Summer is the season of celebration; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the extended daylight hours are consumed with backyard barbecues, weekend weddings, and endless eating al fresco. To help you celebrate, we’ve provided rental selections that highlight the hottest season’s hottest trends. From summer Fridays to sunset drinks, we’ve got you covered.
Looking to earn your style stripes this summer? Break away from nautical classics and embrace this season’s bold bands. Whether you’re renting pinstripe palazzo pants or rainbow-lined ruffles, we recommend mixing and matching different patterns to create an eye-catching effect.
Check Yourself (Literally)
Nothing screams summer quite like gingham; the cheerful, checkered print instantly conjures images of warm weather reverie. Luckily for you, this season’s gingham is no longer limited to picnics in the park. Forget everything you’ve been taught about preppy pastels, and look out for flirty, feminine shapes and sporty styleways.
If you’re in need of a workplace refresh, look no further. Stay cool and comfortable in one of this summer’s chicest shirtdresses. We’ve replaced starchy Oxford collars with warm colors, playful patterns, and fresh hemlines. Walk confidently into your next meeting wearing one of our picks.
The Summer Hero Top
While many might claim AC as their summer hero, we at RTR would argue for the superpowers of the summer hero top. Eager to inspire clients at a meeting? Want to make a good impression on a first date? Look no further, the hero top is to the rescue! Bold sleeves, high-impact color, and oversized ruffles are all here to save your wardrobe.
Even though the summer heat is starting to set in, spring florals aren’t going anywhere. Refresh your picks for this season by incorporating embroidered denim and micro prints. Broaden your bouquet by layering different scaled florals for your next garden party or graduation.
Warm weather calls for warm colors, and this season’s offerings are ripe with baked, buttery hues. Whether you’re packing for a romantic getaway or dressing for sunset drinks, match the scenery with bright marigolds and fiery fuschias. To maximize your glow, pair these pieces with bold gold jewelry (see below!)
To fully embrace the summer spirit, pack up your dainty studs and rent a pair of gigantic, gold statement earrings. Take advantage of our selection of tasseled, beaded and embellished options to bring any outfit to the next level. Pro tip: earrings make for an amazing rental because they’re easy to swap out and you never need to worry about fit!
One of the reasons we at RTR love maxi dresses is because of their versatility. Make the most of your maxi rentals this summer by experimenting with large scale prints and asymmetrical hemlines. Our picks offer maximum comfort and minimal hassle — just slip one on and you can wear it to work one day and a wedding the next.
The beauty of the jumpsuit lies in its simplicity; you throw on one casual, comfortable item and immediately you’re wearing a look. If you’ve never worn a jumpsuit before, this summer is the perfect time to start. Our daytime options are perfect for bringing whimsy into the workplace.
The best part of this summer’s trends? You can try them all! Each time you rent, push yourself to experiment with one (or all!) of this season’s most fashion-forward styles. Whether you already gravitate toward the bold and bright or prefer to stick to the basics, we at RTR want you to step out of your comfort zone and take advantage of our editors’ insights into which prints, shapes, and styles are about to heat up.