ALL IN THE DETAILS: Simple Is Better

After the past couple of seasons being dominated by bold colors and patterns, the rise of simple looks this summer is a breath of fresh air. Instagram and style blogs have been featuring simpler looks which are making their way onto campuses. A simple silhouette, neutral colors and little to no accessories are the new summer staples.

The best way to accessorize this summer? Hats and bags. Wide brimmed hats or simple felt fedoras in black have been incredibly popular. A simple small clutch or cross-body bag in neutral or metallic colors creates a perfect pair.

This Fashionista knows how to put together a great look and make it appear effortless. She is wearing a white high-low dress in a light and airy fabric with a pair of black Birkenstock sandals. To accessorize, she is wearing a black brimmed hat and a metallic cross-body bag to add a fun twist. The Fashionista maintained the simple look by wearing minimal makeup. This made her outfit look even more casual and effortless, but it can still be easily be dressed up with more dramatic makeup.

It is nice to have style options that not only look fashionable, but are also comfortable. Soft, loose and light fabrics are the best cure for the summer heat and humidity. A great hat to top it off will look chic and fun all while protecting your eyes from the sun’s cruel rays.

How To: Having trouble deciding if the hat trend is for you? Try as many as you can. There are many different styles: wool, wide brimmed, striped, solid and felt to name a few. With so many to choose from you’re bound to find the perfect hat! Pair it with a loose T-shirt dress and sandals, and enjoy a comfortable summer!