In Minnesota, specifically the college town Dinkytown, there is a lot of walking to be done on a hot summer day. This is why it is so important to focus on different ways to make a simple yet chic look. Incorporating a “timeless black” look into your summer outfit is a great way to effortlessly make a trendy outfit. Designers like Céline, John Paul Gaultier and many more featured the monochromatic black look on their runway shows, making it a top trend for summer.

When I saw this Fashionista walking down the street I saw the similar color scheme, which made her stand out in a crowd. She chose a dress that fit loosely, making this look more casual than dressy. This Fashionista later explained that she was on her way from school to happy hour with friends, and switched out her sandals for gold wedges.

One important thing to remember when wearing a black dress on a casual occasion is: less is more. She paired the dress with a triple stranded gold necklace, that creates a chic and finished look. Her small black crocodile purse serves as the perfect accessory, adding texture to a simplistic outfit.

The best part of this outfit is it’s versatility. You could wear this dress to many different occasions by simply changing the shoes. By changing into gladiator sandals you could wear this to school, or by wearing a black heel could change this look from daytime to nighttime.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Keep the colors and designs simple while highlighting with decorative, matching accessories.”