Bikinis have always been the most important staple of hot summer months. But you don’t have to sacrifice a cute summer wardrobe just because it’s 80+ degrees outside! My friend Sam and I hit our closets to pull together some great pieces that are perfect for sunny days. Whether you’re heading to a workout class, running errands or hitting the beach, you can look fabulous anywhere you go! Check out the photos below for some major inspiration 🙂
I feel so much more motivated to work out when I have a cute gym outfit! These purple leggings from Zella are super comfy and stretchy. They also have a small pocket in the waistband so you can safely store your keys. I like to pair my Zellas with plain, solid tops so I don’t color clash too much with my pink Nikes 🙂
For days when it’s just too darn hot to pull some leggings on, you can opt for some cute spandex shorts and loose tank top like this one from Hurley. Pair it with a high ponytail and you’re all set!
I’ve noticed overalls all over the place lately, so when I found this cute pair from Windsor for just $15 I couldn’t help myself! With a cute tribal pattern, these overalls are perfect for a hot summer day. I like to pair mine with my Vans that I custom painted for a little extra twist 🙂
Overalls: Windsor, Shirt: Brandy Melville, Shoes: Vans, Tattoos: Flash Tats
For those summer nights when it’s a little cooler, sweaters are a great outfit choice. This one from Roxy is just light enough to wear during summer and can be paired with some high waisted shorts. Add a hat and BAM! Hello gorgeous!
Sweater: Roxy, Hat & Sandals: Billabong
For those nights when you’re hitting the fair or going to an outdoor BBQ, you just need a light jacket to throw on. This camo green one from Others Follow goes great with almost anything and can be worn unzipped or closed and cinched at the waist. And if you get a little too hot, simply tie it around your waist!
Jacket: Other’s Follow, Shirt: Brandy Melville, Sandals: Matiko
Just like overalls, one-piece bikinis are coming back! Always make sure you put lots of sunscreen on so you can cut down on those tanlines! For an easy transition from road to beach, just add a cute pair of shorts and you’re outfit ready 🙂
One-piece bathing suit: Jack’s Surfshop, Tattoos: Flash Tats
Just like a one-piece, you can easily pair a simple bikini top with some breezy gypsy pants for the perfect on-the-go beach outfit. If you want to dress it up, you can easily add a cute hat and wedges to take your look from beach day to night!
Bikini: Kovey, Pants: Roxy, Hat: Billabong, Wedges: O’Neill
Your summer wardrobe doesn’t have to break the bank either! Sites like Raise.com offer you the option to buy gift cards at a discounted price so you can stock up on your favorite stores. Some of my personal favorites offered are Victoria’s Secret, H & M and Pac Sun. You can also sell back any gift cards you don’t use and just take the cash!
You can also mix and match pieces you already own to create new, fun outfits. Wear your favorite jacket 3 different ways or pair your cute sandals with a variety of outfits. GET CREATIVE! And have fun 🙂
Special thanks to the gorgeous for Sam Chavez for being such a fabulous model and helping me get some great shots 😉
Sarah Gentry says
I somehow stumbled across your blog while looking for reviews of Vans this evening. I am looking at purchasing my very first pair! I have read all sorts of stories on various websites about Vans making feet really sweaty so I have been hesitant to buy a pair in the past. Has this been your experience with Vans or are your feet always sweat-free when you wear them?
I love the Vans you are wearing in this collection! They are super bright and really stand out (in a good way, of course!).
Fantastic website, by the way! You have a new fan!
Aw thank you, you’re so sweet!! I have about 7 pairs of Vans now (I used to work for them haha) and I’ve never had a problem with that! I usually just buy the no-show socks they sell in the store and you’ll be good to go 🙂