Happy unofficial start to summer! I'm in Newport for this glorious Memorial Day Weekend, taking a break from the Florida heat to soak up the crisp sea air, bask in the cliff side sun, and enjoy cozy fireside evenings with friends. Packing for a this little weekend getaway, the one item of clothing I couldn't travel without is a chunky summer sweater. Summer knits are a classic wardrobe essential this time of year- I'm always wearing them on early morning coffee runs in town, and on breezy afternoon beach walks, and have even begun to style the comfy boyfriend-inspired knits for an evening out! I'm loving all the affordable options available this year (shop all my Affordable Editorial Favorites bellow) a welcome change from the once only pricey chunky knits. You can now find summer knit sweaters that are well made and well priced. This season try knits embroidered with wonderful nautical motifs that really make your sweater stand out and look stylish, rather than shabby. And what better statement to make when meeting friends for happy hour or going on first date drinks than sporting a slouchy sweater with a slinky skirt or skinny jeans, and heels. It is just screams supreme style and classic confidence, and without sacrificing comfort or warmth, you come out a total winner by making your wardrobe work it and work for you.
Sweater: Nautical Knit Sweater, H&M, similar & similar
Skirt: Red A-Line Skirt, Herve Leger, very similar style on major discount here & here
Sunglasses: Retro Cat Eye Shades, ASOS
Heels: Stripe Wedges, Chinese Laundry, similar & similar via Francesca's (having a 40% off flash sale on shoes this weekend!)
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