Summer Lookbook 2015

Hey ya’ll, I’m back with another lookbook. I previously posted a Winter Lookbook, not that it holds any relevance to the weather now, but if you want some outfit inspiration you should check it out. Personally I am not a fan of the summer weather; I hate heat and being hot. I also find it a bit challenging to find pieces to wear that I feel fully express who I am. Although, I don’t like to categorize my style or any style because I believe you should wear whatever you want as long as your happy. Also, there’s too much pressure trying to stay in one category. So try to keep that in mind this summer when choosing an outfit! It’s all about you and what makes you feel comfortable!

Look #1

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Top: Hollister, Shorts: Vintage, Shoes: Converse, Bralette: PacSun, Jewelry: Vintage

Something simple and easy to throw on is most likely my ‘go-to’ for hot weather. I like to be comfortable and cool and this is just the outfit to keep me this way. This tank is especially comfy and breezy with its loose material and swingy fabric. Also the back of this top really just adds a little something extra to a plain top. White basics give you the perfect opportunity to layer your jewelry, so try to experiment with different pieces!

Look #2

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Top: Vintage Izod men’s shirt, Bottoms (similar): Hollister, Shoes (similar): Hollister, Glasses: Forever 21. Dupe for top: Forever 21

Over-sized men’s shirts are such a trend this summer, either as a dress or as a top. I usually try to get mine in the size XL or XXL for the best over-sized look. Tucking the top into the shorts gives the look more of a shape and prevents your figure from getting lost in the fabric. I made sure to avoid the flannel material and instead opted for cotton to keep me cool. Raid your dad’s closet for the best find!

Look #3 

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Top: Vintage. Found multiple dupes at Forever 21

Again with the over-sized shirt trend, only I went with a light denim wash instead. Honestly, I know these are being sold in stores like Urban Outfitters, but seriously try to find this in a thrift store or your dad’s closet! This used to be my grandfather’s so it’s always special when I wear it. But finding a used shirt gives it more of a vintage feel and really adds to the piece. I paired this with plain shorts for security underneath because this is a shirt-dress, so it can lean more on the shorter side. An outfit like this is so simple you don’t even have to think about it.

Look #4

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Dress: Vintage, Shirt: Vintage, Shoes: Converse. Dupe for top: Forever 21

This dress has to be my all time favorite piece of clothing I own. It used to be my mother’s in the 90’s and I wish I had 25 different colors of this dress. I would honestly wear it everyday. I paired it (again) with an over-sized men’s shirt to show how versatile these pieces are. I love the way the shirt looks with this dress and how the colors compliment each other. This is the perfect dress for that 90’s “mom trend”.

Look #5

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Dress: Forever 21, Shoes: Converse

I know my dress in the previous post is hard to find in stores because it was made twenty some years ago, so when I found this dress at Forever 21 I could not have been more excited. It isn’t the same material, the previous dress is cotton, this dress is chiffon but it’s similar to the cut and pattern. The 90’s have been coming back in style for the past couple of years and this just shows how perfect of a dupe it is for an original piece. I highly recommend picking up this dress! I paired it with some white chucks to keep the look casual, but because of the material, this dress can be dressed up.

Look #6

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Overalls: Vintage, Shirt: Abercrombie & Fitch. Shoes: Converse

I’m sorry I’m throwing all of this vintage stuff at ya’ll but honestly, you can find some really amazing pieces at a thrift store! I really enjoying pairing older pieces with new and modern styles, it keeps the look fresh and simple. These overalls actually used to be pants, I regret chopping off the legs now, but they still make a pretty cute outfit. Overalls are easy and something you can just chuck on. They’re a statement piece as well, so make sure to make them the center of your outfit.

Look #7

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Flannel: Wet Seal, T-shirt: Band Tee, Shorts: Hollister, Shoes: Converse

Finally something that’s a little easier to recreate. This outfit is so quick and effortless for any summer day. The flannel is great to tie around the waist and for chilly nights, throw it on. The band tee really gives something more to the outfit. I kept with the “distressed” feel of this look and added some loose boyfriend destroyed shorts. I love the cut of these shorts, they’re higher rise but not high-waisted and they’re not skin-tight either. So comfy! I added some basic chucks to the look to keep it relaxed and casual.

Look #8

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Top: Hollister, Shorts: American Apparel, Shoes: Nike

I really love this shirt because of the cut and, of course, the logo. I’m not a huge fan of crop tops, (I personally don’t think they flatter me) so I paired this one with my highest rise shorts. I love the look of these shorts but I hate having to tuck my shirts into these shorts, too much fabric. So a longer crop top like this really makes the outfit more comfortable. I added my Internationalists Nikes to tie in the gray hues. I’m obviously not much of a jewelry person; I like to keep things simple. So day-to-day I’m usually only wearing my Grammy’s old watch, ring, and my Pops’ old “B” necklace.

Look #9

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Top: New York City novelty shop, Denim vest: Vintage, Denim shorts: Vintage, Sunglasses: Forever 21 

Denim, denim, and more denim. Honestly, how could one go wrong? I love the wash of this vest and felt it needed some black denim to balance it out. Adding a baseball tee underneath keeps everything relaxed and simple. It also emphasizes the vest and keeps it a statement piece. I threw on some all black chucks for comfort and to modernize the look. I think this look would be perfect with a “Miley Bun” hairstyle!

That’s it ya’ll! Hope you enjoyed!

xo- Heidi


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