Hello and happy hump day! I’m back today with a casual summer outfit. Yes, it’s orange again! Blue was having a moment there for a while, but it seems like orange is stealing the show this week. (In case you missed it, I styled an orange shift dress on Monday.)
Before we get started, I wanted to let y’all know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts in just a few weeks, on July 21. This is absolutely the biggest retail event of the year. They bring in a slew of new for 2017 fall merchandise and discount it up to 40% off. I realize that no one wants to think about fall in July, but this is the best time to get started on your fall wardrobe. Popular items sell fast, and card holders get Early Access starting on July 13.
If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you may want to consider getting one because the Early Access period is the best time to shop the #NSale, plus when you use the card you earn two points per dollar spent in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club. If you sign up before July 9th and make a purchase on the day you are approved, you’ll receive a free $20 note. Pretty sweet! If you don’t want to open a line of credit, they offer a debit card option.
So back to today’s outfit! I ordered this swing tee in the red tamale because I have a navy one in a similar style from last season that I love and wear at least once a week. This one doesn’t fit quite the same because my old one is linen and this one is cotton, but I like it a lot.
I do have to say, though, it’s called a “vintage soft swing tee” but it’s not as soft as I was hoping. It’s a little stiff, actually, but I expect it to soften up some in the wash.
This top has a high-low hem and a slight a-line shape, so it’s definitely not figure-hugging, but sometimes it’s nice to throw on a top that doesn’t cling or highlight any extra lumps and bumps you might be accumulating while you sit on your hiney for four weeks with vertigo… not that I would know anything about that! Haha!
The rounded v-neck is modest, and the back has a nice gathered detail. If you like it, hop on it because it is currently coming up $11.99 after you put it in your cart, and I expect it to sell out quickly. I have the small, for size reference.
I know not everyone shares my affinity for short shorts so I ordered these denim Bermuda roll shorts with a 6″ inseam to show a different length. I like them, but I wouldn’t call them Bermudas, which generally have a 9″ or 10″ inseam. True Bermuda shorts are tricky to wear so these are a nice happy medium.
These also come in petite, by the way. They’re currently marked down to $39, which is a great price. I have the 6, and they’re snug but stretchy. They fit close to the thigh without being too tight.
Of course every woman is different and some reviewers felt they were too tight, but if you struggle with shorts often being too wide through the leg opening, these might work for you.
I considered sneakers for this casual look, but I decided to wear neutral sandals because I tried these shorts with my grey Converse a few days ago and felt like my legs looked stumpy. Something about the combination of the longer shorts and the dark-colored sneakers didn’t seem to work for me.
Any time you wear a shoe with a higher vamp, they will shorten the line of the leg, so that’s something to keep in mind when deciding which shoes to pair with your shorts and skirts.
My white Converse would probably look better than the grey because they’re lighter, but to be on the safe side, I wore sand patent sandals to visually elongate the line of the leg. My gold sandals would work just as well, but I’ve shown them a lot lately.
I carried my woven bottom beach tote because I like how it looks with these sandals, and I can see wearing this outfit to the park or somewhere that you may need a larger tote for sunscreen and bug spray and things like that. I’ve been primarily using this tote as a pool bag, but it could certainly be a daily carryall if you have the need for a large bag.
Finally, notice the turquoise jewelry. It’s always my first instinct to throw on plain gold or silver accessories with a bright color like this, but it’s a pretty basic outfit so I decided to add some interest with my jewelry.
Turquoise and orange is always a great combination so I wore this gold and turquoise layered necklace and these turquoise stone drop earrings. My necklace is sold out, but you get the idea. Anything in this color family would be pretty paired with orange.
I finished off the look with a couple of gold bangles and my oversized Maui Jim sunnies, and I’m totally ready for a picnic at the park or a backyard barbecue in this easy breezy summer outfit!
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!
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