It’s FINALLY warming up in San Francisco! Sadly, it won’t last, but I’ll bask in the rays while I can. I’m not being a pessimist, it’s just the reality of San Francisco summers. With that being said, I’d like to apologize for the blinding whiteness that is my untanned skin in these photos. Since we 7×7 city dwellers are covered up so much of the year I’m pretty sure I frighten small children when wearing shorts.
Though these photos were taken with mom in Charleston (see here for the deets) this is easily an outfit I’d wear in SF while the chilly temps and fog are on holiday. Summertime attire is great because it’s simple and uncomplicated. Packing for a trip is easier too since clothes are lighter and don’t take up as much space unless you bring rain boots. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Try not to laugh… too much. I toted my Hunter rain boots in my bag because the weather report predicted a downpour the entire time. It ended up raining just once, but of course mom said that was only because I brought my boots ;/
Mixing prints and patterns has become a habit for me these days. Pairing up a floral print with polka dots or stripes is an easy way to mix it up if you’re unsure about this trend. It’s a great way to make your classic pieces feel more modern! This peplum and necklace were last seen together here but these polka dot shorts are perfect for hotter temps. To keep your travel bag light try choosing neutral accessories since they’ll pair up with anything. What are your favorite tricks for light travel? A big thanks to mom for taking these Summer Lovin’ pics. It was her first time behind the camera. Mr. T thought he had “job security” but now he’s not so sure 😉
***I’m also linking up with Amber of Real Girl Glam for Real Girl Style. Don’t miss out on all the inspiring style!
Shorts – Forever 21 // Peplum – JCrew (similar) (splurge) // Necklace – Michael Kors (similar) // Earrings – Thesis of Alexandria // Rings – Jewelmint and raided from mom // Bracelets – Swarvoski, Forever 21, unknown and raided from mom // Sunnies – Tres Noir // Sandals via Piperlime – Lauren by Ralph Lauren // Bag – Axcess by Liz Claiborne // Watch – Seiko