It’s so so simple but a tee, shorts, sandals, good sunglasses and a staple hat is all you need to pull together an outfit in spring, or summer (or really any time of year out here in sunny AZ) When I took these photos it was 97 degrees outside.
And it’s April. HEAT. It’s arrived.
I rarely do a blog post on just one outfit (in fact I think I’ve only done it once before.) But I felt that these pieces here deserved their own post because they are gems that I’m currently coveting and wearing always these past few weeks – and surely going forward. If you looking to update your basics and I’m talking BASICS here – find my favorites below for an effortless summer outfit that you can throw on any day of the week.
T E E
I usually don’t like burnout tees because of their sheerness, and likewise don’t like deep V necks because I feel like they just show too much or cut in an unflattering way. THIS ONE, though, is GOLDEN. I have it in the light blue/green neon color that started it all, and now have black and am getting the white and light lilac color next. I’m pacing myself, guys.
Tuck it in the front or tie it up for fun, and you will be equally obsessed with this tee as I am.
S H O R T S
I’ve said it one or twice and I’ll say it again – hands down favorite shorts. It’s loose-ish, high-wasited-ish, and just a great denim short. It comes in a few different washes but this one just goes with everything.
S A N D A L S
Here is a unicorn of a sandal I found last year – perfect nude, studded sandals that look great. It’s not Valentino, it’s TARGET. I don’t like knock-offs but honestly, Target does it so well that sometimes it’s just too good to pass. The leather on this is so soft and it just wears really well.
So here’s the thing – I bought another pair this year because they MAGICALLY, like a unicorn, appeared on their website ONLY IN A SIZE 8. Just an 8. And only in this color (they also had black and white.) I’m an 8 so I bought them to have as a backup pair. I’ve seen other people wear them too and it’s like a little club of fans of these gladiators. I linked them below – and a Valentino pair I’ve been eyeing (it comes in a blush and a metallic. LOVE. )
S U N G L A S S E S
My favorite black pair. I actually found them by stopping someone in a parking lot asking where they got them. It’s these.
H A T
YOU GUYS. This hat looks SO good it was actually on display in the designer section of Nordstrom and then when I asked the manager to get it down off the mannequin for me because we couldn’t find it anywhere, we both were shocked – it’s BP and it’s $19!!! I love that the band around it is the same neutral color as the hat – not a contrasting black or brown – so that I can wear it with basically EVERY color this summer.
Here’s to the basics!
S H O P T H E P O S T