Thursday, May 17, 2012

Summer Staples

Summer is (almost) here! If you live in the South like I do, then it may already be blazing hot for you! When it comes to summer, I have a few staples that I can't live without.

1.) Sandals and Flats!

I know, duh, right? First of all, I'm already tall so I'm a fan of flats to begin with. When it comes to summer outfits, sometimes I feel a little plain Jane and wearing a cute pair of sandals can really dress an outfit up. My favorite pair of sandals are by Steve Madden and they are super sparkly and fun! I also love my espadrille wedges! In fact I did a post on some cute spring/summer shoes here!

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2.) Dresses!

If you know me, you might be shocked that I said this. I'm a jeans girl, hands down. This spring I ended up buying some great, fun dresses at Old Navy. They were all pretty inexpensive, and I figured it I didn't get that much use out of them, it wasn't a big loss. I was so pleasantly surprised! I've been wearing them all the time. They are comfortable and cute, and easy to dress up or down! In fact, the dress I have on in this post is one of my Old Navy finds.

3.) Sunglasses!

Okay, another Duh! I'm sure. But a cute pair of sunglasses can really make a statement. I have one pair that I wear pretty much all the time and then I have a pair of aviators that I wear when I want to look "cool." Ha! There are some great sunglasses 70% off on this site today.

4.) Tops with Interest!

Sometimes I fall into the cotton trap in the summer. You know what I mean? I end up wearing plain cotton tees or tanks because it's so blasted hot outside and I don't even want to think about wearing something that might end up making me uncomfortably hot. That said, there are lots of great, lightweight, CUTE options out there. The top I had on in this post is a great example. The color and cut are interesting but that top couldn't be lighter!

5.) Hair!

As you might know, I am not a expert at hair. That said, I get up and wash and style my hair every single day, it just makes me feel better about myself. There are some great summer styles though - cute, bumped up ponytails, sock buns and more. I've got some wonderful ideas pinned on my Pinterest boards. Check those out here!

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What are some of your favorite summer staples?

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