Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Guest Post: Summer Outfits To Look Effortlessly Pretty

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be featured on The Daily April N Ava! April is one of my dearest friends and I’m flattered that she would ask me to do a post. As moms, sometimes we tend to be so focused on our families, that we can neglect our personal style. It can be easy to just throw on your favorite pair of jeans and a t-shirt. I used to do this because I figured who cares what I’m wearing anyway. Over time, I found that I felt better when I took the extra time to put together an amazing outfit that I loved. I also found that it didn’t take as much effort as I thought it would and it was actually fun! This post will be a guide to help you decide what to wear to different events or places this summer. I created all of these looks on Polyvore.

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1. Lunch with friends
Front button skirts are a go to look this summer! I love the length of this skirt because I’m not self-conscious about it being too short and won’t keep pulling it down the whole time. With the bottom being so “basic” it’s good to pair it with a fun top. This one is adorable! Lastly, a wedge is a cute but
comfortable way to dress your look up a bit. I’m not into matchy, matchy, so this mustard color is a great way to offset the red and green in the top.

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2. Playdate at the park
Even though you’re at the park, you can still look cute! These linen shorts are light weight and comfortable so the heat won’t be an issue. Pineapples are IN this summer. This top is a fun way to incorporate some playfulness into your look. Since it’s flowy, it can be worn tucked in or left out. I love Birkenstocks, they’re cute and durable enough to chase the kiddos around. I always wear a crossbody to the park or playground with the kids. I hate having to fumble with an oversized bag (which I love) in addition to running after my 5 and 2 year old.

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3. Sunday Brunch
I don’t know about everyone else but I’ve been invited to a lot more brunches lately. I feel like this look is fun, appropriate for brunch, and comfortable. I don’t think there’s anything brunchier than a circle skirt. I’m not really a big fan of heels so I would definitely opt for a wedge but these are super cute and a T-strap always looks great with a skirt. The top is lightweight which is good since it would be tucked into the skirt. I hate tucking in a stiff, bulky shirt. I love a unique clutch. This one goes with the look perfectly. Not too matchy and the subtle hints of pink ties it into the look.

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4. Date Night
Of course date night can be anywhere, but for this look we’re doing a nice dinner out. It’s a great opportunity to break out that flirty dress you’ve been saving for a special occasion. I’ve been drawn to blue lately and I think this dress is the perfect shade of blue. Like I said before, a T-strap looks great anytime your legs are out. These block heels are comfortable and still stick to the look you’re going for. This might sound weird, but since the buckles on the heels are silver I would wear silver jewelry with this look. But with this look you definitely could do gold or even pearls.

I hope you liked what I put together! Of the four, I think the Lunch with friends look is my favorite. If you have any questions just comment below and April or I will happily answer them. Thanks again, April! I can’t wait to do this again!
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  1. These are some cute outfits!

  2. I love the date night look! A strappy sandal is my go to!

  3. Love that jean skirt and those espadrilles from the first picture! So so cute!

  4. OMG I love all of these outfits!!

  5. Cute ideas. I love that they added accessories too

  6. These are adorable looks and perfect for summer!

  7. Super cute and easy even for new moms! Great post

  8. LOVE this! Summer fashion should be effortless and fun. That Sunday brunch look is so fabulous. Thanks for sharing these looks and all the style tips.

  9. You put the perfect lunch with friends outfit together :)

  10. What lovely outfit selections. They're all so pretty but my favorite has to be the lunch with friends. Looks casual and comfy. My type of style!

    1. Lunch with friends is my favorite too!

  11. Look #2 I would sport all summer long! Big Birks fan

  12. All of these looks are adorable! I especially love the playdate at the park look! I love how you added sophistication with the shorts on the waist & the structured bag, but still kept it casual and fun!