Summer Style: Red, White + Denim

How is it Monday again?? This weekend F L E W by. My best friend came down to visit and it was absolutely wonderful. We celebrated my birthday early by going to see one of our favorite humans ever, Glennon Doyle Melton. If you have no idea who she is, check out her book here. It’ll change your life. (Or, at least the way you look at your life.)

OK, so let’s talk clothes, shall we? I’m usually not into festive outfits. I don’t like when something feels too costumey. So when I saw a red banana in the store last month, I knew it would be a perfect way to incorporate some 4th of July fun into my look, without being too cheesy.

And can I just say: I LOVE that bandanas are back in. I used to wear one all the time in college (no really, it was cool).

I found this white tee on one of my random weekly Target runs. It fits well and is less than $10. I’m always on the search for the perfect tee, and this one is pretty close…

Distressed denim is and always will be very close to my heart. (I love fashion. Just go with it.) The pair I’m wearing is from last year, but I’ve linked some of my picks below. 

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Here’s to a week filled with gratitude + kindness…


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  • Jeanette

    Great summer outfit 🙂

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Jeanette!

  • Kim

    So cute! And another reason for a Target run! I’d wear that top all summer long. And jealous you saw Glennon. That would be a dream!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Kim! Glennon was amazing. Seriously, so inspiring!

  • She's Cataleya's Mommy

    Gosh I love this simple outfit, I’m all about it! Now I just need to grab something for my daughter Cataleya <3

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    • suzanne

      Thanks, mama! Isn’t it so much fun to dress little girls?!

  • Sarah @ SUGAR MAPLE notes

    I love the length of those shorts! What brand are the ones you’re wearing?

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Sarah! They’re from Necessary Clothing 🙂

  • Lee Anne

    This is the best outfit ! Loving those denim shorts!
    Lee Anne

    • suzanne

      Thanks, sweet mama! xo

  • kerona

    nice simple chic outfit, have a nice day

    • suzanne

      Thank you, Kerona!

  • Esther | The Cuteness

    Such a cute outfit for the 4th! I love those shorts, they’re the perfect length!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Esther!

  • Andrea Bai

    You look so adorable!


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    • suzanne

      Thanks, mama! xo

  • Lauren

    You look adorable! And I love the bandana! Great outfit, mama!

    • suzanne

      Thank you, sweet friend! xo

  • Nicole @ Work|Wear|Wander

    Cute and casual! I love how you added the bandana to style it.

    • suzanne

      Thank you, Nicole!

  • Kamara Harding

    That red bandana really ties the whole outfit together – so chic!


    • suzanne

      Thank you, Kamara!

  • Rachel

    Major heart eyes for this outfit! Loving your shorts so much!

    Rachel /

    • suzanne

      So sweet. Thanks, Rachel!

  • Lauren

    I have yet to try the bandana trend but I am DYING to! You look amazing. Perfect 4th look!

    • suzanne

      Do it! 🙂 Thanks, Lauren! xo

  • Shannon

    This is definitely my kind of 4th of July look! That bandana is the perfect accessory to make the look festive, but like you said, without being cheesy. Perfect!

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    • suzanne

      Thank you so much, Shannon!

  • Cara

    I love bandanas too and love wearing them in my hair for a retro look. You look adorable and I love those shorts!

    • suzanne

      Yes, I need to wear it in my hair when it gets longer! Thanks, mama 🙂

  • Jenn

    As always, great outfit! Buying the jean shorts now!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Jenn!

  • Jenny

    I’m obsessed with those shorts! I need a new pair of shorts for the summer.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Jenny! They’re from last year, but I linked some similar pairs 🙂

  • Alison

    Such a cute outfit, you can’t beat denim shorts and converse in summer.

    • suzanne

      Right?! Thanks, Alison

  • Corina

    This is perfect! I’m totally with you about not wanting to be DECKED in the holiday’s colors. That bandana offers just enough festivity! I have to try out the bandana trend… would be totally new for me! 😀 Maybe in my hair 😉

    • suzanne

      Yes! I’m totally loving bandanas. Thanks, Corina!

  • Mimi Rose

    This is super cute for 4th of July! I love the white sneakers and the bandana for the little spruce of red. 🙂

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Mimi!

  • Ashley

    LOVE this!! The perfect 4th of July look! I am really loving the bandana around the neck. Can’t wait to give it a try!

    xo Ashley

    • suzanne

      Thank you, Ashley! xo

  • Angelle Marix

    Simple yet AMAZING for everyday and for 4th of July!!!!! Love those denim shorts 💙 You look so pretty.


    • suzanne

      So sweet – thanks, Angelle! xo

  • Sheila

    Love those jean shorts!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Shelia!

  • Amanda

    Simple and casual yet perfectly chic- love the added bandana scarf! This is such a perfect summer outfit 🙂

    Would love for you to join the #GoodHUESDay Linkup this week 🙂


    • suzanne

      Thank you, Amanda! I’m headed to check it out!

  • mal

    You are GORGEOUS. I wish I had the restraint you do, but I am going to be shameful blasting red,white and blue this weekend! 😉 Although you have given me a lot to think about 😉

    • suzanne

      Do it, girl! 🙂

  • JeeYoung

    You are the coolest. Love that outfit. So simple, so fitting for the holiday!

    • suzanne

      And you are the sweetest. Thank you, mama! xo

  • katie

    Such a cute, laid back look for the 4th!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

  • Denay DeGuzman

    This is just too darn cute! What a what a fabulous look for the 4th of July. I love the classic clean look of a white top over denim. And the bandana adds a sweet touch. Many good wishes to you and your family for a wonderful 3-day weekend. 🙂