How to Keep Summer Outfits from Being Boring

June 24, 2016

I loved the colors in this pastel striped dress. I also loved that it gave me an opportunity to wear my pink hat. I love hats for many reasons, but this time it was because it covered up my roots. Ha! Thankfully I just had my appointment. Hats, fun shoes, sunglasses, and a good bag are always my go-to items when I want to keep things interesting. This dress was fun on its own but better with good accessories. My only complaint is that the stripes don’t exactly meet in the front bust seam.

All of this led me to thinking about how to keep summer outfits from being boring. If you are like me, you love winter for all the layering and accessory options. I have found a few easy tweaks keep my summer outfits interesting. Here are a few tips:

  1. Forget beanies, scarves, and gloves – buy a summer hat. Whether a light color like mine or a straw option, they always add interest.
  2. Think statement shoes – lace up shoes are so in right now and always make a statement without adding heat/layers.
  3. Have fun with your sunglasses – I love having a couple different options when it comes to sunglasses. Whether mirrored, round, or a fun color, sunglasses really accent an outfit well. I use Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program which is like Netflix for sunglasses. It allows me to swap my sunnies anytime I want while saving my wallet. Use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for 10% off.
  4. Mix up your bag – I added this white bag and a pink one to my collection over the spring and have worn them constantly. They are such fun summer pieces with the lighter colors. Straw totes are all the rage lately too and would be a good option.

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How to Keep Summer Outfits from Being Boring

Pastel Striped Dress c/o Goodnight Macaroon // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Wedges c/o Sole Society // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop // Jean Jacket: Banana Republic // Hat: Forever21

Also, Shopbop is currently offering 25% off their sale items through today. I always love when they have a sale because you can get so many designer items at a discount. My favorite blush midi dress and the black version of the bag I have on today are included! I’m sharing some of my favorite items below.

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111 Comments

  • Reply Alexis Grant July 4, 2016 at 7:54 am

    That dress is amazing!

  • Reply ADA July 4, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I love this pastel striped dress for something different but I agree the stripes not matching at the bust bother me too. You styled the dress great. The shoes and hat (I need them both lol) couldn’t go more perfectly with your dress. And I agree with your tips and all those Shopbop picks.

  • Reply Rina Doria July 2, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Your summer outfits are definitely NEVER boring!

    xoxo
    Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup June 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Loving ALL your accessories! Your dress is super cute too! This is a perfect summer look!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Qazi Fabia hoq June 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Your outfits are definitely pin worthy!! I love your tips! I agree, straw hat & statement shoe can instantly change the way u look! Summer is also time to have fun with different accessories especially sunglasses & bags ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://www.afashionholicslife.blogspot.com

  • Reply Sheree June 29, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Love this easy breezy style and the wedge sandal is so cute!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Reply Margot R June 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I love this dress ! Light colours are really nice.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Jodi-Kay Edwards June 28, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I love the neutrals in this, from the hat to the dress to the shoes it all flows so well!
    http://lifestylefinesse.com/wise/

  • Reply ElleSees.net June 28, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I definitely needed those tips. You look gorgeous!!

  • Reply Anna James June 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    In LOVE with that handbag and how you styled it!

    I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog today. I would love if you could swing by and check it out. Fash Boulevard

  • Reply PetiteSilverVixen @petitevix June 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Such a pretty dress for summer. I love coloured bags too in pastel colours – pink, mint, yellow. Just add a pop of colour.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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