5/06/2012

{fashion files} summertime blues

Confession time: I am a bad dresser in the summer.
Well let me rephrase that, I have no idea how to dress for warm weather.
Give me a cool fall night and I'll show you a stylish & chic outfit.
But as soon as the weather gets hot, I'm clueless.
Who can think about looking put-together when you're melting?!
I don't really like to wear shorts, so most of the time I'm in dresses. 
I just feel so limited.
If I could wear one outfit all summer long, it would definitely be this:


so please help a sister out
what do y'all wear in the summer?
what's your go-to outfit?
do you wear shorts? pedal-pushers?

help!
xx


{ps}:
the bachelorette party in Dallas was amazing!
so wonderful to spend time with one of my closest childhood friends
I haven't laughed that hard in a long time
my heart is full

18 comments:

Christianna said...

Oooo, I love summer and dressing for it! Lot's of sandles, dresses, shorts with boots, and scarfs (light ones). Or pants with a really summery top, maybe I'd roll the pants up a bit? Hope this helps some? Oh, and you could wear tights under shorts too!

Samantha George-Realtor said...

Love that outfit! I like the idea of casual tanks that you can dress up or down.

xo
Sam

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Cute outfit! I live in denim shorts in the summer, and just added a couple of color ones ;)

Colleen said...

I love the outfit!

I used to hate shorts but then I discovered J. Crew chino shorts and I have never looked back. My friends make fun of me because I have them in almost every color. They're incredibly comfortable and flattering. For the evening, I live in my boyfriend jeans that I can dress up or down with jack rogers or wedges.

I would die to try pulling off the romper look except i doubt that's in my near future!

Morgan Stone said...

This is a great summer outfit! I'm a sucker for dresses throughout the summer because it keeps me nice and cool when the weather is hot.

Rachel Lynne said...

This is such a cute look! I would love this to be my summer wardrobe as well. I agree that it is easier for me in the fall and spring because of the weather, although I do enjoy my summer wardrobe. Unfortunately sometimes I just want to sit in my bathing suit all day when it gets hot!

xoxo,
Rachel
www.rachelslookbook.com

Eloquent English said...

That yellow skirt is lovely! Love those ballet flats too! xoxo A-

Tabitha Mahoney said...

I wear maxi dresses and love them.

Tab
my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

Fashion By Alicia said...

I am not a very good summer dresser either. I hate shorts but sometimes I have to wear them because I am so hot. I typically wear a dress or skirt with a tank top (nothing exciting). Love the look you selected.

Elizabeth said...

Yeah, dresses are a must for me because I HATE hot weather. They're so easy and cool. :) I love the outfit you posted too!
xoxo

Viviana said...

I live in tank tops, skirts, and summer dresses!

JMc said...

Adorable look! I don't feel put together in the summer either. I would rather wear a dress or tank and skirt any day!

Taylor said...

I have the exact opposite problem - I only know how to dress in the summer!! I live in dresses, skirts, and just recently incorporated shorts. Get some basics and you can always throw on a white tank and a necklace with anything like the pic above!! glad you had such a great weekend :)

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so anthro said...

Haha I'm totally the opposite! I only feel especially comfortable in the summer. I live in high waisted skirts, v-neck tees, and flat strappy sandals :) Oh and tons of printed or embellished sundresses!

Nicole Rene said...

Ahh that outfit is adorable! I loveee skirts like that & have wayy too many in every color imaginable!

judy said...

T shirts with everything, pretty toes for sandles or flip flops, crops or almost knee length shorts, flowy skirts and the summer maxies, but in a soft fabric, nothing knit in these hot months. Short shorts don't look so good unless one is 15, ok a 23 yr old can do it. I just think the longer length short is more flattering and can be dressed up. Simple jewelry and a great bag.

Marion said...

Love this look for summer. I am a sucker for yellow + skirts...so I just need this girl's hair and body and I'll be good to go! :)
XO - Marion

Lori Supek said...

loving the rompers these days, paired with hoop earrings and a statement bracelet, sandals by day, heels by night!!!

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