Summer Essentials

sleeveless top wide leg jeans black heels by 14 shades of grey

I was wondering what to write about this outfit – which is not that interesting by itself – when I remembered that I want to participate in Bri of Work Clothes, I Suppose’s Third Thursday Thread link-up. This month’s theme is Must-Have for Summer, and when I think about it, these two items that I’m wearing are actually quite important in my summer wardrobe.

The first is wide-leg pants. For me, dresses and skirts are never as comfy as pants, and I always have to wear bike shorts underneath them anyway, so they’re not great for summer. But wide-leg pants or jeans? I can move freely, and my legs are still nice and cool. Bonus: I won’t have to douse myself in bug spray to avoid getting eaten alive by mosquitoes.

The second is a cute top in a natural fabric, one that I can wear to work and not steam in my own sweat. This top, if you remember, was actually this dress, but I finally had the courage to rip out the skirt part of it and turn it into a much more wearable shirt. It’s cotton, it’s sleeveless, but it’s still dressy enough for work – perfect.

So what are your go-to items for the summer?

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sleeveless top by 14 shades of grey

Top: from a vintage dress, Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: thrifted, Bracelet: local shop

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4 Comments on “Summer Essentials”

  1. Anna Belle says:

    I’m so impressed by your dress-into-shirt! It’s so cute like this and I would wear it all summer!

  2. Oh, I love that dress MUCH more as a shirt! I’m glad you had the courage to do it! And those jeans look absolutely fantastic on you!
    My summer essentials… probably a good patterned stretchy scoop neck tee shirt, and a comfortable knee length circle skirt. I’m most “me” in that outfit, and it feels most comfortable.
    Probably why I have most of those two items in my closet…

  3. I loved the dress, but it looks fantastic as a shirt, as well! I can see why this is a perfect shirt for summer 🙂

  4. Bri Marie says:

    Definitely forget about wide leg pants, but they are such a great summer addition!


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