Summer –– an Austinite’s favorite season –– is quickly approaching, and the rising temperatures call for bright colors, shorter hemlines, breezy fabrics and a lot more skin. In this month’s selection of shops, we highlight some of the most sun-friendly boutiques in the city.
This Austin gem is the perfect destination for last-minute outfit needs. The store’s extensive and ever-changing inventory guarantees a fresh batch of items to fall in love with upon every visit. Items range in style from sweetly Southern to edgy girl-about-town. STRUT’s affordable price point and frequent flash sales only make the deal sweeter.
A summer outfit is only as good as the shoes. Nice Kicks provides any sneaker fan with an array of styles that pull together your styled looks for a festival, a night on the town or to complement that retro bicycle you’re pedaling around Lady Bird Lake.
This hideaway boutique is owned and curated by Lucy Jolis, a world traveler in her own right. Tap into your inner nomad with fashionable items that span the globe. The eclectic inventory is ideal for finding a signature piece to complete your ensemble.
Northern Grade Austin
This highly anticipated menswear showcase set for June 14-15 is sure to be the cheat sheet for men’s summer and fall fashion. Hosted by Stag, the event is a collection of curated pieces from local favorites like Helm Boots, Pierrepont Hicks, Weiss Watch Co. and a slew of other shops from across the country. If that doesn’t convince you to attend (shame on you), the event will have local food and drink that’s going to be almost as good as the clothes. Almost.
Located in the swanky 2nd Street District, Hemline is packed with pieces that are the essence of Austin chic. Hemline offers items from fashionable labels including Free People, Show Me Your Mumu and French Connection. While some pieces may require a bit of a splurge, your closet will thank you.
Get rid of your oversized swim trunks and drop the retail chain carbon copy pair you picked up from the sale rack. Stop by this Fifth Street shop for all of your men’s swimwear needs. The fun and trendy storefront carries labels including Pistol Pete, Sauvage and Tulio that are certain to show off your best summertime assets.