Summer Style Without the Florals & Frills: Get It Done!

Jacket: Topshop, Pants: Topshop, Tank: Old Abercrombie beater cut into crop top, Sandals: Forever 21, Backpack: Forever 21, Choker: Asos, Ring: Forever 21, Sunnies: Forever 21

Jacket: Topshop, Pants: Topshop, Tank: Old Abercrombie beater cut into crop top, Sandals: Forever 21, Backpack: Forever 21, Choker: Asos, Ring: Forever 21, Sunnies: Forever 21

Photography by Kristine Morgan

Photography by Kristine Morgan

Congratulations, you have almost made it through another workweek! Just one more day to go and you’re free for weekend festivities! It seems like there is always so much to get done this time of year between work, spring cleaning, preparing for summer, all of the family get-togethers and events, life can get pretty hectic. But I believe in you! You can do it, and do it in style! One thing that always gets me feeling a bit overwhelmed this time of year is all of the errands that pile up, and sometimes you feel like just throwing on some old sweat shorts and a big t-shirt to run around town. Although, over the years I have started to realize that putting a little extra effort into how you look and what you’re wearing makes you feel a lot better about yourself, giving you more energy and making for a much more productive day. So this blog post is dedicated to giving you an idea of how you can easily go that one extra step so that you’re feeling great even on the busiest and most tedious days. Here we have something I know well as a Minnesotan, the Canadian Tuxedo. But this is the cool version proving that you can wear denim on denim while still looking fashion forward. Denim is all around perfect for summer and this year it’s been seen all over the runways making it a major trend. I absolutely love this two piece denim set from Topshop because not only is it super comfortable and cool, but it has a white pinstripe giving it a little more personality than your typical pair of jeans. The jeans are also cropped making them look great with your go to pair of sandals. I chose these black platform sandals from Forever 21 because I could literally run around in them all day long without a blister in sight. Plus, the platform sandal trend is all the rage this season. Underneath my cool kid Canadian tuxedo I am wearing an old Abercrombie & Fitch tank that I cut into a crop top. I think the unfinished touch makes it look like you’re not trying too hard, because let’s be honest who wants to run around all day in some stuffy uncomfortable outfit?! Finally add some final touches with your favorite accessories. Obviously a choker is my favorite piece of jewelry at the moment, then a ring or two and some sunnies are always easy additions. Last but not least, my favorite part, the backpack! I highly recommend getting a fashionable backpack. I wear mine all the time and it was only about 30 bucks at Forever 21. It makes my life so much easier on a busy day, it’s hands free and you don’t have to worry about a purse swinging around everywhere getting in the way. I hope that this look gives you some inspiration to get up and get it done in style! Comment below with all of your thoughts, questions or post requests! Follow me on Instagram at @mpj11 and @herlifestyled, also go and give the HerLifeStyled Facebook page a like for more fashion fun! Get ready for more summer style advice in the near future! Let’s live a stylish life together!

 

Lots of love!

Meredith