I had a hard time classifying this look. Some of the questions I asked myself: Does the hat make me look like a pilgrim? Or an Amish Indiana Jones? Does the blouse make me look like a peasant? Oh well, let’s not overthink this. I had a ton of fun taking these pictures and the pieces of this outfit were all cheap finds–and I’m a sucker for a good bargain. So let’s just say the theme of this look is adventure–I ventured into new territory with this look. I never really saw myself as a hat person, but after exploring more and more fashion blogs, I see how easily they can pull a look together and completely transform it. Here’s to more style adventures!
Hat: $9.99 at Forever 21
(other similar Forever 21 styles $11.99 here and $10.80 here,
and a bargain at Nordstrom only $12.90 here)
Blouse: $7 at H&M
(similar Nordstrom version under $25 here)
Necklace: Cost Plus World Market
High-Waisted Shorts: American Apparel
(similar Nasty Gal styles here and here)
Shoes: unknown brand from some cheap store in France
(see the more dramatic Jeffrey Campbell style here)
Show off a bit of skin this summer with a sheer flutter sleeve top. I got mine at Plato’s Closet for $5, but you can find a similar teal top here. I am really loving this color this summer–rather, anything close to the green color palette. All of these green, green blues, and aqua tones this season are reminiscent of the sea–so appropriate for this season.
I paired the top with a punky silver spike necklace from H&M (similar styles for $5 here and here) & coral bracelet (similar coral bracelets here and here) from Cost Plus World Market (I am really loving their jewelry right now!).
These are a couple of my favorite summer pieces and I’m sure they’ll be reappearing on my posts here and on instagram (Follow me @ mfashiondiary if you haven’t already!).
Top: Forever 21 $5 at Plato’s Closet (similar here)
Necklace: H&M (similar styles for $5 here and here)
Coral bracelet: Cost Plus World Market (similar coral bracelets here and here)
High Waisted Shorts: American Apparel (get a similar pair of black ones for $18 here)
For this outfit, I really wanted the shorts to pop so I stuck with neutrals. In retrospect, I think it’s pretty funny that the rest of me blends into the background. Oh well, I do love me some oatmeal shades. It’s time for the shorts to shine anyways. Happy Summer!
Paisley, High-Waisted Shorts: H&M ($15 at Summer Sale)
Aviators: purchased at Marshall’s
Shrug: from Plato’s Closet (Forever 21)
Top: Wet Seal
Belt & Sandals: Gap
Bracelets: H&M, Banana Republic
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