Despite having just cleaned out my closet, I’m already compiling my summer style list… and it’s long!
I’ll organize this by store to try and make life simple:
First up, American Eagle/Aerie: Aerie Printed Open-Back Dress- $39.50 (above). I love the fun pattern on this dress! And I think the back cut-out is totally fun for summer.
I fell in love with Lace when this trend started getting big, but a lot of lace is REALLY see-through and I didn’t like how it looked when I layered it with something underneath. I think if I layered underneath this tank top, it’s got enough coverage that it wouldn’t look nearly as weird. And I love tank tops!
Bandeaus are perfect for layering under tank tops or t-shirts that are cut a little lower than you’re comfortable with, and they don’t bunch up like tank tops do! I love the fun tropical print on this one.
I don’t own a pair of plain jean shorts- I have twill shorts and I have a pair of patterned denim shorts. But these are long enough (4″ inseam) that I wouldn’t feel too exposed (I have really long legs and short shorts make me SO nervous), but they’re definitely not bermuda shorts (which I don’t like wearing).
I may already own nine scarves (which is a lot, but doesn’t compare to my freshman roommate’s 34 scarves… she counted them) but I don’t have a pink scarf and I don’t have a loop scarf! Loop scarves are effortlessly chic- just loop it on and go!
I’m tying in these boat shoes to these (very similar) ones from Payless:
I can’t bring myself to drop very much on a pair of Sperry’s, but I would love some boat shoes. These were really popular at my high school, but they didn’t grow on me until this summer. I love the fun, bright blue color, but I think that they’re still simple enough that I could wear them a lot.
And from Target:
I’ve loved oxfords forever. My mom has a pair that she likes, so I can’t steal them, so I guess I’ll just have to get my own!
This bag is sold out online, but it’s in my local target and it’s LOVELY! I have a brown slouchy purse that I use all the time, but it’s wearing out fast and I need to get a new one. Plus I carry so much stuff in my purse that this could hold everything I bring with me.
Women’s Mossimo Supply Co. Kaden Tall Buckle Boots in Black- $29.74
I had to get rid of my old black boots last winter because they were so worn, but I miss them and I want new black boots! I like the vibe these give off and they’re not too expensive.
Onto Forever 21!
Another thing I don’t own: Black patent pumps! I don’t wear heels often, but I sing in a choir that requires black close-toe shoes and I normally wear flats, but our dresses are just too long for me! It’s also a great fashion basic to have, especially later on when I’m actually out and working.
And Charlotte Russe!
I know, I know! Another scarf. But the bunnies are just so cute! I could totally dress up a t-shirt, cardigan, and jeans with this scarf, or wear it with a simple sundress!
Something I’ve already snagged from my summer list:
I snagged this on sale for $15! I’ve wanted a long, flowy skirt forever, and this one just screams summer– it’s so boho chic! You can’t wear colored underwear with it because it’s thin and white, which makes it a little see-through, but it’s not very see-through so a pair of underwear that is close to your skin-tone works fine. I’ve gotten so many complements on it so far! I wore it with moccasins, a military jacket, and a bright scarf to go hang out with friends the other day and they loved it.
So, what’s on your summer list?