Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Uniform

Shirt- Gap, Shorts- Old Navy, Sandals- Lulu's (same here, on sale $16), Bag- Lori's Shoes, Sunglasses- Forever 21

I took a little blogging break last week since I had a couple of days off work. I wanted to maximize my relaxation time without having to worry about getting my two typical posts up. I was able to shoot some outfits I have a few new posts coming your way soon!

I can't remember the last time I actually wanted to wear shorts. After years of feeling uncomfortable in shorts that were "my size," I finally realized the secret to good shorts- SIZE UP. Seriously, it is so much more comfortable to wear shorts that are a little roomier than what your standard pant size would be. I got these Old Navy distressed shorts two sizes up to accommodate for the short inseam (its only 2"), and so they would be looser on my thighs. I love them! I've been wearing them every weekend with anything from t-shirts to button ups. Basically any top I can do a half-tuck with is perfect to create that unfussy "I got dressed in 30 seconds" look.

Being as heel-obsessed as I am, I really love these sandals with their baby one and half inch heel. They are still super comfortable but give me just a little more height. I can wear them with distressed shorts, or make a sundress a little more dressy than if I paired it with flat sandals.

Dainty jewelry has been another favorite of mine recently. I'm still breaking out the statment pieces for work and dressier occasions, but with a casual look like this one, smaller jewelry is the way to go.

What's your summer uniform?


22 comments:

  1. Sizing up is a good idea! My thighs are muscular & shorts really give me a hard time.I can't wait to try some on this weekend!
    xo,
    Tiffany
    shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  2. Great casual look. My summer uniform is dress and denim vest or shorts and a tank top.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  3. A great summer uniform - casual but cute.

    Sizing up is a really good idea, one I realised myself not too long ago. No one wants to feel self conscious or uncomfortable in clothes!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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  4. Cute shorts. Love this outfit.


    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  5. Love it! Denim shorts are definitely part of my summer uniform too.

    xo
    Sam

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  6. I took a double take when I read that your shoes were from forever 21. I mean, what?? They're so cute! And I love the cut offs with the button up. Keeping it classy. ;) Shorts are so tricky. I've also decided that sizing up how ever many numbers I need to go is the way for me too. great advice!

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  7. I like to wear a slinky pencil skirt which hugs my body and a vest. I would love to wear shorts but living in UK we don't get much of a chance to wear them! You look great as usual.

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  8. Sizing up in shorts is a great tip- love these on you! What a babe!

    -Ashley
    http://bit.ly/lestylorouge

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  9. Glad you were able to unplug for a bit!
    I totally agree with sizing up - I always do this, especially because I like mine to sit lower on my hips since I'm naturally high waisted. And definitely way comfier that way like you said!
    This is a perfect summer uniform for sure, and I'm digging those sandals!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  10. I love the dress and denim vest combo too!

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  11. I totally agree! Feeling uncomfortable in what I'm wearing is never fun!

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  12. Thanks Meghan! Shorts are super tricky. Even after taking my own advice most of the time, I ended up getting a pair of black cutoffs similar to these in a smaller size. I thought I would feel okay in them, but every time I put them on, I change before heading out the door! Those definitely need to go back to the store, lol.

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  13. Thanks Lorna! I love pencil skirts too :)

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  14. Thanks Carylee! I'm looking forward to catching up on your blog later today! I'm finally going to sit down and do some blog reading since I've been missing it :)

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  15. You are the best! It meant a lot that you came by and got caught up! I know what it feels like to be behind on reading blogs! I think that's half the reason why I amped up how many people I follow on IG so I can get snapshots of what they're up to when I'm too busy to read! Although indulging in blog posts with no worry about time is such a treat!!

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  16. I feel the same about instagram! I follow soooo many people but its just so much fun to see what people are wearing and buying :) I do love to catch up on blogs when I've been behind, especially the ones I actually READ (like yours!)

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Thanks for your sweet comments!