White Vest and Stripes

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A tailored white vest is one of the most versatile pieces you can add to your summer wardrobe. This baby goes with almost everything! You can dress it down with destroyed denim and pumps for a casual evening out, dress it up with tailored pants for the office, or even throw it over a jumpsuit for a sophisticated look. During hot summer days, when you cannot fathom putting on a blazer (i.e. every day in Los Angeles), a vest is the perfect alternative to add structure and dimension to an otherwise simple outfit.

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For this look, I paired my white vest with striped J. Crew shorts. Nautical stripes are another timeless classic for the summer in my book. I cannot get enough of them! They can be paired with simple white or navy pieces, or combined with pops of color like yellow or poppy red for a more fun look. Again, another versatile piece for the summer that you can bring back year after year.

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On a sidenote, can we talk about these beautiful, tall trees for a second? We love our palm trees in Los Angeles, but anytime we see tall trees with full greenery, we get seriously impressed!

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Since I kept the clothing fairly low-key for this outfit, I added statement accessories like this lariat necklace and braided belt for some pizzazz. These nude lace-up sandals finish off the look. I love how this particular pair have a nice leg-lengthening effect, which is always a welcomed bonus when wearing shorts.

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Shop these and similar pieces in the links below!

VEST: Zara (similar here and here) | TOP: similar here | SHORTS: J. Crew (similar here)

NECKLACE: Love this and this | RINGS: Gorjana (cute alternative) | CLUTCH: Asos (similar) | SHOES: Steve Madden


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