Casual and Chic Summer Style | OOTD

Who still loves summer? There is something about throwing on a pair of trendy shorts and a tank that feels very manageable and far less time consuming when having to also get two little ones ready for the day.  Yeah, it might be a bit less dramatic than a fall/winter look, but when a simple outfit is accessorized with a necklace and the right shoes, you can look like you tried just as hard. I call it “simple and chic summer style”.

simple and chic summer style


I am pretty sure that I own 900 pairs of black shorts (that is a bit of an exaggeration). I do own quite a bit of printed shorts too, but black shorts go with everything. Well, black anything goes with everything… thus a reason why it’s a go-to color for me.

Casual Summer Fashion 1


Casual Summer Fashion 2

For this summer outfit, I chose black shorts and a grey-ribbed-tank that I decided to tuck in. Now, I did sort of feel like my mom tucking in my tank. However, if you are really into the cropped-shirts, tucking in a tank is the next-best option. If you are wondering why I wouldn’t just wear a cropped-tank, the answer is really simple: I have had two kids and I need to do a ton of sit-ups. Oh, and I am not 15.


casual summer style in Austin, TX

 To dress up my simple-summer outfit, I accessorized with a long beaded necklace from Forever21, some leopard printed TOMS wedges, and a pair of chic sunnies.

Let’s talk about the leopard printed TOMS wedges, shall we? There are some leopard printed shoes that might be intimidating, but these are not. In my opinion, they are considered a neutral and can be worn with a multitude of outfits- dress pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, bold colors, neutral colors, etc. My only suggestion would be to stay away from other prints when wearing these.


So, now that you know what my casual and chic summer style is, what’s yours?

What I am wearing:

Forever 21 Black Shorts (similar)

Forever 21 long necklace (similar)

Grey tank 

ICU Eyewear sunglasses

TOMS leopard print wedges

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Have a great day!



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  • Amber

    I didn’t know TOMS did wedges! These are super cute. Love the whole outfit, and pedi too! 🙂

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Sexy, cool summer outfit! Love the cat eye shades and the wedges 🙂

  • BeautyJudy

    Those shoes are super cute! You look great!

  • Those shoes are amazing!! You really look great!

  • I’ve never thought TOMS were cute but those are adorable!

  • I am loving those wedges. I totally didnt know TOMS made cute open toes wedges. I only have seen like boot wedges and stuff. Love love love this outfit and everything about it. #werkitgirl

  • Those wedges are soooo awesome. I need a pair just like that.

  • what a cute outfit! Love that necklace 🙂

  • Great outfit! I love those leopard print wedges!

  • Noelle

    Hot damn! I’m loving those wedges!

  • Betzy Carmona

    Those sunglasses are gorgeous

  • You look so great!!


  • Norah Salazar

    Your accessories are awesome! Digging the whole style.

  • I love your outfit but especially those shoes!!!!

  • marciaf

    I love those shoes! Those are fabulous.

  • Mai

    The necklace paired with those shorts and wedges look super stylish!

  • It’s hot here too, and it’s hard to try and look cute when you feel like you’re melting! Cute outfit!

  • Justina

    You have the cutest sense of style!

  • Very cute! My summer chic is soo less chic. I’m a tshirt and shorts girl. Crocs sandals. I love my jewelry and bold lippies, though!

  • You’ve had two kids?!?!?!?!?!?! I hate you. I have a worse ‘post-baby’ body than you and I’ve never been pregnant! haha. Anyway, outfit is gorgeous!

  • loving that outfit and those wedges… hot.

  • I’m going to buy those shoes.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    LOVE the wedges!!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    you are too adorable!

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I love your Toms!!!! I have a basic color wedges…like a grey-blue. I think I should get some cute color, don’t you?

  • You look so cute in those shorts! Love the way you accessorized the outfit, too.

  • I really adore those shoes!