Four Essentials Your Wardrobe Needs This Summer

Summer is finally here in Seattle as we have hit a beautiful streak of warm weather. This means that it’s either cool summer dresses or shorts and tank tops for me. Thankfully, HER. Boutique has some really cute options for all of them. While shorts and a tank top may seem so casual, especially if you’re like me and like to pull off the casual chic as much as you can, with a hot sun you have to find ways to embrace it and make it as fashionable as possible! Today I’m sharing four summer essentials your wardrobe can’t live without as well as some tips on keeping your summer attire practical and fashionable at the same time.HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

  1. 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!
    HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

    HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

  2. 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!
    HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

  3. 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!HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

    HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss MollyHERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

  4. 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?!
    HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

    HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss MollyHERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

Styling tips

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!

HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly

HERboutique.com | Distressed Shorts | Racerback Tank | Striped Top | Summer Fashion | Style Miss Molly
I’d love to hear from you, what are some of the items on your summer essentials list?
Keep smiling!
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Check out other posts this month styling the cutest clothes from HER. Boutique:
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Shorts: Articles of Society Distressed Denim ($54)  // Shirt: Striped Racerback Tank ($24) // Earrings: Circles of Sparkles ($14)  //  Shoes: Similar Studded Flats – Rebecca Minkoff (on sale, $87)  // Lipstick: MAC Pigeon Pink

 

Use code MISSMOLLY20 to 20% off both the shorts and the shirt and everything else at HER. Boutique.

 

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  1. Avatar July 28, 2016 / 7:52 am

    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.

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 11:10 am

      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!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 11:10 am

      Neutral clothing is always a great option because it matches everything! Smart girl!

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    snappedbygracie
    July 28, 2016 / 10:54 am

    obsessed!! Such great pieces for summer. Thanks for sharing! xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

  3. Avatar July 28, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    love your earrings and shoes!! Great tips! I need to invest in some WOW black tops!!

  4. Avatar July 28, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Oh yes I am SO loving those earrings even more up close. This whole look is so fun. You definitely do casual right!

    Stephanie | drunkonvogue.com

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 11:11 am

      Thanks Stephanie! I Knew you would! They are SUCH a fun pair of earrings! Statement making for sure!

  5. Avatar July 28, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Such a cute look! I love the shorts and shoes.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 11:12 am

      Thanks Jenny! I seem to be wearing them a lot lately because it’s been so WARM!

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    Casey
    July 28, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Love this whole look! I kind of want to buy every single piece of it 🙂

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thanks girl! And no one said you couldn’t haha 😉 I’m sure it would all look amazing on you!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 11:13 am

      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!

  7. Avatar July 28, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Love it! Great tips on taking a simple summer look and making it trendy. I love those earrings and shorts 😍!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Thanks Angie! It sure does make summer a lot more fun when you have earrings like this to accessorize with!

  8. Avatar July 29, 2016 / 7:14 am

    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!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      I’m definitely with you on that! I love these statement earrings so much, I’m wearing them again today! Have a great weekend!

  9. Avatar July 29, 2016 / 9:37 am

    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

    http://www.stylelullaby.com

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Aww thank you so much Sharon! That is seriously the best compliment, because a smile is the best accessory! 🙂

  10. Avatar July 29, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    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.

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      I agree! I’ve always thought high neck tanks are so flattering too! What color did you get?!

  11. Avatar July 29, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Your outfit is so cute and perfect for summer! Girl I love those shoes! I need a pair in my life…

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Thanks girl! You totally need a pair like these in your life. Summer isn’t over yet!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Aww thanks Hannah! I feel like a smile is the best thing a girl can wear! ;D Keep smiling!

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    Rebeca Camareno
    July 29, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Super cute! Great post, thank you for sharing! Loved the sandals! Everything looks great on you!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! The sandals are so fun, because I just LOVE studs! Hope you’re having a great summer!

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    Kelly Alex
    July 29, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    yes need them all, so beautiful babe!

  14. Avatar July 29, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    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 😁

    Xoxo Takingonthekitchen.weebly.com

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      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 🙂

  15. Avatar July 29, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    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 🙁
    xo, Laura
    Have Need Want | http://www.have-need-want.com

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      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!

  16. Avatar July 29, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    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!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      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!

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    Aiko Cunanan
    July 30, 2016 / 12:38 am

    So beautiful, Molly! Love this comfy chic outfit! Love how you can effortlessly style both casual looks and dressy looks <3

    Sincerely,

    aikocunanan.com

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      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!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      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!

  18. Avatar August 1, 2016 / 9:02 am

    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!

    Coming Up Roses

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      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?!

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    GuardtheVineyard
    August 1, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    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.

    Lauren Jill | GuardTheVineyard.com

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    GuardtheVineyard
    August 1, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    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.

    Lauren Jill | GuardTheVineyard.com

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      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!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks Lauren! So glad you agree coming from a gorgeous fashionista such as yourself! Are there any summer essentials you can’t live without?!

  21. Avatar August 2, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    I love all of this! That striped shirt is so cute!!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      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!

  22. Avatar August 2, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Love love those denim shorts!!

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I could totally see you rocking them! I think every girl must have a pair of distressed shorts!

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    shaine
    August 2, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    love your earing! totally love this post!

    hope you could check-out my blog 🙂
    Xoxo,Shaine

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks Shaine! I love these earrings so much I’m wearing them again today! So fun for summer!

  24. Avatar August 5, 2016 / 9:05 am

    LOVE your shorts! So casual chic.

    • Molly | Style Miss Molly August 5, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks Chelsea! You could definitely rock these shorts with your boho-chic vibes!

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