STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Shine Bright Like It's Summer

Summer is here to stay, and with internships and the start of graduate life for many, New York especially is buzzing with business-attired Fashionista/os on their lunch break. Office dressing offers so much opportunity to smarten up, put on your heels and revisit those summer dresses that are long lost at the back of your closet. Of course, this season is also the perfect excuse for a completely necessary shopping trip: the summer is a great time to give your style a little shift as you rediscover shorts and sundresses, and make the most of different surroundings for a few short months!

This Fashionista is acing business-chic in a classy and colorful shift dress, which she has tied off with a ribbon belt. The dress’s pattern and pop of color keeps summer whites fresh and ready to take on the city. Though, embracing bright summer hues doesn’t stop there, as this Fashionista proves by keeping everything in order with a practical purple tote from Tory Burch. She displayed the perfect bag for throwing in the essentials for the morning commute, as well as just as useful for weekend adventures to the beach.

Most important for a summer around New York is coordinating your outfit with the right sandals.There are a whole host of options this season to suit anyone’s style including block heels, gladiator lace-ups (as worn by this Fashionista) or simple, one-strap wondersworking five days a week is definitely a reason for having one of each! As long as they keep you comfortable, classy and cool, the perfect shoes might just help you on your way to having the perfect summer.

A hint of modern art, a bold pattern and simple shapes strike the smart-but-casual balance well, proving office wear doesn’t need to be plain.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Comfortable shoes! They are absolutely necessary in New York.”