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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  • Reply Meagan Brandon June 24, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Great post and tips! I agree about summer outfits getting kind of old–fall and winter are definitely my favorite fashion seasons because you can add so many layers/accessories. That and I prefer cooler weather, ha. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo


  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz June 24, 2016 at 6:51 am

    This outfit is anything but boring! I love the pretty pastel colors of that dress! Happy Friday love!

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine June 24, 2016 at 6:37 am

    These are fantastic tips, but I can tell you right now there is nothing about your outfits that would ever be boring! You are a gem and a pro at putting together cute pieces!! Of course I’m over the moon for your dress, and I hope you have a wonderful and sweet weekend!

  • Reply Nina June 24, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Thsi dress looks so pretty on you, love the colors. I love sunnies they can definitely make a statement.

  • Reply Jacquard Flower June 24, 2016 at 6:32 am

    You look lovely! I love the dress. Have a nice weekend. Gemma x

  • Reply Natali June 24, 2016 at 6:28 am

    You’re rocking these wedges and I’m loving your summertime perfect dress! Such a cute and girly outfit suits you perfectly! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel June 24, 2016 at 6:26 am

    These are great tips — totally agree with the hat and statement shoes. Such a cute dress and I love this hat! I have had a fear of buying a lighter color hat with my blonde hair, but you have proved me wrong, it looks so good on you! Have a great weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom June 24, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Such an adorable pink hat! I have several hats and I need to wear them more often to spice up some of my summer outfits. That dress is adorable, love the muted color and stripes!


  • Reply merel June 24, 2016 at 5:52 am

    The dress is amazing, and looks so comfy too!

    X Merel

  • Reply Rachelle June 24, 2016 at 5:22 am

    I still need to add a white bag to my collection, you look gorgeous lady.


  • Reply thefashionfolks June 24, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Such a lovely statement with the shoes and the sandals, so lovely and indeed a perfect way of making a summer outfit more fun! Xx

  • Reply Violette June 24, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Great tips! Love the dress!

  • Reply The Ocean's Dock June 24, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Great tips! I love this dress!

  • Reply thevelvetrunway June 24, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Beautiful outfit and great tips! I love your hat and I am a great fan of lace up shoes!
    Julia xx

  • Reply Rosanna Briguglio June 24, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Great tips, love adding a hat!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

  • Reply Carmen Jny (carmitive) June 24, 2016 at 2:14 am

    I’m so in love with your dresses! This one is just great – the print is so cool 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

  • Reply Mercy June 24, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Very pretty ensemble, you accessorised it really well.

  • Reply Trang Do June 24, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Love your dress! Looks so pretty!
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  • Reply Dana Ivy June 24, 2016 at 1:09 am

    I think I need your pink hat! LOVE! Such a great post and for sure, accessories are the best way to get yourself out of a summer dressing rut!!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

  • Reply C A M I June 24, 2016 at 12:27 am

    I totally agree with you, accessories can make the outfit stand out. I am in the search for a summer hat!

    Have a great weekend gorgeous, xx

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