{How to Stay Comfortable yet Stylish this Summer}

DTKAustin shares one of her go-to, affordable striped off-the-shoulder tops from Splendid. Click for more information or details.

If you live anywhere in Texas you know how hard it is to actually look put together in the summer without sweating your ass off in the process. There’s nothing like wanting to literally peel your own clothes off at the end of the day and take a cold shower! You really only have a few options when the weather is in the low 100s; stay inside and blast the AC on 60 all day, go to Barton Springs and soak for hours in the 60 degree water, or just suffer in little to no clothing at all if you’re planning to be outside longer than 10 minutes. So how does one look remotely cute in these conditions?!

At the beginning of every summer while the weather is still somewhat tolerable I tell myself that I am actually going to look presentable in blog worthy clothing despite the heat and humidity. I’m 100% notorious for doing this too… I buy the cutest summer clothes and NEVER wear any of them! Why? Because its brutally hot and humid here in the dead of the summer and I will sweat through anything I have on my skin. What I think is a good summer wardrobe plan only works if I am traveling somewhere a little cooler and less humid. And don’t even get me started on the weather in Tulum! 😳 Gorgeous with a side of 100% humidity!

My usual go-to summer look is the shortest shorts I can find that still seem to cover my butt, some sort of tank top or top thats breathable, minimal makeup and the same Tory Burch flip flops. When I try and think back of what I wore last summer I draw a blank… There was no variety whatsoever unless I was shooting, so this summer I am going to stick with my original plan and attempt to look super stylish if I leave my house! No matter where I’m going.

Obviously, I will still be living in a variety of my favorite cutoff shorts (listed below) but I will definitely be smart about choosing appropriate tops. I just want to give a little info. on these shorts I listed in the scroller. They are listed as low-rise but some of my clients in their 40s obsess over these shorts because they fit absolutely amazing and they are affordable. They do run a little small so make sure to order a size or two up since they fit around your hips and not your waist. Trust me, you will love them.

Now, on to tops. What I look for in a good summer top is something that is versatile, comfortable and doesn’t touch my arm pits in anyway. 😂 You probably think I’m being over dramatic, but I’m serious, for me its rough because I’m a sweater!! I’ve linked a few Splendid tops I have been eyeing this summer that will make their way into my closet very soon!

Who else is familiar with Splendid? I have been a HUGE fan of the brand for years. I first started wearing their clothing back in my college days and am still a loyal customer! They are notorious for having the softest fabric known to man and that is a major reason I am still coming back for more. At this point, I think half of my closet is made up of Splendid pieces and I don’t see that changing anytime soon! I even have shirts from my college days that are still as soft as ever! Definitely worth the money!

Outfit Details: 

Top – Splendid // Sunglasses – Forever 21 (Similar HERE)

Shorts – American Eagle // Shoes – Frye

Handbag – Gucci // Watch – Fossil

Bracelets – HERE, HERE and HERE // Earrings – BaubleBar (Similar HERE and HERE)

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam Dorrell
    May 30, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Very cute tops and shorts. Great advice for us sweaters. He he

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    Nataly
    May 30, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Perfect for the Texas heat! It is so hard to wear anything when it is so hot! You have it worse than me being in Austin!!

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    Nicole Green
    May 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Love these jeans shorts! I need to find a good pair before it gets too hot here.

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    rebecca
    May 30, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Seriously the perfect summer look!!

    xx Rebecca // http://thecrystalpress.com

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    Anna English
    May 30, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Such a cute arm stack!

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    Kristin
    May 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Love it! I hope you stick to your plan because outfits like this are too cute to let stay in your closet!
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

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    Jo
    May 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve been looking for a great pair or shorts so I’ll have to buy these! Thanks for sharing. I love your outfit!
    Jo

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    Ruthie
    May 30, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    These images are so beautiful and I just love that top so much!!

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    nina
    May 31, 2017 at 2:44 am

    I’m loving those shorts on you! Every Florida summer I want to cut off all my hair so I totally get it! Lol!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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    Meghan
    May 31, 2017 at 4:13 am

    What a cute off the shoulder top. I also love the shorts!!!

    Meghan | beyondbasicblog.com

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    Leah
    May 31, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Texas weather is something else for sure! (totally like my home town in Bakersfield, CA!) Obsessed with that top! Saw it on your insta and fell in love. Love this whole look, though, really!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

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    Nina
    May 31, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    As much as I miss Texas, the heat is something I don’t miss (except in February here in Michigan). Love your summer look!

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    Lauren
    June 1, 2017 at 11:56 am

    This is a perfect look! I know it’s going to get SUPER hot in NY and I can see myself wearing this!
    xx
    Lauren

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    Mallory
    June 2, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I love that top! Seriously so cute! I need another off the shoulder top 😉

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    Lee Anne
    June 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, yes! It can be rough. Love this top on you, such a cute summer look!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    Jenna Colgrove
    June 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    what a cute outfit!! love this filter. can i just outsource my editing to you?

  • Reply
    Bella
    June 2, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    How cute are you?! I love those short and Im always down for simple cute look for the summer!

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    Morgan
    June 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Girl – totally feel ya!! I always tell myself, “No, you don’t need 5 pairs of distressed shorts” but then when it gets so hot I wish I had them all cause that’s ALL I want to wear. Super cute outfit here!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    January Hart Rizzo
    June 4, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Ha!! SAME exact story for me here in south Louisiana! July-Sept is absolutely BRUTAL!! I swear I’m going to be ‘cuter’ every year, and I end up in the same shorts get-up! I’m on a mission to buy more loose summer dresses this time and see how I do with those. That being said, I live in cutoffs like yours here. Love them with your ots top!!

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    Lauren
    June 5, 2017 at 4:27 am

    I love this top! Splendid is one my newest brand discoveries and I really love their pieces! Love how you styled this look.

    xx,
    Lauren

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    April
    June 5, 2017 at 4:34 am

    I love your top! Stripes like these always catch my eye. So many other cute tops that you’ve linked to as well!

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    Nicole Leffew
    June 5, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I love this outfit! Your sunglasses and earrings are the perfect accessories! xoxo

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    Hillary
    June 6, 2017 at 1:53 am

    I love Splendid! They do have the softest fabrics! You crack me up with your comments about planning to look stylish and resorting to tanks and flip flops – story of my life! Lol Also, I just bought these shorts a little while ago and I totally agree, they aren’t low waisted at all! Such a cute outfit, lady!

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

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    Kasey
    June 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

    Now that is a cute summer look for Texas! Light airy and not too hot!

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    Chloe
    June 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this top! And those shoes! We haven’t hit the heat yet here in NYC, but I know it is coming!http://beyondblessedblog.com/

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    Makayla M.
    June 8, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    You seriously look SO fricken adorable in this outfit girl!! Dying over your top!

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