Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

It is hard to believe that Independence Day is only a week away. While the holiday will certainly look different this year, there are still some traditions that may be able to remain. I love hunting for the perfect Fourth of July outfit each year. Figuring out what best portrays my style, shows some patriotism, but isn’t too cheesy. I inevitably google and search Pinterest for inspiration, but will ultimately go with what feels right. I thought I would put together some ideas for outfits I think would be just perfect for the holiday!

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Styling Your Capsule Summer Additions

Styling Your Capsule Summer Additions

I have to admit that summer clothes are some of my favorites to shop for and style! They are so pretty, colorful and fun to wear. I had so much fun coming up with summer outfit options with the different pieces that are included in this capsule. Because these are additions the the main capsule wardrobe, you will see those pieces included here to show how versatile they are!

White Tank. One of the most versatile pieces in the capsule, this top can be dressed up or down, layered and can go with almost anything. This tank with some jean shorts and sandals or sneakers are a go to summer outfit for me.

Summer Additions - White Tank Graphic

Colorful Blouse. I love that this blouse can really show your personality and sense of style. I love this one because it can be more casual with jean shorts or a little dressier with a great skirt. On a colder night it could also be worn with white jeans!

Summer Additions - Colorful Blouse Graphic

Blue & White Tank. I love a good blue and white top. To me it is the perfect way to instantly elevate an outfit and makes me feel just a bit more put together. This top is definitely a bit more dressy, but could definitely still be a bit more casual with jeans and slides.

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White Button-Up and Tee. This are from the main capsule, but can easily be paired with jean shorts for a more casual look or your neutral skirt for a more dressy look.

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Striped Tee. One of my favorites from the original capsule! I love that it can be paired with all three of the bottoms from this addition. It also pairs great with the slides from this capsule!

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Sleeveless White Blouse. Another top from the main capsule, that can be easily paired with each of the bottoms from this capsule. It instantly elevates a pair of jean shorts, while toning down the neutral skirt a bit.

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Printed Blouse. Along the same lines as the colorful blouse from this capsule, this blouse can be paired with any of the bottoms to make the perfect summer night out look.

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Tan Sweater & Chambray Button-Up. This probably seems like a bit of an untraditional addition to a summer capsule, but can be great in certain climates. I live in Washington and wear long sleeves and sweaters year round, so I had to include them!

Summer Additions - Chambray Tan Graphic

Dresses. My favorite easy outfit will forever be a great dress. Adding a lightweight solid color dress is great for running errands or sipping wine on the porch on hot summer days. A fun, printed dress is great for a summer party or date night.

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I hope these give you some great ideas for your summer wardrobe and how to put together some cute and approachable outfits. Summer is such a great time to play with colors and patterns and have fun with your outfits. What is your go to summer outfit? Until next time, friends… CML

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Capsule Wardrobe | Summer Additions

Capsule Wardrobe | Summer Additions

I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe. I loved putting one together and posting about it a couple of weeks ago. The one thing I have I have always struggled with in relation to the capsule wardrobe, is that I love seasonal clothes that really exemplify that season. The fun earrings in summer or sturdy boots in winter. But there are items that I wouldn’t necessarily put in a true capsule wardrobe because they can’t be used year round. So I decide to create my basic capsule wardrobe, then create mini capsules each season to add in fun seasonal pieces that may not work other times of the year.

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Styling Your Capsule Wardrobe Basics

Styling Your Capsule Wardrobe Basics

Last week I shared my take on a Capsule Wardrobe. When I was choosing the items to include in the capsule, I wanted to make sure that each piece was high quality and could be used in a variety of ways. Fast fashion has become a huge problem in our society, so finding high quality, timeless pieces is more important than ever. It is also a better option to find one high quality piece, than have to replace the piece more frequently. I also want to make sure the pieces can be used in a casual outfits, work outfits, as well as more dressy outfits.

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Capsule Wardrobe Basics

Capsule Wardrobe Basics

Developing a style and a closet that reflects that style can be really tough. I have struggled for a long time to figure out what style really reflects me and speaks to me. I have always had these visions in my head of what I would like my style to be. Outfits that I have composed that are classic, elegant but still modern. Outfits that make me feel confident while still being comfortable. However it has taken me a long time to put into words what that style is.

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My Five Go To Work Wear Items

My Five Go To Work Wear Items

A couple weeks ago I talked about my favorite places to shop affordably in this post. Having go-to pieces from those places to wear to work quickly became a necessity to me. It was also necessary that these items all worked together to make getting dresses easy. So here we go, here are my five go-to work items.

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These are a Few of my Favorite… Places to Shop

These are a Few of my Favorite… Places to Shop

One of the biggest transitions for me when I started my new job was getting dressed every day. Now I know that probably sounds silly, but I am being 110% serious. In college my uniform was leggings, a tee-shirt and a ball cap. Then I got my first post-grad job on a college campus and mastered what I call casual-cute (basically I could still wear jeans every day).  So I went from that, to having to dress business-casual (a.k.a. no jeans and a tee-shirt) every day. Big change.

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