Well-known Blogger Tsh Oxenreider recently summed up my fashion philosophy – “…dress simply, dress repeatedly, and dress in what you like best.” I prefer a few quality pieces to a closet full of trends that may or may not match up with my lifestyle, schedule, or body type.
Here’s what I’ve been wearing (over and over again) as the end-of-summer nears and the warm weather promises to linger into the early fall.
Jeans by US Polo Assn.
Tucson recently debuted an all-electric, USA-made, absolutely beautiful streetcar. The 3.9-mile route makes stops at the university, 4th avenue, downtown, and the mercado. I attended a press conference at the end of July and hopped aboard for a media + VIP ride a few days prior to the official launch. The 100-degree temps called for some creativity. I went with these kate skinny jeans by U.S. Polo Assn. (available at Sears; $19.99 for the win), mini prima kara heels by Pairendipity, and a lace breathable top by Bobeau.
If you live in Arizona, flip-flops are pretty much the official shoe of summer. We desert dwellers wear them with jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses – even to weddings and business functions if the pair has a bit of sparkle or a wedge. For the past few months, I’ve been sporting my Vionic marisa toe post sandals (with orthaheel technology!) everywhere. They’re lightweight, supportive, AND stylish. A triple threat! Vionic shoes are recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association and Dr. Andrew Weil. They’re specifically designed to relieve heel, knee, and back pain.
Cabana Life Rashguard + Swim Skirt
If you haven’t seen the swim collection at Cabana Life, jog your fingers over the keys to their website and pick up some pieces in their summer sale. I love that they have an array of rashguard options for men + women – in addition to the super sweet pieces for kids. You can also find chic cover-ups, hats, and bags to get you set for beach fun. This is the kind of swimsuit I can feel good about b/c it offers great sun protection, while still being modest. In the photo above, I’m wearing the navy/gold embroidered rash guard, stripe swim skirt, and classic canvas hat.
Teva Original Sandals
For summertime adventures, Teva is one of our family’s go-to brands. My three young daughters love the comfort + support of their sandals…and I understand their enthusiasm. I currently have two pairs of Teva sandals and they’re well-worn from extensive use. Pictured: the Original Sandal in Orange/Purple.
What have YOU been wearing (and loving) this summer? Bloggers: Leave a link w/ any recent style posts.
*Thanks to US Polo Assn, Vionic, Cabana Life, and Teva for providing samples.