Heading into this summer, I didn’t have the urge to buy all new everything to freshen things up like I normally do. I’m not sure what it is, but I found myself gravitating toward all the stuff I’ve come to love from last season and wanting to pick up just a couple new things to spruce up the ol’ closet. Now – that’s not to say that there aren’t tons of things I don’t love out right now….boy is there! Just at J.Crew alone I think I would like one of every swimsuit they’ve put out – the cuteness is overwhelming! But truth be told – I think Dane overhauled his wardrobe more than I did this season! He’s been wearing the same clothes for a few years now and some things (ahem – the collection of colored tees) were looking a bit worse for the wear, so they’ve been replaced. In any case, whether you’re looking to head out on a shopping binge or just pick up something cheery for the season, I’m sharing what we just added to BOTH of our closets. Take a peek…
White Popover – I initially saw this linen popover in the store in green and was like…I love that! But I’ll be honest – I don’t always look the greatest in that color, so I didn’t purchase it. I was super excited to see it on the website offered in white (and other colors!), so I scooped it up since it was on sale. I’m eager to get it in the mail!
Men’s Straight Chinos – Dane was always the guy who said “I cannot wear straight or skinny leg pants – my legs just are not built that way!” But on a whim, we discovered these pink khakis at J. Crew, he tried them on and the rest is history. Not only do they fit – they’re flattering! So now he has them in pink, white, grey and navy. You know what they say…when you find something that actually fits well and you love – BUY IT IN EVERY COLOR!
Striped Shawl – I wore the blue and white version of this all over Italy and when I saw it in a cream, pink and navy version WITH TASSELS, it was a no-brainer. Unfortunately, for some reason I have no photos of it used as a shawl, only as a scarf – so lame! My original intention of buying this was because I loved that it had arm holes and it wasn’t like a normal scarf, but could still be worn like a regular scarf, if that makes sense! Bonus: it comes in a ton of different patterns and colors.
Chambray Pants – You might remember the pineapple pants I was raving about last year, so you can only imagine how excited I was to see the chambray version come out this year. I scooped them up as soon as I saw them and am anxious for them to arrive on my doorstep.
Colorful Slides – To be honest, I wasn’t sure how I felt about slides prior to this summer – and that means all kinds of slides. But…then I tried a pair on randomly at Target and the rest is history. I think I’m 5 pairs deep and there’s no turning back. Between the raffia and the rainbow in these, I can’t decide what I love more!
Swim Trunks – Dane is picky when it comes to his swim trunks and I don’t blame him – I feel the same way about swimwear. He has tried all sorts of brands, but keeps coming back to this style from Vineyard Vines. They aren’t cheap, so when they are one sale (like now) I’m sure to grab him a pair or two since I know he will get good use from them!
Colorful Floral Swimsuit (Top + Bottom) – I ordered this awhile ago and just wore it for the first time last week out and about. I have sworn by this label ever since I discovered it last year for two reasons 1. It stays put. I don’t have time or patience for swimsuits where the straps are constantly falling down or I feel like I may have a wardrobe malfunction and 2. Even though the bottoms are “cheeky”, it definitely has a sportier look (as do the other styles I own), which allows me to chase after the dogs. All in all – this suit is a total win and I’m happy I scooped it up!
And there you have it – our summer wardrobe updates! So tell me – what are you crushing on this season? Any must buys I missed? For ease, I’ve created a shop the post widget below that includes everything in this post and a few extra finds we scored at the mall last night 🙂 Happy shopping!