After a long semester, summer is finally here! This opens doors for an abundance of places to rock stylish outfits. There’s Independence Day, birthday dinners, day parties and fabulous brunches. If you ask me, every summer weekend should end with a bottomless brunch and the perfect ensemble to go with it. A Sunday brunch hosted outside by the water is the most opportune place to show off that preppy outfit you’ve been saving for a time like this. Remember, it is very important to be on the lookout for spills when wearing your brunch outfit. I repeat, remember to be on the lookout for spills. One wrong move and your outfit can go from 100 to zero real quick. Now pass the ketchup, please.

Something about skorts really used to make me cringe but the wrap waist one this Fashionista is wearing has some oomph to it that we are seriously digging. Can you say business in the front, party in the back? The high neck sweater top is from Forever 21 and to be honest, it looks way more expensive than it actually is which makes this look even easier to achieve. Blush pink really makes the whole outfit pop! Those nude Vince Camuto heels are the perfect height. Not too much. Definitely not too little. Ray-Bans and the Forever 21 floppy hat really top off this outfit to make it effortlessly sophisticated. This gal is ready to sip some mimosas while feasting on an omelette with Audrey Hepburn.

One Simple Change: Wearing heels can be tough, especially for more than half an hour. If you’re heading out for a shopping spree or a walk through The High Line after brunch, swap out those babies for chic and comfy sandals to create a more relaxed style. It wouldn’t hurt to keep a cute little cardigan on deck as well.