If you know me, you probably know that I typically stick to wearing t-shirts. In fact, I’m writing this wearing my sweats and a band tee right now, HA. I like outfits that require minimal effort but still look cute. Nothing fancy, and definitely nothing that only works with one or two other items I own.
Okay, I’ll admit I’m still trying to be better at that last part… But if you give a pig a pancake, right?
Moral of the story, I needed simple, go-to shirts that don’t require much effort. And GUYS, I think I found exactly what I was looking for! I take that back… I found what we ALL are looking for. The game has CHANGED this summer.
I wanted to share a few of the new tops I’ve found that I think will be key pieces in my wardrobe, and maybe yours, this summer. I’ll include the links for those of you interested!
Okay, I LOVE this blue top. I truly think flutter sleeves like this along with the loosely tied waist line would compliment any figure! Lucky for me, I found this at Nordstrom Rack for only $15! Unlucky for you, I haven’t been able to find the link bc I think it’s sold out… But if you want a similar top, I’d say go for a solid color bc I’ve found that the patterns typically take away from the classic simplicity of the blouse. 10/10. (P.S. you’ll probably see my wearing this in 10 years, too). Here’s a similar top for $18 at Old Navy – link here.
My next pick for the summer is this GORGEOUS white blouse – link here. It was only $24.99 at H&M. (If you’ve noticed, I have been obsessed with fun sleeves lately). The inspo fully coming from Rachel Parcell.
THIS J CREW IS EVERYTHING. I wear it with black jeans, dark jeans, white jeans, my linen pants… I swear it is the perfect staple. I love that it’s one of the few denim shirts I’ve found that isn’t just a plain button up. Annnd the sleeves and bottom of the shirt hit at just the right places. This was from Nordstrom Rack – my favorite store, obviously – and was just $34.97. Link here.
Summer is a time for linen, linen, and more linen. I cannot get enough of it. With pants, dresses, and this shirt! If you have linen pants, I’m sure you know how hard it is to find the right shirt to pair with them. This shirt has been my savior though! It’s super airy, the button details are just the right amount of cute mixed with casual, and it has the long sleeves that I love! I purchased this for just $24.50 (brand – Something Navy) during the Nordstrom semi-annual sale. So unfortunately it is sold out now… But I found a couple similar shirts for you! Link here. Link here.
Yes. ANOTHER linen top! I told you, it’s linen for the win this summer! For me, this top has worked great just buttoned all the way down (like in the above picture), OR when I unbutton the bottom 1-2 buttons and tie it up! Such a fun way for us to add a bit of color into our wardrobes, right?! And everyone loves some vertical stripes. This top was only $29.99 at Old Navy – link here.
Old Navy takes the cake again! I cannot stop wearing this shirt! At first, I was debating whether or not to buy it bc it is SUCH a simple button down… But I realized that’s exactly why I needed it! It goes with EVERYTHING. This button down can be dressed up or down and is the light linen fabric that is FULLY necessary in the summer time. AND it’s on sale right now for $25 – link here. I suggest you hurry and go snatch one up while you can!
I know how hard it is to find the classic pieces that we all want, so I hope this helped you for your summer time wardrobe! I know I’ll be living in these pieces myself for quite a while – and I’m not even mad.
I’d love to hear which one is your favorite, or if you pick up any of these tops for your own closet! Comment below or on my Instagram – @nannycarly_!
XOXO, Carly J