I’m not a real fan of nature. Sure I love spending summer days by the pool or beach or walk aside a pigeon in New York City but that is about how outdoorsy I’ll get. You won’t find me hiking or camping but I heard from friends who participate in those activities that it’s tons of fun.
I don’t want to limit myself to any new adventures so today I decided to go on a mini hike and by mini hike I mean go explore the lake and wooded area of my friends backyard. It’s a start and a chance to show you one of my favorite casual hot weather looks. Keep on reading to see how I embark on a new adventure. Just call me livfornature.
Cool, casual, and comfy are the three rules for dressing for any outdoor summer activity. You would think my shorts were pajamas because of the look and feel but they are not pajamas but super trendy and comfy shorts from H&M. The geometric print and the warm color palette makes these my go-to shorts for the summer. As much as I love denim shorts they can be super hot and restrictive so a nice pair of elastic waist cotton shorts are the winner for summer.
I didn’t want to throw in any other patterns in my outfit, so I just wore a simple black tank. This Mudd brand black tank top is nothing special so I decided to knot it just to give some added shape and to make it shorter to show off my cool shorts.
The crochet sweater is not to keep me warm but just to complete my outfit. It’s super lightweight so it won’t cause me to melt plus if it gets too hot I can always let it hang on my arms or tie it around my waist.
Am I the only one super glad that the choker trend is a thing? I can’t stop channeling my inner 90s child with my favorite chokers. But today’s choker is super special and can’t be found in typical stores like Forever 21. I found my gem stone choker at a local art festival. The beautiful stone has such unique characteristics that it changes colors depending on the sun or angle that you are looking at, making it a perfect necklace to go with any outfit.
For shoes, I stuck with my black slip-ons from Marshalls. The lace detailing allows for air to flow keeping my feet sweat and stinky free. Plus they are super flat and light, you think you are walking barefoot but your feet are totally protected from any mysterious insects or creepy crawlers hiding on the ground.
I can’t see myself wandering into the woods anytime soon but hey at least today was a start and a chance to try something new. Are any of my readers campers or hikers? Or are you like me who’d rather just hang by the pool or beach or walk the streets of New York City?
Shorts: H&M (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Top: Mudd | Sweater: Apricot Lane (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Shoes: Marshall’s (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Necklace: Omi By Lise (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Sunglasses: Forever 21 (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR)
Photos by Lauren Murphy (http://www.createdbylaur.com)