The word “summer” usually sparks thoughts of sundresses, tan skin, lemonade and, of course, the beach. Growing up, the beach was pretty much the scene of every summer. Every afternoon the neighborhood kids would ride bikes to the local lake to swim, tan and just hangout. Not much has changed now that I’m in college. Once final exams and graduation ceremonies are over, there’s only one place to be to celebrate—the beach. Loyola is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. While this usually means ice waves and stinging spray, for a glorious three-month period Lake Michigan gives Chicago residents smooth sand and surprisingly warm water. The beach is the perfect place to scope out early summer trends. This week, I found a Fashionista who is hitting the ground early with one of my favorite summer trends.
Rompers are huge this season because they are effortless and adorable. They are basically an entire outfit in a single piece of clothing. I love rompers because of their versatility.Throw one on with a pair of sandals and you’ll be dressed appropriately for a bike ride, a trip to the local ice cream shop or any other classic summer activity. Rompers can also be dressed up with heels and statement jewelry or dressed down with a pair of Keds. This Fashionista chose a simple and feminine navy-blue romper with a delicate floral pattern that is perfect for a day at the beach. Use a romper as a swimsuit cover-up and you’ll be the hottest Fashionista in the sand!
This summer, I challenge you to go simple. The weather is way too hot for heavy accessories and layers of makeup. Let your hair down, choose lightweight pieces and let your natural beauty shine!
One Simple Change: To dress up this look for drinks at a rooftop bar, add simple wedges and a cute cross-body bag.