All about that top.
Ladies, if you’re going for shorts and a tank top, that shirt better be making a statement! I like to look for shirts that are simple yet have interesting details such as lace, peplum, straps or zippers. For me, this striped racer back tank does it all. The high neckline gives it some intrigue, the loose fit definitely cools me down, and the stripes are one of my favorite summer prints. Every fashionista must have at least ONE striped shirt in her closet at all times and it’s hard to go wrong with a top like this especially for the price! Using my code MISSMOLLY20, exclusive for Style Miss Molly followers, you can get it for only $19. Sweet deal right there!
Easy city flats.
Yes, you need some comfortable flats for your fun summer activities. I recommend staying with a neutral pair of sandals like these studded flats that you can style with anything. Not only will this save you money, but it will be especially helpful when you’re traveling by not having to pack as much. Neutral shoes have saved me so much on my weekend getaways!
A go-to pair of shorts.
Every girl needs a pair of go-to summer shorts and these are it for me. HER. Boutique is full of some great styles. I could live in these Articles of Society distressed shorts all summer long and they go with everything (Again, great deal at only $43 using my discount MISSMOLLY20). They are one of those styles that are on repeat so you will definitely be getting your money’s worth! The distressed denim is also a fun way of making it summer ready without looking too dressed up. Depending on the top you style it with – casual, chic, or a little bit of both – you are ready for looking fashionable all summer long!
A large bag.
I don’t know what I would do without a large bag in the summer time. It seems like I’m always on the go and need room to carry my essentials. Again, I love keeping it neutral so it goes with anything and you don’t have to switch it out a lot. My post “The Only Color Handbag You’ll Ever Need” can tell you why. I love a bag with structure because it helps keep the look chic, but totes (especially reversible ones) are definitely at the top of my list too! Currently, this Kate Spade bag in blush pink is on clearance for only $167. I love Kate Spade! Who’s with me?!
Accessorize with statement jewelry like these amazing sparkle earrings or bold lipstick to brighten up your look. Keeping things minimal in summer is always welcome too, so this is totally optional, but I can’t seem to get away from my personal obsession for bold lipstick and statement earrings. It seems to help polish off the look by keeping me fashionable with a smile on my face!
Very cute!! I’ve been looking for shoes just like that, and I love the neutral nature of them, but with that cute flare of personality with the studs. Adoringggg the top as well. Perfect summer essentials.
Thank you Joy! I am so glad I got these shoes! I wear them so much they actually broke, but hopefully can’t tell because I don’t want to get rid of them haha!
I have similar requirements when I buy tops. Simple with something a little interesting. I also tend to skew towards neutral clothing period hehe.
Neutral clothing is always a great option because it matches everything! Smart girl!
obsessed!! Such great pieces for summer. Thanks for sharing! xx, gracie
Thank you! I was definitely feeling summer fun wearing this outfit!
love your earrings and shoes!! Great tips! I need to invest in some WOW black tops!!
Thanks Angela! Aren’t these earrings the BOMB? Seriously love them! 🙂
Oh yes I am SO loving those earrings even more up close. This whole look is so fun. You definitely do casual right!
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Thanks Stephanie! I Knew you would! They are SUCH a fun pair of earrings! Statement making for sure!
Such a cute look! I love the shorts and shoes.
Thanks Jenny! I seem to be wearing them a lot lately because it’s been so WARM!
I love that tank and those earrings! You’re so stinkin cute!
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Thanks my friend! You always know how to bring a smile to my face!
Love this whole look! I kind of want to buy every single piece of it 🙂
Thanks girl! And no one said you couldn’t haha 😉 I’m sure it would all look amazing on you!
I love your casual look paired with gorgeous accessories!
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Thank you! I’ve been dressy so much lately that it was time to ditch the summer dresses and bring in some casual vibes. Glad you approve!
Love it! Great tips on taking a simple summer look and making it trendy. I love those earrings and shorts 😍!
Thanks Angie! It sure does make summer a lot more fun when you have earrings like this to accessorize with!
Great summer essentials and I love your outfit!
Thank you for sharing your styling tips too – statement earrings or bold lipstick can totally transform your look!
I’m definitely with you on that! I love these statement earrings so much, I’m wearing them again today! Have a great weekend!
You are SO cute! Love how radiant your smile is. It’s no wonder you keep telling people to keep smiling <3 Have a lovely weekend babe! xo, sharon
Aww thank you so much Sharon! That is seriously the best compliment, because a smile is the best accessory! 🙂
These are my definite summer go tos as well! Looking good as always babe. Hugs, Kait
Girl you and I both then! That’s so awesome that you love the same essentials!
I love this look. High neck tanks are so classy – I love them! I just bought one recently and I want to wear it everyday. I love how the colors of this outfit are so soft.
I agree! I’ve always thought high neck tanks are so flattering too! What color did you get?!
Your outfit is so cute and perfect for summer! Girl I love those shoes! I need a pair in my life…
Thanks girl! You totally need a pair like these in your life. Summer isn’t over yet!
Love your outfit! You have such a beautiful smile also!
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Aww thanks Hannah! I feel like a smile is the best thing a girl can wear! ;D Keep smiling!
Super cute! Great post, thank you for sharing! Loved the sandals! Everything looks great on you!
Thanks Rebecca! The sandals are so fun, because I just LOVE studs! Hope you’re having a great summer!
yes need them all, so beautiful babe!
Thank you! So glad you agree! Do you have them all?!
Thanks Taylor! I love summer clothes the best!
Your outfit is so cute! I have definitely learned about having a great pair of flats. Recently bought a pair out of necessity and have work them almost everyday for the past two week 😁
Thank you Abby! You are definitely right. A great pair of flats are essential and that’s OK to wear them every day. WORK IT 🙂
Such a cute summer outfit! I love your sandals and those statement earrings are so pretty!! I’m looking forward to next summer when I’ll feel more comfortable wearing shorts! The maternity options I’ve found haven’t been great 🙁
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Oh no! I can’t imagine maternity options for shorts. If I ever find some I’ll definitely tell you about them! Thank you for the summer love and compliments!
You look great in this outfit! I like a large bag in the summer because I always need a sweater when I go inside an air conditioned building!
I’m definitely the same way! My summer bag always has a sweater in it! So glad I brought mine today because I’m totally wearing it now! 🙂 Have a great day!
So beautiful, Molly! Love this comfy chic outfit! Love how you can effortlessly style both casual looks and dressy looks <3
Thanks Aiko! I’m so glad you love my casual chic vibes, because you ALWAYS looks stunning. Huge compliment coming from you! Hope you’re having a great summer!
Love to add a large bag for summer, both chic and very practical! And you can always trust a pair of shorts! Xx
YES! A large bag for summer is a MUST! The only thing I hate about shorts in the summer is the way it feels on my car’s leather seats! haha – OUCH! 🙂 Have a great day!
YAS girl…I lovelovelove all of these recommendations! I just bought a cute striped top that’s so lightweight and flowy and was clearance at Target…it’s a go-to!
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Clearance at Target?! YES girl! You know how to shop! Wish we lived closer so we could go shopping together. Wouldn’t that be awesome?!
Those earrings though! You look so happy in these images! I think that you should teach a modeling course to us newbies hehe. I really like the neckline on this Tank as well, this neckline needs to be in my closet, now.
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Those earrings though!! I like the neckline on that tank too. I need some of this neckline in my closet, like now. You look so happy in these pictures! You should teach a modeling course to, us, newbies hehe.
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These earrings are incredible. I could totally see you wearing them! I’m so guilty of wearing them again today! haha! And yes, I love this neckline. It’s great for us smaller chested ladies LOL. Love you Lauren!
I love this bag!! Gorgeous!
Thank you! I totally rock this bag all year long! Love it!
Love all of your summer essentials and totally agree!
Thanks Lauren! So glad you agree coming from a gorgeous fashionista such as yourself! Are there any summer essentials you can’t live without?!
I love all of this! That striped shirt is so cute!!
Thanks Lexi! I know this striped shirt would TOTALLY look adorable on you! It’s so flattering on everyone! Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Love love those denim shorts!!
Thanks Sarah! I could totally see you rocking them! I think every girl must have a pair of distressed shorts!
love your earing! totally love this post!
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Thanks Shaine! I love these earrings so much I’m wearing them again today! So fun for summer!
LOVE your shorts! So casual chic.
Thanks Chelsea! You could definitely rock these shorts with your boho-chic vibes!
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks! I have been wearing them non stop!