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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Uniform: Greek goddess

My sweets, do you have a favorite summer outfit? I'm excited to announce a new series on Cup of Jo, where I'll feature photos of stylish friends and show how to put together the look (mostly because I want to copy them myself!).

First up: My friend Kendra Smoot always looks gorgeous, but I especially love this ensemble (above) she wore on vacation in Greece. Relaxed, easy and beautiful, don't you think?

Here's how to get the look:
Polka-dot scarf: The Hill-Side, $50.
Round sunglasses: Madewell, $134.
Gray tee: LNA, $48.
Boyfriend shorts: Madewell, $50.
Gladiator sandals: Born (in saffron), $85.
Pink nail polish: Essie, $8.

Do you have a summer uniform? xo

(Photo by Akira Ruiz)

132 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

oops, the comments weren't working--now they are! :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

All I wear during summer are dresses so I keep nice and cool... well that's the idea anyway hehe

a lovely being said...

I think I need that head scarf :)

xx fallon

Natalie said...

I'm excited for this series. I'm more of a fall/winter girl, especially when it comes to style (so many fun layers to play with!). I feel like I never quite put it all together for summer. I love how effortless and chic this is! I would love to see a tutorial sometime on how to wear a scarf in my hair. I never quite pin them right or something - or maybe I have a funny head (ha :) but they typically slip off. I adore the look though.

Joanna Goddard said...

i know, it's so pretty!

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, natalie, that's so funny; you might try clear mini bobby pins. also hermes has a great tutorial on their website. xo

Raquel said...

Joanna,

When are you going to post you San Fran holiday photos??? I wanna see photos of chubby Toby!!!xoxox

gemma said...

she is beautiful!!

The Gift Corner (.com.au) said...

this photo is fantastic and has really great energy as well!

Jenni said...

Cute! Love the sandals...and the fact that she was on vacation in Greece. Way jealous. My summer uniform is lots of beach hats, topsiders, shorts and non-clingy tanks - nothing I have to tug at or fix during the day, nothing that will look gross after I've worked up a sweat trying to keep my kids entertained. Dress and dash.

nicole said...

I love this series. My summer uniform: breezy sundresses + short Frye boots. xo.

Lady Grey said...

I love her bandana, and her sandals... definitely gorgeous!
xo

saturated canary said...

here is my fave summer style this year):...

http://saturatedcanary.blogspot.com/2011/05/summer-style-prelude.html

and love her outfit-- she looks like she belongs in Greece...so effortlessly chic!

xoxo

Sierra said...

I sure do! I get teased about it all the time, but in the same breathe my freinds always tell me that they love it. I wear a full, colorful (usually floral) skirt with a white, grey or black vneck and ballet flats or flip flops depending on what I have to do. Every single day in the summer. My closet is a row is skirts and stack of shirts!

ADA said...

so effortless! ❤

my summer uniform is a bikini under dresses. you never know if you'll find yourself at the park to catch some sun or at a friend's bbq with a pool...or running through sprinklers!

Rachael said...

Love it! Great idea for posts too!

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Benedicte said...

Great idea. During summer holidays, I mostly wear boyfriend shorts (h&m), a tank (from American Vintage or Monoprix), my beloved Rondini sandals or espadrilles (rope shoes from the market), a straw hat from the market and a Petit Bateau mariniere if the weather is too fresh. Of course if I am at work, I wore more "sophisticated" clothes (mostly dresses in summer)

D2 said...

LOVE this new idea for a post! Love the Greek Goddess look = FAB. My uniform for the summer usually consists of havaiana flip flops (for ease of putting on/off as I'm w/our 3 kiddos all day long) and a casual dress or skirt. And I'm usually sporting a ponytail and some sort of headband!

wildchild said...

gosh she's gorgeous. that doesn't even look like real life, it looks like a staged picture. ha

anna and molly said...

love this! can't wait to see more of your stylish friends.

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La chica said...

Bellísima and so natural, love it!

Nell Love said...

love this look and the new series! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

wildchild, tell me about it!

Shea said...

I love love love those shorts!! I've been searching for the perfect length short and those just might be them... victorias secret here i come!!!
oh and that headscarf is gorgeous!

Caitlin said...

Wow, I thought this was out of a magazine or a Toast UK catalogue - gorgeous! I excited about this series because I love taking elements from peoples outfits and then re-creating them with my own wardrobe. Can't wait for next weeks!

ps. I want her headband!

thrillofthechaise.com said...

It's all about the maxi dress for me...and when it gets a little cool, denim jacket over top. Yay summer!

Kate

www.thrillofthechaise.com

Joey said...

I love it! I'm all about comfort in the summer. Pulling the hair back off of my face while I work outside is a must.

Thank you!
Joey

Stephanie @ Blawsom said...

I like that look. Very simple... but the polka dot scarf pulls it together seamlessly :)

I don't have a summer uniform... but it would probably be some sort of a maxi dress.

Callie Glorioso said...

I think I'm gonna like this series.... ;)

Amanda Blair said...

She looks just like a model! My friends Jake and Reagan are friends with Kendra as well and always say how beautiful she is and how well she is dressed. Now I know what they mean!

olivia said...

i love the head scarf and sandals and sunglasses!! she looks so pretty and relaxed. its a perfect summer outfit! i cant wait for more!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

greek goddess indeed. i'd like to recreate this outfit soon....guess i have to plan a trip to greece. oh well!

Alexa said...

Love her scarf and those stylish sandals. Great series by the way!
xo
alexa

mackenzie said...

yes, my summer wardrobe uniform is caftcans! I have them in tons of colors, from Morocco to my favorite Calypso Target silk one... they're super comfy, I always feel like a glamorous lady in them, and you're dressed 1,2,3!

Anonymous said...

I love this look and am definitely going to get that t. Great post, Joanna!

BL said...

What a great series idea! I love this look too and have a similar navy and white polkadot scarf I wear on my head, but mine is a vintage scarf from my mother. My summer uniform is definitely a tshirt dress. I own too many cotton sundresses and need to switch up my wardrobe! Looking forward to your posts for fashion inspiration.

Kara said...

I would also like a tutorial on how to wear a scarf in such a fashion. I never get it right not matter what I do.

goodnightstars said...

that is an adorable outfit. my summer uniform consists of this skirt: http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55402&vid=1&pid=839718&scid=839718022

these shoes:
http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55150&vid=0&pid=820553

and a white v-neck or pale pink tank. obviously i shopped the old navy sale this past weekend :)

lindsay marie said...

So odd, I JUST saved this photo on Pinterest. I love the sandals, headband, sunkissed skin and Greece...

third room studio said...

Great new series, and I love this look - effortless (but for me it would require effort - Kendra clearly has style, I'm going to steal it too!)

Heba said...

wow look at the sandals

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{molly beth} said...

summer uniform FOR SURE .

come check out my 30 for 30 challenge over at my blog!

xoxo.
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britt said...

i <3 this outfit!

and love this new series!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you could also explain how to get so pretty and skinny -- your friends would all look great in trash bags; you're a good looking bunch!

Raquelita said...

I'm so excited for your new series! Love, love, love the headscarf. I'm wanting to unearth mine but was wary of wearing them without bangs (which I've grown out)...well, I'm wary no more!!!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

*gasps* She's a props stylish. Coolest job EVER!

Penny said...

Funny, I was just looking at that photo on Pinterest.

I typically live in cut-off shorts, layered loose tanks, a cardi and ballerina flats or glad sandals.

At work I tend toward cargo skinnies and interesting heels.

Lex C. said...

i'm half greek so whenever i visit my family in Greece, my cousins are fascinated by shorts. in greece, they only wear skirts, dresses, and super skin-tight jeans haha they're crazy!

Eilinn said...

Yeah! I love outfit posts so much. This is a great one for summer. Now I can't wait to see all your other stylish friends. Love from Sydney xx

Jessica said...

What a great idea!! Can't wait to see more pics!

Miss Bibliophile said...

Great idea for a series. LOVE that everything in this outfit is so affordable.

Kristen said...

I love boyfriend shorts! my husband has the same size waist as me (truly) so i've been praying for him to stain/rip a pair of jeans so I can make myself shorts out of them! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this!! She looks so casually chic, and I love having the tips to reproduce the look.

Joanna Goddard said...

shea -- land's end canvas also has really nice jean shorts; not too long, not too short. xo thanks for all these sweet comments!

Lenita said...

I couldn´t see the polish nail.

Wendy said...

Agreed, the outfit is great! I love how the polka dot scarf adds a bit of whimsy to a relaxed look.

New York Don't Leave Me said...

Love the simplicity!
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Luli said...

Oh how I love this outfit. Plus, I love any references to Greek Goddesses because I'm Greek!

Hollie Ann said...

I love the head scarf it totally makes the outfit. Great idea for a posting series!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

She does look gorgeous! What a beautiful, effortless look :)

Jocelyn said...

Gorgeous! So simple but put together. Can't wait to see what else you have.

Nichole said...

love this idea!!!! just love it!! love this look, too.

Chic Coastal Living said...

Cute idea! Let me know if you need some inspiration! I love the shell she's holding, too!

Liz Stanley said...

oh how funny! kendra and seth are two of our very closest friends! She's always an amazing style icon. FYI I have a tutorial on my site today on different ways to wear scarves, summer turban style for those that might be interested:
http://www.sayyestohoboken.com/2011/05/how-to-tie-summer-turban-two-ways.html

Abbey said...

LOVE THIS FEATURE!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Rachael said...

I'm SOOO going to copy that this summer! And I'll give you cred when I do. :)

Shauna at The Reed Life said...

great series!
i'll be checking in on this!

red ticking said...

a d o r a b l e... as in my home... i love white... all summer long... xo

Carolynn Cecilia said...

summer perfection! loves it! I will now be, officially, on the hunt for the perfect head scarf thanks to this post.

Vibin' Vixen said...

The scarf is fantastic!!
www.vibinvixen.com

Shea Nichole said...

I know I'm going to love this new series on cup of jo! This summer I'm all about the long skirts/dresses!

http://justbreathe18.blogspot.com/

Gabriella said...

I like this series. Gorgeous picture, I love her scarf! :)

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Kristin H said...

She does look gorgeously comfortable!

Ana said...

I love the whole ensemble. So chic!
Every time the weather changes it always takes me a little while to get into a new clothing groove. I find that whatever ends up becoming my uniform is never what I planned. The best outfits sort of end up finding me.

www.vergeof40.com

il était une fois... said...

Perfection! Wish I wad in Grecce at the mo!

xx
http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au

Elina Dahl said...

oh love the summerfeeling!

Elina

toridawn said...

A vintage dress, sandals or kitten heels and a cardigan. American Apparel makes great lightweight cardigans in cool colors to go with every ensemble!

Anni said...

Very inspiring!
I will for sure do the denim shorts and a loose t-shirt this summer, and combined with the headband scarf it is really cute!

My favorite outfit is a pair of nice sandals and some rolled-up loose jeans. It's perfect for the windy Scandinavian summer.

Jenni said...

Love this look! I had to write down how to get the look for my next trip to the US. ps. Looooove the shoes!

Caroline said...

I really love it! It remainds me of the swedish summer ;)
/Caroline

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i love it! thank you for the idea and for sharing it!

Rachelle from The Blue Room said...

Ohhh I absolutely love this outfit - lucky you going into summer months now. I have just said goodbye to summer in Aussie with one last holiday to lap up the sun and ocean - check out the pics on my blog if you have a moment - I even got to swim with a Whale Shark!!!
thebluueroom.blogspot.com
xx

Michelle Lee said...

love the relaxed look so much :)

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Katie said...

I never look this good on vacation. Maybe it's the humidity, sleeping on buses and couchsurfing that has me looking more hobo than chic.

17 Perth said...

I love this look---gorgeous.

Megan Abigail Chandler said...

The scarf and entire look make her look like a modern day Natalie Wood ... she looks flawless

sweetbittertart said...

This is such a wonderful idea for a series. She looks just lovely. Can't wait to see more! : )

antique engagement rings said...

She looks very free and easy... a nice combination!

gillian. said...

This series is so cool. Can't wait for more!!

pelininstyle said...

Cute outfit! I like dresses and shorts:)
www.pelininstyle.com

Demüre said...

love that outfit, great shorts!!
I adoorrrre your blog!!
xoxox

SisterBatik said...

A t-shirt dress and flat gladiator sandals, if I can get my legs fit for baring : )

Annalise said...

Love this series! Boyfriend jeans with holes (for air conditioning, of course) a tank, fun hat, and a cute cardi for when I go indoors. Oh, and can't forget the gladiators!

Annalise said...

Oh, and please tell your beautiful friend in the picture that on first glance, I thought it was an old photo of Jackie O!

Beatriz Craven... That Girl in Pearls said...

Great idea for a new series! Your friend's outfit is perfection. You can usually find me in cutoff boyfriend jeans and a tee when I want something totally comfortable and laid back. She makes it look so chic!

B.
That Girl in Pearls

Caddy said...

She looks great! :D I like her use of accessories!

Melanie Kameko said...

I love this idea! Thank you so much!

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you, liz!!

thinkpriddy said...

so priddy! love this new feature :)

jenny said...

So excited for this series! My summer wardrobe needs a major makeover. (:

Designs Good said...

what a great idea and what a pretty friend!

Jenn said...

Love this series, can't wait to see what other awesome outfits your friends come up with!

Botany's Desire said...

Very FUN!!

kostas said...

Wonderful style!
Escape to the Greek islands soon!

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Your friend is lovely.

My preferred outfit is anything that makes me look thinner.

Mighty Burns said...

I love love love this look! I love the boyfriend shorts I have, and wearing simple tshirts with them and fun accessories! bonus*being in Greece!

lucy said...

I love that you included a head scarf! They are definitely one of my favorite summer fashion accessories. Especially the silky floral printed ones, so pretty!

The Fab Miss B said...

Cannot wait for more posts like this! So inspired!

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kittymclewin said...

is this the kendra smoot, who used to work on blueprint magazine? i have 4 issues of that magazine that i can't throw away...i was sooo disappointed when it stopped. i was just thumbing through the old issues the other day and was looking at her baby shower photos. cute shower. how old is her kid now?

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