Oh my gosh I just saw that my last blog post was over a month ago – I don’t think I’ve slacked that long since I started this over three years ago! But hey- as a teacher, the month of June is crazy busy so I forgive myself for that- and then we were out in Montauk for July 4th week… but I’m back!
So I don’t know about you guys, but around this time – mid July, I start feeling a bit of a summer style slump… it feels like we’ve seen all of the summer looks we need to see, trends are set, closets are stocked… and I need to really start remixing my fave summer staples. This season, I seem to have a few fave outfit combos, that I mix and remix over and over:
1) T-shirt tucked into denim skirt:
Tee: forever 21| Skirt: ASOS | sandals : ASOS
Leopard tee:| top shop (old, similar here)| skirt: free people | belt bag: Rebecca Minkoff | sunnies: givenchy | slides : Zara
I have three denim skirts on repeat right now: a classic blue denim, black denim, and an army green one. I LOVE denim skirts, particularly higher waisted ones right now. And can we talk about how life changing it is that fashiony tee shirts are “in” right now?! A vintage or graphic tee, or even a plain one in a classic color tucked into a denim mini is one of my fave simple tomboyish go to summer looks.
2) High waisted Paperbag Waist shorts with a tee tucked in and loafers
Top: Aritzia ( sold out, similar here) | high waisted shorts: aritzia ( identical here) |Slide mules: Zara | net bag : Mango
Tan high waisted shorts: ASOS and a similar option here | Grey tee: topshop via Nordstrom | loafers: Gucci ( look for less here)
The realization that high waisted, “paperbag waist” style shorts make me feel/look taller was life changing for me! The higher waist may seem intimidating, for fear of looking like your grandma’s Florida outfit from 1992, but I swear, GIVE THEM A TRY! A paperbag waist is extra flattering too, and perf for tucking into.
3) An off-the-shoulder crop top with high-waisted shorts or a high waisted skirt
Gingham crop top: Reclaimed Vintage | denim skirt: Nordstrom | white sunnies: Dior ( affordable version here) | basket bag: Zara ( old but identical here)
Striped crop top: Forever 21 |high waisted shorts: ASOS; similar here | red sunnies: similar here
If you had told me that at 35, after having a baby I would be wearing a crop top I would have laughed in your face! But alas, they’ve become an actual important piece in my closet this summer! Ya see, as the waist moves north, it makes it ok to wear a crop top- because it doesn’t show much (or any, if you’re a shortie like me) of your midsection— it only provides a perfect silhouette with this season’s high waisted pieces! And since off the shoulder EVERYTHING has been a trend for a few summers now, I’m happy there’s a fresh way to wear these pieces!
4) A matching set
Palm print set: ASOS
This look couldn’t be any easier— and there are plenty of options at all price ranges. This palm print one is under $60- and perfect for hot beach or pool days!
5) Tees/button downs and cutoffs
Hawaiian shirt: Mango | denim cutoffs: One Teaspoon | loafers: Gucci
Graphic tee: Nordstrom | black denim shorts: One Teaspoon | belt bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Striped tee: ASOS | shorts: One teaspoon| sandals: Soludos | sunnies: Le Specs
One piece of clothing that is synonymous with summer are denim cutoffs (or jean shorts, whatever you want to call em!). They are prob my fave casual go to- I wear them at least three times a week; the fact that they’ve been around since the days of Daisy Duke herself tell me that they are a summer classic, not a trend. My fave all time brand for denim shorts is One Teaspoon- a little pricier, but SO WORTH IT. The cut and quality and washes are just perfection. I like to pair mine with short sleeve button downs, particularly Hawaiian prints this season, or vintage graphic tees and either sneaks, sandals or loafers.
Hope this post gives you guys some summer outfit remix inspo!