Closet Cravings: July/August 2022

Posted July 19, 2022 by Prairie Wife -

It’s time for our July/August 2022 Closet Cravings!

As I look at what I’m loving right now, I realized that these items are all about beating the heat while still being practical and cute.

Per usual, I have links so you can find the exact items I’ve showcased, but know that these posts are all about inspiring you, so don’t be afraid to go bold and bright with your colors and patterns even though I’ve stuck with neutrals.

Lightweight Cream Sweater

A sweater in Summer?! Yes, I know it may seem crazy but hear me out. Since my Preventive Mastectomy, I have found it hard to stay warm. I tend to be fine when I’m outdoors, but indoors, the freezing cold air conditioning can make me INCREDIBLY uncomfortable. A lightweight knit sweater keeps me comfortable and looks great with everything. I can throw it over a dress or tank top or wear it with jean shorts and a lacy bra layered underneath. If you want this exact sweater, you can find it at and use PRAIRIEWIFE15 for 15 % off all of their products.

Feminine Floral Dresses

What I love about this style of feminine floral dress is that it works for any shape, age, and occasion. If you want a bit more of a sexy/youthful look, get a shorter-length dress with spaghetti straps. Need a bit more coverage? Try a midi length or floor length with a slit. Cowgirl this dress up with a Western belt, cowgirl hat, and boots. Make this dress beach wedding ready with a delicate necklace and earrings, and wedge heels (see my favs below). Pick a bold, bright pattern to stand out, and make it fall-ready by covering it up with a sweater and putting on a pair of tights and knee-high boots.

Espadrille Wedge Sandal

When I put on my wedge sandals for the first time this year, I knew that Summer had finally arrived. Not only are they the comfiest style heel EVER, they also go with everything! From flowy dresses and skirts to wearing them with a slinky tank and jean shorts, there isn’t a look that won’t be even better with these shoes. Flares, boot cut, skinny, or even cropped wide leg pants, these shoes look fabulous with every style of jeans you own. I like this espadrille wedge with wider straps because they fit comfortably and feel more stable when walking across the park for a wedding or across the dirt parking lot to head to a concert! And YES, I have one pair in nude and one in black because I wear this style so much.

Graphic T-Shirt Dress

I love graphic t shirts, so it shouldn’t be a big surprise that I love graphic t-shirt dresses too! Until recently most of them were a bit short for my taste…which was a problem I learned to solve with a pair of bike shorts. I was thrilled when I recently saw this style at a Douglas, Wyoming boutique Allure.  This dress has a length I’m more comfortable with, but still has that sexy rocker vibe I love! Make it more western with boots and a cowgirl hat…or really rocker it up with some bold chunky jewelry and black leather booties.

What are you wearing for July/August 2022?

Let me know in the comments.

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