Summer seems to be the time when we want to break out all the bright colors and exciting new trends, am I right? After all, winter for most seems to be over, except for maybe Maine, where they just got snow on June 18th!
There are times though that I just want that "clean girl aesthetic".
Simple, polished basics that have me feeling pulled together and ready to take on the day.
You truly don't have to spend a fortune to look fabulous, and most of these looks you can find hanging in your closet right now, and if all else fails, thrifting for basics is a great option too.
Jean shorts + Tank + Oversized Shirt
Button Down: Good Threads Men's White Button Down (thrifted)
Crop Tank: Old Navy (current)
Jean Shorts: Wild Fable at Target (similar)
A cotton button down is the perfect addition to any outfit, adds a layer of interest and sun protection. This Frankie Shop Button Down in cotton poplin is an investment piece for sure, but one that will be a staple you reach for often!
Simple midi dress
Jacquard Brown Check Midi Dress: Wild Fable at Target
Clogs: White Mountain (thrifted) similar here.
I'm loving the Y2K vibes this summer from Wild Fable at Target!
Just look at this Rou Knit dress by Reformation. Add a cute straw bag and strappy heels and you're ready to go.
Tube Top + Maxi SKirt
Tube Top: Style Envy (thrifted) but find them here on Thred Up.
White Cardigan: Time & Tru: Walmart (similar here)
Vintage Linen Maxi Skirt: Merona from Target (similar here)
What's simpler than a tube top and maxi skirt? Easy, breezy summer vibes.
The flowing design of this Rami maxi by Banana Republic is a dream!
Pair this with a form fitting top to create balance.
silk top + tank + white jeans
Silk Button Down: J.Jill (thrifted but Similar here)
Tank: A New Day at Target
White Jeans: Gloria Vanderbilt (thrifted but similar here)
Beaded Bag: Vintage Nine West (thrifted but similar here)
Brown Chunky Sandals: Sonoma at Kohls (thrifted but similar here)
A pulled together look perfect for the office, or a cool summer evening out.
This blouse by Quince is an affordable option, comes in several different colors and is stretch silk and washable too!
I hope these looks inspire you to put a few outfits together that can help you feel confident and ready to get out the door. There is beauty in a basic wardrobe and classic pieces you can build on for years to come!
Let me know in the comments, what's your Must have basic pieces for your wardrobe?