On this month’s Signature Style, Cindy and I share our Summer Wish Lists! These are some of the pieces I’ve been coveting, trends to consider, and possible options for your warm weather capsule wardrobe..
Wow has this year flown by fast? I can hardly believe it’s May! love these sort of posts I’ve been keeping a running inventory in my head of the things I want to add to the closet for the warmer months. Doing these posts has actually helped me shop better. Finding things I really love online for the blog, has helped find items I truly love- versus just shopping what is available in the stores..
This year I am really into small jackets, longer skirts and dresses, one shoulder looks, metallic pieces, woven bags, and lots of green tones and blue.
Before you make your own wish list, pull out all your summer and warm weather items and try them on, evaluate and see what is missing, what you no longer love or looks good, and what you might add to make what you already have work!
Start with beautiful basics and to begin, everyone needs some lightweight jackets ..
Let’s talk small jackets
I’m mad for these small jackets ( i.e short jean jacket size), for warmer months and they could not be more flattering. I did a little Instagram PSA on them here. I have a linen color, one in khaki, a white and also denim versions… I like cardigans, but a lightweight shorter jacket is going to be more flattering and more chic. Here’s why they look so good…
- They give a sharper line than a cardigan.
- They help give a more defined figure i.e. waist.
- They hide bumps, back bulges and all of that and give a smoother look.
- They are great to make your dresses daytime casual and less bare..
- They are perfect for travel- and day to night wear.
You need a few of these in your warm weather closet so let’s look at a few options and some ways to style them. I love them with a longer skirt and t-shirt like I am wearing here with my Tommy Bahama Two Palms linen jacket that looks great after so may years and wears… and a new short jacket from Anthro..
Some current options to consider…Photos are linked.
No matter your height or age, the longer casual skirt is another piece that’s going to be a workhorse in your closet. If you find a few that are comfy with elastic waists, (and even better with pockets), you are going to want to wear these all the time. You can pair them with just a nice t-shirt or tank and a jacket like above, or with a white cotton or denim button down- tied at the waist. I adore the feeling of a light long skirt on a summery day with pretty sandals and a straw bag..
A few to consider..some longer and some mid-length.. I like this denim one as it looks relaxed..Links on photos.
I love the one shoulder trend .. fun options like this one in three colors..
More elegance and layering options with this one shoulder top – and these Target camisole matte satin tanks are great pieces .. color options here and here.
I love the Zara white one, this fun Tory Burch tote in multiple colors, and the classic H&M woven bag looks good with everything for $25.
A few cute dresses..
I love to get a new dress or two for the summer and when you see cute ones grab them as they tend to go fast.. This one shoulder dress by Madewell is a great look for $69. If you’re concerned about wearing a strapless bra with these.. You needn’t! I wear a regular bra and tuck the exposed shoulder strap in the side of the bra.. So much more comfy.
A few other fun ones..like this green floral in two styles…Maxi and a spaghetti strap version- and this pink SZ Blockprint dress… ( All cute under the mini- jackets!)
I’ve also had my eye on the Two Palms linen dress by Tommy Bahama that is a perennial best seller like my jacket. I just can’t decide which color – so many good ones. I love the raw edges and cute neckline- and pockets. This is the perfect vacation dress and no you won’t need to iron this.. It looks great natural.
If I had somewhere special to go, I would consider this dress from J Crew Collection..
I love this Tory tank suit with the clips.. and the original tunic coverups she made when she started are back and this green would be a dream with it..
This J Crew stamp print coverup and matching suit are adorbs…
I also adore this one shoulder ruched suit from J.Crew. I have the safari green which is on sale with a few others now for $59, and all these one shoulders would be darling with a pair of white beach pants or beach skirt.. I want another color and thinking the yellow or stripe is fun.
I also am finally going to order myself a pair of these Birkenstocks...
Loving these sunglasses in the olive and the buff colors…
I hope this gave you some ideas for 2023 warm weather trends and ways to work some of these pieces into what you already have..I’ll try and add more items as we move through into summer- if it ever gets here!
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If you missed last month’s Signature Style I shared casual chic dresses you need for spring and summer and my favorite brands.
Now stop by Cindy’s blog to see what she is sharing…. always some gorgeous things and great ideas…
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