This summer was kind of a weird one, since most of the US was on some form of Stay at Home order. Where we normally would have traveled, spent time at outdoor festivals, and hung out at the pool… we didn’t do any of those things. Instead, we had lots of home time and a long weekend in Ocean City.
And, I haven’t worn ‘work clothes’ since March.
Which is sooo weird to think about it. Because I remember at the beginning of the quarantine that I did my closet switch-over assuming I would go back into the office. However, I haven’t worn ANY of my summer office clothes. In fact, soon I’ll be packing all my summer clothes away again, in favor of tights and layers.
Since I had a much more casual summer than normal, my summer favorites will also lean more towards the casual side of things.
Summer Outfit #1: Bringing My Own Sunshine!
This skirt has been on repeat this summer, ever since I scooped it up at the J.Crew Clearance sale. It’s got a super stretchy waist, pockets and hot pink pompoms around the hem… what’s not to love?! I tend to reach for this skirt when I have errands to do on a gray and rainy day. I just keep re-wearing it with different graphic t-shirts and Birkenstock sandals.
Summer Outfit #2: Simple and Easy
Black v-neck tank top and jean shorts. Boom. DONE. Am I reinventing the wheel? Not at all. However, it’s simple. It’s easy. It looks good for a billion different occasions… painting, lazing on the couch, going to the grocery store, hanging with family at a socially distanced picnic. This tank top is from Madewell and it is one of my favorites… I do recommend going up a size though so that you can throw it in the dryer without fears of shrinking.
Summer Outfit #3: Make it Exercise… but with a Side of Snark
I wish I had gotten my leggings in this photo, but I’m wearing these and I’ve already talked about how much I love them. My morning walk uniform is basically a snarky tank top from Inspiration Fit, leggings, and sneakers. I love the fitted tanks from Inspiration Fit sooo much, even though I have to size up to an XL so that they fit my boobs. I also own such gems as: “May your coffee be stronger than your children”, “Posh, Baby, Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Pumpkin”, and “Happier than a Seagull with a French Fry.”
Summer Outfit #4: All Thrift, All the Time
Having nowhere special to go has certainly helped me blur the lines between ‘work clothes’ and ‘home clothes” and a lot of that is due to thrifting. I never would have thought to throw on a $200 Eileen Fisher skirt with a tank top to sit in my home office or run an errand. However, the fact that I thrifted it for just $7 makes me much more open to wearing it more often! This stretchy black skirt was paired with a bunch of super casual tank tops over the summer because it is so comfortable and can be thrown in the washer and dryer. It also makes me feel a little bit fancier than wearing my pajama shorts around the house all day.
In Maryland, we probably have another few weeks or so of summery weather and then suddenly fall will be here, so I’ll be repeating these outfits as many times as possible before I start throwing on the layers!