Summer 2020 is officially here, and although it’s not looking as bright and cheery as many of us were expecting, I still have hope that this can be a fun summer. I’m personally not a huge summer person because I dislike the heat, so summertime to me is more about staying comfortable than it is about staying stylish.
With that being said, a lot of the clothes I’ve picked up for summer 2020 are exactly that: durable, comfortable, and safe to get messy. Buck and I are taking a trip up to Maine in a couple of weeks, so these are the staples I’m bringing up with me for a week of dirt, lake water, and campfires.
As y’all know, I am HUGE into thrifting, so it probably comes as no surprise that almost everything here is either secondhand or consignment. Starting from the top left, the peach beaded top is a gorgeous chiffon little piece that my housemate got at The Garment District. She didn’t realize it had sleeves (and yeah, it’s hard to tell,) so she decided to let me have it instead of returning it to the store. I probably would have never picked it out for myself, but I actually really love it. It has that 70s vibe I’ve been really loving lately, and it looks so cute with a pair of bell-bottom jeans and some chunky wedges. This top will be perfect for going to sit-down restaurants and other events that may require more formality than a tye-dye shirt.
Speaking of, I’ve been SO into tye-dye lately. I was bored at home a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to bleach tye-dye some dark t-shirts I’ve had sitting in my closet. The first one I bleached was the Led Zeppelin shirt, which was a hand-me-down from my brother. I think I might have bleached it a bit too intensely, but I still really like it and I’ve been wearing it around the house frequently. I really love the way the top right one came out- I think the pattern is very interesting, and the shirt is baggy and perfect for humid summer days. Moving onto real tye-dye, get a load of that Wisconsin Tye Dyes shirt I picked up at The Garment District. It’s kind of hard to see, but it says “Grateful I’m Not Dead” with a picture of a skull in the top right corner. I freaked out when Erin spotted this on the tye dye rack, and honestly, it’s possibly my favorite purchase to date. Buck has also been loving it, and since I’ve let him borrow it, he’s hardly taken it off. So that was a great steal, and I don’t see myself ever getting rid of that t-shirt.
For something a bit more formal and feminine, I was so thrilled to come across this thrifted Modcloth dress, also from The Garment District. What I love most about this dress is that it has the same colors as The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album- white, yellow, and green. I can already see myself going for strolls around North Conway and picnicking with Buck in this little number. It’s so cute and lightweight, making it perfect for the summertime, and I also think it’s just such a unique piece. It really symbolizes a lot of joy for me.
As for other staples, I’m still on my scrunchie kick, and I’ve also been wearing this beanie a lot on the days that I don’t feel like fussing with my hair. The humidity really makes my hair get dry and puffy, so most days, I’ll either throw on the hat or toss my hair up into a scrunchie. The pink shoes are not thrifted; they were actually a gift from my mother. However, they are Rothy’s, which is an extremely ethical shoe brand that manufactures their products from recycled plastic bottles. The shoes are really durable and comfortable, and if you do get them dirty, you can just machine wash them with the rest of your clothes. I have another pair of Rothy’s in the color red, and I wear them constantly around the house. If you’re looking for a really durable flat, I highly recommend this brand.
Lastly but certainly not least, I have been LIVING in my thrifted Bugle Boy Co. shorts. I mean, come on, look at them. They’re fabulous. They’re so strong and perfect for day-to-day life, and they pair great with every single shirt in this picture. They do make my ass look about eight miles wide, so I try to get some of my waist back by pairing it with this thrifted Lucky Brand belt. Honestly, though, I have no complaints about how baggy they are. They certainly reduce the amount of times I get catcalled in the city, so thanks, Bugle Boy!
Anyway, those are all of the new additions to my closet that I’ve been loving this summer. I’ve been feeling so comfortable and groovy in these lovely items, and I’m really looking forward to wearing them out all summer. And as always, shoutout to The Garment District in Cambridge for always having an amazing selection of thrifted items!