Life Lately: My Favorite Outfits for Summer

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, off the shoulder ruffle top, distressed jeans, white pumps, gingham purseblouse || jeans || similar pumps || similar gingham bag

An Instagram Round-Up: Favorite Outfits for Summer

I’m popping in today with a pretty long-overdue Instagram round up and sharing some of my favorite outfits for summer! This season I’m gravitating toward off the shoulder blouses, striped tees, white lace and gingham. These easy pieces are building blocks that make it easy to be effortlessly chic, yet cool and comfortable during these hot, sticky summer days.

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, sequin pom pom totepompom sandals || totesimilar

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, topshop eyelet bell sleeve teeTopshop eyelet ruffle sleeve tee || ring bag || sunglasses (under $15!) || similar shorts

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, white tee with blue and red stripes distressed, shorts, ring bagtee || ring bag || similar shorts || sunglasses (only $12!)

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, lace midi dress with collardressnearly identical

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, la mer moisturizing creme, world oceans dayCreme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, grey lace detail slip dress, blush bow flatssimilar lace cami || similar cardigan || similar bow flats

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, front tie tee shirttie front tee || heels || jeans

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, fit and flare shirt dress leopard clutchsimilar dress || leopard clutch

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, bow back peplum gingham topgingham tie back peplum top (only $18 – comes in 3 colors!)

Instagram, life lately, from where I stand, lace top distressed jeanslace blouse || jeans || sandals || tote

my favorite outfits for summer, Instagram, life lately, casual flatlay stripes denim birkenstocks- edorasimilar striped top || jeans || sunglasses || Birkenstocks || hat

My favorite outfits for summer all share a similar theme in that they are all versatile basics that make effortless summer dressing a breeze. In my book, summer style is meant to be fuss free. Comfort is king but that doesn’t mean your personal style has to take a hit. Look for breathable fabrics with interesting details and have fun with your accessories. 

A Chicago Staycation

Summer is also a time where I’m reminded of how lucky I am to live in a city that offers so much. There is no need to travel far to find tons to do. Gilt City is one of my favorite sites for local deals in cities from coast to coast. Here are some of my favorites this week in Chicago:

1.  Sample more than 20 Italian wines during the Summer Sippers Wine Festival at Eataly.

2. Make plans to cap off your summer with Chicago’s famous North Coast Music Festival.

3. Bread & Wine, a Michelin Guide recommended spot, serves up American brasserie fare in a warm, welcome setting in Chicago’s Irving Park.

4. Take your workout up a notch with intense boxing and kickboxing sessions at Title Boxing Club.

5. Indulge in a customized spa service at The Spa at Palmer House.

What are your plans this summer? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!