Gettin' Beachy: Summer Vacay Style Guide

MONOCh-ROMANTIC

This look is definitely more on the romantic/feminine side with this long flowing maxi dress. I absolutely love the palm print, I am all about it this summer. I don't care if it's cliche, I don't care if I look like a tourist, I LOVE IT. I kept it simple with the shoes and accessories because the print of the dress is a little busy. Paired with the unique silhouettes, the neutral color palette gives this feminine ensemble a little edge. The monochromatic aspect gives a very girly girl, a very "cool girl" vibe.

 

PREPP-ED FOR SUN

First and foremost, I don't have $1,000 to spend on a shirt, and I can bet good money that most of you don't either. This is solely for inspo, and any white graphic tee would suffice. I chose this Gucci tee because I literally dream about it at night, so I had to include it in this post in some way. I kept the color palette of this look very light and clean. I absolutely love the tie front detailing on the skirt, I think it makes it just a little more interesting. This woven bag from reformation...I have no words. It's everything I could want in a summer bag and so, SO perfect to complete a beachy, summer look. The Keds keep the outfit clean and leaning towards the preppy side. I would definitely accessorize this look with some simple gold jewelry. I'd probably layer some thin gold chain chokers, maybe some hoops, and simple thin rings. 

 

A LITTLE BIT BOHO

I grew up ten minutes away from the beach, and when I moved out at eighteen, I also lived just a few minutes away from the Pacific Ocean. So, no matter what direction my style goes in over the years, I will first and foremost be a boho beach babe (in my head). Fringe, crochet, tie dye, loose and flowy fits, earthy tones, I'm all about it. I decided to add a little "pop" of color with this yellow tie front top from Reformation. A striped top also would've went so well, and you can fin similar tops at Verge Girl and Relisation. As for these little cactus shoes from ASOS...I had to. How cute are they? And they fit so well. 

 

Spice It Up

Okay, I went a little loco with the prints here, but I feel like they're all subtle enough to mesh together. I'd definitely throw a pair of cut off Levi shorts over the one piece from Midsommar, but this pants-less combo is still totally wearable for a beachy getaway. I've been trying to add a little more color to my wardrobe, and this is a great place to start. The solid white suit brings a little balance, breaking up the excitement of the prints and colors, and calming it down just enough to a point that isn't "boring". I can totally picture myself laying on the beach in Santorini, Greece. maybe if I picture it hard enough, it'll come true. 

 

 

MY FAVORITE SPOTS TO SHOP SUMMER STYLE

Verge Girl  |  Reformation  |  Topshop  |  Urban Outfitters  |  Madewell  |  Tony Bianco  |  Planet Blue  |  Revolve

When shopping for summer attire I try to stick to lighter colors. When it comes to prints I'm definitely opting for those super cool floral/palm prints this summer, especially for pants, pajama tops, shoes, bags, etc. I'm also dying for stripes this summer, I know stripes are always a thing, but this summer, I will live and breath them for sure. For fabrics, obviously look for lightweights and breathables like linen, cotton, and rayon.

My favorite and most simple styling tip for summer is to just throw on a cute set, like this one from Free People, and have a little fun with the accessories. The trending yellow sunnies are definitely going to be my go-to accessory for the next few months. What's your favorite summer accessory this year? Let's talk about it in the comments below!