Now that the summer solstice has passed we’re seeing a lot more minimal looks to beat the heat; however, minimal does not necessary have to mean simple. Try out funky prints to pep up your outfits. Summer basics like crop tops and denim shorts are all we want to wear in the scorching heat of Sacramento, but you can spice it up by buying embellished or printed basic items.
I tend to gravitate towards tribal prints in the summer, maybe because of festival season and the ever popular hipster trend gives me tons of summer style inspiration. This Fashionista has a dressed down festival look with a mint Aztec printed crop top paired with black high-waisted shorts. I loved the studding she added to herself. I always appreciate the hard work one puts into their own style because it makes it that much more one-of-a-kind with a DIY touch. Purchasing studs off Amazon or Etsy and adding them to a pair of thrifted mom-pants cut-offs can be a cheap alternative to my favorite UNIF high-waisted shorts.
Gladiator sandals should be any Fashionista’s summer staple that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Lately, I’ve been gawking over Sam Edelman‘s designs and think it’s an awesome brand to check out of you’re in the market for a new summer sandal.
My summer style tip would be to purchase a lot of basics, but instead of getting solid colors, look for tanks with an awesome print, a fun cut-out or a cute embellishment that you like. This way you can just throw on a shirt and shorts and you’ve already got a rad outfit, making jewelry less of a necessity to complete your look. In the summer time you’re always on the move whether it’s going on vacation, work, a summer internship or simply having a night on the town.