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Under $100/ Trends/ Fashion / 24 Jun, 2021

The Best Casual Basics for Summer


mia mia mine wearing a bodysuit from express's body contour collectionIf I had to describe my summer style in a few words, it would be simple and casual yet elevated. This explains why I tend to pick basics over super trendy pieces. I love that you don’t have to spend too much to get your hands on some quality, long-lasting pieces. Plus, they’re easier to style and always look chic no matter what you’re wearing. This summer, I’ve been finding some of the best casual basics at Express. Whether you’re looking for bodysuits, t-shirts, or jeans, Express has so many elevated essentials that you can wear to work or on the weekends. Below, I’m rounding up some of my favorites that you can rotate through for the months ahead.

fashion blogger wearing a summer outfit from express

Bodysuits & Tanks

There’s nothing easier (and better) than teaming a bodysuit with jeans. Express’ body contour collection offers next level tops that every girl needs. You’ll want multiples of this bodysuit as comes in an array of colors. My favorite thing about it is the double layer fabric and high compression fit that perfectly defines the body, creating a flattering look.


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Relaxed Tees

One of the best things to come out of last year’s pandemic was dressing for comfort. I’m so glad that the trend is here to stay. If you haven’t found the perfect tee (or two), Express has some luxe styles that are ultra soft and flattering. This muscle tee with the twist front detail feels understatedly cool – just add jeans for a chic off-duty look.


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White Denim

My wardrobe is never without denim, but in the summer, it’s all about white jeans for crisp, clean look. There are so many silhouettes to test drive this season, but my favorite is a slim leg that can be cuffed for a clean, cropped look. This pair from Express is so soft, and is ideal for any occasion.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a brown bodysuit from express's body contour collection

Easy Dresses

As much as I love flirty, statement dresses, this season is all about simple designs and knit styles for maximum comfort. They’re ideal for those whose style lean more simple and classic – like my own. You can then play with bold accessories, like this wooden clutch, to spice things up.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a brown bodysuit from express

Square Toe Sandals

When it comes to footwear, I typically stray from overly trendy styles that I can’t wear for more than one season. That’s why the square toe sandals trend is perfect for me. It’s functional, feminine and wearable all at the same time. These knotted Express sandals go with everything!


xo, Maria

Outfit Details

Express Bodysuit
Express White Jeans
Express Square Toe Sandals (in brown)
Express Wood Handle Clutch
Express Chain Necklace

This post is sponsored by Express.

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