Ampersand Summer Style Guide (ft. Krista)

I’m not fashion guru by any means, but I wanted to give making a style guide a try! So I recruited Krista & together we created the Ampersand Summer Style Guide (2015). Consider it a stylish Likes & Favorites for laid back (affordable) outfits to keep cool all summer long.

sytle guideLet’s get started.

gold and simpleThis summer, I’m all about the simple necklaces. Don’t get me wrong: statement necklaces are the bomb, but with the rest of my accessories, it’s a good time to tone it down. Sometimes simple can make a statement.

villanova coordinate necklace

IMG_6002I adore my Villanova coordinate necklace.


{Coordinate Gold Necklace | PersonalAndDesign}

{High-Waisted Shorts | American Eagle}

Want something edgier?

long necklace

Try a layered look!


{Layered Gold Necklace | Charming Charlie}

clutch titleI wanted a simple, bright bag, just big enough for my wallet, phone and sunglasses. Perfect when you’re running errands or getting drinks with friends.

clutch(You’ll never guess where I got this either!)

IMG_6028{Pretty Pink Clutch | Paper Source}

nail titleMy sister is the queen of cool nails. I knew I wanted to feature her favorite polish in this post & she chose this unique nearly-neon green approximately 10 minutes before the shoot. Trust her on this, she’s an expert.



“Kash, I can’t take pictures without my nails done!”

IMG_6049{butter LONDON Nail Lacquer | Sephora}

(Did I mention she’s a Sephora junkie?)

tank titleEasily my favorite summer purchase. These Soft & Sexy tanks literally feel amazing and are easy to wear. They come in a bunch of colors and are perfect basic pieces to dress up or down. Plus, you can totally rock a bandeau or bralette with them. aka ultimate comfort.



Grey on grey.


{Soft & Sexy Tank | American Eagle}

{Lace Racerback Bralette | Aerie}

shorts title

I have a new thing for high-waisted shorts. Krista has always had a thing for high-waisted shorts. Plus she has cooler pairs than I do, so she gets featured in this section.



(In case you were wondering, she made that strappy bralette)

{Washed & High-Waisted Shorts | Original from a thrift store| Similar: Urban Outfitters}

{Flowy Purple Tank | Original from PacSun | Similar: Francesca’s}

cover up titleFor years, I searched for the perfect beach cover-up. Then this past spring, I saw this light-weight knit hoodie in a store window and immediately bought it. It’s great because it’s cool enough to wear on the beach but also protects you from the sun (if you’re pale like me).


Cute beach bag optional.


{Light Knit Cover Up | Original from Aerie | Similar: Victoria’s Secret}

{Neon Pink Bandeau Bikini | Target}

{Nautical Beach Bag | Original from H&M | Similar: Francesca’s}

shirt dress titleThe T-shirt dress. Comfortable enough to wear to bed but stylish enough to wear out. Accessorize it with anything, you can’t go wrong.


(Krista customized this plain t-shirt dress with an iron-on graphic)


{Basic T-Shirt Dress | Target}

maxed outI bought this dress for Senior Ball but I think it’s a great buy for any occasion! It’s cotton (so it’s super comfortable) and looks fancier than it actually is. Perfect for a summer wedding or nice dinner with a special someone.


Back it up.


{Cobalt Blue Maxi | Tobi}

Thus concludes the first Ampersand Summer Style Guide! Hope you got a little style inspiration, or at the very least enjoyed Krista & I pretending to be models.

Liking pretending to be stylish & Favoriting my model/photographer of a sister. &.

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