Be a stylish Southernista this summer by sporting classic southern staples
Summer is fast approaching, and it's time to start updating those wardrobes. Many of your spring pieces can easily transition into summer, but there are some that just work best for summer fun. And this summer, the must-have pieces to add to your closet are ones with fringe, suede and denim.
From cut-off shorts to tassel-rific handbags, the southern girl's summer staples this year are classic with a modern twist. Whether you are going to summer music festivals, going to summer barbeques or just hanging out with friends, you can incorporate summer's hottest (no pun intended) trends into your outfits while staying true to your southern girl style.
Here are three different outfits to inspire your southern summer style.
1. Summer Western Wear
At just $27, this Plaid Button Top Cotton Dress from Daily Look (in navy) is the focal piece for this outfit. The southern plaid print and country style make it a great choice for summer. Add some bling by wrapping a belt, like the Brown Nocona Girls Rhinestone Studded Belt from Alcala's Western Wear, around the dress. (Yes, it is a girl's belt, but it will work for grown up girls too.) Throw on a pair of cowgirl boots (duh), and finish off the look with textured accessories like this totally fun Tiana Fringe Suede Crossbody bag and Open Weave Cowboy Hat w/ Braided Trim.
2. Southern Country Style
This summer, show some American pride in a red, white & blue fringe tank, like this American Flag Graphic Tank from Maurice's ($26). Wear it with a pair of cut off denim shorts- these Ripped Five Pocket Denim Shorts from Choies ($22.99) are perfect- and, of course, complete the look with cowgirl boots. So simple. So American. So southern.
3. Summer Sundress Style
If you're a super girlie girl, you might want to choose summer pieces in lighter, more feminine colors. You can stay true to your southern style by wearing a basic denim sundress- something like this Babydoll Sundress from Topshop ($52)- and add color and texture with chic country accessories. Keep with the summer fringe trend going while also rockin' a pretty pink by throwing this Pink Hollow Weave Tassel Vest ($20) over your dress. Add some girlie colored bracelets and a colorful head wrap to your outfit before topping it off with cowgirl boots.