5 White Hot Summer Staples

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Dress: Solitaire by Ravi Khosla via Goodwill (sold at Anthropologie) (Similar Splurge // Save); Hat: My Mom’s Closet (Similar Here) ; Lip Color: Tarte Lipsurgence in Enchanted

Now that we have conquered the long Fourth of July weekend (or let the weekend conquer us…in my case), it’s time to embrace these five summer staples up until the pumpkin spice latte release date.

1. White Dress

Sounds easy enough, right? A little white dress (“LWD”) is a closet staple, but finding a LWD with anything longer than short sleeves is a challenge. The boho chic vibes of this Anthropoligie dress combined with the crocheted sleeves allow me to stay coolish in this sweltering Tennessee humidity.

2. Stripes

Stripes, stripes, every where stripes. I would argue that stripes never really go out of style, but I have seen them EVERYWHERE this summer! The J.Crew Ruffle Sleeve top is a personal favorite. Because stripes are timeless, Goodwill always has a good selection of stripes, including this Marc Jacobs top I recently snagged for 2.25!!

3. Off-the-Shoulder

Contrary to practicality, the off-the-shoulder top/dress is having a major moment right now. Even Kate Middleton is sporting the trend. I’ve converted a couple of my tops to off-the-shoulder (like this Kensie dress), but I usually get frustrated halfway through the day. After all, fashion isn’t really practical.

4. Straw Hat

During the summer, sunscreen and I are tighter than Taylor Swift’s girl squad. All day. Errrrday. I often neglect my scalp and my hair. Hats solve this problem, and cover up those stray grays that keep popping up. I like the J.Crew Panama Hat for everyday wear and this Eugenia Kim dupe for beach days.

5. Slides

Slides? Really? I haven’t worn slides since my Adidas Adissage Slide days in middle school. I picked up a pair of gold Sam Edelman slides (similar to these) at the beginning of summer, and they have been my go-to. Dressed up, down, at the pool, they are so versatile. I blame you, DJ Khaled.

What are your summer staples? Leave me a comment below.

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  1. July 12, 2016 / 11:20 am

    That’s a stunning dress and I love the hat too!

  2. July 12, 2016 / 11:49 am

    These are great summer staples!! I love the white dress and straw hat 😉

  3. July 12, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I will wear all but the slides. This brings back memories of the 90s lol. But girl that dress is so pretty and looks amazing on you 🙂

  4. July 12, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    I love that white dress! It is beautiful and looks so nice on you! I need to get a white dress for the summer!

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