40 + Style Summer

Four Items You Need in Your Summer Wardrobe

Summertime can be hard to dress for, especially when it is really hot. I love to add layers to an outfit for interest and flair, yet layering when it is hot outside is pretty much like torture. I tend to stick with familiar looks that I know will work during the summer to avoid looking like a shlump. Without my summertime staples I would be lost. I have a very consistent style, and as I revisit my archives it is readily apparent. I wear the same types of items on repeat. If you don’t have these items in your closet, you should consider adding them.

Short Striped Dress (shocking to no one)

I like to wear a short striped dress instead of shorts. They are comfortable for running around and look cute. People tend to assume that you are “put together” if you are wearing a dress, and I find them way more comfortable than shorts. Hello no waistband!!!

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A White Button Down Shirt

We just had this discussion about why you need a white shirt in your closet.

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White Denim Jeans

Do not fear white jeans! I was afraid of them up until about 3 years ago. The trick is to find a pair that flatters you. You can do it! Keep trying them on until you find THE pair. If I can do it, anyone can.

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Shirt Dresses & Sun Dresses

Don’t be afraid of black or other non-traditional sun dresses. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you can’t rock dark colors. There are lots of non-bright, non-pastel summertime dresses out there to choose from. Or stick to the basics. I like both the traditional and non-traditional kinds.

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I hope you can get some inspiration from some of my past summertime looks. Looking back on all these past outfits make me realize that I do indeed like my hair longer.

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11 thoughts on “Four Items You Need in Your Summer Wardrobe”

  1. I thought I was the only one with multiple striped dresses! I have just bought a second shirt dress in an olive colour, discovered white jeans about 4 years ago, so now I need to get a white shirt!

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