What to Wear: Summer in Seattle

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They say that summer arrives in Seattle after July 4th. This year, it seems to arrive even later. A few days ago, I was on the phone with my brother and packing came up. He simply reminded me, “Hey, look at the weather. I don’t think you’re going to want all sundresses for the trip. It’s barely 70.” With this my plans were thwarted, yet I came up with some amazing looks perfect for a summer vibe while remaining warm. To keep things simple, we kept things in neutral palettes with the exception of a few dresses for nights out.

Keep reading to see what to wear for a summer trip in Seattle! (All packed in a carry on.)

What to Wear: Summer in Seattle


I can’t tell you how much I love these jeans. For warmth, I wear my Everlane pair on the plane. For summer, I live in my deconstructed pairs of Madewell jeans (in both stonewash and black). I’m not a huge shorts person, but have grown to love a few pairs over the years. My cut offs from Madewell and can’t live without these soft olive twill pair.


Balancing out basic tees, with a few button downs and fancier tops, all looks are easy to vary with shoes and accessories. For shooting (we’ll be photographing a lot on this trip for a few companies), we added a favorite white button down from Madewell to keep cool in the sun. When hiking, we adore this tank from Wish You Were Northwest and layer it with a classic camp shirt as we go up in elevation. For days in the city, we adore these tops from Sezane.


For mornings, hikes, and airports, there’s nothing like a few layers to stay warm.  For this trip, we kept it simple with a favorite boxy cut denim jacket and oversized gray sweatshirt from Everlane.

Accessories, Hats, and Shoes:

Packing a few of my favorite minimal jewelry pieces from local makers, things go from everyday to elegant by layering these staples. I adore these deconstructed hoops from Handcrafted by Delcie and layer my rings, necklaces, and textured teardrop earrings from Hadley Frances. By adding a favorite hat from Lack of Color or a favorite baseball hat, things remain varied among looks.

For shoes (I love them and struggle to pack just a few pair):

Keeping a mix of everyday casual, sporty, and dress, I always pack a few pairs to mix things up. For this trip, it means these classic white sneakers, black Nikes, brown leather slide sandals, and a black block heel from Everlane.




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