Texas Summers Mean Tanks, Tees & Tea

As residents of a southern state, summer means one thing…HEAT!!! In order to survive, we resort to wardrobe staples that any Texas woman should own in multiple choices. With increasing temperatures, jeans can be replaced with your favorite shorts or skirts. Cool, comfortable shirts in a loose fit paired with jeans and shorts make up our summer wardrobe. Below are a few of our summer outfit suggestions to keep your cool in the heat.

To use a summer phrase…this one knocks it out of the park! This beautiful coral tank is light and feminine, so a perfect choice to stay cool and show off a tan. (A tan that as of right now is still in the works!!!) The jeans are trendy and fun, but more importantly, loose for a cooler fit. The earrings add that pop of color to compliment the color of the tank. The bracelets (here, here, here and here) and watch provide a little sparkle.  Sunglasses are a must to help with the Texas sun. Add the go to sandals and fun tote and it’s a home run!

This outfit proves that sometimes all you need is a print tee and jeans. We love this bright yellow tee with a white floral detail. Due to the interest in the print, this tee almost doubles as an accessory. Let’s face facts…white jeans are always a great look. The sandals are simple and comfortable. Earrings (similar), bracelets, watch, sunnies and my favorite bag complete the look.

Embroidery and navy are big this year, so this top is a winner. Loose and flattering combined with two huge trends….what more could you ask for? As we have already pointed out, white jeans (similar) are always a great bet. We love Birkenstocks! They are great for days filled with errands, a ballgame (watching our beloved Texas Rangers) or any activity where you are on your feet. You know we love to accessorize, so a watch and bracelets (here and here) are a must. A classic bag and shades are also mandatory.

This is cool comfort at it’s best. Maybe we are still little girls at heart, because we love the pale pink of these frayed hem jeans. This easy breezy mixed media (knit to woven) top is beyond comfortable. We wish it was available in many more colors. (It is available in black in addition to the white) Great price point flip flops (that are available in quite a few colors and patterns) are lightweight and comfy. Big hoop earrings (similar) never go out of style. Add bracelets (here and here), watch and a functional tote and you are good to go. Wait….don’t forget the sunglasses!!!

This is one instance where an antelope and a snake actually get along. So, for this outfit we are starting at the bottom and working our way up. These shoes are fabulous, as is this often seen tote. During summer, hard to beat a slip on sandal and a bag that will hold all you need including sunscreen and bottled water. The white tank and jeans are a basic summer outfit…easy, cool and flattering. Add the accessories (bracelets (here, here, here and here), watch, necklace, earrings and sunnies) and you are done!

During the heat of summer, wish a cold shoulder tee actually delivered on its name. Oh well, at least it looks cute. We love this light wash distressed jean with a frayed hem. The gladiator sandals are so much fun….really popular this year. By now, you know the drill…add the necklace (similar), watch, earrings and bracelets (here, here and similar) so you shine. The bag is my favorite and the classic shades finish the look.

A hot summer day in Texas is hardly complete without iced tea. We love the iced green tea at Starbucks. Green tea is full of antioxidants and (on a personal level) reminds us of our time in Japan when we were young. Although we are southern, we opt for the unsweet version. Stay cool xoxo