Why do we love summer? Because it offers us the free time to do whatever we want. Shop unlimitedly, go to the beach, take long drives, read a good book, develop our style and brand ourselves with a new look. When it’s summer, everyday is the weekend, meaning everyday is a day to take risks with your look and explore funky summer trends.
I’ve said before that the weekend is the time to try something new and mix up your style. While you should do this everyday during the summer, Saturday and Sunday are givens. This Fashionista was strutting down the street on a sunny Saturday in her red leather booties, high-waisted cheetah leggings and a high-low graphic T-shirt, topped off with a bright pink lip— can someone pinch me? The ultimate Fashionista. The risks, the prints, the summer trends are all right here in this one look, a look that should inspire your summer weekend wear.
Graphic T-shirts have been making their way back into Fashionistas’ wardrobes all year and they are finally cool. It’s a perfect DIY to do with your old tees—fringe them, cut the sleeves or make them high-low. This Fashionista shows some skin in the exaggerated high-low T-shirt, but you can do this with a cropped graphic T-shirt or a tee with cutout sleeves.
It’s essential that you spice up your graphic T-shirt. Just wearing it plain with a pair of shorts can be boring and kill the overall look. Anything high-waisted can do the trick. This Fashionista rocks a pair of cheetah print leggings—a crazy fashion risk that she pulls off with confidence. Want to shy into things? A pair of high-waisted jean shorts would look perfect with this outfit and still be fab for the weekend.
Weekend accessories consist of a killer pair of shoes, a satchel and some rockin’ lip color. This Fashionista takes her look up a notch with a pair of red leather booties, adding some fabulous color and texture to the look. Her black satchel is simple and chic, with a light animal skin texture to contrast the leggings. Finally, her eccentric bright pink lip is unexpected and trendy. Pink lips are so in and this Fashionista takes a huge risk by going away from her existing outfit color scheme and bringing it into the look.
This Fashionista took risks with confidence and achieved the chic and trendy look she was going for. The weekend and the summer is your time to develop your style, take risks and find yourself through your fashion.
One Simple Change: In a summertime heat wave? Put on a pair of jean shorts, show some skin and leave the humidity speechless.