My Spring/Summer Staples

As the weather is heating up, I’ve been on the hunt for pieces to add to my capsule for end of spring/early summer. The 3 pieces I’ve highlighted as part of my “style multiple ways” series are definitely in the line up (denim jacket, simple tank, and kimono), but here are 3 more pieces you can expect to see in various outfits throughout the summer. Enjoy!

Paperbag shorts - I don’t know about you, but when it comes to shopping for shorts, it’s one of my least favorite things. I’ve had a really hard time lately finding shorts that feel flattering and aren’t too short. I saw a blogger I follow, Dress Up Buttercup, wearing a pair of paper bag shorts and loved the length and how they looked on her. I got these two pair from Abercrombie, and would recommend ordering a couple of sizes to see which ones fit the best. The white denim shorts are sized like Abercrombie’s jeans, but the striped ones are sized S, M, L. 

Bralette - I have only recently hopped on board the bralette train. I was worried they wouldn’t give me enough support and I would be uncomfortable during the day. This bralette is a “dupe” for a popular bralette from Free People, but what I liked about this one is that the straps are adjustable. The padding can sometimes get a little twisted in the wash, but I feel like it adds just enough support to wear it on a daily basis. I have the color “Dove” and feel like I’m between a medium and a large. I would recommend sizing up at this point (only have a medium but will be ordering a large when I get a different color). 

Converse slip ons - During the summer, I don’t particularly enjoy wearing tennis shoes super frequently. I usually prefer my Birkenstock’s or a different pair of sandals to keep my feet cooler. These slip ons are a great compromise, and run true to size. I would also recommend buying no show socks like this to avoid blisters (also after walking 5 miles in them in Greenville, I don’t recommend them for a day at Disneyland or anything similar 😂)

To quote The Lizzie McGuire movie, I am 100% an outfit repeater and proud! You probably won’t see many posts this summer without at least one of these staples as part of the outfit!

What are your go to summer pieces? Let me know in the comments!


love, laura