If you read part one of this series, you know what my first two summer must haves are. (If not, you can read it here!) We all want to be cool and comfortable in the summer, but that doesn't mean we can't put some effort into what we wear. Though I am guilty of just throwing on a tank top and shorts, and throwing my hair back in a pony tail, I do have some pieces that make dressing for summer a bit easier.
3. denim cut offs
A big trend you are probably already seeing, is denim cut offs. Not only are they perfectly comfortable in the undying heat, they are extremely versatile as well. You can pair just about anything with denim cutoffs, from a simple tee and sneakers, to an off the shoulder blouse and heeled sandals! Shorts are obviously the best option, especially if you are a mom, but denim skirts with a chopped off raw hem are also extremely trendy right now. No matter how you choose to style your denim cut offs, you are sure to be on your A game.
4. bare shoulders
Summer become the time to show as much skin as possible, it seems. Personally, I don't feel comfortable, nor do I feel the need to 'bare it all'. That being said, I do love showing some shoulder. It helps me stay cool, while still feeling modest. Cold shoulder, off the shoulder, and one shoulder pieces are great because they can be elegant and dressy, or comfy and casual like this tee I am wearing!
5. cute sandals
Sandals are great for summer because they are open, comfortable, and easy to just throw on and go. I try to go with something a little more than just those $8 Old Navy flip flops. Though, don't get me wrong, there is definitely a time and place for those, but the right shoe can really tie the whole look together. If you are wanting your summer looks to be cute, classy, or just look like you put some effort in, find a sandal with some cute or unique details. Like these gorgeous pearl ones I styled here. I knew they'd be the perfect sandal for my summer wardrobe and I was not disappointed, I have worn them pretty much every day and get so many compliments. They are a little bit of an investment with a price tag of $70, but they are so worth it. Aaaand I did find a $25 dupe for you guys!