A Lilly Pulitzer sundress paired with a lightweight, knit sweater is the perfect recipe for a breezy summer afternoon. This Fashionista, visiting from the East Coast, embraces the last few weeks of summer in an ensemble fit for an outdoor BBQ or afternoon tea.
Name: Brenna Kearney
CollegeFashionista: How do you think East Coast fashion is different from West Coast fashion?
Brenna Kearney: I feel like all the clothes here are looser and more laid back, and everything is so put-together on the East Coast for the most part.
CF: What do you like most about summer fashion?
BK: Summer dresses—they’re so easy to put on and I don’t have to put any thought into it. They’re one piece and ready to go.
CF: What do you like about Lilly Pulitzer?
BK: Her colors and patterns, and how playful and fun her prints are.
CF: If you had an endless amount of money what would you buy clothing wise?
BK: I would probably buy more shoes, like sandals and wedges for summer, or fall boots—Frye boots.
CF: What are you looking forward to for fall fashion?
BK: Boots. Jeans and boots, and scarves and knit hats.
How To: If there was a lazy girl’s guide to looking fashionable, sporting a printed dress would be the first tip. This Fashionista’s printed Lilly Pulitzer dress with a scalloped lace hemline acts as the foundation for the outfit and takes the spotlight. Due to the busy print, additional accessories should be kept to a minimum. Try a bright, contrasting cross-body bag or clutch like this Fashionista for a chic touch that doesn’t overwhelm the outfit. Balance the polished look with a laid back, tousled French braid and enjoy the last weeks of summer—it’s that easy.