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.

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{Coordinate Gold Necklace | PersonalAndDesign}

{High-Waisted Shorts | American Eagle}

Want something edgier?

long necklace

Try a layered look!

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{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.

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“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.

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Grey on grey.

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{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.

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(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).

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Cute beach bag optional.

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{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.

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

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{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.

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Back it up.

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{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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