My Fashion Favorites: The Summer Edition

My Fashion Favorites

Now that we're a good chunk of the way through summer, seasonal trends have escalated and this summers styles were taken to an entirely different level. One of my favorite things about summer wear is that it all tends to be very versatile, and it's a great season to try out new styles, prints, colors and more. Summer is the season of personal style exploration. This year brought back to life a new rendition of '80s wear, two-piece matching sets, rainbow colored shirts and dresses, jumpsuits, and much more.

Summer makes exploring your personal style easy and worthwhile due to the variety of showstoppers that hit the racks each year with countless budget friendly options. Stores like Forever 21, Lulu's, and Free People have great summer collections where you can almost always find exactly what you're looking for (or something very similar) while managing to still get the bang for your buck.

Because there are endless options of styles, I wanted to curate a list of my fashion favorites including styles under $100 from this summer to share with all of you.

Two-Piece Sets

Whether you call it the co-ord, the matching set, or the two-piece set, we must celebrate the return of these beauties. I’m so so happy about their fresh new arrival, favored by many all over, including myself. For a while there last year I was a little concerned they were being overshadowed by new trends, but alas, they are back, and are my absolute favorite!

I love that two-piece sets come in all different styles, with high-waist shorts, mini skirts, maxi skirts, or trousers. Back in the summer of 2014 when sets were summer’s hottest style, we saw a lot of those head-to-toe matching schemes in the style of a crop top and skirt...the ideas of high-waist shorts and trousers were on the rise and spring looks in 2015 flourished with the matching shirt and pants.

This is one of my summer favorites because if you’re feeling bold, step outside of the box with a printed set like this, or this. But if you’re feeling subtle, a solid colored linen set or a cool toned striped set may do you the trick. With matching sets, it’s easy to stay true to your own personal style but also test out new or other styles you maybe haven’t in the past and find ways to improve your current wardrobe or incorporate new looks into it if you feel it needs some polishing.

Stores such as Forever 21, Lulu's, and asos are perfect places to shop these great summer pieces!

Here's how I styled a two-piece set this summer:

Two Piece Striped Set

Striped Woven Linen Blend Cropped Cami: Forever 21 (wearing S, fits TTS) | Striped Linen Skirt: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar here) | Wrap-Up Heels: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar here)

To see how I styled another two-piece set, visit here.

Espadrille Platform Sandals

These sandals are a summer blowout and a favorite beauty of mine! They are on the list of my summer fashion favorites for many reasons. Not only do they guarantee a little extra height to any outfit, but they look effortless when paired with something like boyfriend jeans and a white tee, but have a versatile wear-ability and can create the ultimate chic look when paired with black trousers or black fringe jeans and a neutral toned top.