Warm temps call for relaxed clothes and this summer, the uniform consists of denim shorts, blousy tees and flat sandals. In whatever color combo you can imagine, this trio will see you through sunny days in the most laid-back, comfortable way. Here are three takes on this summer’s essential ensemble:
Top: Raw edges and colorful embroidery give an earthy feel to the Free People Hawaiian Crafty Boxy Tee ($68). Free shipping on purchases of $75 or more with code: SHIP75 at Karmaloop!
Shorts: A basic pair of denim cutoffs will get you through the entire summer. Paige Premium Denim Silverlake Stretch Denim Cutoff Shorts ($139) in Island wash are a basic go-with-everything blue.
Sandals: Embellished flat sandals are still a huge trend. We love the bright orchid pink of the DV by Dolce Vita Ash Sandal ($59.95).
Top: The painterly pattern on the Michael Stars Blurry Plaid Top ($68) is arty and abstract, and perfectly paired with crisp pleated shorts.
Shorts: Pleats can be flattering when they are added as a pocket details. Theyskens’ Theory Wafu Shorts ($185) come in a dark navy wash and have frayed edges to keep the look casual.
Sandals: Love the ankle strap and silver buckle on Vince Camuto’s Anna Sandal (On sale! $19.95). Black toughens up the look, but these are also available in white and tan.
Top: Bright and breezy, the NYC Boutique Striped Raglan Top ($28) is made from a lightweight knit, featuring short sleeves and a chest pocket. Free shipping on purchases of $75 or more! (Code: SHIP75)
Shorts: Frayed cuffed hems on the MOTHER Skinny Not Skinny Frayed Hem Denim Shorts ($176) keep your look casual. Love the look of cream/neutral shorts paired with bright stripes and leather sandals.
Sandals: Whipstitched leather adds a bohemian look to Frye’s Amelie Flat Sandals ($158). Also available in a lighter natural leather. Definitely a pair that you will get some wear out of.
What about you? What is your summer uniform?