Whether it’s love at first scoop or a cone to cool off, going out for ice cream is a familiar summertime treat. As the ice cream parlor can host an exciting day out with friends, it can be just as fun to find an outfit to match your sprinkled dessert. This Fashionista showcases mixing lengths and patterns while keeping it casual as a universal look for any occasion that might bring you to the ice cream shop.
Because the parlor tends to be a very refrigerated locale, mixing lengths is a great way to balance the chilly atmosphere. Although a tank top and Daisy Dukes might be what the summer heat prescribes, after you spend more than five minutes inside the ice cream shop you’ll be uncomfortably decorated with goose bumps. This Fashionista resisted her summertime impulses and paired a long sleeve blouse with high-waisted shorts. Said mix will give you the best of both worlds as you can comfortably chill out without feeling as frozen as your popsicle.
In addition to mixing lengths, integrating more than one pattern will be the cherry on top when it comes to choosing an outfit. Just like your favorite flavor of ice cream, your outfit can say a lot about you. As Fashionistas/os , this is important to remember but easy to forget, especially when it comes to typical activities such as grabbing a sundae to-go. Mixing patterns can be a simple way to reflect your personality through your wardrobe. This Fashionista mixed polka-dots, solids and zigzags. We can see she’s more than just a “plain Jane” as she takes fashionable risks and experiments with combinations. Mixing colors can also have the same effect on an outfit. This Fashionista highlights both options in one outfit as she not only mixed patterns, but also matched cream and tan with black and blue.
Perhaps the most important thing to remember when it comes to dressing for a trip to the ice cream parlor is to keep it casual. Even if you’re on a first date, you don’t want to over do it as it may suggest that you’re trying too hard. This Fashionista complements her casual shorts and blouse with small heels and a bit of jewelry. Accessories and shoes are great avenues to dress up your casual choices.
One Simple Change: To take this outfit from day to night, quickly and simply change this outfit from sundaes with the girls to dinner with the boy by swapping the shorts for a pair of colored or patterned skinny jeans. You’ll still be reflecting your inner-Fashionista with your color blocking or pattern combinations, while remaining cute yet casual.