It’s so hot and humid these past couple of weeks that I’ve been mostly tossing on light dresses, because they combine ease, comfort, and togetherness in one piece of clothing. However, another item that I’ve been gravitating towards are lightweight colorful printed shorts. As a lifelong member of #TeamThickThighs, me and shorts haven’t always been the best of friends. Yet, this heat has made me give another shot at wearing shorts.
I’ve been loving the array of lightweight printed shorts that I’ve been seeing everywhere. They are comfortable, cool, and casual. When styled properly, they can be dressed up with a lightweight blouse and strappy sandals or dressed down with sneakers and a tank. Remember, options are a girl’s true best friend.
Check out the following printed shorts for some options to add to your summer wardrobe.
This weekend, while trying to avoid going out into the humid heat, I started to streamline my everyday wardrobe rack in preparation for summer. As I was folding and packing away the last of my my long sleeve shirts and heavier pieces, I was also analyzing things that I feel my closet needed for the summer. The first thing that popped into my mind was a crisp, white shirt dress.
In the summer, it can be hard to find and style appropriate office attire, because it’s not appropriate to show too much skin in an office environment. Therefore, you have to be real selective in what you choose to wear at work. One of the most difficult decisions you can make when dressing for the summer in finding cool, office-friendly sleeveless tops.
A chic tank with an embroidered trim is a fun and summer-y option and this one from J. Crew would would great in and out the office. However, if you want something a little more demure with a simple detail, this Zara sleeveless top with a tribal detail neck line is quite fab and eliminates the need to find the right necklace to pair it with.
In the spring and summer, prints work and you can never go wrong with a great all-over printed top. A floral print tank is always a instant win. However, if floral prints aren’t your thing, a simple monochromatic stripe sleeveless top is a win, too.
If your office environment is very professional with little room to embrace a ‘lax vibe, a button-up sleeveless top might be the best option for you to stay professional and adapted to the warm weather. Brooks Brother button-down shirts are iconic and closet staple-worthy. Fortunately, they offer a sleeveless version of their crowd favorite no-iron button-down shirt. This red button-down option by Alice + Olivia is still very professional and fun, thanks to the flower and ribbon on the top button.
Remember, you can also add a chic blazer of thin cardigan to any of these tops, whenever you need to tone it down or cover up, because cold offices are real. Believe me, I know, because I’m sitting in one right now as I type this. 🙂
Here’s to finding, styling, and rocking the perfect sleeveless top for the office this summer!
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For the past couple of weeks, my sister has been romper crazy. She has searched and bought a handful of rompers for summer, because it’s already getting steamy hot in our area. Now, I feel myself getting caught up in her romper fever. However, I’m more interested in denim rompers for summer.
I’ve always had an appreciation for rompers, especially in the summer, because they are easy to throw on, style with minimal accessories, and can be super comfy. Yes, even denim rompers can be comfortable in the summer. I know most people think of denim as a heavy material and too hot to wear when it get really hot. However, most denim rompers are made with a lightweight denim for cool and comfort.
So, we should all get a denim romper this summer. I found some cute and affordable options and/or inspiration to find the perfect denim romper for you.
DENIM ROMPERS FOR SUMMER
- Denim Jumper with Lace Back, ASOS
- Overdrive Retro Denim Romper, Free People
- Zip Front Denim Romper, Nordstrom
- Genie Off The Shoulder Frill Playsuit, Shakuhachi
- Etoile Isabel Marant Chambray Playsuit, Net-A-Porter
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I know it’s too soon to think about or even think it’s going to happen, however, summer is going to end. It’s really hard to remember the last cool day I experienced. For the past few weeks, the heat index has consistently been in the early 100 degrees. The heat as been so unbearable that I have pretty much just been throwing on quick and light dresses whenever possible.
Dresses are great transition pieces between season, including the summer and fall. So, here are some fab dresses for summer to fall that will carry from one to the other.
This tie-back maxi dress from TopShop is light and minimal enough for summer. Pair it with a denim jacket or oversize chambray top will make it it great fall option.
Short and sleeveless makes this Noisy May A-line dress heat-friendly. When the weather begins to get a little cooler, you can get more wear out of this dress by pairing it with some short black booties.
This power shift chiffon dress from Nasty Gal is definitely a great piece to have in your closet all year. You can pair it with strappy sandals for a hot summer date night or classic pumps and cinched at the waist with a belt for a office friendly look in the fall.
Finding a nice floral print that can carry and transition you across multiple seasons can be a challenge. This floral print baby doll is a great score and addition to your summer closet with some embellished sandals or in fall with a cream boyfriend cardigan and nude leather flats.