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Friday Faves- Summer Wardrobe Essentials

  • May 29, 2015
  • By casualonthecoast

Summer temperatures as well as humidity are here to stay in coastal NC!  I’ve found myself reaching for my shorts & tanks these past few weeks in an effort to stay as cool as possible.  Today I’m sharing my closet staples that get me through the hot, sticky summer months.

My favorite thing to wear during the summer is a good pair of shorts.  I’ve made the mistake a few too many times of wearing skinny jeans on a steamy night and immediately regretted it.  I learned my lesson and now I wear shorts almost always.  A great pair of jean cut off shorts will keep you cool & will transition well from day (flat sandals & a tee/tank) to night with some wedges, a dressier top like this one & some added jewelry.  I also love this fun printed pair and I’m constantly reaching for my lace shorts, similar pair here.  

I like light cotton tanks and tees for the rising temperatures.  They mix and match well with shorts, skirts, even jeans-if you’re ambitious!  I like these tanks that come in a variety of colors as well as this option.  I recently bought this dressier tank and it is super soft and comfortable.  Every girl needs a striped tee in their closet- I’m lusting over this pastel option and all the tanks/tees at Loft are 40% off!  I might be making a trip to the mall this weekend!

Easy, lightweight cotton dresses are perfect on the days you’re in a rush and don’t have time to put an outfit together.  Simply throw on a dress and you are out the door in no time!  I’m loving this cute tee shirt dress and this fun maxi.  For something more classic that will work in the fall & winter with tights/leggings/sweaters/boots I like this striped option and this simple, midi dress & they both happen to be on sale right now!

Keep your outfits free of fuss and wear fabrics that are lightweight and cool like cotton & linen!  If you’re looking for shoe options to finish your outfit check out my summer shoe post here.  What are your favorite items to wear when it’s hot & scorching outside?!?!

By casualonthecoast, May 29, 2015
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