In the summer, rather than catching up with trends, sticking to basic silhouettes and familiar ensembles helps to minimize time and effort when getting ready, because let’s be real here – who really wants to spend extra time stressing about what to wear on a steaming hot morning? 😛
A go-to ensemble that I reach for time and time again during the warmer months is a classic tee paired with an a-line skirt for a cute yet casual look. There’s just something about this particular silhouette that looks especially youthful, don’t you think? 😉
Typically, I pair this look with sneakers for a sporty, athleisure look, but on some days where I want to appear more put-together, I opt for a pair of pointed-toe lace-up flats for a more elevated look.
I really like this blush pair of flats because not only is the color feminine and delicate, there are small cut-outs that help to elevate the shoes for a more sophisticated look. Another big plus – the pointed toe silhouette also helps to visually elongate the legs, and the lace-up details also add just the right touch of demure sensual femininity to the overall outfit, don’t you agree?
I also elevate the whole ensemble with other accessories, like this super cute bucket bag. I’ve been loving bucket bags recently because they’re casual yet chic, and I especially love this white faux leather one since the small cut-outs are subtle yet add feminine details to the outfit collectively.
Despite all of the trends that come and go every season, I tend to fill my closet with timeless basics (such as blouses and skirts) and elevated staples (like shoes and bags) for pieces that I can wear time and time again, pieces that I’ll continue to love in a year, two years, or even longer.
Forever 21 Los Angeles Graphic Cropped Tee in White (Sold Out)
Forever 21 A-Line Skater Skirt in Maroon
Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Flats in Rose
Nine West Cut-Out Bucket Bag in White
What do you think about pairing casual basics with exquisite accessories for an elevated look that’s timeless yet trendy? Let me know in the comments because I always love hearing from all of you!