Shirt - Pimkie, Shorts - Forever 21, Sandals - Mudd (Kohls)
As summer comes to a close, I have come to see what everyone wears during the summer. This is what I refer to as, "The Summer Standard." Everyone in my town is wearing this outfit to an extant. But it's not only here, it's almost every teenage girl in the USA. I have friends in Wisconsin who are wearing this. When I was in Michigan and Oregon this summer, girls there were also wearing this. So, I think it's time to reinvent the summer standard. What I have are three different looks, each featuring one item from the original look, but all re-styled into stylish, summer looks.
Blouse - Primark, Skirt - Vintage, Bag - asos, Necklace - Forever 21, Sandals - Mudd (Kohls)
After three months of summer, I finally bought into the Birkenstock trend. Since it was the end of summer, they were on clearance for about $8 so I figured, why not? These birks are sort of a pewter/silver color, so when I was re-styling, I wanted to bring in some accessories with similar tones. I also still wanted the look to be comfy, so I decided the best way to conquer both of those would be to wear my blue and white, houndstooth midi skirt. With the skirt I paired a plain white blouse, a white and silver barrel bag, and a long silver necklace which really pops against the plain, white blouse.
The Grey Tee
Kimono - monteau (TJ Maxx), Jeans - Urban Outfitters, Ankle Boots - Rock & Republic for Kohls, Belt - JC Penny, Necklace - Forever 21, Tee - Pimkie
I felt that this look could easily be worn to a summer party but still completely comfortable. The nice thing about this look, is that you are still wearing jeans and a simple tee, but a few key pieces dress it up and make it perfect for a party. The first statement piece is a simple belt, but it brings in some nice gold accents. The second are the ankle boots, which also has some gold in them. What makes these ankle boots so perfect for summer are the cutouts. The cutouts make them feel lighter and more appropriate for summer. The final statement piece is my lace back kimono. I'm so in love with this beautiful kimono; with its lace back and fringe bottom it stands out against all of my other clothes. With these three pieces, it definitely amps up your average tee.
The Denim Shorts
Jacket - Forever 21, Shirt - Peter Pilotto for Target, Sneakers - Converse, Shorts - Forever 21
Finally here are the denim shorts. This look is still very casual and fun, but it brings in more color than the standard. The shirt has yellows and blues in it, and the jacket is bright red, so it has all three of the primary colors jumping out. By bringing in more color and a fun jacket, you're comfortable but still popping out against the rest of the standards.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Hopefully after reading this, you're now inspired to change up your standard!