Rue Horoscopes: July


We may not be experts in astrology or the moon’s position, but we do know style alignment. And in forecasting the next month, here’s what’s in store for you.

Overstaying your welcome? No one wants that. Luckily, there’s an antidote: presents. Whether it’s a dinner party where you linger into the wee hours or a (very) long weekend at a friend’s, they’ll be so thrilled with a trinket from your well-stocked gift closet they won’t even notice.

Admit it – you think you’re as close to royalty as they come (it’s okay, we won’t tell). So why not decorate like it? Think over-the-top plushness, ornate chandeliers, and luxe fabrics at every turn. Just avoid going for the whole crown look… trust us.

Forget introspection for the time being. Right now is all about analyzing and perfecting what your living room says about you. Ditch that faux wood coffee table, mix in greys and golds, and curate your own gallery for one serious accent wall.

No worries – you’re a little indecisive, and that’s okay. There’s a way to put that “skill” to good use at home. If you can’t decide between motifs (to go with boho-style floor pillows or modern leather chairs?), switch it up every season. Problem solved.

Believe it or not, people don’t want to hear you bragging about your gorgeous new patio furniture or those oh-so-perfect serving pieces. So throw a summer soiree – complete with twinkle lights and all kinds of tapas – and let the compliments flow naturally.

Stop. Just stop. Worrying about the inevitable onslaught of fall doesn’t do any good. Instead, embrace the present by lounging on the beach from dawn to dusk. Round up that colorful folding chair, a carry-friendly grill, and a good crowd. And remember a sweater for the bonfire.

It’s amazing what a little dose of color can do for positivity. (Seriously, there have been studies.) So just imagine what it could do for your bathroom. A fluffy stack of bright green towels. Coordinating soap dispensers. Say hello to your new go-to hangout.

That busy schedule has rendered your social calendar useless. But not anymore – you’re about to throw summer’s most talked-about dinner party. Break out the Pinterest recipes, snag matching place settings, and add fancy flatware (the kind with too many forks). Poof! You’re a socialite again.

Gifting is all about showing appreciation. So it’s important to know what your presents are really saying. Enter: the hosting gift decoder. Candle = thanks for the invite. Picture frame = we’re going to be BFFs. Gift card to favorite restaurant = I’m seriously thoughtful.

Go ahead – get personal with that wall gallery. It should, after all, be a reflection of everything you love most. Be it professional family portraits mixed with snapshots of your favorite places to travel (or, fingers crossed, will travel) or mini reproductions of famous masterpieces. It’s all you.

Unsure about how to blend your past with the present? We’re here to help. Pair that antique chest from your parents with an oversized chevron-printed tray for a one-of-a-kind coffee table. That keepsake box with pictures of your ex, however, we suggest you ditch.

Change is a beautiful thing. Especially when it means thinking outside the box. Your mission this month? Grab an upholstered ottoman and try it out in three new ways. Extra seating. A chic new accent table. No matter how it’s used, it will forever be seen as more than a footrest.

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