June 14th, 2016 at 2:10am

Hey there Fashionistas! With summer here and finals just a distant and fading nightmare, fashionable outings are finally on the regular agenda again. Sunny days call for cute summer dresses and fun, trendy accessories to tie your weather-appropriate, fashionable outfit together. Brunch has become the new “it” outing for us ladies; it’s our own 21st century working woman’s revamped and stylish version of “tea time.” Whether it’s your recovery meal from the night before with your girlfriends or a chance to catch up on the week’s gossip and news over mimosas, brunch is a meal worth getting dolled up for. Once the semester ends, I personally find that I have just as few hours in the day as I did when English homework was my hot date every weekend. Work starts to take precedent over a social life and brunch is my dressy solace.

In my opinion, a LBD (little black dress) works all year around. It should be a staple wardrobe item in any stylish woman’s closet because of the fact that you can take this versatile dress style from day to night, causal to dressy and everything in between. Whether you love dresses that are bohemian and flowy like the one above or a bit more fitted, just because it’s black doesn’t mean it can’t be a light a playful summer staple item. For a cute and brunch appropriate look, pair your LBD with a pair of lace-up sandals, a pop of color with your jewelry and/or purse and voila! You’ve got a breezy and very fashionable outfit for brunch with the girls. The sandals are your trendy item; they give the outfit more of a laid back and warm weather feel while presenting the lace-up look that is all the rage right now! Adding a pop of color with your accessories, like a necklace, will add a little more playfulness to your outfit and help make your look appear more complete and pulled together. So go on, let your LBD be your favorite go-to item for all your “what to wear” moments and make sure to accessorize accordingly for the occasion.

One Simple Change: Once brunch is over and you decide you want to run a few errands around town, take your look to a new laid back and comfy level by throwing on a cute pair of sneakers like Converse or slip-on Vans. This will look super trendy and laid back while still being comfy enough to run around in!