Summer Threads

By: Brooke Gudgel

Ah, Summer. We all know Oklahoma summers mean heat, humidity, and more heat. Given that I love fall colors and style, I have always struggled with finding a wardrobe that I absolutely love during the summer time. With the constant heat and the occasional tsunami rainstorm, it can often be hard to find weather-appropriate clothing that is both cute and comfortable. Although I am usually right there with you in this struggle, I have recently found a few things that I’ve fallen in love with this season. I’m all about comfort and making my pieces worth their money, so here are a few items that are easy to throw on and get on with your day in the sun.

Cotton Swing Dress:

What I love about these dresses is how easy they are to make an outfit out of. They are absolutely the perfect balance between comfortable and fashionable. One swing dress can be made into dozens of outfits with the addition of accessories. Add a floppy hat and sandals for a casual day at the pool. For a day of site seeing, throw on a cute tassel necklace and some comfy Birkenstocks.

(Credit: Antique Garden, Alyssa T-Dress, $46)

Free People Tank:

This is another one of my favorite items for summer. It is so simple yet adds so much to an outfit. With multiple colors available, I was tempted not to buy it in every color. During the day, grab a Free People bralette and a printed pair of shorts for a more casual look. Transition the tank into a night look by pairing the tank with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and some booties. From day to night, this tank will guarantee a solid look throughout your summer!

(Credit: Antique Garden, Free People Tank $20; Free People Bralette $38)

Short, layering necklaces:

A trend I’ve really loved this summer is the short necklace look. I love the layered necklace look and thinks it adds so much to an outfit. Shorter necklaces help pull an outfit together without overshadowing your clothing. Kendra Scott makes a great short, pendant necklace that can comes in most any color you can think of. For a less expensive alternative, most local boutiques carry many varieties of short necklaces.

(Credit: Antique Garden)

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