Hello Fashiontas/os! Whenever I think of summer, images of sunshine filled days on the beach and the smell of a good ol’ bonfire flood into my mind. And who could forget those endless weekend BBQ’s with friends, family and, of course, a great, yummy burger. As much as we’d all love to think that summer’s easy going vibes don’t stress us out when it comes to getting dressed, that simply isn’t always the case. However, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help you of your summer style rut!

The number one thing I like to keep in mind when putting together outfits for any casual summer event is comfort! Have a day with the girls? You can never go wrong with an easy, printed maxi dress. Style the dress with strappy sandals and reflective sunglasses and your outfit will be the talk at lunch. The best way to stay on trend without compromising your wallet is through accessorizing. Invest in quality, classic clothing pieces that can be transformed by a statement necklace or a belt.

Headed to a barbecue? Try a striped T-shirt dress and a pair of white sneakers. Stripes have always been (and probably always will be) timeless and classic, making them a perfect choice for almost any summer occasion. Finish the look with a denim jacket and a bandana tied around your neck and voilà! This outfit is perfect for the classic girl who isn’t afraid of a little fun. When it comes to accessorizing this outfit, keep things simple and casual, by layering on some playful bracelets and necklaces, like this Fashionista. No matter where your summer adventures take you, have fun with your wardrobe and don’t be afraid to take a little risk. Stay stylish, Fashionistas/os!

One Simple Change: Is your summer event a little dressier? Try swapping the sneakers for a wedge and trade casual accessories for simple, gold pieces for a streamlined and sophisticated look.