Happy day, Reader Dearest!
Northern Hemisphere friends, now that we’re a few weeks into summer (And if you live anywhere in the South, even MORE weeks into hot weather!) your style just might be feeling wilted. You’re needing some cool outfit inspiration…
That’s where Outfit Recipes come in…
You could call them the boneless, skinless chicken breasts of the style world.
Like boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs) or a box of pasta, you can change the spices and additions according to your own taste and what you have in the fridge! (Or simply what’s not in the hamper! No, I wouldn’t know anything about that.)
I’ve written previously about using Outfit Recipes to speed up your morning and some other Style Shortcuts to help simplify your days. Just like you find yourself relying on different recipes in the kitchen in different seasons or years, you’ll find the same thing shifts and preference changes in your Outfit Recipes. Right now, I’m wearting these three are #onrepeat, so why not try them out?
Shorts + Sandals + Blouse
Shorts + Sandals + Blouse has regularly been one of my summer Outfit Recipe go-to’s, and is one that more and more women discovered during work-from-home adventure. It’s got all the comfort of shorts and a tee (Maybe even more since tees can cling and trap heat!) AND have enough polish to show up on camera. Here’s a variation of one of last summer’s Copycat Styles! Read more about the original inspo, see the original look and let me know which you like better.
Dress + Sandals + Statement Earrings
I sandwich this one in there because SO many people are dress-resistant… I hear it all the time.
- Dresses are too dressy. Nope. Dresses don’t have to be dressy. They can be super casual and relaxed!
- I don’t want to wear shapewear in the heat. Neither do I! Don’t wear a dress that needs shapewear!
- I don’t have the right shoes. What? Haven’t you seen all the influencers wearing Birks and athletic shoes with dresses?
Here, I threw out a selection of sandal styles: Flatforms, Flats and Heels. You do you! Hmmm. Yes, I rocked this for my 4th of July outfit! Can you guess which combination?
Why did I opt for statement earrings rather than a necklace or bunch of bangles? Because when the weather is super hot, I don’t want metal touching my chest or wrists. It’s like grabbing a hot seat belt buckle in the car… OUCH!
Colorful Necklace/s + Sandals + Column of White
OR Ivory or Khaki. Light olive would work here, too!
This time it’s all about reversing the order. Think about it like “Do I want Indian, or Mexican tonight?” Choosing the flavor profile your’re craving is like starting with the accessories. Sometimes we need to start with the spices and additions and then get to the chicken. (Or pasta or tofu! It’s tofu-tally up to you! #sorrynotsorry)
How About You?
Is the heat withering in your neck of the woods? What are your go-to warm weather Outfit Recipes? Did you check out last year’s Copycat with the same shirt and shorts? If so, which do you prefer? Last year’s or this year’s? Did you guess which combo I was chose for the 4th? Let me know in the comments below! I love to hear from you…