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How to live a tomato girl summer

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Last summer was the summer of the Coastal grandmother aesthetic. This year Tik Tok is already calling it “The Tomato Girl Summer”.  Scroll down to read how to live a tomato girl summer.

What is a tomato girl summer?

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The tomato girl summer lifestyle is one that gets it’s inspiration from the Mediterranean.  Think of a breezy, carefree lifestyle that exudes summer. It’s sipping an Aperol Spritz on the Almafi Coast or perusing the farmer’s market for fresh produce and then coming home to make a Caprese salad barefoot with the windows open. And while it may seem like everyone you know is vacationing in Europe, if that’s not in your plans, I’m sharing how you can live out your Tomato Girl or Mama Mia fantasy.

When I think of a tomato girl, Lucia from The White Lotus in Season 2 comes to mind. Bold, confident, carefree, her vibe is “Let’s Fun!”

Tomato Girl Summer Fashion

The tomato girl color palette is neutrals and bright bold colors like red, blue and terracotta.  Think lightweight linens and ruffles with gold accents and rattan accessories. Breezy dresses, skirts, caftans and sandals with understated classic vintage jewelry are the vibe.

Makeup is kept neutral, with a clean complexion, some mascara, and a glossy bright lip, like you just bit into a juicy tomato or cherry.

I’m sharing some of my curated Tomato Girl Summer Fashion Picks below.


tomato girl summer fashion woven crochet sandals tomato girl summer fashion linen neutral 2 piece outfit ruffle tank with pants tomato girl summer fashion white linen dress Tomato girl summer fashion blue and white caftan

tomato girl summer fashion red crop top tomato girl summer fashion linen pants tomato girl summer fashion silk scarf tomato girl summer fashion woven rattan purse

tomato girl summer fashion trendy earrings tomato girl summer fashion retro sunglasses tomato girl summer fashion gold rhinestone sandals tomato girl summer fashion cajun shrimp opi nail polish


Tomato Girl Summer Playlist

Click here for my Tomato Girl Summer Playlist


Tomato Girl Summer Food

Here are some things you can whip up and enjoy to transport you to vacationing in Santorini.

My caprese pasta salad

Quick and easy caprese pasta

My stonefruit and burrata salad

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

Rose Elderflower spritz

elderflower rose spritz


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How to live a tomato girl summer aesthetic

Cheers to living out your best Tomato Girl Summer!!!


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  • Reply
    Jennifer Howard
    July 14, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Your blue & white dress is super cute!! Don’t talk to me about tomatoes…while everyone else is having tomato girl summer I’m having “rainy girl” summer watching my sad tomato plants!!

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      July 14, 2023 at 9:47 am

      Girl don’t even get me started, this rain has been crazy!!! I’m ready for sunshine

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    Anna Price
    July 14, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Nicolle – This is such a fun post. I love this idea! Sign me up for a tomato girl lifestyle! Also, I always love the recipes you share. They are always practical, use fresh produce and are easy to prepare. Have a fabulous tomato girl weekend.

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    Renae Frey
    July 14, 2023 at 9:37 am

    I love this. It’s my dream to live like this everyday. Hugs to you.

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    Lauren Renee Sparks
    July 14, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    Even though I am hating summer right now with this heat, you’ve got me in the spirit!

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    Kim Carberry
    July 15, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    A tomato girls summer had me puzzled until I read on. I like the sound of it! The food looks amazing. x

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    Deborah Brooks
    July 16, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Ha this looks a lot like my actual week on the Amalfi Coast! Had an Aperol spritz and lots of amazing tomato salads!

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      July 17, 2023 at 6:15 am

      yes your week looked amazing!!!

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    Tanya Derrey Bingham
    July 16, 2023 at 11:36 am

    I love this, count me in as I have a couple dozen more tomato plants growing than we actually can use 🙂

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    July 16, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    So funny, I wrote about the same thing! I love the idea of laid back living in the summer. Love your playlist!
    Have a wonderful week.

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    Lisa | Handmade in Israel
    July 17, 2023 at 5:47 am

    Gosh those salads look good. You certainly have been inspired!

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    Spicy Rocking Chair
    July 17, 2023 at 11:14 am

    This is a really fun article! I especially love the recipes 😉

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    Jennifer Wise
    July 18, 2023 at 9:12 am

    That caprese salad looks yummy! Visiting from The Happy Now Blog Linkup.

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    July 18, 2023 at 10:07 am

    I had not heard of this but it’s definitely my type of favorite summer! I actually just went to the farmer’s market last week and picked up some fresh tomatoes and have been eating some yummy salads. I do like that color palette too and might have to come up with some outfits based on it.

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    Donna Reidland
    July 19, 2023 at 5:34 pm

    I had never heard the expression “tomato girl” but it sounds interesting.

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    Esmé Slabbert
    July 19, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    That stonefruit salad is amazing.
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    July 22, 2023 at 3:54 pm

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    July 23, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    How fun Nicolle, I guess I am living my best tomato girl summer this year. I do not normally take much time for myself, but I have a tan this year for the first time since I was 18! I am enjoying down time, relaxing in the sun, and lounging in the yard with our pup. Ohio weather has been exceptionally good this year which I am so thankful for. Thank you for sharing, now I know what to call my summer.

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