Cute and Casual Basics

Cute and Casual on Waketon Road wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

I feel like I have been throwing the “F word” around a lot lately, but it’s true that Fall is right around the corner. So now that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has come and gone, I feel like I can go back to enjoying the last days of sweet summertime. I’ve been noticing a slight shift in my wardrobe choices lately. Maybe it’s the transition between seasons, but I have been looking for mostly casual basics. I like the idea of versatile pieces that I can style multiple ways. I don’t feel as guilty buying something that I will be able layer in the coming months.

Cute and Casual on Waketon Road wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

Cute and Casual on Waketon Road wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

I have been feeling a little more casual lately. It’s so hot right now, so I’m looking for outfits with minimal effort that will keep me cool and comfortable. This t-shirt dress feels like I’m leaving the house in a sleep-shirt. It’s so soft and comfortable. Just what I’m looking for right now. I’ll be able to wear the dress with leggings and a long cardi this fall. Topped off with a blanket scarf and a pair of boots. A shirt dress is always a versatile style.

Cute and Casual on Waketon Road wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

The dress felt a little boxy on me so I used my chambray shirt to define my waist. Brian told me I looked like I was fifteen, which I chose to take as a compliment. I used to wear my shirts and sweaters tied around my waist when I was younger and it’s a trick I revert back to when I need to. Don’t have room in my bag for a sweater? Not a problem.

Cute and Casual on Waketon Road wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

Cute and Casual on Waketon Road wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

I recently treated myself to a new black crossbody bag. We have a trip planned for September and I wanted a discrete bag that was large enough to hold my necessities. If you’ve peeked around the blog you will notice that I love Cuyana. I have several of their pieces and have always been happy with the quality. This crossbody is a perfect size and I love that it doesn’t have logos visible (ideal for traveling). Just my initials embossed in gold.

Cute and Casual on Waketon Road wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

It was Brian’s first weekend back home from work so we took it easy. Lot’s of brunches and catching up, so a cute, casual look was perfect. You can’t go wrong with good basics this time of year. xo Bryn


Shop the Look:

Dress: Abercrombie & Fitch, Shirt: Michael Kors (similar), Bag: Cuyana, Shoes: Chanel (similar), Sunglasses: Ray Ban

12 thoughts on “Cute and Casual Basics

  1. Molly

    OBSESSED! I love a good t-shirt dress and always love jackets around my waist!! Brian’s comment is hilarious.

  2. Rach

    I’ve been slowly changing my wardrobe as well, but I want summer to last longer haha! That t-shirt dress looks comfortable!

  3. Olivia - baubles to bubbles

    I can’t believe fall is so close! I’m trying to get all my summer outfits in before it’s too late. I love this dress on you!

    Baubles to Bubbles

  4. Katherine Swain

    I’m with you on feeling casual lately! This look is perfect. Great choice for the cross body bag! That’s so timeless. PS, the VW is adorable!!

    Katherine |

  5. Caroline

    Love this look! Tying a chambray top around my waist is always my go-to too!

    xx Caroline

  6. Dana

    I’m loving this look – I love how the tied chambray is not only cute but also pretty practical!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  7. Jenn Lake

    Such a great combo – love this on you, lady!

  8. Bridget

    I love that entire look! The t-shirt dress is adorable. I need one, but I also have that boxy look problem. I don’t know if I could rock the shirt tied around my waist, but I do love that casual touch. Glad Brian is home! 🙂

  9. Courtney Hardy

    That outfit is so cute and simple. I love it. T-shirt dresses are always so adorable.

  10. Krisztina Clifton

    A very cute casual look! I have a thing for cross body bags like that. They’re the perfect size. Love yours!!

    Krisztina Clifton |

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  12. Viki

    Nice simple look 🙂

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