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3 Cute & Trendy Summer 2014 Fashion Essentials


Summer 2014 fashion must haves

Every season, I tend to gravitate towards a few favorite pieces, and wear them over and over again. It’s like a one-track mind with clothes. It’s not repetitive, I tell myself, it’s consistent.

This summer, I’ve been drawn to three trendy and chic staples. Allow me to introduce you to the clothes I can’t stop wearing:

1. Floral Shorts & Turquoise Accessories

Black and white floral shorts

Ah, comfort and tropical florals. These shorts scream summer, don’t they? I wear aqua and turquoise accessories on the daily, and this wallet is no exception. If you’re not sold yet, check out the gold bow on the clasp. It’s so cute! It reminds me of Kate Spade, minus the price tag. Many times during the summer, I like carrying around a wallet or wristlet instead of a bag.

Turquoise has also been on my nails nearly all summer thanks to Essie’s In the Cab-ana. I love adding turquoise to an otherwise monochrome outfit because it really pops.

2. Go Kimono

Navy floral kimono jacket

You thought the aqua accessories ended there? Think again. Since my shirt was once again black (clearly the brightest and most summery of colors) I had to incorporate some brightness.

I am a kimono convert. 100%. Head over heels. They need to send me to kimono jacket rehab. I was very skeptical of kimonos before, since they seemed like such a temporary trend, and a less practical version of their knit cousin, the cardigan. But I was wrong! Kimonos can transform the simplest of outfits, like these high-waisted denim shorts and black tank top.

3. Romping Around the Roses

Black romper with lace collar

I like comfort. So anything that looks like a dress, but with shorts built in? I’m smitten. I’ve been wearing this romper at least once a week. I also live for Peter Pan collars. I feed off their cuteness. Call me the Peter Pan collar parasite. This one is white and lace, and the romper has buttons down the front and a bow in the back.

I paired this with my all-time favorite light pink nail polish, OPI’s Hopelessly in Love, and happy espadrilles.


What do you think of these pieces? What are your summer wardrobe staples? Leave me a comment and please let me know what you want to see next!

Posted on on July 13, 2014 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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7 Responses to “3 Cute & Trendy Summer 2014 Fashion Essentials”

  1. 1
    July 13th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    That romper is adorable! Any suggestions on where to find a similar one?

  2. 2
    July 13th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    love the main clothing items – and after reading this post i think i need to find myself a signature colour to wear with all my outfits!

  3. 3
    July 13th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Elle, mine is from Forever 21, and I think Daily Look and ASOS have pretty similar ones with a Peter Pan collars, although not in black. Thanks for the comment!

    LR, it makes accessorizing in the mornings quick and easy. Of course, I love to mix it up, but it’s nice to have a few go-to things in a favorite color. Thanks for commenting!

  4. 4
    July 14th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Your combat boots are so so cute! What brand are they?

  5. 5
    July 14th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks Emma! I believe they’re Madden Girl.

  6. 6
    July 15th, 2014 at 11:41 am

    First two outfits are awesome!

  7. 7
    July 17th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Absolutely adorable, I especially love the romper (I live for rompers!) plus your hair is so cute in the last outfit post.

    (also combat boots are forever)

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