Happy Independence Day! As much as I loved my oversees adventure, it's great to be an American.
Today, I'm welcoming Carly from The Less Than Domestic Goddess as a guest poster! Carly's a blog friend from Weddingbee as we were planning our weddings (3 years ago!) Her blog is fun, refreshingly honest and insightful, and she has fabulous style. So I asked her to share a style board for you guys while I adjust to being back in the US.
Compass Points Shorts Ballet Tank, Anthropologie | Frequent Flitter Sheer Cardi, Ruche | Westwind Drive Felice Satchel via Nordstrom, Kate Spade | Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Old Navy | Confetti Pendant Necklace, J.Crew
I usually keep my summer style as classic, casual, and carefree as possible. I don't want to deal with a lot of fuss when it's hot outside. To me, it's about tying my hair up, the smell of sunscreen, a great pair of sunglasses, and flip flops!
I pieced together the outfit for this style board using the beautiful sheer cardigan I found on Ruche as my focal point. I was immediately drawn to its bold colors and design. I can definitely see myself wearing something like this. I paired the cardigan with a simple white tank (a staple in my closet) and denim shorts. I have a pair of denim shorts just like the ones above that I've had for years. I bring them out when it gets warm, and they match everything.
I kept it simple with the jewelry and the shoes. I am strictly a flip flops girl in the summer, and I like to stock up on cheap pairs from Old Navy/Gap/Pacific Sunwear, wear them like crazy, and toss them by the end of the season. The Kate Spade purse would definitely be a splurge, but doesn't it just look like something every woman needs for a summer getaway? Putting it on my wish list...
This outfit could work for day or night. For night, I envision replacing the shorts with crisp flared jeans, switching out the flip flops for some wedges, adding gold hoop earrings, and you're ready for a nice dinner out.
How would you describe your summer style? What are some of the staples of your summer wardrobe?