Summer is finally here (at least unofficially now that Memorial Day has passed) and after enduring the brutal winter Oneonta threw at me, I’m ready for the warmth and the fashion it will bring along. Summer is the time for taking risks and exploring fashion. I love going down to the harbor in my town and seeing people sporting the current trends, it is a huge source of inspiration. The warm weather always inspires me to put more effort into my outfits and try new things. You can’t always do this without some of the basic summer essentials like a maxi skirt and a few crop tops.

This Fashionista paired each of these together perfectly. The maroon maxi skirt goes great with the lace white crop top. This outfit caught my eye because it is simple yet not what you see all of the time with the maxi trend. The top has an adorable cut to it and the lace and bow add a perfect summer time accent. The fact that the skirt is a color as opposed to a neutral (many maxi skirts I see are black or gray) adds a fun pop to the look without being overbearing. Her flip flops are white with a gold accent along with her bracelets. The whole look is right in between casual and dressy which makes it appropriate for many different occasions throughout the summer and with a few small changes can be perfect for different weather as well.

One Simple Change: Switch out the crop top for a T-shirt or tank top and add a jean jacket and you are ready for a girl’s night out.