In the summer, I cherish early morning walks with my loved ones and our many, many dogs. There is something special about being by the sea before the rest of the world wakes up. Plus, I love watching the sun poke through the haze until it’s shining in all its glory. (You will see how different the lighting is in each of these pictures since they were taken over the course of the walk. It is pretty remarkable.)
This seaside stroll is an utterly peaceful and truly serene way to start your day. I’m not even a morning person (like, really not), but knowing that I’m heading to the ocean is a surefire way to get my bum out of bed. That and a strong cup of coffee. 🙂
As someone who is most assuredly not at her best in the morning, I keep it simple with easy-to-wear pieces. If I manage to put on something that will carry me through the day, all the better!
On this particular morning, I managed just that. Here, I am wearing an oh-so-pretty short sleeve peplum top with eyelet detailing and cuffed jean shorts. I love mixing delicate pieces in go-to colors like navy with something utilitarian like denim shorts. It’s a slightly different take on a classic American look. And when you add a peplum to the mix (which is easily one of my fave silhouettes), it ‘s the perfect choice for an effortless summer look. I love the way this loose, longer peplum top moves. It even passes my highly unscientific twirling test, which I usually reserve for dresses and skirts. It adds a sweet, girly vibe to an otherwise basic look.
I’m barefoot here (I often am in the summer!) but any simple pair of flat or chunky sandals, or boat shoes would look great. (I wore white Jack Rogers to the steps leading to the beach and changed into strappy flats similar to these for the reminder of the day.) I tend to keep my accessories simple (i.e. pearl studs). That said, a stack of chunkier gold bracelets mixed in with a New England rope bracelet would look aces here.
All in all, this is the perfect look for just about any summer activity. Whether you are beach bound, poolside or biking through town, this combo has you covered.
Peplum for the win!
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