My Style: August Favorite Outfits

Happy last day of August! We had some absolutely beautiful weather in Maryland this month and for the first time in a long time we didn’t have any 100+ degree days. I mean, it was hot… it just wasn’t HOLYHELL hot this year!

I took a look through my August style posts and found four of my favorites for you to check out. If you see something you like, I’ve made it easy for you to steal my style with links for each item, as well as some similar styles at different price points. If you want to check out previous My Style posts, you can find them here.

Look #1: My Super Honest Running Outfit

My Style August 1

The Tank Top
Waking up early to run sucks, there’s no pretending otherwise. However, having cute and snarky running clothes totally helps keep me motivated. This tank top is one of my favorites, because as I slowly trot by someone in the opposite direction I can watch them read the shirt and snicker a little. Here is the exact one I have, but I also own this one and really want to buy this Run Now, Wine Later one next!

The Capris
These are the capris that I got from my very first Wantable Fitness Edit (you can check it out here) and they are currently my favorite running pants. They fit great, don’t move around at all, and look cute as heck. They are also currently on sale on the Soybu website for $29.40. I also love the compression capris from Under Armour and found a pair of sassy pink neon capris currently on sale at Old Navy for $20!

The Sneakers
I love my Nike running shoes – mostly because they keep my feet, calves and back from hurting – but also a little because they are adorable. I can’t find my exact pair online (I bought them a few months ago), but this pair looks pretty similar. This pair has the added benefit of a subtle little pattern, so cute!

Look #2: Wrap Dress & Sweater Combo

My Style August 2

The Dress
As a curvy girl with a larger bust and hips/butt, wrap dresses are totally my friend. With a little tailoring so the girls don’t pop out and greet you, of course. {This post is a ‘must read’ for fixing your wrap dress} I bought this dress on sale from Loft years and years ago and it’s still going strong. This Adrianna Papell version from Nordstrom looks really similar, but if I were buying it today I’d totally go for this navy and white polka dotted version or this pretty ikat patterned style. If you’re looking for a wrap dress on a smaller budget, check out this one, it is only $39.97 and comes in sizes 4 – 14.

The Sweater
I scored my blue J.Crew sweater at ThredUp (you can read about My ThredUp Experience here) and when I last checked they have some similar options still available (if you want a free $20 to spend on your order, use my special promo link) If pre-owned clothing grosses you out, you can also go straight to the source and buy the J.Crew Factory Clare cardigan — there are a ton of colors available and it’s currently on sale for $29.50.

The Shoes
You’ve seen these shoes before in my My Style posts, because they are super comfortable and a great neural looking wedge. I bought these Franco Sarto’s at TJ Maxx a few years ago for around $20. The Cera wedge sandal from the same brand looks quite similar.

Look #3: Color blocking tops & Flowered Swing Skirt

My Style August 3

The Tops
I’m wearing the same blue sweater as the last picture, which proves that I basically throw a cardigan on with everything to keep warm at various air-conditioned offices. The shirt peeking out from underneath is the Chiffon Spliced Tee from Anthropologie. They’ve sold out of a lot of the colors, but there are still a few available on super sale. Since it’s hiding under a sweater anyways, you could totally just use a simple v-neck t-shirt from Target like this one  — it comes in a ton of colors and usually costs $9, but today it’s on sale for $6.75!

The Skirt
Color me surprised that I walked out of a Talbots try-on session with a skirt that I totally loved. This swing skirt is made out of a hearty linen/cotton/spandex blend and keeps it shape, even throughout a 12 hour workday. I can’t wait to style it for fall with some booties or knee-boots! Unfortunately, the skirt is no longer available on the Talbots website. I’m totally loving the pattern on this version from Modcloth and of course I have to include one that I’m drooling over from Anthropologie that is out of my price comfort-zone, The Sketched Plaid Skirt.

The Shoes
These sandals are from a few years ago by Kelly & Katie (a brand carried by DSW). As much as I wish I could find them again to buy a backup, they are long gone. I did find a couple pairs with a similar gladiator + wedge look though, these sandals in the “Honey Elisabeth Snake” are so pretty and I also like how kick-ass Ariat Oro gladiators on Amazon look.

Look #4: Chevron, Boyfriend Jeans & a Moto Jacket

My Style August 4

The Top
This top is the Pixley Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt from my May 2014 Stitch Fix. It has certainly gotten a lot of wear over the past year or so and is still as soft as the day I got it. I think Pixley must be a Stitch Fix brand, because I didn’t have any luck locating this shirt. I did find this chevron Henley from Lucky Brand that is pretty darn cute.

The Moto Jacket
This jacket (the Market & Spruce Elissa French Terry Moto Jacket) came from last week’s Fix and I’m so glad I decided to keep it. Initially I was concerned because I don’t really like it zipped up, but after wearing it a couple times I decided that I love it so much unzipped that I’ll get lots of wear out of it. Since it’s a Stitch Fix brand, I can’t find the exact jacket for you… but I actually found one with a very similar style from Express. So if you like the look, you can totally try that one for less than $80!

The Jeans
Oh how I love me some Kut from the Kloth! These jeans (also from last week’s fix) are called the Kate Distressed Boyfriend jean, but I’ve also seen them called the Catherine. These seem to be exactly the pair that I have and here is a version with a little less distressing.

The Shoes
I was super patient and stalked these Sam Edelman Ginger sandals for months before I finally found them on sale at Nordstrom Rack. This particular style is sold out everywhere, but I have seen a few pairs pop up on eBay if you are dying for them. We only have a few more weeks of sandal weather here in Maryland anyways, so I’m sure that the spring will see many more styles for us to lust after! If you can’t wait and must have a similar pair right this second, check out this pair called The Giselle.

Do you have a favorite look?

 

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