(Denver) Flea to Your Perfect Summer Look

Anne Liebman | SheStylesCO

Oh, that sweet, sweet summertime. It’s official, summer is here. And what better way to kick off the season than flip-flopping your fabulous selves on over to the Denver Flea this weekend!

Amidst its fourth year, the quarterly Flea is ready to set up its pop-up shop for the summer market season. You’ll find everything from jewelry, to candles, to leather goods, to clothing. There is a Colorado-made piece of goodness for each and every one of you broads.

The 200+ makers, artists, and designers who participate are more than just vendors, they are your neighbors, community, and friends. This is your unique opportunity to plug into Colorado culture and learn the story behind every piece for sale. How exciting to have the chance to learn about these Colorado brands directly from the source. The creators, and the stories behind the goods they make, are something special and worth the trip.

Between the stories and the style, I’ve got my eye on a handful of vendors that are a must to check out. Be sure to stop by my picks below and you’ll be on your way to pulling together some seriously noteworthy summer looks:

For your dazzle and bling

Harper Made Gold-Plated Antler Tip Necklace and Druzy Tassel Earrings. PC: Harper Made. 

Harper Made Gold-Plated Antler Tip Necklace and Druzy Tassel Earrings. PC: Harper Made. 

Harper Made – Jewelry with that sweet bohemian twist. Each piece is handmade with love in Colorado. Harper’s earrings, necklaces and bracelets are made with stones cut into unique shapes. Everything is designed to layer together so you will want to collect them all!  I’m aiming to snag one of the Gold-plated Antler Tip Necklaces (what a perfect layering piece to throw on with anything!) and a pair of the Druzy Tassel Statement Earrings, the statement piece you’ll want to include with your summer looks.

For that summer staple

Drift & Amble This one-woman-wonder creates hand-made pieces out of her Colorado printing and design studio, sure to fill that seasonal gap in your closet. I have my eye on the Geo Bird Tank. Such a quick and easy piece to throw on in the heat of summertime. Dress it up with a pair of dark-wash skinny jeans and the right shoes and accessories (cuz ya now have those earrings from Harper Made, right?), or dress it down with a pair of flip-flops or white sneakers and a trucker hat up top.    

For looking good while protecting those peepers

Colorado Blue Sky sunglasses. PC: Colorado Glasses. 

Colorado Blue Sky sunglasses. PC: Colorado Glasses. 

Colorado Glasses Not only are they the perfect shades you’ve been looking for to adorn your beautiful face this summer, these sunglasses come with a story. Crafted with bamboo wood, which includes a perfect little Colrado flag etched into the temple,  there are so many frames and lens types /colors to pick from. I can’t wait to try on a pair of the Colorado Blue Sky shades. Super rad.

For switching it up

Patterns & Pops – These ladies have it down with the idea where the right pattern or bright hue can truly make an outfit ‘pop’! Surely something here for every broad. The Pineapple Print Tee is a perfect pair for some cutoff jean shorts; or throw a blazer over the top and rock it at the office. Lots of ways to work this one.

These are just a few of the stops I’ll be making this weekend at the Summer Flea—there are so many other incredible brands to check out as well. You are sure to find countless new favs as you stroll through the Colorado fashion utopia.

Anne Liebman is founder of SheStylesCO, a personal styling business in Denver, CO. In addition to her passion for style, Anne has ten years experience in marketing and advertising and continues to work in that field as well. Look for her in her Colorado Blue Sky shades at the Flea this weekend.