On the go: Striped sneakers & colorful sweater

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Hi everybody! These pictures were actually taken last Sunday, when temperatures hit in the 90s during the day for what I believe was the first time in NYC this summer. I left the house wearing that minty sweater, which was quickly relegated to my bag. I spent most of the afternoon at my computer in a nearby cafe, but I usually find that I am far less productive when I feel like a slob, and putting together a real outfit pays dividends in how much I accomplish. It just makes me feel more focused and intentional.

Having a few tricks in the arsenal for looking put together with (very) minimal effort is really what I strive for always but its especially meaningful in the summer heat. I think it’s worth investing in a few lightweight summer tops that can easily be thrown on with shorts. These can be anything from simple cotton knit tees to more structured silk tank tops. By tucking my top into my shorts and adding a belt, this look was quickly transformed from something that is pretty standard into an outfit in the realm of cute.

What are your tricks for making a simple outfit a little bit more special?

Outfit:

Top: J. Crew tank, J. Crew sweater
Bottoms: Madewell (old)
Shoes: Old Navy
Bag: Tory Burch
Accessories: J. Crew belt (old), Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old), Bauble Bar necklace (sold out, similar), Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar rings here, here, and here

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  1. I ALWAYS feel more motivated to do things when I feel like I’m wearing an actual outfit! If I wear sweatpants anywhere, I literally don’t want to do anything other than be a sloth all day. This look is so simple and classic. I love the shorts. The length is perfect!

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  2. GREAT casual and cute outfit… I love the tank and the shoes! You look so pretty!! When I am wearing a simple outfit, which is often, lol, I glam it up with jewelry… and nail polish! But usually something like statement earrings and stacked bracelets can take a simple look and make it soo much more!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Ivory Crotchet Shorts

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  3. Hey :) How are you? I loved the style! Just would be fabulous see you with the coat over shoulders…it is a very “re-do” trend :)

    With <3 from doliveirafashionblog.com :) xoxo

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