One of the best and worst things about summer are bathing suits. Chilling poolside is basically a requirement right now (it’s about 120 degrees out right now as I type this, no lie) and doing it fully clothed would be weird. The material swimsuits are made from is often cooler than some items of clothing so they are even wearable outside of the pool. There is a return to modesty this summer with more swimsuits being made of more fabric and cuts that provide greater coverage. The chic one piece is having a major moment right now, but like many other things, it really depends on the person, their preference, and body type.
I love this Zimmerman striped bikini because I love a good set of stripes and a bikini. With a one piece I like the Solid & Striped Lexi. The navy color is classic and the white provides nice, clean lines.
Shop: Zimmerman bikini, Solid & Striped bikini, Zara lace one piece, Solid & Striped gingham one piece, Madewell x Bikyni top, Madewell x Bikyni bottoms, H&M lace up one piece, Lisa Marie Fernandez wrap front swimsuit, Solid & Stripe Lexi, Marysia scallop top, Marysia scallop bottom
One of my favorite wardrobe staples is the camisole top. I can’t even begin to count how many I have, but surely I can say the answer is too many. I love how they look and how they can be worn. Whether its casually with a pair of shorts to beat the summer heat or dressed up with a pair of nice cropped trousers, the possibilities are endless. They are incredibly feminine and even a little sexy at times.
As someone incredibly type A with OCD just the thought of white sneakers is enough to give me a panic attack. Why? Because I will obsessively try to keep them in pristine condition. “But you own Stan Smiths…” yeah that I’ve worn…a handful of times, and, yes, they are incredibly clean.
That is why I have a love/hate relationship with one of the biggest shoe trends right now: white sneakers. It’s not just white sneakers, but pretty much solid white sneakers for the most part. The ultimate canvas for grass, dirt, and every other stain imaginable. I love white sneakers because they are so pristine, classic, and can be paired with just about anything. They add a little bright pop to the most basic of outfits. They can make the best summer outfits look cool and casual. It’s true I love a good white sneaker…but mostly in theory. Sneakers are destined to be dirty. But since it’s summer and there’s that rule about only wearing white until Labor Day, it’s time to fully embrace the trend. There’s always those Magic Erasers to clean them up right?
I’ve included a bunch of different kinds to match any style. There are pops of color for the scared of solid white crowd, textured, It-Girl approved, and even the classic Keds (for dipping ones toe into the water). Plus the Keds are the most classic summer shoe.
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I haven’t been really been into looking for clothes lately. That might just be a #mood problem or maybe I just haven’t found anything I absolutely love. Even with H&M’s sale over memorial day I only ended up ordering camisole & a pair of sworts (shorts that are sweats) as if I could justify that or maybe I’ve just given up on life. Who knows. But that got me thinking about all the things I want to buy for summer. All those beautiful things my wardrobe is lacking and can be improved with.
Some are trendy pieces like a woven bag or solid white sneakers while others are classics like a striped boatneck and denim shorts. Gingham is a classic pattern (just ask J. Crew) that happens to be incredibly trendy this summer, but I can’t think of wearing it on anything except a button down (or maybe a nice dress). I really love this polka dot Zara romper because it looks like a really cute dress. By the looks of it I could really break up the monochromatic nature of my closet this summer.
J. Crew button down, Vans sneakers, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Zara dress, Madewell x Indigo&Lavender bag, H&M camisole, Madewell sandals, H&M boatneck, Zara romper, Madewell denim shorts, Solid & Striped swimsuit
Every season there is a mountain of trends to keep track of. Even while brainstorming this post I had to dig through more than I could probably recall from memory. Everything from yellow to graphic prints and off the shoulder to stripes will occupying our favorite stores for the next few months. So with that in mind, I’ve chosen four of those trends I can really get behind for summer.
Not into these? I’m also partial to white dresses, white sneakers, and, of course, stripes.
I’ve been trying to change up my style for spring. Stepping outside my comfort zone of jeans and a simple tee has been hard. I wore dresses twice now and even shorts (yes, outside my apartment!). But I still feel like I’m lacking in the style department.
Rather than just wearing everything in the spring J. Crew catalog, I found about a weeks worth of spring style inspiration worth copying.
Sunglasses, Jogger set, Handbag, Sneakers