Last summer, I started a small series called Fashion Formula where I shared with you some of my go-to combinations when I’m looking for an easy, fail-proof look. These are my formulaic solutions for those days with fashion questions. I’ve shared formulas for summer weekend casual, 4th of July festive look, and fall weekend casual.
I seem to use these simple formulas especially in the warmer months when, for me, my style seems to simplify and become less fussy with more of a focus on ease and comfort and practicality.
Summer Casual Formula
As the temperatures rise and we near the summer months, I can already tell today’s look is one I will be replicating plenty this summer…
This outfit was totally inspired by this awesome Kendra Scott gunmetal jewelry I found at Nordstrom, For some reason, this teal color and gunmetal combination had eluded my eyes before. But when I was browsing Nordstrom’s wide-array of jewelry, these pieces jumped off the screen at me! I love that I can turn to Nordstrom to find jewelry inspiration at any time of year for any occasion. Check out some of my favorite jewelry pieces from this collection here:
With this jewelry itself making this look pop, I kept the rest of the look quite simple. I squelched my natural instincts to inject more color and pattern in order to allow this edgy Kendra Scott gunmetal jewelry to take the spotlight. In fact, I was inspired by my sister Kelli who rocks neutrals (particularly black) like no one else.
So, here’s the formula:
Black Shift Dress + Denim Jacket + Sneakers + Statement Jewelry = Summer Casual Look
This was such an easy look to wear around town for a day of errands and such. I’ll definitely be wearing it tons this summer – and you can too! I’ve linked to several options for each element of the formula below – little black dress, denim jacket, sneakers, and of course the jewelry. There are affordable / inexpensive options for each.
Above all, add some fresh statement jewelry to your wardrobe this summer. It will definitely help elevate everyday basics that you already own.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this look. Thanks as always for supporting Wear + Where + Well and the brands that make this possible. I hope you have a great Monday!
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