Wearing a tee with a pair of cutoff denim shorts is one of the simplest ways to achieve that laid back summer vibe. It’s an especially great combo for days that are so scorching hot, you feel like you’re in a sauna. (Which is what it’s felt like here lately.) Even though a tee with denim shorts is a pretty simple look, I elevated it a bit by wearing heels. I think the heels and the low side bun added a bit more character to the overall look, so that I was able to achieve a laid back look that was also put together. I really do think summer is my favorite time of year for styling outfits. Of course there are more options with layers in the fall and winter, but in the summer you can mix and match by pairing casual with dressy, feminine with masculine, edgy with chic and on and on!