Looking back, I feel like every summer I have miss calculated my summer closet. It gets hot here. Really hot. I forget how hot, so every spring I design my closet around 70 degree temperatures, not 90 degree temperatures. Plus, when planning my vacations I imagine beach clubs, reclining on yachts and sitting under fans on patios drinking cocktails. Foolish – this never transpires. We have 2 small children so I end up covered in sand, ice cream and spf, and again it is always too hot to care about ‘dressing up’. Last year I took ‘going out’ clothes to Spain and ended up living in denim shorts and tees, or a t-shirt dress. This year I am aiming to be more practical from the start. My closet will consist of shorts and tees – no more scuba dresses – which look great on but are ridiculous in the heat.
Thankfully J.Crew have 30% off using SPRINGSTYLE today and here are some of the items I have in my virtual cart!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE J.Crew’s denim. It is fabulous quality and for some reason their cut fits me really well. I take a 29 in most styles – be warned J.Crew embrace vanity sizing plus their denim does give – not too much – but I always wear their jeans 3-4 times before washing as they soften up beautifully. I have their denim shorts from previous years and here are my picks from this season – all with 30% off too!
White denim shorts are a must as an alternative to blue denim. Just fabulous with tanned legs and tan or silver sandals.
These distressed boy shorts have a higher rise than others I have tried and come in the perfect summer wash.
This is probably my favorite pair. Again the perfect amount of distressing and you can wear them turned up or with the raw edge. They a lovely and stretchy too so you may want to try a size down for a snugger fit.
I have this pair from last year and they again relax beautifully with wear. They are a really lightweight denim and the perfect pair of beach shorts.
Finally this denim pair is a lighter wash for those of you that prefer a lighter denim for the summer.
While we’re at J.Crew you should definitely take advantage of the 30% off – here’s what’s on my list today.
I’ve been hovering over this shirt for a while as I love the fact it is classic yet doesn’t have buttons all the way down it. It will look amazing over leather pants, skinny jeans or dressed down with a pair of denim shorts. I may well pull the trigger after seeing how amazing Laura looks in hers today.
These jeans are the perfect amount of distressing and the denim is lovely and stretchy. The reviewers love them too! They are already reduced and then there is the extra 30% off on top!
I adore this boyfriend shirt. I think I am starting to follow a more classic look with my clothes!
For me it is the color of this popover which really appeals – the lavender will be stunning over sun kissed skin.
Now these jackets are not on offer – but I am wearing my navy one again today – it really has become a staple in my closet. I adore the popped collar on it. I’m waiting for the kiwi to come into stock but I’ve also fallen for the metallic version – I love how it is styled with all white.
My obsession with J.Crew has led me to investigate Madewell – their more grown up, less preppy sibling. After seeing Sincerely Jules in her shorts this weekend I felt obliged to order them and try. Nordstrom have also started stocking Madewell which is great news as they ship internationally and their customer service and returns policy is fantastic.
I’m also obsessing over this peasant top which is currently on sale.
I just love the grey wash on these denim shorts too!
So there’s a lot to choose from but at least I feel I can still have some variety with my shorts and t-shirt combinations!
On Friday I was willing the sun to shine – it worked for one day and then rain, rain, rain all day yesterday 😦
Shoes – Gucci // Jeans – MiH (just $88 here reduced from $250) // Top – Mango
Today, as I mentioned, I’m back in my Regent blazer. How did I cope without it?!
Blazer – J.Crew // Sneakers – Nike from J.Crew (similar here) // Jeans – J.Crew (currently on sale) // Top – AllSaints