Real Outfit Roundup: Casual Summer Style to Copy

by - June 27, 2023

Happy Tuesday, friends! It has been a minute since my last outfit roundup post, but truth be told I haven't put a whole lot of effort into getting dressed the past few weeks. It has been raining a lot so we've spent a lot of time indoors. On top of that, my summer style tends to be shorts and a t-shirt because I am not about that dying-of-heat-stroke life, and I don't usually take pictures of those outfits.

That said, I have had some style moments thrown in the mix, and I've got eight casual outfits to share with you from this past month.

Sizing Note: I'm 5'2" and weigh about 135 lbs. I typically wear size 6 or s/m in clothes and size 7 in shoes.

My husband actually picked this dress out. It's a lot of fun. I love the bright floral pattern that is perfect for summer. The back is smocked and the straps are adjustable. There is a small ruffle around the sweetheart neckline, and it's got a keyhole tie front. It does have pockets, so bonus! It's midi length, which is still on trend and probably my favorite dress length. It's 100% rayon and comes in regular and tall sizes. I'm wearing size small.

These braided wedge sandals are still a favorite. They're a comfortable height for all-day wear. The only thing I would caution against is that the strap over the toes is snug, so if you're between sizes you may want to go up a half size.

Dress / Sandals (similar)

I love the print on this dress. I like the smocked top, which is very on trend right now. The skirt is tiered and has subtle ruffle details. I'm on the fence with the halter ties, though. The placement feels awkward to me, and I'm honestly thinking about removing them. I'm wearing size medium.

My gold sandals are on their last leg, y'all. They have been such a fun addition to my shoe closet for the past few years. Metallic sandals, I think, are an absolute must for the summer. They are my go-to when I don't know what else to wear. They're universal.

Dress (similar) / Shirt (similar) / Sandals

Old Navy's fit-and-flare dresses are my fave. This dress is several years old, but it's so dang good that I'll wear it until I can't anymore. This pattern is long gone, but this is a style they keep bringing back year after year. My chambray shirt is super old, but I linked to one that looks pretty similar. I broke down how I styled this outfit earlier in the month.

These sandals have quickly become a summer favorite. They're so dang comfortable and go with just about everything. They're flatform instead of a wedge, so they're easy to walk in. They come in a bunch of colors, too.

First off, I love the pattern of these shirts. They've got a fun 80s-90s vibe. They made me think of Saved by the Bell. That said, I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to the actual details. These are 100% nylon, and they're not lined. Now I don't mind nylon, but without a liner? Not only do they feel like you're wearing a plastic bag, but they're see-through. I went through so many pairs of underwear before finding a pair that wasn't, so that's a problem. The waistband, which is not visible here, is another oddity. It's extra wide -- it's legitimately a double waistband. That showed on the model, so I wasn't surprised, but it was super awkward on me (yay shortness). Thankfully, they were easy to roll and stayed rolled so that was an easy fix.

The shirt, on the other hand, is a winner. It's not see-through and is perfectly loose, even in a small.

Tank / Vest (similar) / SkirtSandals

I picked up a bunch of camisoles at Walmart recently for like $3 apiece. This mint-green one matching the green in this skirt was a happy coincidence. I threw the vest over it so that my shoulders were covered (I'm too old for sunburns, y'all).

I have so many of these Time and Tru tank dresses. They're perfect for summer, and I can wear them to work. They are always updating what colors are available, but the dress itself doesn't actually change. This blue is currently sold out, but there are tons more to choose from.

The dress isn't why I took the picture, though. It's my sneakers. I had a pair of slip-on white tennis shoes forever ago. I wore them until the soles had holes in them. I never replaced them because they went out of style. Apparently, they're back. These have a flatform sole, so it's nice and thick. They're fully canvas with functional laces. I'm wearing size 7 but wish I'd gone up to the 7.5 for a bit more wiggle room.

This is one of my absolute favorite dresses. I love the almost sunburned look of this pattern. I rarely wear it on its own, but it was really warm this day, and I couldn't stand even the thought of another layer. The top is smocked, and the skirt is tiered. I'm wearing a medium but should have gone with the small. It comes in a ton of other patterns, too.

My earrings are from my tassel earring collection. I wavered back and forth between these yellow-orange ones and a greenish-blue pair, but ultimately liked the contrast that the yellow-orange offered.

This was such a fun outfit. Nothing in it is new, but the outfit itself is a new creation. This skirt is the Amazon skirt I can't stop buying. I have it in five patterns. This exact green isn't available anymore, but the updated green floral is super pretty. I liked the beachy vibe this palm tree graphic tee gave the skirt, and the earrings were just a nice complementary touch. I kept my sandals neutral.

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