Miss Garcia shoes are hand made in Spain using a special technology in the soles that make the shoes so comfortable. Check out Missgarcia.com to see their gorgeous collections.

When it comes to clothes Joseph Ribkoff spring and summer 2017 collections are so versatile and easy to transition from a day in the office to a family dinner then night on the town. What's exciting is Joseph Ribkoff just celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 29th and I like to think of their clothes as investments that become your go to's year after year. If you're traveling this summer you'll love that each style is made of travel friendly wrinkle free fabric that's ready to wear right from your suitcase. You can shop for Joseph Ribkoff online or at over 200 boutiques in the US and Canada.

In the summer hemlines get higher so we want our legs to look good. but if you want to avoid those greasy self tanners and leg makeup Hanes Hosiery Perfect Nudes is a great solution. Just launched this month, Hanes is revolutionizing perfect match sheer hosiery with super lightweight denier and natural skin tone shades. It's like a foundation finish for your legs. It features wick and cool comfort in the panty and legs to help you stay cool as the heat rises. It has higher knitting in the front and an ultra stretchy back for a comfort flex fit. Find them at onehanesplace.com and department stores.

Now lets talk about the ultimate accessory, our nails. You can achieve a one step gel manicure in minutes with imPRESS Press-On Manicure. Ready to use just peel off backing and press on. It is so easy and perfect if you're on the go. There's no glue, no nail damage, and hassle free removal. They stay put and perfect because they're made with patented super hold dual adhesive technology which gives double benefits. One for the artificial nail and one for the natural nail. I've had my nails on for a few days and I don't have to worry about them budging, perfect for any traveling coming up. And, get this, they're only $6.99. See the new summer designed on impressmanicure.com.

So here it is your style guide to looking great this summer."