Summer is upon us, and for most this means goodbye to hours of lectures and many a sleepless night of studying. For some, the season holds a prospect of laziness, relaxation and a few too many episodes of New Girl. For others, the coming months may present the looming responsibility of a new job or internship. If you’re a Fashionista or Fashionisto in the latter category, a major issue at hand is dressing to accommodate the sticky summer weather while also appearing professional and stylish.
If you’re anything like me, now is the time you most want to reach for your size XXL narwhal T-shirt and sneakers, but that’s likely not going to fly for those of you looking to dress to impress. When I saw this Fashionista stepping out of her final exam, her glitzed up casual ensemble caught my eye.
Printed shorts and a fun graphic T-shirt are both sensible for steamy southern weather and a stylish balance for one another, but what really drew my attention were this Fashionista’s glam accessories. Adding a few unique pieces like a statement necklace or pretty rings dresses up a casual outfit and exudes effortless style.
How To: It may be difficult, but resist the temptation to wear the same Nike shorts nine days in a row for your summer nannying gig (Lizzie McGuire, you are an outfit repeater!) Instead, pop on an equally comfortable flowy pair of shorts, a fun T-shirt and upgrade your comfy-cute to “I mean business” with a major necklace. Slip into your fave summer shoes, and go get those “dolla dolla bills, y’all!”