Summer Style Flashback – 8 of Some of My Favorite Looks - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Summer Style Flashback – 8 of Some of My Favorite Looks


Since Summer is drawing to an end ( well at least in the retail world). I thought i would do a flashback post. Here in NC, it really doesn’t get “chilly’ until the end of Oct. My blog is heading to the 5 year mark, so that marks I am sure, a few outfits that i love and isn’t it always fun to look back at your style from years past? How has it changed?  What might I add to my summer wardrobe? Well, at this point in time, I am getting excited about buying cashmere sweaters, dusters and booties, but really there are end of season sales out there where you can shop for the existing season.

Summer Style Flashback

BUT.. today i share with you a fun post- Summer Style Flashback- what outfits I loved and would wear again.

One of the things I think of summer dressing for me is being cool and comfortable.  Great colors. Statement accessories, which have lately been earrings, as often too much jewelry is just too heavy ( especially necklaces) when the temps are heating up! So, I will tell you what 8 outfits i chose, and why! I love color, great bags and cute sunglasses are a must. ( mine are prescription from EyebuyDirect)

Look 1

Read about my LOFT maxi dress

This look is easy, breezy! I have about 4 or 5 maxi dresses in my closet and find them comfortable and enjoyable to wear. This Loft maxi, which is a few years old caught my eye with the sea aqua blue green color and lightweight material. I added some additional color with my Zara statement necklace and green drop earrings. What’s come back into style is a thinner cat eye sunny seen at various retailers like Zara and Mango.

Look 2

Read about my golden maxi dress outfit. 

Continuing the maxi dress theme, I love this mustard yellow dress from H&M. I don’t shop there much, as I have been trying more thrift stores and prefer a bit better quality, but i did love the front slits and the color. This dress could also take me into Fall with a long duster in a Fall shade and booties. I wore one of my favorite pairs of gold threaded espadrilles from Franco Sarto here and have a few pairs of booties from this Brand.

Look 3

Read about my floral slip dress 

This slip dress, worn a few years back is also from H&M. Its interesting how you gravitate to certain stores and later find ones you like better. However, i do like the light, soft material, and the slip dress. I would love to add a few more slip dresses to my closet for next year, as they are versatile. I could make this even more casual with a pair of white converse and a jean jacket or for the Fall wear a long duster or moto with boots. An olive long or midlength cardi would really make the print stand out.

Look 4

Read about my safari khaki shirt dress

One of my favorite summer styles is a  safari look. A neutral olive, this dress, as with any shirt dress can be worn open with jeans, shorts or trousers. For this summer, I kept it easy with an always trendy, leopard print scarf. I stuck with neutral hues and wore the death out of my fringe cognac colored sandals.

Look 5

Nothing like all white for the summer. It’s fresh, crisp and a light outfit to wear. I would wear the jacket to dinner- but an all white top or cami underneath would complete this look. I am a fan of adding neutral accessories to all white, in this case, tan sandals and a leopard clutch. I have other white looks for summer on the blog – HERE and HERE. 

Look 6

READ  about my floral linen dress 

My favorite dress of the summer, I have learned to love linen. It keeps  you cooler and we need that in the summer! I love large floral prints and how the red pops on the pink fabric. Strappy heels are a great choice with dressy dresses. I bought this from Zara.

Look 7

READ about my shorts and embroidered yellow top

I love yellow and the details in this top. The embroidery and lace detail are so pretty. I also enjoy wearing shorts this time of year, and these white denim and my blue denim shorts have been staples. Top from Zara, shorts from LOFT.

Look 8

READ about my coral lace shift dress look.

I’ve had this dress for a number of years now, and loved the color and the neckline. If you don’t wear shorter dresses, it could be worn as a tunic or in the Fall, with some leather leggings. I am sure you all know by now, how much I love color!

These are a handful of outfits I have enjoyed wearing throughout the summer. I am all about easy breezy dresses and denim shorts here in the Summer months.

This Fall on the blog, I hope to do a post on shopping for moto jackets, Fall trends, Fall staples and other Fall Fashion discussions. I’ll also delve into more Midlife and Health topics.

What style of dress do you most enjoy wearing in the Summer?

Have a great weekend!

Jess xx

iday hosted by Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

Fun Fashion Friday hosted by Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun

Fabulous Friday hosted by Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots

Weekend Wear hosted by Rachael of Threads for Thomas, Melissa of Mom With Style, and Sheree of Posh Classy Mom

Flashback Fashion Fridays hosted by Jessica of Jeans and a Teacup and Adri of Adri Lately

Fashion Friday hosted by Jo-Lynne of Jo-Lynne Shane







  • Fashion Schlub
    Posted at 09:55h, 08 September Reply

    You always look stunning – how tall are you? I love you in the golden maxi dress, I feel like maxis were MADE for your body type! And that pink and red floral dress is amazing! And that yellow lacy top from Zara with the white shorts – those are my three favorite looks…but really, you look great in everything!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 08 September Reply

      Hi Bettye!
      Aw, thank you so much. I am 5 foot 9. I have just gotten into maxi dresses over the last several years and really like the idea of wearing them in the Fall – maybe a long floral belted.. gotta keep my eye out! The pink dress is linen and I used to stay away from linen due to the wrinkles, but now I just call it part of its personality! Thanks so much. I loved the details on that yellow top too. I appreciate you stopping by! xx

  • Lisa D
    Posted at 22:01h, 07 September Reply

    They are all so pretty! But look 4 is my favorite! Love everything about it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:27h, 08 September Reply

      Thank you Lisa! I love wearing dresses in the summer and have fond my fondness for denim shorts again. Its just to hot for me in jeans int he summer! Happy Friday! xx

  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 09:20h, 07 September Reply

    Your summer looks were great. I always hate to say goodbye to summer, but I am ready for some cooler weather.
    Julie | This Main Line Life

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:12h, 07 September Reply

      Hi Julie,
      Thank you very much. I know! I love seeing the sun each day, but like you I am ready for Fall! xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 08:57h, 07 September Reply

    Love all of these, Jess. I appreciate the look back. I have a hard time getting on other people’s blogs during the summer while I am taking care of my grandson, so it is nice to have this review. I especially love the mustard maxi and the all white outfit with the jeans and blazer, but all of your looks are lovely. Have a great weekend. – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:11h, 07 September Reply

      Hi Amy!
      I understand. I am sure that you are very busy with your grandson. I bought a few mustard pieces for Fall, as I love the color! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:36h, 07 September Reply

    You had a stylish summer my friend full of beautiful looks! I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried! I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, we have NO plans!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:10h, 07 September Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! I just love fashion and think next year I will add more day or casual dresses to my closet. So glad you liked the looks. We are going out to a new restaurant with a friend, doing a photoshoot.. but not much else. Sometimes it is nice to have no plans 🙂 xx

  • drnessy
    Posted at 03:34h, 07 September Reply

    Love your stylish outfits! Your hair color is similar to mine, so I like especially to see your color combinations! Love yellow and turquoise! Love, Nest http://www.salutarystyle.come

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:07h, 07 September Reply

      Hi Nest,
      It is funny, as years ago, in college, I wore mostly black. Now, I don’t have much black in my wardrobe, as I love color very much. Glad you enjoyed the look back! xx

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