Stay Cool

As of June 21st, it is officially SUMMER TIME! With this season comes a tricky wardrobe change but also leads to some super cute and simple trends. It's important to know that seasons do not control your life when it comes to fashion and I am here to show you the trends that make for an easy and weather-appropriate wardrobe shift. 

First up! Flowy Dresses 

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Authentica by Francesca
Authentica by Francesca

For me, it doesn't get any better than dresses. I am not big on wearing pants or shorts during the summer because honestly, those things are not comfortable for me and my body type. When it comes to dressing for work, going out, or going to bed (PJ dresses FTW) you will most likely find me in a dress similar to this one! One that is nice to a curvier body type, accentuates my best features, and is versatile. If you are a dress lover too, make sure to pay attention to the great dress trends this summer at affordable places like Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Target, Tobi and H&M. Get a few cheap dresses with your fave solid color or cute pattern and I would say your set from summer all the way into mid-Fall. Happy shopping for this fun piece!

A Big 'Ol Denim Shirt

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One of my other fave wardrobe pieces in life! To make this work for summer, I recommend getting one big enough for a dress option and one that is made of a really light cotton fabric. The beauty of this is that you will actually want to find an over sized one that is made out of cheaper fabric (meaning a cheaper price). This can mean finding it at an affordable place like Walmart in the men's or plus size sections. The cheaper the material the lighter it will fall on you, meaning a flowier, breezier fit overall. Of course, you can pair with other pieces along the way like shorts or denim, flip flops or sneaks- whatever your heart desires. Denim is also great as a swim cover up but will take you AT LEAST till the end of Fall as well. Praise denim!

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Authentica by Francesca

Plain White Tee & Slip Ons

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Authentica by Francesca
Authentica by Francesca
Authentica by Francesca

These have been my go-tos this summer! The next time you hit Forever 21 be sure to pass by the shoe section as most of them installed a freaking WALL of new slip on flip flops. They are so cute and allow me to go straight from the office to the grocery store. As far as my favorite plain white "Someone's Wonder Woman" shirt by Ali and Ariel, it has been my favorite thing to pair with a blazer and dress pants or some denim and my new balances. Even better, these two things pairs together so perfectly. 

Basically, just know that you can keep it simple this summer by investing some time and effort into finding versatile, comfortable, and cute pieces. This heat is overwhelming enough and you shouldn't let what you wear make it any worse. If you can't tell that I am from Arizona yet, that is what all of the heat-complaining derives from. I need a supportive wardrobe with this 113+ degree weather! 

How are you keeping cool this summer? Drop a comment below on your favorite summer trends and activities!

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