Summer Solstice style 2011

You realize tomorrow is the  Summer Solstice, right?  The best day of the year because it’s all warm and sunshiny outside, the grass is green, the pools are filled, the drinks are cold.

Ahh Summer, how I love thee.

Regardless of your plans, you’ll need something summery to wear.  Something light, breezy, subtle and sexy.  Here’s what I think would be fabulous to put on for the longest day of the year:

summer solstice shirtdress tank top

checkered shirt, chambray shorts, wedges, tank top, shirt dress, skirt, boat shoes, braided belt, aviator sunglasses, straw hat


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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Katrina :

    Love those grey shorts and that stripe tank…
    what not to wear has made me ward off all horizontal stripes,
    but I am always loving stripes anyway…
    this is the best of both worlds :)

    • Allison :

      But the way the stripes go on this one will actually SLIM you. Swearsies.

  2. Stephanie :

    I LOVE those yellow wedges! I didn’t see a link for them. Where are they from?

    • Allison :

      They’re from Payless!!!

  3. christy :

    i want/need those Toms! Love. :)

    • Allison :

      Me too Christy, I have to finally suck it up and buy a pair!

  4. mrs. r :

    I seriously had a dream about the Lands End dress. I think I need it. Tell me, oh Fashion Guru, do you think it is dressy enough for a wedding (my fave BIL’s) if I do red wedges of some kind and red/coral jewelry? Mustard tights? Mustard jewelry and shoes?

    Talk to me.

    • Allison :

      Double darn! I didn’t see this until just now! Is there still time or has the wedding passed? Because yes, this totally would have been {will be?} totally appropriate and adorable.

      Sorry I missed it earlier!

  5. emma :

    that tank, & the skirt… love. actually they might even look kind of cute together no?!

    • Allison :

      Emma, oh my gosh, they totally would! I hope you bought them.