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A Full-Proof Summer Outfit

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Now that all of our outdoor activities are finally in full swing, our calendar just got way more social.

It’s due time to ditch those comfy couch pants and head outside to mingle, mix and in my case, vent to fellow school-age moms. Anyone else failing the parenting game by totally mentally checking out at the end of the school year?!

Unintentional of course, yet still a fact.

Sorry, kids — you’re on your own. Mom’s got things to do and places to go.

Rather than waste a minute of our precious time figuring out what to wear, how about I give you an easy 5 piece solution to any spring/summer style dilemma that may arise?! Here’s a stylist-approved cheat sheet for a full-proof summer outfit, so that you could be spending more time have fun (and drinking THIS!) and less time staring sadly at your closet.

Denim Jacket // Striped T-Shirt // Wrap Skirt (currently on sale for under $50!)// Sandals // Earrings

Some Style Notes:

This summer outfit formula begins with a DENIM JACKET.

Do you own one!? If not, chop chop — get to it! The denim jacket is the ideal, lightweight layer to keep you comfortable during any type of event, day-or-night. There’s something about a classic denim jacket that makes a simple outfit look much more sophisticated. Remember, it’s the THIRD PIECE!

Now, onto the next ingredient to this full-proof summer outfit formula: a STRIPED T-SHIRT.

Hello?! Have we not talked about this? A graphic stripe in ANY color is a fun way to break up solid pieces without a lot of pattern distraction. There’s something visually pleasing about a stripe.

Next, we head down low to address what to wear below the waist.

When the weather is hot, there is nothing worse than feeling like your clothing is sticking to you. I recommend a skirt for summer soirees — specifically an A-LINE SKIRT that keeps you feeling and looking your absolute best. The A-Line is a flattering silhouette for almost every body type and comes in a number of lengths to suit any age. This season, the WRAP SKIRT is the big hitter. To see how I wear mine — check out THIS or THIS post.

Since we’re on the subject of summer style VIP’s, when it comes to footwear, the BLOCK HEEL SANDAL is it! The chunky heel keeps any outfit from getting too formal, and it keeps you from sinking into the ground at outdoor venues. Simply pick a heel height you’re comfortable wearing — there’s no wrong choice.

The final element of our full proof summer outfit is the STATEMENT EARRING.

There are simply so many fun and affordable styles to choose from that are both bright, bold and easy to wear. The STATEMENT EARRING is one of summer’s biggest trends and easy for anyone to wear to spice up a basic look. Best of all, the POMS and FRINGE we are seeing everywhere are super lightweight and actually comfortable — generally my biggest complaints about wearing oversized earrings.

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