6 STYLES + EXPERIENCES TO HELP TAKE YOUR SUMMER FROM 0 - 100!

WRITTEN BY SHARRA GREENE

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Summer is here and every year, everyone that I know talks about how they hope to have a fun yet productive and fulfilling summer. In this post, I'm sharing some of my fave fashion and lifestyle go to's that bring a great sense of balance to my life while I'm on my grind in the warmer months. Enjoy! 

WEARING YOUR T SHIRTS WITH HEELS

 I would include links for you to shop these looks but I made these on Polyvore, which unfortunately,  no longer exists.

I would include links for you to shop these looks but I made these on Polyvore, which unfortunately,  no longer exists.

This one is a personal fave. It's PERFECT for impressing bae on date night with the perfect dressy casual look OR simply going the extra mile and showing off when you're out and about. A sexy pair of stilettos can take any ordinary tee to new heights. Throw one on with some high waist shorts or switch it up by wearing an oversized tee as a dress. Take your pic and watch your summer selfies level up! DISCLAIMER: If you're not really bout that heel life, pack some flat sandals in your bag as backup!

VISITING A NEW PLACE

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During my trip to Mexico last summer, I really learned  how crucial it is that we make time for ourselves to explore and make new memories outside of our everyday environment. For anyone who is currently feeling burnt out or uninspired by their everyday routine, I seriously suggest investing in a trip to a brand new place that you've never visited before! It can really shift your persective and help you to recharge your hustle!  My to do list is honestly super long this summer but I'm doing my best to prioritize and to make some time for a new adventure before the Fall! You should, too!

WEARING PRETTY SUNNIES

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I have a love hate relationship with sunglasses because I absolutely ADORE them but it's rare that I come across a pair with frames that fit my face shape perfectly while also going with almost everything in my closet. So far, I've found 2 pair and it's only June! So, it's safe to say I'm pressed and I'll be wearing them all summer. I encourage you to take some time out to go on a hunt for the PERFECT shades for you.

P.S.  Make sure that you have at least one pair with a UV protection of 99 - 100%! 

 

TAKING YOURSELF ON A CUTE DATE

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I'm famous for this. Whenever I have a lot on my mind or just want to get some fresh air and treat myself, I get cute and head downtown for a little shopping and a cute lunch date with me, myself, and I. Spending some quality time with yourself can really give you the opportunity to be alone with your thoughts, get to know yourself a little better, and even plan out the rest of your week. Trust me, taking yourself out is so underrated. 

PAYING HOMAGE TO THE 90'S VIA YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE

 (Left)- Photographer:  Gilles Bensimon , Stylist:  Todd Oldham  | (Right)- Photographer/ Co Creative Director:  D. Rice Photography   Model:  Sophia Yeshi  | Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist:  Brittany Main  |  Styling and Creative Direction by Me    

(Left)- Photographer: Gilles Bensimon, Stylist: Todd Oldham | (Right)- Photographer/ Co Creative Director: D. Rice Photography

Model: Sophia Yeshi | Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Brittany Main | Styling and Creative Direction by Me

 

I keep seeing people all over social media asking when we will let the 90's go and the answer is NEVER! At least not when it comes to fashion. So STOP ASKING! The 90's will always reign (read why here). Just in case you needed it, I'm giving you permission to slay all summer with 90's inspired busy prints, high waist silhouettes,  sexy mid section cut outs, clever cleavage, and of course, statement earrings!  

CHECK YOUR PERSPECTIVE

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Whenever I'm in a state of distress, I do my best to shift my perspective. I try to scale out and look at all of the blessings in my life, whether they be people, things, or experiences. I know it sounds cliche, but in a lot of ways, life really is what you make it. Whenever I reflect on all of the things that are going right instead of everything that is going wrong, I'm almost instantly refocused and motivated. In the midst of serving bomb looks this summer, don't forget to work towards making that mindset just as beautiful. I promise doing so will make for an even more poppin' summer!

     Hope you enjoyed this curated list of summer gems! Comment the ones that you think you'll be trying this summer and stay tuned for a new interview with a style pro + some outfit inspiration coming your way this month! Thank you so much for your readership! It means the world!

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."