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WHAT TO WEAR: Brunch

The midst of summer is among us which means the long, hot days provide a little extra free time now that school is far behind us. Can you think of anything better than sleeping in on a Sunday morning and waking up to the golden streaks of sunshine pouring through your window? The only thing on the agenda for the day is sipping cappuccinos with intricate foam designs and enjoying some savoury crepes, while catching up with the girlfriends. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect Instagram opportunity? Well, brunch dates are the best occasion to showcase fashion that is somewhere between casual and formal. Early afternoons on a sunny day call for a more natural look including flowing skirts, floral prints and nude makeup.

With Chicago’s summer heat, this Fashionista’s flowing maxi skirt is perfect because it’s lightweight and breathable. Plus, it is vintage; however, you can find something similar made by Free People. She pairs this pleated, floral skirt with a cropped tank top from American Eagle Outfitters. To tie up the outfit, she is wearing suede lace-up flats in a sand color. This style of shoe is all the rave this season, because it is both comfortable and cute.

This Fashionista accessorized with a jeweled ring, which totally revamped her vintage maxi skirt. She incorporated new trends with a retro one in order to perfect her style. Also, her natural hair and minimal makeup sets the tone for her classic look. A vintage floral pattern combined with modern trends is the ultimate ensemble for a relaxing brunch on a summer day.

One Simple Change: Want to wear this outfit in the evening too? Transition this day look into the night by adding a statement necklace. A metal necklace will give this sophisticated look a bit of edge. Don’t forget to accompany this look with a pair of heels to spice things up.