My essentials for a summer wardrobe

Summer has arrived here!  Well it has probably been summer in other places but here it finally got out of the 60s and went straight to 99. So I realize that everyone else has already thrown their two cents in but here I will go anyways.


Kimono Cardigan– So I have been trying to find a really laid back option to wear over summer outfits. Last year I wore a chambray shirt almost every day and I did not want to do that again.  In summer I do not want to wear a real cardigan or coat and this is what I have found.  I love it, this shirt gives off a very chill vibe and that is essentially summer to me.  I just love to have an outfit in my head and then throw this on top of it.  Kind of completes the outfit.

I bought this one in white with a geometric pattern as well as a black one that has elephants on it.

Elephant one I love and is super cute

Shorts– the dreaded summer attire that we wear every year regardless of how much we like them.  Well I have found a pair of shorts that I not only tolerate but love.   IMG_20160611_114554

So these are my summer go to item, they are navy and white patterned which make them easy to pair with any top since I consider navy a neutral color.  These shorts are a million times better then jean short because they are just so comfortable.  The elastic waist and light weight material make them perfect for summer.  Usually when I am bumming around in the summer I just throw these on with whatever top I want and it looks like a very put together outfit.

So I bought these last year at Francesca’s, I have looked through their website and cannot find these but have found similar ones. These black ones


The Summer Dress – Now I have a lot of these but this one is my favorite to chill in summer heat in.  When it is hot outside I just want to wear an outfit and is not going to show where I sweat.  (I am going to be honest, I sweat and when its really hot my belly sweats).  So taking that into consideration when I am bumming around I like to wear dresses that are  not tight on my stomach.  This one is awesome because it is super simple and easy except for this cute ruffle detail on the back.  So when you wear your hair up due too the heat the dress just looks better.  Given the lose nature the dress will also just billow in the wind which will give glances at your figure below.  (As a note this shift dress is not for every body type I would not advise it to someone who is very curvy).

I got this dress a few years ago at my favorite online boutique they do not have this dress but they do have plenty of very cute shift dresses. Its called Ellie Clothing

I have a bunch of other thoughts about summer essentials but I will limit myself to 3.  The one summer essential that I am looking for and just have not found yet is a white top with shoulder cutouts.

Let me know your thoughts

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