We love summer and all the vibrant colours that come with it. The sky is baby blue, the leaves are lush green and the trees are painted pink with cherry blossoms. There has never been a better time to take inspiration from some of these luxurious colours and make our own summer outfits something truly out of the ordinary. This Fashionista was simply lighting up the street with her dazzling blue necklace, brown boots and oversized crisp white sweater. Her casual heels and extravagant jewelry create a chic and versatile ensemble perfect for any day’s activities. This Fashionista knows the best way to live up the summer is to dress like the sun is her spotlight.
Name: Jessica Grundmann
Major: English Literature
CollegeFashionista: What are your favourite summer colours to pull out when the sun is shining?
Jessica Grundmann: Oh definitely blue is in first place. There are so many shades of blue or blue-green or even mint that you can mess around with. They all somehow manage to go together which is incredible. Some oranges and fuchsias are really nice as well for the summer. Just such happy colours.
CF: In a perfect world, what fashion item would be the first on your wish list?
JG: Probably a Céline bag, but to be honest I couldn’t choose which one they’re all perfection. Give me any one and I won’t complain.
CF: Do you take inspiration for your style from anywhere/anyone in particular?
JG: I read a lot of magazines, not even the high fashion ones, just the easy-read ones like Seventeen and Allure. They have a lot of really good ideas and they’re just so fun to flip through. If you’re into makeup and hair stuff they have all of that covered.
CF: What is your favourite summer apparel?
JG: One hundred percent, my favourite is a pair of denim shorts. 7 For All Mankind has really nice denim shorts but so does H&M, depends what kind of budget you’re on. I love frayed ones with tons of pockets or some built-in design, but mostly light-wash denim. Dress them up for the city, dress them down for the beach, you’ve got all the bases covered.
How To: This Fashionista knows what she’s doing with denim. A pair of light wash denim shorts are the perfect basis for any kind of summer outfit. You can pair them with a loose tank top for the beach, or a loose and comfortable sweater for walking around town. Denim shorts go well with the camel-heeled boots this Fashionista is wearing, but a slack leather boot is also a playful and practical choice for warm weather. Top off your look with a flashy necklace and you’re ready to take on the sun.