Summer is the time of year everyone is always waiting for. It’s the time of year when all responsibilities seem to float away, at least for a couple of months and the only worry one has is getting the tide near a beach chair. Since summer is a more relaxed season, it’s easy to let your style fall into the cracks. However, one of the best parts about summer is it’s even easier to look fashionable.

Let’s take this Fashionista and her carefree look for example. Her outfit kills two birds with one stone. She’s dressed to stay cool, while maintaining a cool outfit. She has on a pair of destroyed denim shorts and a printed top. Her two-toned gladiator sandals make the look a bit more dressy and tie it together with ease. In my opinion, this is a classic summer outfit choice because it gives off the vibe of achieving a stylish outfit without looking like one is trying too hard.

With this look, this Fashionista can partake in many summer activities. She can easily wear this to her summer job, and then carry the look to a meeting with her friends or a casual date after work. Since it tends to get really cold during the summer nights, she can add a simple hoodie and be ready for anything.

One Simple Change: As much as we don’t want to think about it, classes will be back in session before you know it. You can take the T-shirt from this look and swap the shorts for a pair of dark washed skinny jeans to help battle the chill of fall. By using a darker color for the denim, you are creating a more put together look. Add a pair of Converse sneakers and you’re good to go.