Our theme for this month was Summer Solstice Celebration and it prepared us for this classic summer celebration on June 21st. Our team of curators took us inside Etsy with their unique styling and finds and we had so many beautiful and creative collections to choose from. We both shared our list of favorites and agreed on this winning collection Summer Haze by Helen of Etsy shop Cloth and INK! Helen's collection will soon make you forget the sweat beading off your body as she soothes the heat with cool pinks and blues for a stunning celebration of summer! Congratulations Helen - such gorgeous styling and use of bright summer colors!
With over 60 Style Guides to explore, our team presented comprehensive and easy to use shopping guides. That's close to 1,000 hand selected items from Etsy to make searching for something you LOVE that much easier. Be sure to check out the entire list as we'll just be highlighting a small selection here on the blog!
A close runner up was this collection below by Caroline of Etsy shop Romy and Clare, titled Axis. A unique angle on the meaning of the summer solstice and a creative way to pull together a collection! Caroline uses both color and geometric shapes to create a mood, which all tie in together with her main theme. From jewelry to home decor - Caroline has got it covered!
One thing that always spells out summer is a classic farmer's market where people meet up and shop locally. Ginger of Etsy shop The Living Earth Botanicals curated a really splendid collection which truly evokes the feeling of strolling around the various booths at your local farmer's market. Each of her selections will get you in the mood for summer and what better way to celebrate this time of year than at the farmer's market supporting your local community! Great interpretation of the theme, Ginger - I'm ready for a nice slice of bread with some of that jalapeno apricot wildflower jam!
Our next collection is by our guest summer stylist Cinne of Etsy shop by Cinne Worthington. Cinne has been treating us to a weekly summer outfit that she puts together with such a creative flair - you truly don't want to miss out on her awesome styling! Cinne has a natural affinity with color and this is evident in her collection below. Using the lush green tones of summer, she has curated a fluid and well balanced collection which stays true to her title Designing with Nature! There is so much inspiration to be found by just looking outside your window or going for a walk in nature - Cinne has captured that mood to a T. Love the flow here Cinne - your appreciation of the natural elements comes through beautifully!
We like to finish our Style Guide Challenges with a collection from our resident curator Jenn of Etsy shop Palimpsestic. Jenn always provides us with a complete experience of the monthly theme. She not only gets really creative with her titles, but she always backs up her theme with knock out selections. The end result is a style guide which will put a smile on your face and make your heart sing! At least it does mine! This month, Jenn takes us into an enchanted world which is evocative of the height of summer - the land of the fairies. What a truly unique way to celebrate summer and get out in nature - I'm inspired to go build a fairy hut and play in the woods now Jenn! Thank you again for making our monthly event that much more fun!
We look forward to seeing you here again next month as we enter into the month of July! In the meantime, be sure to watch for our Pinterest board by Helen - as our Style Guide winner this month, she'll be our guest stylist on Pinterest in July. Don't forget to check out our entire list of Summer Style Guides for inspiration and to make your shopping experience on Etsy super fun and easy!