Monday, July 4, 2011

Guest Post: Carly's Summer Style

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.

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?


Mo said...

Sandals, dresses, big earrings, and heart-shaped glasses are my staples. :)
Great post Carly! Love the cardigan you chose.

honey my heart said...

breezy and easy style! love it :)

Katie said...

Love Carly's style! She always has had really great taste. That sheer cardi is sooo pretty!

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