When the days are getting longer and the weather is getting hotter, that’s when you know summer is in full swing here in Austin, Texas. R+L has a few ideas for how you can dress to enjoy the summer months. For this summer's photo shoot, we partnered with another socially conscious brand in town, Teysha, a shoe company dedicated to connecting people through art, community, and culture while cultivating a vibrant world. They pulled their personal favorite summer sandals, and we paired them with some of our favorite R+L accessories. Whether you are relaxing at a pool or running errands in the summer heat, our summer essentials make you feel and look effortlessly stylish!
Our first must-have summer essential is a pair of Teysha sandals. We love their work because you can’t find the same shoe twice, as each piece is uniquely handcrafted by artisans in Guatemala. Each pair of shoes carries the vibrant and rich culture of it’s home country, and is the perfect bright and fun summer accessory for a stroll down Congress Avenue!
The Raven + Lily basic summer essentials include the the Ashoka Organic Cotton Tote that comes in three different nature-inspired printed patterns. Summer days in Austin are always an adventure, so the best way to be prepared is to toss a towel, some sunscreen, good reads, and a bottle of patchouli oil inside your R+L tote. The size of the tote ensures that anything will fit comfortably, while looking stylish at the same time.
The Neang Black Oversized Top is another R+L essential because the upcycled remnant jersey is soft and the structure is flowy and versatile. You can dress this piece up or down depending on your day’s agenda. For a sunny afternoon at Barton Springs, we chose to pair it with jean cut-offs, and a few R+L handcrafted pieces that achieved a casual yet sophisticated look.
Our three main summer jewelry must-haves are: the Zia leather earrings (gold or silver), Ferdoz wooden bangle set (several color choices), and the Alem string collection (three style choices). We stacked and layered bracelets, bangles, and necklaces in a variety of ways to show the versatility of these pieces.
First Look: Alem Triangle Tassel in Black + Silver, Alem Triangle Tube Necklace in Black + Silver, Ferdoz Hexagonal Wood Bangle in Black + White. Pair with the Ashoka Black Tribal Band Print Organic Cotton Tote.
econd Look: Zia Leather Leaf Earrings in Gold. Alem String Tassel Necklace in Black. Ferdoz Small Mango Wood + Gold Leather. Pair with the Ashoka Black + Taupe Braid Print Organic Cotton Tote. Finish off the look with Teysha Leather Sandals.
Third Look: Alem String Tassel Necklace in Taupe + Pink. Alem Triangle Tube Necklace in Vintage Pink. Alem Triangle Tassel Necklace wrapped around the upper arm. Ferdoz Small Mango Wood + Silver Leather. Pair with the Ashoka Black + Vintage Pink Organic Cotton Tote. Finished off with a pair unique purple + vintage pink Teysha sandals.
Do good and feel good this summer by not only styling yourself with R+L pieces and Teysha sandals, but by living socially conscious lifestyle. Enjoy the summer heat, pick a good read, and live life in little adventurous ways.
The Alem Collection is on SALE this week until Sunday!
A big thanks to Teysha for the beautiful, vibrant sandals!
Their brick & mortar is located at 1801 S. 1st Street
Austin, Texas 78704