Seven Summer Style Essentials with Butter Toast Boutique's Traci Nelson

Butter Toast Boutique co-owner Traci Nelson knows hot summer days are ahead. "I'm totally regretting wearing these boots today," she laughs, pointing to some dark leather lace-ups.

But the shop girl has a few tricks up her vintage, flowy sleeves for staying cool (and fashionable) throughout the summer months. Here are her top picks for trendy, wearable must-haves this season.

7. Lace Given that Butter Toast gives off haute hippie, boho-chic vibes, it wasn't surprising that Nelson picked lace as a must-try trend. After all, she was wearing a lace dress.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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