Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Four Summer S's: Shorts, Short Sleeves, Statement necklaces and Sandals

Today I'm talking about the 4 S's in my summer wardrobe...shorts, short sleeves, statement necklace and sandals.  It's all about the letter S today!  

So I'm not the biggest fan of shorts.  They aren't the most flattering type of bottoms you can wear (in my opinion). But I wear them a lot in the summer out of necessity.  You know you all do!  Trust me, I'd be wearing skinny jeans all summer long if I could, but in this oppressive heat and humidity I now live in, that just won't work.  Since they aren't my most favorite thing, I at least try to make the rest of my outfit around them cute so maybe I can kind of forget that I'm wearing them at all.  Honestly, I've grown accustom to them now and don't dislike them as much as I used to, thankfully.  They come in all types of price points, prints and colors now which helps spice it up a bit.  The trick is to adding in a few more S's to help each look along...short sleeve shirts, statement necklaces and sandals.   Here's some of my recent summer looks rocking the 4 S's:

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Shorts-GroopDealz
Lavada Slide Sandals-Target
Golden Totem Bracelet Set-Anthropologie
Large Aqua Stone Stretch Ring-Loft

This is my new favorite black and white striped top...I love it!  Finally, the search is over!  And I can't praise this cute necklace enough...grab it on sale now while it's still in stock!

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Top-Shade Clothing (OLD)
Shorts-GroopDealz
Shimmered Seagrove T-Strap Sandals-Anthropologie
Mystic Tieback Bib Necklace-Anthropologie
Double Hoop Earrings-Banana Republic
Ring-Forever 21

I've had this top hanging in my closet for YEARS!  I've avoided it because it looked tired to me all by it's lonesome.  Enter in a fun statement necklace and a bright pair of shorts and all of a sudden this old, tired shirt looks brand new!

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Rock Star Bermudas-Old Navy
Lavada Slide Sandals-Target
Tarn Necklace-Anthropologie
Pinspark Cuff-Anthropologie
Sainte Chapelle Earrings-Anthropologie
Linked Circle Ring-Anthropologie

I love a little pattern mixing so this top is perfect.  It takes the mixing work out of the equation...it's already done for me! 
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Top-Shade Clothing
Shorts-GroopDealz
Steve Madden Marvilis Wedge Sandals-6pm
Ampay Necklace-Anthropologie
Gold Rung Earrings-Anthropologie
Bangles-Gap Factory
Ring-Forever 21

A crisp white top in the summer is perfect, especially when it's paired with a few fun pops of color.

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Striped Top-Forever 21 (OLD)
Shorts-Old Navy (OLD)
ALDO "Tossie" Sandals-Nordstrom
Necklace-Francesca's Collections
Factory Enameled Dot Bangle-J Crew Factory
Ring-Forever 21

Apparently I have a thing for stripes this summer.  I can't get enough!  I picked up this shirt a few years back and have recently grown a little tired of it.  However, with the help of a cute new necklace I picked up a few weeks back and a fun pair of mint sandals, I all of a sudden have a whole new look.  Score!

These looks are made up of very simple base pieces but with the addition of a pop of color here or there and a statement necklace, each outfit looks a little more put together.  I am still 100% convinced that jewelry and shoes are two of the smartest places to put your money when investing in a wardrobe.  They are the most cost-effective way to give an outfit a whole new look.  I'm always on the lookout for great deals on both!

Are you sporting the 4 S's this summer?  What are you living in?  

Happy Wednesday!

15 comments:

  1. I completely agree with you -- shorts are much better when they're dressed up a bit (and a longer length, like the ones you're wearing). I've been loving stripes lately, too :)

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    1. Stripes will forever be one of my favorites!

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  2. Cute outfits! Since I don't wear necklaces, my 4th S would be SPF50. :D

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    1. SPF is always a good one to add! =)

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  3. You look fabulous in longer length shorts...wish I looked that good in them :)

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    1. Thanks Tara. You always look fab!

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  4. Loved all of your looks!!!!!! And I agree with Tara. You look awesome in all of your long shorts. I look ridiculous.

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    1. LOL...you ladies are hilarious. I bet you don't look bad in them at all!

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  5. Very cute. I'm also a big fan of the statement necklace paired with a tee to dress things about a bit and that looks goes well with shorts, jeans, skirts, etc., so you can't go wrong.

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    1. Agreed! Statement necklaces are just the best things ever made, plain and simple. =)

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  6. super cute clothes! I have the mixed Anthro top and LOVE it. I live in Texas so shorts are a MUST here too. :)

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  9. Such a great post! Nice pictures and cute outfits!
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    -Jenna <3 :D

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