My Go-To Summer Outfit

The Carolina heat is upon us! Being that it’s officially summer, it was time to go through my closet and do a little refresh. While I do have another post coming up about my summer basics, I decided to share an outfit that will most definitely be on repeat.

Full disclosure here; I hate shorts. I’m just not a shorts person and never have been. And while in NY you could get away with a whole summer not wearing them, NC is completely different. The humid heat is next level down here. So with complete luck, I’ve found the perfect summer shorts. These pull-on shorts are the true hero of the summer. They are so comfortable but also look stylish. You can easily dress these up or down too!

The key to wearing these loose-fitting shorts is to wear them with a form fitting shirt. When you have loose on bottom, you should do “tight” on top. And lately I’ve been loving these high neck tanks. They are a great staple to have in your closet, and another option to dress up and down.

These shorts are from Target and I was able to snag them when they were on sale for $15 bucks. (Tip: Size down with these. They will stretch and loosen throughout wearing). I got the olive and black colors because I tend to stick with those neutral colors to begin with. And because these colors are so neutral, you can make countless outfits using different tanks/colors on top. Which side note; is perfect when you’re on vaca and looking to pack less!

I also picked up these tanks from Target and I wish I grabbed more! These were $8 each and a complete steal in my opinion. Tucking these into the shorts gives you some shape and really accentuates the waist. And not only do these tanks work with these shorts, but you can wear them with some jeans and wedges for a date night.

My wardrobe goal going forward is to stick with basics and create a capsule. Having these core pieces in your closet makes choosing an outfit less daunting and definitely less stressful. Now is the perfect time to go through those drawers and really decide if it’s worth keeping. Stay tuned for that post!

Links: Pull-On Shorts | Slim Fit Tank Top 

New Balance Workout Wear

Don’t we ladies love a good pair of leggings? And I’m talking about the real deal, no see-through kind.

Needless to say that I live in workout clothes. I like to be active/workout everyday and the fact that I work from home is also an easy excuse. Lately I have been going through my closet and getting rid of the really old and really crappy workout stuff. You know what I’m talking about too; the shirts with the sweat stains, the leggings that are stretched out, etc. And now that I cleaned it out, I decided to check out my favorite website and grab a few things.

I’m not sure when New Balance totally re-branded but boy have they come a long way from those white sneakers. I have a few pairs of their sneakers which I love. The other day I purchased a couple items from Joe’s New Balance Outlet, an online retail spot that sells clothes and sneakers on major discount. They have daily deals (hard to resistant) and the clearance section is always on point.

NB Dry Tanks – Reversible, Relaxed Fit – I picked up these three tanks for less than $10 each and I’m so glad I did. I definitely could of sized down though. But I’ll still wear these a ton and just knot them. They are reversible so you could wear the v-neck in the front or back.

NB Dry Sports Bra – I’ve been in desperate need for new sports bras so I was happy to grab these when I saw them. They are medium impact so perfect for my at-home workouts.

NB Dry Mid Rise Speed Crop / Mid Rise Impact Capri – These leggings will suck you right in! I got these leggings because the length appealed to me. I have such short legs, so I’m always on the hunt for capri/crop length. These also have reflective strips on the bottom which is a nice touch for running in the morning or at night.

If you’re in the market for some new workout gear I would highly suggest checking out Joe’s New Balance Outlet and browsing the site for some deals.