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    My Top 5 Summer Looks of 2021 by Cindy Gu

    My Top 5 Summer Looks of 2021

    Here in the States, we’re in the middle of summer – in fact, the temperature outside right now is at a high 91°F (which is around 33°C). As restrictions are being lifted and more and more people are getting their COVID vaccines, I can finally dust off my summer closet and put together some cute outfits for get-togethers. Here are some of my favorite go-to looks that’ll hopefully help inspire you this summer:

    Before we dive into each individual look, many of the pieces are from YesStyle or Amazon, or are thrifted or hand-me-downs. I linked all the pieces I bought online for you to check out!

    Look 1: Girly

    Summer Look 1

    This first outfit is a rather girly look. I’m wearing a blue cropped cardigan over a plaid tank top and a white skirt. I channeled the monochrome trend as inspiration for the top portion of my outfit and highlighted that blue by keeping the rest of the outfit a neutral white. If you take a closer look at the skirt, you’ll find that it has a subtle moon and star pattern as a fun detail. I accessorized with pearl hair clips, matching pearl earrings, and a pair of white kitten-heel sandals.

    Get the look:

    Cardigan – https://bit.ly/3xmukcy

    Tank Top – https://bit.ly/3hBe9BH

    Pearl hair clips – https://bit.ly/3Atjun8

    Pearl earrings – https://bit.ly/3jNxVwf

    Summer Look 2

    Look 2: Cottagecore

    The second look pulls inspiration from the “Cottagecore” aesthetic. It consists of a flowy, floral dress that’s perfect for hot days layered over a black t-shirt. I’m a big fan of layering shirts under spaghetti strap dresses, as it allows you to wear the dress without showing off too much skin. To accessorize, I wore some flower earrings to match the floral dress, a silver heart locket necklace, and a bandana scarf to add to the “Cottagecore” feel of the outfit. The final touch for my look was to put on some black heeled boots.

    Get the look:

    Dress – https://bit.ly/3qPowG5

    Bandana – https://bit.ly/2SPf2Ou

    Boots – https://bit.ly/3AyuUWQ

    Look 3: Classic

    Summer Look 3

    This next outfit is for when you want a cute, but slightly more dressed-up outfit. I paired a black cropped cardigan with some tan, high-waisted dress pants. I love that the end of the cropped cardigan perfectly hits the top of the pants because then I don’t have to go through the hassle of making sure my top is properly tucked in. I’m also wearing some rectangular black sunglasses and put my hair up into a twist updo with a tortoiseshell claw clip to give this look a 90s vibe. I added some simple thread earrings and finished off the look with some classic black loafers.

    Get the look:

    Cardigan – https://bit.ly/2THXO65

    Dress pants – https://bit.ly/3yuAJ5x

    Sunglasses – https://amzn.to/3AxbS2X

    Claw clip – https://bit.ly/2SPm99H

    Thread earrings – https://bit.ly/3hgeLNY

    Summer Look 4

    Look 4: Soft

    My fourth look is a light, neutral-colored ensemble that keeps your entire body covered while still allowing you to stay cool on hot summer days. I put on cream slacks and a crochet, almond cardigan with a white tank top underneath. The crochet top contains a lot of holes, making it very breathable despite being a long-sleeve. The slacks are thin and loose but give enough coverage to not be see-through. I tied a scarf to my half-up, half-down hairstyle to add interest, added some gold heart earrings, and put on the same cream sandals I wore in the first look.

    Get the look:

    Cardigan – https://bit.ly/3ywMbhn

    Slacks – https://bit.ly/3ypNYVh

    Earrings – https://bit.ly/3qQfjNE

    Look 5: Trendy

    Summer Look 5

    So far, my outfits have consisted of mainly neutral colors, such as whites, blacks, blues, and tans. My final look adds a fun pop-of-color to the mix. I’m wearing a bright green top and some denim shorts with a denim bucket hat to match. I love the ruffles on the top and the ribbing creates a flattering look on my body. Since the bucket hat contains colorful lettering, I decided to continue the theme with some rainbow rings and a bracelet. Fun fact: I actually made the rings myself! I added some bold silver earrings and some chunky white sneakers to finish off this trendy look.

    Get the look:

    Top – https://bit.ly/3hhy1e0

    Shorts – https://bit.ly/3dMuKkC

    Bracelet – https://etsy.me/3dR1uJH

    Sneakers – https://amzn.to/2VdvYz9

    There you have it! Those were some of my favorite, go-to summer looks. I hope they helped you visualize some outfits to create from your own closet!

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