During my first summer living in Madison, I am discovering all the fun, seasonal activities that the city has to offer. I have spent afternoons window shopping on State Street, laying out at the docks and rollerblading around campus. My favorite way to beat the heat, though, is grabbing an ice cream cone at our union’s terrace. Watching sailboats, swimmers and canoers while enjoying a cold treat is the perfect way to spend a hot June day. Throughout all this activity, it is nice to be both cute and comfortable in the city’s humid heat. Depending on how you are spending your day, wearing denim shorts or pants can be unbearable. A casual sundress is the perfect go-to outfit for a fun summer day.

This Fashionista stays cool and cute in this bright blue sundress. By pairing the dress with sandals, this Fashionista adds a more casual edge to her dressy look. Her subtle sunshine necklace is perfect for summer days and may even bring some good luck for rainier days. For a fancier lunch or dinner date, try swapping out sandals for some strappy wedges to bring a more formal feel to this summer staple. Also, adding a pair of dangly gold earrings or a bolder statement necklace would add a little sparkle to her care-free look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “In summer, I love being able to just throw something on and just head out the door. With sundresses, I can stay both breezy and stylish.”