I have to start this post off with an embarrassing/funny story. I’m on my way to work, and running JUST on time as usual. I never leave room for error and it’s a habit I desperately NEED to break. I went to the gym in the morning and had left myself MAYBE 20 minutes to finish my workout, get home, shower, eat, look presentable, and get back out the door. I had set out my clothes, makeup, comb, so that it was easier to race around. I actually got out the door on time. I was about half way in to my drive in traffic on 95 (seriously the worst), and all of a sudden had a PIT in my stomach. I had forgotten to wear a BRA. I was DYING-not sure if it was more an “oh shit’ or “Omg lol” dying. THANKFULLY-there are plenty of shops about a mile from work so i ran in to Free People (the closest), and grabbed a new bralette (that I now have in three colors)!
My mind is still in my favorite city of Charleston-my trips always FLY by! One of the MANY things I love about Charleston is the shopping! I wrote in this post how much I love DressUp (right on King Street), and how the Charleston location is one of my favorite places to shop when I’m in town! This time was no different when I started trying on their new summer arrivals! After looking at the items I bought and tried it, it made me realize my summer go-to outfits rotate between three different looks-I mix and match key pieces- kind of like a formula?! I’m sharing them below styled with some of the new summer arrivals I picked up from DressUp!
- DressUp offers a discount in the Charleston location to Bridal/bachelorette parties so make sure to ask if Charleston is your bachelorette party destination!
- DressUp offers FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49
- DressUp has 65+ new arrivals under $39 every week
Maxi dresses are as easy as throw on and go. I live in maxi dresses when I am unsure of what to wear, or I need to look a little more formal than shorts or jeans. This tie dye maxi from Dress Up is so much fun! It also has pockets! This t-shirt style maxi is only $22 and a more basic option but soo versatile and can take you from day to night!
SIMILAR: Little White Dress in Charleston
White Jeans + Fun Top:
I’d say more than half of my going out/date night outfits in the summer consists of white jeans and a cute top! These jeans are my staple white pair and this year I also invested in these mom jeans, and have a few of these budget friendly pairs in rotation! I LOVE this crochet top from DressUp with jeans for date night-it comes in 5 colors! I wear this bra pretty with all my sleeveless/tank shirts.
Shorts + Breezy Tees:
Definitely my summer “daytime” look right here! Cute cutoffs like this under $30 pair from DressUp with flowy tops make me feel put together enough to run around town, but also casual enough to be working at the local coffee shop. Peplum tops are so flattering,, epseically with short shorts, as to not show tooooo much skin!
More From DressUp:
I love the babydoll style dress. Would make a great cover up, too!
This two piece set is so fun in this lime color! It also comes in black if brights aren’t your thing! I am wearing my normal size here but I would size up one in the shorts if you want them to show a little less booty!
This kimono definitely came home with me! Love it over shorts or as a beach cover up!
Do you have a staple look or two for summer? What is your favorite outfit to wear in the hot summer months?