This season, shorts get shorter, skin gets darker and in terms of style, anything goes! I’ll be living in statement sunnies, off the shoulder shirts and pom pom everything until September, so I wanted to share a fun way to combine some of these trends plus a round up of all of my favorites for you today!
I wore this look on a cruise to Bermuda about a month ago, but it’s also a perfect dressy/casual look for a sassy summer date night or dinner with your girlfriends! If you live in the city or near the coast, you know that it can get a little chilly when the sun goes down, so trying a summer trend (like the off the shoulder shirt) with some jeans is a great way to keep warm while looking hot!
I feel like if Chiquita Banana & Sandy from Grease had a baby, this is the outfit she would wear, and I’m not at all bad about it! I really went for a “more is more” theme by piling on poms, tassels and stripes to an otherwise simple look. If you look past all the excess, this look is quite bland to begin with (white top, jeans, neutral wedges) – showing that with a few statement pieces, you can really turn a look around!
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Tassel earrings go perfectly with anything off the shoulder, dress up your summery look by adding a little tassel twirl to any look with one of these similar pieces (here & here). Don’t forget to pair them with some fun bangles, they’ll go with like everything!!
IF by some miracle you haven’t bought an off the shoulder shirt yet, you really need to get it together and get on board lol. SERIOUSLY You won’t want to wear anything else this summer. In these photos I’m wearing one on it’s last leg from last year (theres even a hole in the back from over wearing it so much, #fail) so I’ve since thrown it out and picked up this one for this year and I LOVVVVE it.
Ever girl need a pair of comfortable wedges you could wear all day everyday, I got these ones from a project with Zappos and they’ve become my favorite pair. They fit TTS and have “comfort support” which actually really works, I even wore them on a rocking boat without falling, so I’ll be living in them all summer long!
These high waisted jeans are my BFF (sorry they sold out but found you similar shorts here) and I just got the shorts version too! I’m wearing a size 3 (I’m usually a 26/27) but they stretch a bit in the tummy so I wish I got the 1, I got the size 1 in shorts and they fit a lot better!
SHOP MY LOOK:
Bracelets – BaubleBar ‘Antiqua’ Beaded Stretch Bracelets (Set of 4) • $58
Shirt – RACHEL Rachel Roy Off-The-Shoulder Flutter-Sleeve Crop Top • $52.99
Jeans – Refuge Hight Waist Jeans • $32.99 // Shorts – High Rise Denim Shorts • $44
(Splurge Version: James Jeans ‘Twiggy’ High Rise Skinny Jeans • $180 )
Shoes – Timberland Women’s Danforth Woven Wedges • $98.99
Similar Tassel Earrings – Adriatic Drops • $34 // Artemis Tassel Drops • $34
Sunnies – Striped cat-eye sunglasses • $171 // Look for Less Cat-Eye Sunglasses • $99
As promised, here’s a FUN summer round up of everything you need this season to look AWESOME!
You’ll want to wear these all day, every day, with every outfit! Save or splurge, you can’t go wrong with a nude wedge! If you’re caramel complected like me, go with a brown color – it will read as nude on your tan skin and make your legs look longer, score!
Off the Shoulder Shirt!
Show some skin!!! That’s what summer is all about right?! You absolutely need one of these in white, but why don’t you pick up a fun color or print too while you’re at it!
Pom Pom Pizzaz!
The time has come to POM POM everything! I’m not sure how long this trend will last (please say forever) but I’ll be taking full advantage of poms on poms on poms until it ends!
Another trend I’m so glad has decided to stay – yay! Tassel earrings are just SO FUN, whether you’re dancing the night away or trying to keep someone’s “eyes up here” on your next hot date, some dancing danglings will do the trick!
Sun sun sun! Needles to say, sunglasses are a serious must for summer – especially when they’ll make a serious statement! I love my striped pair, but a red pair or serious cat eye will also do the trick!
I hope you liked the post! If so, tell me what’s your must have piece for the summer?