July 2, 2013

summer essentials

Summer Sandals_TWELFTH AVENUE Image credit: J.Crew

We are currently experiencing a bit of a heat wave in Portland, and it gets me thinking about easy, summer essentials. Fall, winter and spring are much easier seasons for me to dress for, because I love to layer. I don’t question myself when I leave my apartment wearing two button-up shirts, a cardigan and possibly a vest over that. But my coworkers do. That being said, when the warmer months roll around, I prefer to dress more effortlessly and with less.

Dressing effortlessly can be easier said than done, but there are a few pieces that I find myself constantly reaching for to build chic summer outfits.