Casual Summer OOTD

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Can I just start by saying that I am SO over the summer heat and humidity? When planning my outfits every day in the summer I try to piece together the most lightweight pieces possible to prevent my clothes from becoming drenched in sweat (gross, I know). This super thin graphic tank was one of those exciting Target sale finds that I snagged for only $12 and it’s one of my favorite colors at the moment. I popped a white Aerie bralette underneath to tie in the white shorts and did a little front tuck to help my waist stay defined with the oversized tank.

These super high waisted shorts have to be some of the best fitting ones I own, and of course because I couldn’t just have one pair I got these in a vintage light wash too. I’m incredibly picky when it comes to shorts and these checked off every fit and style category for me. These are by Just Black denim and they mimic a pair of Free People shorts with the frayed hem and distressing but were a fraction of the price at fab’rik Raleigh. Just another testament to how how seriously awesome Just Black’s denim really is (can you tell I’m obsessed?).

After getting my leather slip on Vans last winter I was hooked on the fashionable tennis shoe trend. This summer I decided to get a pair that may be more comfortable for working retail and I came upon these by J Slides. When I say these shoes are like walking on clouds I’m not exaggerating. These have a gel insert made into the sole and a padded heel making these perfect for being on my feet for 9+ hours. I especially love how expensive these look-the taupe mock croc detail is very well done and the platform at the bottom gives them a similar vibe to the Vince slip ons. You will definitely be seeing more of these in the fall and winter since they look so chic styled with frayed hem skinnies! Lastly I added simple accessories to this look with my everyday rings, a pair of geometric hoop earrings, and my favorite watch by Daniel Wellington.

As summer is coming to an end I can’t help but stare longingly at my sweaters and ankle boots in my closet. Even though North Carolina typically has a warm fall, you better believe that I’ll be breaking out my cool weather apparel on the first cool, low humidity day we have!

What fall fashion staples are you most looking forward to styling in the coming months?

xx, Rachel

IMG_6112IMG_6114IMG_6115Photo creds: http://www.themeremaid.com // @themeremaid

Modern Lux Women’s Wildflower Graphic Muscle Tank Red – Modern Lux (Juniors’) • $12.99

J Slides JSlides Ariana Snake Embossed Sneakers • $89

Women’s Free People Cutoff Denim Shorts • Free People • $68

Free People Soft & Relaxed Cut Off Shorts • Free People • $68

Geometric Hoop Earring • ELOQUII • $19.90

Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch, 36mm • Daniel Wellington • $199

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