WHAT TO WEAR: Out With Friends

What to Wear

Summer is here for most of us. It’s the perfect time to unwind after a stressful semester of exams, papers, and projects. Between saying goodbye to college friends for the summer and catching up with old friends from home, what better way to unwind than by packing your bags, jumping in a car or on a plane and heading to a fun place for a few days before the summer responsibilities of classes, jobs and internships start?

While vacationing in Florida, there was a lot of clouds and rain. For the Sunshine State, there wasn’t much sunshine. During the few hours that the clouds let the sun through, I spotted this Fashionista outside the hotel wearing a blue skater dress, tan BCBGeneration sandals, a straw fedora, a Louis Vuitton handbag, a Michael Kors watch and a statement necklace. The simple dress, eye-catching necklace and neutral accessories really caught my eye among all the exaggerated, flowery tops and large sun hats. It’s the perfect outfit to help beat the heat of the Sunshine State while still looking cool and collected. The bright yet simple dress provides a comfortable, effortless look that will keep you cool no matter what you’re doing. The fedora provides some shade from the hot sun. The sandals allow your feet to breathe without sacrificing comfort. The neutral colors of the accessories do not distract from the dress and necklace, and they pull the whole ensemble together.

This a great outfit to wear when out with friends because it could work no matter what you do and where you go. It’s appropriate whether you’re going shopping at the local outlet mall or whether you’re going to brunch. The handbag is large enough to hold all your essentials with room for any purchases. The watch proves to you that time flies when you’re having fun, and it’s quite useful when those smartphones die and no one has any idea what time it is.

One Simple Change: To go from day to night, simply take off the hat and add some bolder jewelry. Use the large handbag to your advantage and throw in a cardigan or jacket, some makeup if you desire and bolder jewelry. Plus, the handbag can be used to store the hat until tomorrow morning when the sun is hopefully beating down again.

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