Glasses| Forever21 Blazer| H&M T-Shirt| Old Navy Belt| Old Navy Jeans| H&M Wedges| Payless Earrings| Charming Charlie Today it reached a high of 68 degrees. Just last week we had a snow day… This makes no sense, but I … Continue reading
As fall approaches, it’s time for us to start thinking about how to adjust the way we dress. Thankfully, transitioning from a summer wardrobe to fall isn’t hard at all! With a few simple layering tricks, you can still wear … Continue reading
Headband| Forever21 T-shirt| France Cardigan|Australia Shorts| Nordstrom Heels| Nine West
A few weeks ago we had one of my dad’s friends visit and stay with us for the weekend. Turns out in her free time she is a high fashion photographer as well as a jewelry designer/author/professor. I actually did an interview with her a while back. She offered to do a photoshoot with me while she was still in town! It was such a great experience to have a photographer who I don’t have to direct (usually family or friends take my pictures).
The photos above are my favorites from this outfit; (I changed in the car for the other two outfits as we drove to different locations) lookout for the other photos coming to the blog over the next couple of weeks!
Neons, brights, printed, patterned, high-waisted, cutoffs, scalloped, lace– all of these styles (and more!) can be found below. I’ve gathered the cutest shorts for summer all for you; and the best part is, they’re under 40 bucks! Which pair is your favorite? Mine would definitely be the mint chiffon ones from Romwe for $29…
$25 Modcloth/$18 Topshop/$19 Old Navy/$20 Forever21/$13 Forever21/$30 Mango $31 H&M/$28 House of Fraser/$30 Delia’s/$37 Romwe/$35 Delia’s/$30 Weekday
$29 Romwe/$20 Old Navy/$35 Delia’s/$31 H&M/$39 Romwe/$23 Monki/$23 Monki $36 Romwe
Don’t know what to wear? It’s ok, we all ask ourselves that question at some point! We often have a closet full of clothes, but get stylist’s block (I just made that up! Get it, like writer’s block? Haha). Whenever I have that problem, I turn to fashion magazines, my collages, Pinterest,etc. for inspiration. Below are some ideas for how to reinvent pieces most of you will already have in your summer wardrobe. Let this post (and others on Inexpensive Chic) be your source for summer outfit inspiration!
Sundays are your day to relax, your outfit should reflect that. By throwing on a romper you won’t even have to think much about the rest of your outfit. For the most basic way to wear a romper, just add cute sandals. If you want to dress it up a bit more, try a statement necklace and a denim vest as well.
Sometimes I forget that it’s okay to wear jeans in the summer, especially on windier days. Instead of skinny jeans, why not go for colored wide leg jeans? They will stand out, and are the perfect excuse to wear wedges or platforms with! Pair them with a flowy, printed top for a slight bohemian feel.
I’ve been seeing this trend a lot lately: Pairing a bandeau with a high-waisted skirt and a jacket of some sort overtop. I like the idea of showing a sliver of your stomach; it’s a modern take on the belly shirt. Go crazy with the bandeaus if I were you, don’t just get one in one color. Try a printed one, solid, black, lace, neon, etc. not only are they fun to wear with high-waisted skirts (or shorts) but also underneath sheer/crochet/ tops or dresses.
I found a really cute pair of high-waisted lace shorts at TjMaxx the other day, but when I went to try them on I found out the zipper was broken. At first I didn’t mind and figured it’d be an easy fix, but apparently it can cost around $10 to fix a broken zipper. I had to ask myself, Is it worth it? Ultimately, I decided not to purchase them, and not I am on the hunt for another pair! I like the idea of pairing lace shorts with a graphic t-shirt, adding a belt for a pop of color and throwing on a pair of fancy earrings.
How funky are those shorts?! They’re probably pretty simply to DIY, I am guessing all you’d need a pair of thrift store mom jeans, scissors, bleach and some stencils. Whether you buy them, or make them yourself, I’d suggest keeping the rest of the outfit simplistic. Try a loose t-shirt, braided sandals and a bowler hat.
Another item I am on the lookout for this summer: a white tuxedo blazer. As you know, white is a prominent color for the summer and a blazer like this one is oh-so-sophisticated! Play around with that sophistication by adding element of fun throughout the outfit –like these shorts for example with a peak of neon in the pocket lining; and those printed sneakers for instance!
Skirt/Calypso St Barth Platforms/Kohl’s Bangles/J Crew Top/BE
This maxi skirt is a dream! Pull out your inner country girl with a tied button down denim shirt. I could see this outfit being worn to a summer festival. To avoid looking too sweet, why not try a dark lipstick shade like the model above? If you do try that, go easy on the jewelry and accessories.
I want to know which look is your favorite. Let me know in the comments below!
Dress | H&M Belt | Forever21 Necklace | Etsy Canvas Shoes | Toms
Ring | Charlotte Russe
Last weekend our family friends from Texas came to visit us! Their two kids, Chloe (9) and Zipporah (7) are adorable, and I consider them my little sisters. I asked Chloe if she wanted to take some pictures of me for my blog, and she quickly agreed… It was her first time using a professional camera, but I knew I could trust her! I gave her a basic tutorial and we were on our way. It was her suggestion that I use the bike as a prop which I thought was such a creative idea. The pictures turned out better than I expected; I bet you never would’ve guessed they were taken by a nine-year-old
What do you think of these shots?