We are officially in that weird limbo weather where it’s kind of cool in the mornings, but still hot in the afternoon, which makes for some tricky styling! I wanted to share a quick glimpse at what I’ve been wearing because there are a few new items I thought you’d like to see. And, so you can watch me muddle through ‘transition’ dressing. Ha!
After today’s post I will be letting my regular 7 Days of Outfits series take a breather for a month or so because I have some other (super fun!) content planned. Stay tuned!
My Elizabeth Suzann Clyde shorts arrived just in time for the last heat wave of the summer! I ordered a size up from my Clyde Pants, (pants = 4, shorts =6) and they are still a little shorter and narrower than I expected! But after a few days of wear the linen has loosened up and they feel a little more ‘flowy’ like I was hoping they would. The quality of the fabric is outstanding. Beautiful, sturdy, soft, breathable linen. I wore these shorts to a super hot soccer game at a big stadium, and they did an excellent job helping me stay comfortable. The airflow in linen shorts is hard to beat.
I’ve been wearing my Pons a lot lately, more than my huaraches, which have gotten loose on my heels again (despite sizing down and pads on the inside of the heel). I think I prefer the look of the huaraches, but the Pons perform better. I’m sad to start tucking these items away for the winter, but excited to wear them next summer!
This top from Only Child has been a big hit for me this summer. It’s one of those instant-outfit type tops, and I love how well it pairs with high-waisted bottoms. I will see if I can wear it through fall, but I think the fabric might be a little light.
Style Score: 9 – I really love the balanced, slightly-hourglass shape of this look!
Real talk: I wore these shorts for the better part of a week when they arrived. I didn’t photograph all of the outfits because I didn’t want to bore you guys. They are extremely functional, and comfortable, and cool, and good-looking. I typically feel more dressed down than I want to be when I wear shorts, but I wear them anyway because life as a mom of young kids sometimes demands it. However, adding this leather tote really helped take my look up a few notches. I’m a big fan of casual/dressy contrast in an outfit.
The bag is the new Day Market Tote by Everlane, which they sent me as a gift. At first, I was kind of underwhelmed, and the tote felt so serious. But, to my surprise, I now love it! It’s a very classic bag in a sturdy, structured leather, that has loosened up nicely with some use. I love that I can just toss it on the floor with all my things, and not have to worry about it getting stained or scuffed up. For a hot minute I wished I had gotten the navy instead, but I love the simplicity of black.
Style Score: 7 – This look is pretty snoozable in my opinion. It is really functional, but not as unique as I typically like.
A cooler day allowed me to test out these Everlane jeans a little more. They are definitely tighter than I like, which makes me glad I (re)ordered a size up. I quite like the mid blue wash because it works well with all the white and cream in my closet. This blouse is one of my oldest and most favorite shirts. I love the detailing on the sleeves. I don’t wear it a ton, but when I do it always makes me happy. Do you have pieces like that?
Style Score: 9 – I like the contrast of the sporty black backpack and the soft, feminine top.
This outfit is 100% comfortable, and 100% my style. And it makes me totally happy! The fitted shirt is a nice balance to the wide bottoms, and the subtle shoe lets the pants be the star.
Style Score: 10 – Love this look so much! That’s why you’ve probably already seen it.
I really like these jeans! They are a fabulous fit. Snug, but not too snug. I wish I would have tried them on in my true size, but I was so close-minded to the ‘boyfriend’ label on them. I also didn’t like the droopy-crotch look I’d seen in the press release. I don’t mind that look on others, but it’s not usually for me.
Style Score: 7 – Feeling underwhelmed by this look. For some reason it didn’t feel quite ‘me.’ I’ll have to do some soul-searching on that one.
LESSONS: Keep contrast in mind when building outfits, particularly the casual/dressy combo. Transition dressing is not my jam, and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that summer + fall clothes = too many choices!