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Summer Trend: Chokers

We’re seeing chokers everywhere this season, from snaps of celebrities, to the runway, and cool girls on the street. So we’ve brought back a wide selection of chokers from our latest buying trip in L.A. We’ve got chokers in velvet, lace, leather or chain to wear with every summer outfit.

We’ve picked out some faves to show you how we’re styling chokers this season.


Velvet choker

This casual outfit is punched up with a velvet choker in a rich color.

Get the Look:

Orchid velvet choker, $12.00

Flat lens cross bar sunglasses, $12.00

Olive green satin bomber jacket by Sans Souci, $68.00

Navy modal tank by Pink Note, $38.00

Paired with Kosås lip color in Royal, $24.00

wrap choker

A wrap style choker in a bright color is beautiful with an off the shoulder top.

Get the look:

Turquoise wrap choker with bead detail,  $25.00

Off the shoulder body suit in white, by Makers of Dreams, $50.00

Paired with Kosås lip color in Thrillest, $24.00


layered choker style

Layer a simple choker with a longer necklace for 2x the style.

Get the look:

Black leather choker, $28.00

layered with  Silver Double Tassel Karma Necklace by: Dogeared Jewelry, $74.00

Cross over top by Pink Note, $50.00

Clear and tortoise shell cross bar sunglasses, $12.00

Paired with Kosås lip color in Rosewater, $24.00


Introducing Kosås

We love the weightless lip colors and sleek packaging from Kosås, available in the shop now. Formulated with antioxidants, green tea, rosehip and grape seed oil to heal cells and fight free radicals. Mango and Shea butters are added to heal, moisturize and protect lips, while preventing formation of fine lines. Sweet orange oil gives the line a luxurious scent. Kosås is free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. Stop in to see the whole line, here are colors we’ve featured above:

kosas lip color





Go Indigo


Indigo is the color of the season. We’re crushing on blue for spring and summer, mixing blue jeans with chambray or indigo prints you can’t go wrong with the color of the sea and sky.


overalls chambray-dress Mavi jean jacket
Edera Slim Overall from Mavi Chambray Dress from Bella Dahl
Claire Jean Jacket from Mavi 


Check our Pinterest to see how we’re living with blue.


Guest Post: Katy’s Summer Picks

As a fashion lover/blogger from Chicago, I know a day browsing at Art Effect is always fruitful.

The pieces this season really bring a smile to your face, are on-trend but still unique, and perfect for summer.  While it was hard to choose, these are my top 5 must-haves for the season.

1. A fun, versatile dress

A bright, bold printed dress is a must for summer. There are a whole host of options at Art Effect, but this one is my favorite. The tribal print bodice is really on-trend, and where the waistline hits is very flattering. The skirt is super comfy too! This dress works for everything from dressier events (with black heeled sandals) to a casual day out (with flats or flip-flops and a jean jacket). 

Sugar Lips Maxi Dress, $128


2. A cute crossbody bag

I’m in love with this little bag, and the hands-free style is perfect for a night out on the town or a day outdoors. With the best pieces, it’s the details that make them exceptional. The zipper pull of this bag says “have fun” and it comes with a note inside bearing the same summer-ready message. The zipper itself brings a pop of neon yellow and the bag is lined with heart-printed fabric. It just brings a smile to my face!

Ban.do Bag, $38


3. A Cool Crop Top

I’m loving crop tops, one of summer’s biggest trends, paired with everything from daisy dukes for a festival, boyfriend jeans for a day out shopping or a high-waisted skirt for a chic event. This one has structure and an awesome print to make it extra fashion-forward, and it’s not too revealing—a fun way to try the trend (plus it looks great with the bag!).

Minkpink Crop Top, $60

 4. A denim vest

A frayed and faded denim vest takes the simplest summer outfits into more stylish territory.  Plus, it’s as versatile as your favorite jeans:  throw it on with shorts, your go-to sundress, or a midi skirt.  You can also totally personalize it—add pins collected on all your summer adventures, or major statement jewelry for cool contrast.

Others Follow Vest, $60


5. A Bright Pendant Necklace

Throwing a pendant necklace on over any casual outfit adds a fun, effortless feel.  I love these bright tassels.  I took the pink one above home with me, but there are a great variety of colors in store.  In the summer I always look for jewelry that can have a personal feel, that I can wear with every outfit.  These necklaces fit the bill, as do all of Art Effect’s delicate bracelets and rings.  These tassels also add pop to a simple dress, and if you’re looking for more shots of color, Art Effect has so many bold statement necklaces it was hard for me to choose just one!

Single Tassel Necklace, $38

Every summer, I like to infuse my wardrobe with some new staples that I’ll wear all season and that will give all my old favorites a refresh.  I love these five pieces, and since I had so much fun on my shopping day, here’s another for good luck:

6. Loose printed pants (Bonus!)

katy-6Ranking with the crop top as one of the biggest trends right now are slouchy printed pants.  These are loose and comfy to keep you cool (in every sense of the word), but still have some shape.  The print is bold and summery, and personally I prefer a floral print like this one on flowy pants (as opposed to the commonly seen tribal pattern) for boho novices like myself.  This may be one of the comfiest trends ever, and these pants are a great way to try it.

Ella Moss Pants, $158

Wishing you all a stylish summer, and happy shopping!


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