I had been cleaning out my closet and donating a lot of clothes only to realize that I needed to find foundation pieces for my summer wardrobe: tank tops, jeans, shorts, sandals, handbags...
Okay, I needed a lot of new things.
Over the past few weeks, I've been able to find most of the summer wardrobe staples I'd been looking for--I just wish the weather would warm up so I could wear them!
|Lucky Brand Chambray Shirt, Crosswynds Traders|
The Chambray Shirt--I have been looking for a chambray shirt since February. Jack Wills has a phenomenal one, which also comes in pink, but the shirt I bought looks fairly similar and was only a fraction of the Jack Wills' price.
|American Eagle cardigan, Crosswynds Traders|
The Cardigan--I probably have more cardigans than I would like to admit, but I don't have any like this (promise!). I love that this is a light, chunky knit sweater than can be worn year-round.
|American Eagle White Khaki Shorts, Crosswynds Traders|
White Khaki Shorts--Everyone loves white denim cutoffs, but it's nice to have white khaki shorts if you need to be dressy-casual for a summer event.
|American Eagle Lace Insert Shorts, Crosswynds Traders|
|American Eagle Floral Denim Shorts, Crosswynds Traders|
Floral Print Shorts--Whether or not these were a necessity is debatable, but they fit well.
|American Eagle Tie-Dye Shorts, Crosswynds Traders|
Tie-Dye Denim Shorts--Similar argument as the Floral Print Shorts--not really sure that they'll be in my closet forever, but I love them right now.
|Lucky Brand Jeans, Crosswynds Traders|
Straight Leg Jeans--I always have trouble finding good denim and good denim that fits. I was so happy to find these straight leg, dark wash jeans that also have super stretch. One of my challenges denim shopping is that I am a curvy size 25 and the stretch is more than necessary, as well as flattering.
|American Eagle Belt, Crosswynds Traders|
Belt--I wear my belts to death. I just wish this also came in black!
|American Eagle Sandals, Crosswynds Traders|
Neutral Sandals--I have neutral sandals I bought in England last summer, but I don't want to ruin them. I can't wait to wear these this year!
|Kimchi Blue Wallet, Crosswynds Traders|
Wallet--When I go to university, I typically carry 2-3 bags with me (backpack, purse and/or extra book bag for library books). I desperately needed something that could function as a purse, but not be a big handbag. Functional beauty, what's not to love?
In the future, I would like to find more maxi dresses, sandals, and light/chunky knit cardigans.