Summer Essentials with Tommy Bahama

Today we are kicking off a brand new Blogger Nation series featuring one of my absolute favorite brands, particularly for summer wear, Tommy Bahama. In this post I’m sharing my must-have summer essentials, and let me tell you both of today’s looks are pretty much my definition of summer style.

If you aren’t already familiar with Blogger Nation, each season I team up with five of my favorite bloggers from across the country and we choose a select a group of brands that we love, ranging from clothes to jewelry and beauty, to feature on our blogs. So every week for the next few weeks, expect a new post featuring our latest picks!

So I’ve lived in Chicago over ten years now, and I think that means I can call myself a Chicagoan right? We Chicagoans like to savor every single bit of sunshine and warm weather we actually get, so naturally our family spends a lot of our summer staycationing at our family cabin on the lake, or taking day trips to the park or beach. With our much more relaxed summer lifestyle, there are a few things I always choose to wear, and that is: loose fitting lightweight fabrics in light colors. I also love wearing slide sandals and my friend recently bought me a pair of Custom Slide Sandal. They’re so awesome and they’re great to wear in the hot weather! I basically love everything that keeps me cool and compliments that fresh summer tan. Scroll down to see all of our Tommy Bahama summer picks, and click on the link below the blogger to get all of the details on her look!


My summer must-haves:

    1. White ‘Boyfriend’ Jeans – When it is hot, I like to swap out the skinny jeans for boyfriend fit, for a chic casual look like I’ve done here pair with slide sandals, or for an evening look, wear with a strappy high-heeled sandal.
    2. Eyelet – tops, dresses, shorts – anything in eyelet screams summer to me. Here I’ve picked this showstopper blouse that has a beautiful eyelet design on the sleeves and the front.
    3. Soft knits – This sweater halter top has a nautical vibe with the rope tie at the neck. I love that it hits at the hip so it fits my long torso. I’d also just as easily wear this over a skirt or slacks for the office

What are some of your favorites for summer?

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Look 1: Boyfriend Jeans thanks to Tommy Bahama | Knit Halter thanks to Tommy Bahama | Sandals: Gucci | Sunglasses: Kate Spade – Similar Style | Cuff bracelet: Sole Society

Look 2: Eyelet top thanks to Tommy Bahama | Jean Shorts: Citizens of Humanity – Similar Style| Sandals: Thanks to Sole Society (available in a couple of sizes) and here is a Similar Style | Ring: Rocksbox – use code LOVEZAHRA for a free month trial! Hat: J.Crew | Lip: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in Cayenne

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