With last week’s heatwave and warm weather still on the horizon, I’ve been living in the same outfits to keep cool. Here are my six casual summer staples:
I find myself wearing denim shorts every day. I slip them on in the morning to walk Jack Jack and wear them over bathing suits on the way to the beach. I have two current faves in heavy rotation: AGolde vintage cutoff shorts and L’Agence white denim shorts. I like both for the same reasons. They have a higher rise and are a bit longer in back, which is perfect for my larger booty.
I stock up on inexpensive white tees from Forever 21. I don’t see the point of spending too much if I’m going to be sweating so much. I love their slub knit tees because they’re super lightweight (and only $4!) and I also have been wearing their knotted crop tees.
Short Sleeve White button-downs
When I want an elevated version of my white tees, I’ll pair my shorts with a short sleeve white button down. My current favorite is a Bella Dahl cap sleeve button down. It allows so much air to come through when I leave it half tucked.
I’ve been revisiting old dresses recently, from maxis to airy midis. Since they’re no longer available online I found some other options. I have a similar stripe tank dress that I throw on with flats during the day and heels at night. I also rotate between a few different white cotton dresses to keep cool from off the shoulder styles to breezy, gauzy dresses.
Straw Circle Bags
I’m a firm believer that when you love an item, it’s ok to buy it multiple colors. I started with Ellen & James round basket bag in natural then added black and, most recently, white. They weigh almost nothing, which I appreciate when it’s hot and I don’t feel like having something heavy on my shoulders.
Comfy Flat Sandals
Thongs often hurt my feet when it’s super hot outside (I usually get a blister between my toes). So instead I’ll slip into a comfy flat slide. My go-to this summer have been Jack Rogers leather sandal. I’ve also been wearing these jellies when I’m headed to a beach or pool.