Tuesday Ten: July Style Tips

I am in disbelief that July 2nd is already here. This summer is going by faster than ever, so I hope you are all getting a chance to wear your favorite summer staples in your wardrobe. The Fourth of July is this week and we have many more warm days ahead. So here are a few summer styling ideas to try this month…

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1. Over it all.
I’ve been flirting with the idea of trying this comeback trend for a while now. And I think July is the best time to wear your overalls. Look for a distressed pair with a little personality at a thrift store.

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2. Punch up your workwear.
In the summer, I get bored with the idea of wearing a skirt and a blouse to the office every day. Luckily for me, there is no dress code at the Paper Crown and LaurenConrad.com offices. But for those of you who do have one, add an unexpected twist to your business casual clothes. A deep V-back top like the one above is pretty with a pencil skirt and heels.

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3. Style your sneakers.
While Chuck Taylors may be casual, that doesn’t mean you can’t style them up a bit. Wear your Converse sneakers with a maxi for warm weekend days spent shopping and running errands.

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4. Swap your top…
…for your bikini top! On days spent at the beach or the pool, I like to forgo wearing a shirt at all. A cute, frilly bikini top with a high-waisted skirt can pass of for an effortless summer outfit.

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5. Go prim and proper.
I love the look of pairing a shirt with a Peter Pan collar with cute shorts and pale Mary Jane pumps. The end result is sweet and ladylike, not to mention frill-free for going out to dinner in the summertime.

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6. Tie it up.
Keep your hair out of your face by turning a bandana into a headband. I love the mint bandana above, but a navy or white one will look nautical-chic too.

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7. Keep wearing those whites.
Wear a chic panama hat with a long white maxi to channel the ultimate bohemian summer look. I love white maxi dresses with lace details or embellishments.

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8. Go patriotic.
This month is the perfect opportunity to break out your reds, whites and blues. I love any combination of the three colors in a striped pattern. In fact, I’d love the dress above in my very own closet. Too cute.

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9. Bright nights.
For those warm summer nights out on the town, add an unexpected touch of neon to your outfit. It will make you look tan, glowing, and confident. I love wearing pops of neon on shoes, bags or jewelry.

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10. Get glassy.
Holographic glasses are having a major moment right now, so have a little fun with it. I would recommend buying an inexpensive pair since this trend might not be around forever. Wear yours with a crop top and rock two trends in one look.

Are you going to try any of these style tips this month?

If you do give one a go, be sure to upload a photo of your outfit to your LaurenConrad.com profile and share the image link in the comments below. I may feature you as the next Chic of the Week! (For more details on how to upload and share photos, click here!)

XO Lauren

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  • Monica_in_Heels

    Love the style ideas! I also think that summer is passing by wayyy too fast! :(

    http://www.monicainheels.com

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Love these ideas! We’re taking our beach trip in a couple weeks and I can finally wear all that fun clothes that I can’t wear at work :)

    Ashley
    http://allthatglitters.co.nr

  • Michelle

    love them all! but my favourite has to be the first one :-)

    http://michellele1.blogspot.com.au/

    Xx

  • Haylee Atkinson

    I love all of these, oh my gosh.

  • Sara-Jane Harris

    I loveee the bikini with the high waisted skirt! And also the red striped dress! Lovely!! Definitely be looking out for these in the shops! :) I’m always looking for ways in which I can spice up my work clothes so any help would be appreciated! Just finished your style book so this has helped massively! Although my bank balance has suffered! Haha! :) xx

  • Kelby Peachey

    I love the bandanna, bright colors, and patriotic looks. I’m definitely going to be sporting my new patriotic flats I bought this past weekend. YAY!

    -Kelby
    http://peachypains.com

  • Katelin Absher

    Omg I love all these style tips!! I need to punch up my wardrobe a little bit more!! :)

    http://www.katelinkonfidential.blogspot.com

  • Emma Acomb

    Need 2 go shopping now!!!!

  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Oh my gosh I love all of these looks, especially those rose colored shorts with that Peter Pan collar top!!

    xo,
    http://sincerelymissashley.blogspot.ca

  • Ana Sofia

    All these style tips are so amazing that is difficult to me choose just one! I will definitely have these tips in attention when I choose my summer outfits :)

    Xoxo,
    http://mmthanwords.blogspot.pt/

  • LaurenConrad.com

    Hopefully this gave you a bit of inspiration for your next shopping trip!

  • LaurenConrad.com

    Shopping for work appropriate clothing can be hard but these looks inspire us to get creative and have fun with it! :)

  • Ashley

    I LOVE the second look!! It’s absolutely gorgeous! http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

  • Renuka

    a great variety of styles to choose from! I’m loving the pops of colour, white, and stripes for july!

    http://www.pocketfulofperspective.tumblr.com

  • Deanne Castro

    Love all of these looks!

    For more on fashion and beauty, check out my blog: http://myfashavenue.com/
    Today’s blog post: Favourite Celebrity Look of The Week: Sandra Bullock

    Follow my journey on Twitter and Instagram: @MyFashAvenue

    xo
    Deanne

  • photosbyjaana

    loving the patriotic look this summer. and of course whites and sneaks. it’s going too fast!!!
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

  • Bec Hunter

    When I was at school, 2007-2011, holographic lenses where huge where I was. We lived quite near snowfeilds and had a few international skier/snowboarders who would NOT take them off. When ever I go back to visit they are still going VERY strong.

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    Hello! It’s Sarah The Beauty Babe aka “”WildForColors””. I am a beginning beauty guru and I hope you guys can check out my YouTube channel for Beauty, Fashion, DIY & More. Don’t forget to check out my first video :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugWmLksEpzY&feature=youtu.be

  • KelseyMarieR

    LOVE the stripped dress! Looks so amazing!
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  • victoria101

    Love bright colours in summer, gorgeous <3

    http://www.enchanted5thavenue.tumblr.com

  • beg tatouh

    I just love white thanks and a long dress is something i can wear here !!

  • Patricia Guzman

    I’ve been a huge fan of Jules for some time, she has incredible sense of fashion. I also really loved looking through Made with fashion’s blog!

  • Melissa mould

    i’ve been sprucing up my work wear wardrobe and find maxi’s are a great way of adding a summer twist to a work look

    love the peter pan collar top with the shorts too :)

    Mel
    UK Style Blogger
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

  • Megan Elliott

    I love these ideas! Can’t wait to try a few of them out! :)

    xo Megan, http://lushtoblush.com/

  • Heather

    I love the white maxi. The lace is subtly revealing in a classy way, so I’d totally wear it!

  • SS

    Where is the dress from #9 from???

  • Gemma

    Where can you buy a deep V back top like the one in the second outfit?

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