I’ve been experimenting with a lot of fun looks lately, but when it comes down to it, this is what summer style looks like for me.
I spend most of my summer days at home with the occasional afternoon at the swim club so I get up and throw on a t-shirt and shorts almost every morning, but a t-shirt and shorts doesn’t have to look dumpy or plain Jane. As long as both pieces fit well and are flattering, all you have to do to turn a simple t-shirt and shorts into a complete outfit is add a few key accessories.
Let’s start with fit. This t-shirt is from Tapered Collection; in case you missed it, I styled a white one on Tuesday. This one is the tapered v-neck in midnight. I also have a tank and the mid-sleeve scoop neck in midnight, and both are great tops as well. These tees are made to compliment a woman’s figure, and the quality is outstanding.
I usually gravitate to white or blush as a companion to navy, but I also love pairing navy and olive. These mid-rise midi shorts are from Target, and I’m really impressed with the fit and quality for $19.99. (Hat tip to Alison at Get Your Pretty On for the inspiration!) They have a 4″ inseam, and they fit close to the leg without being too tight.
I usually size up in my shorts. I normally wear a 6 in pants, but these are a size 8 and the fit is perfect. These also come in a pretty pale pink.
Now let’s talk accessories. Because this outfit is fairly simple, I added mosaic drop earrings and a matching necklace. I don’t usually go so matchy-matchy with my jewelry, but in this case I like how these pieces work together. I also added a few gold bangles.
Don’t forget your handbag! I grabbed this stripe tote because I like how it brings more navy into the outfit and brightens up the look, and the handles coordinate with my sandals.
There are many great shoe options for this look — Converse Shoreline would keep it casual or flat thong sandals would also be cute.
I went with these comfort sandals from The Walking Company. I really like how the low wedge and the studded details elevate the look without being too fussy, and these shoes are super comfortable. I’d wear these with this outfit if I was going to the mall or somewhere that I’d be doing a lot of walking and wanted to look a little more dressed up.
As I said in yesterday’s post, an easy way to instantly update your look is with a stylish pair of sunglasses. These are the Maui Jim Orchid, and I love them. Large frames are trending at the moment, plus they’re practical because they provide better sun protection than smaller styles.
Without accessories this outfit would be quite plain, but now it is totally appropriate for running errands, getting together with a girlfriend for coffee, or pretty much any casual event you might have on your summer calendar.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!
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