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Ballin’s LTD

Select photos by Cheryl Gerber

Southern girls have to put up with a lot during the Crescent City’s sweltering summers; but all that means is that we’re pretty well-versed when it comes to beating the heat – and looking fabulous while doing so. Get inspired by these June looks for beachwear, and whether you’re jetting off down the Gulf Coast or lounging by the pool, you’ll be dressed to impress.

Jude Connally’s summer dresses could be an essential in your beach bag. From Ballin’s LTD, these American-made dresses combine modern, classic and comfort in bold and vibrant colors.

Ballin’s LTD, 866-4367, 721 Dante St., BallinsLtd.com

For versatile pieces such as this T&C Scarf Top, look no further than boutique Haute, just minutes from the CBD. Lightweight and easy, double this scarf with your bikini to tone down your own heat off the beach.

Haute Boutique, 522-8687, 725 Magazine St., HauteNola.com.

Angelique Shoes provides a wide variety of beach accessories this month with these summer metallics. Mix and match this HOSS clutch, Vince flats and trendy Elizabeth and James sunglasses with your seasonal wardrobe for a look that pops.

Angelique Shoe, 891-8992, 5421 Magazine St., AngeliqueShoe.com

Vintage is the word this swimsuit season, and locally owned and founded fashion tycoon Trashy Diva brings us a comfortable and flattering piece from Fables by Barrie with a nautical summer theme.

Trashy Diva, 2044 Magazine St., 831 Chartres St., 299-3939, TrashyDiva.com

Uptown’s Perfect Fit Shoes brings us the ultimate beach sandal paired with orthopedic support in these gold and coral sequined sandals from Vionic with Orthaheel Technology.

 Perfect Fit Shoes, 456-5993, 5525 Magazine St., PerfectFitShoes.net

High-waisted clothing is back for the season this summer. Start with a great-fitting suit from local bra guru Jeanne Emory’s specialty lingerie shop in Mandeville for retro-inspired two-piece suits like this and more.

Bra Genie, (985) 951-8638, 2881 Highway 190, Mandeville

This sleeveless printed romper by Vince goes from beach to street just like that, keeping you cool in its light fabric all the way.

FeBe Clothing, 835-5250, 474 Metairie Road, Suite 102

Cover-ups are an essential beach piece for the resort or for the restaurant this summer. Echo Designs teams up with Feet First to help you feel cool, comfy and confident in these bright and flowy pieces.

Feet First Shoes, Handbags and Accessories, 899-6800, various local locations


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