Casual Late Summer Outfit

Let’s talk about when late summer officially hits and the perfect casual late summer outfit to wear, once it does!

Navy Straw Hat, Free People Saturday Morning Cardigan | Casual Late Summer Outfit Idea featured on Louella Reese

crochet sweater | striped tee | white chino shorts | navy straw hat | straw tote {available in black only, similar in natural} | floral bandana | neutral espadrille loafers

Happy Tuesday y’all! Even though I am no longer in school {and have no children in school aka no children at all} I still feel summer starts to come to a close once the school year kicks off. Which for those here in Charlotte that is just under two weeks away! Plus once September hits sometimes Mother Nature takes it down a notch and the afternoons aren’t so blistering hot {and humid}. 

I probably sound like I’m blabbering, which maybe I am haha. BUT what I’m trying to say is once mid-August hits, I start to say it’s late summer. Are you with me on that? Or does late summer hit for you once September arrives?  And once late summer hits and those cooler temps arrive, I am all about pairing shorts with sweaters and cardigans. There’s just something about the combination I absolutely love. Are you a fan of it? 

Navy Straw Hat, Free People Saturday Morning Cardigan | Casual Late Summer Outfit Idea featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
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crochet sweater | striped tee | white chino shorts | navy straw hat | straw tote {available in black only, similar in natural} | floral bandana | neutral espadrille loafers

Today, I’m styling another favorite from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It was a last minute purchase and by that I mean I didn’t purchase immediately, realized I wanted it, it sold out, and I stalked it like crazy till it came back in stock. While it was back to full price now, it is totally worth the extra. This ultra cozy chic cardigan! A perfect piece to wear now over tanks and tees temperatures start to lower. Then wear right into the fall and winter seasons with long sleeves and pull over sweater underneath. The cardigan comes in a variety of colors too – mint, cranberry, black, and coral. 

Trust me when I say you’ll be seeing LOTS of it throughout the upcoming seasons. 

P.S. Yesterday I shared 7 Beautiful Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Now! Just in case you missed it, they’re too pretty to not check out. 

PHOTOS BY KRISTEN BISHOP DAY

38 Comments

  1. August 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

    This outfit is seriously so cute! I am a *huge* advocated for a comfy sweater/cardigan and shorts. There’s something so easy but oh so chic about it!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    • August 14, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      Aw thank you Rachel! So glad you’re a fan of the sweater/cardigan + shorts combination. That is exactly how I feel about it, you described it way better than me haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. Liz
    August 14, 2018 / 11:03 am

    How cute are you? This card looks so cozy! love how you styled it!

    • August 14, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much gal! I’ve been wearing the hat nonstop – I couldn’t recommend it more!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. maggie
    August 14, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    Loving this look– SO cute!

  4. August 14, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    I’m more of September means last summer, only because I feel like if you don’t it’ll cut it short! I am ready for no humidity (or less), I am loving this sweater!

  5. August 15, 2018 / 9:05 am

    Going back for that cardigan was a great idea!! It’s gonna take you all the way through winter with all the ways you’ll style it I’m sure! This cardigan and shorts look is perfect!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  6. August 15, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Yes yes yes this is perfect! I need that sweater!

  7. August 15, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Cozy cardigans with shorts is one of my favourite things for late summer! I do it into fall too when the weather isn’t too chilly!

    xx Victoria
    http://www.strungingold.com

  8. ashley hargrove
    August 15, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    This is such a cute transitional outfit. That cardigan has been a favorite of mine since I spotted it last year. I was super excited to see the black one on the NSALE this year too!

    • August 15, 2018 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks so much Ashley! It is such a good one. Thinking of picking up another color too!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • August 16, 2018 / 10:52 am

      Thank you so much Azanique! Yes it really is. I cannot wait to style it for the fall season.

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. August 16, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    I’m all about the cardigan life, ha! Love this simple cute summer look. The color on that hat is just right!

    Jealeyni

  10. August 17, 2018 / 2:43 am

    This is such a cute look babe! Loving the cardi and the hat!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  11. August 17, 2018 / 3:14 am

    obsessed with this look!! that sweater looks so cozy! such a great fall staple!

  12. August 17, 2018 / 10:37 am

    That knot cardigan is super cute and you can totally wear it into fall!

    xo, Laura

  13. August 17, 2018 / 11:42 am

    I seriously LOVE this outfit! Also I totally get what you mean about that “back to school” feeling!

    The Champagne Edit

  14. August 20, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Yes girl! This look is adorable. I am right there with you on the “late” summer. Bring out the cardigans and please mother nature kick out this humidity!

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