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:
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!
Top-Shade Clothing (OLD)
Shimmered Seagrove T-Strap Sandals-Anthropologie
Mystic Tieback Bib Necklace-Anthropologie
Double Hoop Earrings-Banana Republic
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!
Rock Star Bermudas-Old Navy
Lavada Slide Sandals-Target
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!
Steve Madden Marvilis Wedge Sandals-6pm
Gold Rung Earrings-Anthropologie
A crisp white top in the summer is perfect, especially when it's paired with a few fun pops of color.
Striped Top-Forever 21 (OLD)
Shorts-Old Navy (OLD)
ALDO "Tossie" Sandals-Nordstrom
Factory Enameled Dot Bangle-J Crew Factory
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?