During the warm spring and hot summer months, it’s easy to get stuck in a same old, same old rut of shorts, tank, flip flops (no shame in your game sporting this around the house or out once in awhile!)– but I try and challenge myself to creating looks out from mixing up interesting pieces. If you take a look at the items above, I’ve paired them up (tops, bottoms, shoes), but really, I’d pretty much wear ANY of the items together! Use this guide for a “what pieces to pick up for summer” starting point– I promise you, you’ll find yourself mixing and remixing these pieces on lots of sunny days ahead!
Even though its only been in the 60s this past week (in New York at least), school is winding down (only three more weeks, fellow teachers!), and it’ll be summer before we know it! I always say that during the summertime is when I feel most like myself– in terms of being carefree, like a kid again, happy to run around in cut-offs and sandals. And in order to prepare for the ease of the next few months, I’ve rounded up some of the items on my personal summer style wishlist– some, like the metallic J.Crew sandals and One Teaspoon cut-offs (by far, the BEST DENIM SHORTS EVER!!!!!) are pillars of my hot weather wardrobe, and have proven themselves worthy of repeat buys this time every year! There’s kind of a blue, white and gold theme going on here, which only became apparent and intentional when I was three quarters of the way done selecting these items for you…again, the denim-on-more-than-just-jeans trend continues from spring, with a heavy 70s influence, and white is pretty much synonymous with summertime and Popsicle stains, right? Gold is just, well…is there literally anything better than shiny gold on sunned skin on a night out with a drink in your hand and a warm breeze in the air?! No, there isn’t.
Shop the exact items below, and enjoy the countdown to salt in the air and sand in your hair!