for your friday

Happy Friday — it’s about time! It’s been pretty hot here in Seattle and I realized one thing: in the process of alllll of my moves (into my current house… from SF to Seattle… etc), I purged a lot, if not all, of my summer clothing. I have one pair of cut offs, some tanks, and some dresses. That’s all fine and dandy, but right now I’m feeling like what I’m left with isn’t exactly my style. The dresses feel too fussy for day-to-day wear while the cut offs are awesome, but not exactly appropriate attire for meeting new clients.

This week I gave myself a very small budget of $200 to stock up on some basics to get me through the summer. This sort of felt like a ‘task,’ not gonna lie. Shopping just isn’t my favorite thing right now because it feels like every dollar I spend is a dollar that could go toward renovating the house instead. But, hey, treat yoself, right?

searching for my key summer wardrobe basics / staples and loving this casual maxi skirt, striped body con, paisley print shift, and strappy tank. more style inspiration on jojotastic.com

Here’s what I picked up:

 

  • striped linen midi skirt: this piece feels flouncy and feminine, but also casual enough to wear every day. Plus, stripes are always a good, easy pattern to throw on to make a look feel more special.
  • Bodycon stripped dress: This dress might be a bit out of my comfort zone. I’ve always gravitated toward tent-style dresses, but those don’t really feel flattering to me lately. I’m going to be brave and try out a snugger look … wish me luck.
  • longline rib camis, 2 pack: The perfect basic, I love how this tank will pair with all of my essentials.
  • printed mini sundress: Ok, this is my attempt at a somewhat nicer, but still casual every day dress. I love the blue pattern and am kind of excited to add some paisley into my look!
  • jersey maxi skirt: make fun of me all you want, but I’ve never had a maxi skirt before! I know… This affordable version is super cute with the high side slits and paperbag waist.
  • 2 pack of tanks: A simple tank top will always be my summer staple, so I picked up these affordable options in black and grey. I like how the back dips a little lower, too!

searching for my key summer wardrobe basics / staples and loving this casual maxi skirt, striped body con, paisley print shift, and strappy tank. more style inspiration on jojotastic.com

What do you guys think? Good basics to get me through the summer, huh?

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