Ah, summer! The time has finally come when hitting the books becomes hitting the beach, and staying up until four in the morning on a Tuesday is no longer for study purposes. As the summer heat rolls in, the best way to keep it fresh is to don a frock.
Frankly, any frock will suffice. The beauty of a summer dress is that it easily goes from day to night, you can dress it up or down, and it is ultimately up to you how funky, preppy, edgy, or girly you want to make it. Summer is about looking cool while staying cool, so don’t be afraid to try a neon yellow or tribal-printed dress.
This Fashionista fearlessly chose a knee-length color-blocked dress detailed with cutouts. She accented the dress with a dash of gold including a small cuff bracelet, a linked ring, and the always-useful watch. The daring print on her dress stands out amongst a crowd of mostly pajama-clad students attending their summer classes. The understated beauty of her nude shoes and simple jewelry allows her dress to stand as the centerpiece of the outfit. The cherry on top to this outfit is her chic pair of vintage cat eye sunglasses which add a certain je nais se quoi to the look.
Hint: This Fashionista allows her dress to transition from day to night by adding a pair of killer heels, piling on some bangles and trading her bulky purse for a small cross-body bag. To get this Fashionista’s look try this affordable color block dress from Love of Dresses. If you’re feeling a bit bolder go ahead and try this sweetheart dress blasted with color from BlueFly.com. For your one-stop-shop for bold colors and prints on dresses try the Full Spectrum collection by Martin Parr for Urban Outfitters.
The moral of the story: throw caution to the wind this summer and don’t be timid to try a crazy print on a dress! It’s summer, and this is definitely the time to attempt some wild and hot new looks.