Red Hott Summer

I used to say that I don't wear much red or try not to, but this has not been the case since it seems to be one of the hottest colors of the season!  With the warm summer approaching and vacations underway, I found it necessary to purchase this puff-sleeve, off-the-shoulder top from Zara.  I believe it is sold out by now, but don't worry, I will link similar alternatives below.  Also, if you still don't have anything to wear, then I just found your July 4th outfit!    

The first time I wore this top was to the Bahamas.  I would throw it on over my white bikini top which looked amazing together, not to mention, it photographs like a genius especially in a setting like that!  I definitely see myself using this top as my accessory to dress up any basic- like what I did here.  I paired it with my favorite jean shorts- the Levi's 501's in Sierra Skyline which seems to be the "it" shade for denim shorts these days.  Ladies, it's shorts season- time to embrace yourselves and feel sexy no matter what your age.  I'm not saying wear daisy dukes, but do what makes you feel comfortable and do something different to compliment you and your style- because no one can take that away from you!  And if not with this outfit, with any future ensemble you decide to put together!

An off-the-shoulder top like this is probably one of the easiest ways to look "dressed up."  It is not going anywhere this season, so stock up!  When buying the perfect off-the-shoulder, go for something that looks unique- one that you haven't seen too many versions of.  They pair well with skirts, shorts and every kind of jean imaginable.  

Since I get a Cuban/Salsa vibe from this top, I decided to throw on some gold hoops and bracelets by Gorjana to capture just that.  Lastly, I threw on my suede YSL Tassel bag and Steve Madden Clary heels. If heels are a problem, you can easily swap them for a pair of nude lace up gladiator sandals or block heels.  If you're loving this post and want to see other ways on how to wear shorts, check out my video below.  

Happy Dressing!!