Throwback Summer Style: Oversized Tee + Denim Shorts

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Serious questions, friends [don’t hate me for asking it]–have we reached the point where anything 90’s is considered retro? As I was naming this post, I really stopped to think about it. To me, the 60’s and 70’s are what I would considered retro. At what point, though, did they become retro and have we reached that point with the 90’s yet? I definitely think the 80’s are included in that retro definition. . . Now that I’ve made us all feel old af, I wanted to share this 90’s throwback outfit for summer.

oversized tie-dye tee // pink denim shorts // flamingo earrings – 20% off // beaded headband– 20% off // Kendra Scott layered coin necklace c/o // quilted sandals // scrunch handle bag

This summer, I will be living in oversized tees with denim shorts, which is basically what I wore circa the mid-90s. It’s a relaxed, lived-in look that’s easy to pull off. The top I’m wearing is TTS for an oversized fit, but you could size up one size to get a more oversized, casual vibe. My oversized tie-dye tee is almost a perfect match for my pink denim shorts–yes, colored denim is in big, especially with that acid wash feel to it. You can spin this look with any type of tee, including graphic tees, but keep the shorts on the shorter-side. You want them to be just a tad longer than your top.

With an outfit this casual, I’m very deliberate about accessorizing. This summer, you’ll see more layered necklaces and less statement necklaces. The Kendra Scott layered coin necklace I’m wearing is one of my most-worn pieces o jewelry because it goes with everything. Here, it lets my flamingo earrings shine. Of course I tossed on a beaded headband, as headbands are still having a moment (and I love it!).

Two other trends you’ll see repeating this summer are the quilted look and scrunched look for accessories. These quilted sandals are my go-to shoe right now. They are very chic and elevate any outfit. And I’m seeing scrunching, like on my scrunch handle bag, coming across not just in bags but in shoes too.

Now, if the weather in Kentucky would just stay warm, I’d get to rock this look a lot more. Did I mention it’s perfect for working from home?

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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