End of Summer Outfit Roundup

by - July 29, 2023

I can't believe summer is over! School starts back for us on Monday. I think I'm ready, but I'm sure there's something I've missed.

It's been about a month since I did an outfit post, but July has been kind of all over the place for me. The first week I spent camping at the lake and took almost no pictures. Then the next two weeks I was driving back and forth for some classes in my non-traditional teacher certification program, and this past week was pre-planning, and other than for open house I didn't exactly dress up.

All that to say that this outfit roundup is pretty sparse for it to be covering the past month, but there are some teacher-approved outfits in here that would also work in a casual workplace.

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

Dress / Shoes (similar)

We're starting this off with a date-night look from the end of June. This dress has been in my closet since before the pandemic. I have not had a reason to wear it, so when my husband arranged a date night I seized the opportunity. The zipper is fully functional and the bust has padding built-in. The material is kinda stretchy but still structured. I'm wearing size medium.

I got my sandals on clearance last summer. I've linked to a similar pair by the same brand, but they're not as strappy and have a shorter heel.

I've been calling this my sunset dress. I don't actually remember what we did the day I wore this. It was at the beginning of the month, though. I've worn it again recently - last week for my school's open house - but with different shoes (I didn't feel like painting my toenails). The sandals I'm wearing here are a good neutral flat.

I felt very Brady Bunch wearing this, but when I saw these pants on the clearance rack at my local Cato's, I knew I had to have them. They're pull-on so no buttons or zippers, although they do have a really cute decorative button detail on the front. They still have a few sizes available online.

This blouse is so good, y'all. It's structured like a loose t-shirt but it's a lace pattern. It's also soft and stretchy and comes in a bunch of colors. I'm wearing the medium.

I wore this for my first day of the teacher certification classes. We had to dress professionally, following our school's dress code, and I felt like this struck the perfect balance between professional and showcasing my personality.

Shirt / Vest (similar) / Skirt / Sandals

If you know me, then you know this is my favorite outfit formula. This skirt is one of my favorite styles. I have it in a bunch of colors and patterns. This one is a dark purple floral. The background is black, so I went with a plain black camisole layered under my vest. I'm sure at some point I'll wear the skirt with a graphic t-shirt and/or replace the vest with a jacket or my short-sleeve chambray button-up.

Shirt / Pants (similar) / Shoes (similar)

Simple outfits are sometimes the best outfits, don't you think? There's just something so clean and classic about black and white. My jeans are super old, but I'm pretty sure the ones I linked to are the same style (they're definitely the same brand). You can't tell from the picture, but my blouse has a lace-like texture to it. It's loose and flowy and has the perfect amount of stretch.

These sneakers have become a favorite. I love the zipper detail on them so much. I've been wearing them so much lately. Sadly, I can't find a truly similar pair. The ones I've linked to are close but they're leather instead of canvas.

Shirt / Pants (similar) / Sandals

These striped linen pants are one of the oldest pair in my closet. I've shared them on the blog a few times before, but this Swiss dot blouse is a new combination for me. It was a complete coincidence that the color was a perfect match to the stripes, but I love it. I also like that it's a very subtle form of print mixing. Like I said, my pants are old, but there's a similar pair at Old Navy, which I've linked to. The only thing is that they're more blue than white, but still cute!

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