Summer isn’t my favorite season to be honest. Especially living somewhere where temperatures reach a whopping 105! I prefer winter because the temp cools down to a chilly 65 degrees, which means I can pull out my North Face jackets (East Coast people are probably rolling there eyes right about now). I thought sharing my go-to summer outfits would help give some ideas to all you sweaty summer babes! All these outfits are simple and minimal. I would say my style is very practical because I prefer buying pieces that can be worn with many other items that I own so I get good wear out of my clothes! I also look for pieces that can easily be dressed up or dressed down!
1. Denim Jeans, Denim Shorts, skirts and “Fun Pants”
I like having a few options of different types of bottoms for summer so I don’t wear denim shorts everyday. My go-to options are shorts, cropped pants, and skirts. I prefer light-wash denim for both my jeans and shorts in the summer. I love these gold/mustardy colored pants to wear throughout both the summer and winter! Skirts are a super easy way to make an outfit look way more put together than it is by just switching out your normal go-to shorts to a cute printed or solid skirt! All these bottoms pair well with sandals, sneakers, or booties, and go great with so many different types of tops!
- Denim Jeans: Zara
- Pants: H&M
- Denim Shorts: Levi’s
- Grey skirt: Mustard Seed
- Gold Sandals: Target
2. Light-weight tops
I like having many options of cute neutral tops to prevent running out of options when pairing with shorts, pants, or skirts. I usually gravitate towards solid colored tops, but when I do like a print it’s usually some sort of striped pattern. Greys, whites, and blacks go with literally everything so naturally I am always stocking up on different necklines, sleeve lengths, and trends of those colors. Neutral prints help to spice up an outfit without adding too much.
- Striped top: Marshall’s
- White top: Brandy Melville
- Black top: Brandy Melville
3. Casual T-shirts
Having a light-weight t-shirt to throw on is always a convenient and effortless way to squeeze out a cute outfit. This cherry print brings in a fun detail to pair with hoop earrings and a dainty necklace. This outfit can be transformed for a night out with a pair of white sneakers, booties, sandals, and a leather/denim jacket.
- White cherry top: Brandy Melville
4. Fun dresses
I like having a few dresses that I keep designated for special occasions and events. This happens to be a reoccurring favorite of mine! I recently wore this to a wedding and have previously worn it to dinners, banquets, and brunches. The fitted style of this dress makes it look elegant, while the fun floral print makes it casual at the same time. Dresses like this one pair great with strappy heels, wedges, and even a denim jacket to make it even more casual.
5. Two-piece sets and skirts
By far my favorite type of outfit!! Two-piece sets are so fun and convenient because you don’t have to decide on how to match your outfit pieces. I adore this set because if you can’t tell by now, I LOVE DENIM!!! Not only does it scream summer, but throw on a leather jacket and booties and it can scream winter or fall!! I added a cute brown belt to secure the skirt on my waist and threw on my favorite brown mules. Two-piece sets can be paired with sandals, sneakers, boots, etc. Making your own set is easy too! I’ve even made a few of my own sets by buying the same colored shorts and tops. I can wear these sets together or apart!
- Denim set: Forever 21
- Belt: Nordstrom
- Mules: Steve Madden
6. Dainty jewelry
I’ve been obsessed with hoop earrings both silver and gold! A pair of these and a matching choker or dainty necklace goes with literally any outfit! I love pulling my hair back when wearing this combo to show off the earrings! I reccomend you spend a little more because cheap versions of these lose their color and eventually start turning your skin colors lol.
- Hoop earrings: Forever 21
- Necklace: Forever 21