WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Wear

I think Loverboy put it best when they sang, “Everybody’s working for the weekend” in their 1981 hit. It has been over 30 years since this song was released and it’s safe to say not much has changed.

The amount of stress that comes along with weekdays during the summer should not be underestimated. The weekend during the summer serves as a break from the stress and responsibilities that come along with internships, summer jobs or summer classes for most people. Additionally, it allows people to throw the clothes they wear during the week in the hamper and dig deeper into their closets for those trendy sunglasses to wear to the beach or that fun top to wear out with friends.

This Fashionista decided to take a trendy turn for some retail therapy on a sunny day in downtown Chicago after a long week. Her off-the-shoulder floral crop top added a pop of pattern to her look, while also corresponding to the burgundy tone of the casual skater skirt. She further spiced up the outfit by incorporating a black suede wrap choker that adds an edgy element to the otherwise girly look. She’s wearing comfortable sling back sandals and a satchel with gold accents to make the outfit functional, yet cute for shopping and walking around the city all day. She finishes off the look with rounded sunglasses to combat that bright Chicago sun and to further accessorize the outfit in a way that sets it apart from others.

One Simple Change: Transitioning this look from day to night can be easily done. By swapping that burgundy skater skirt out for a pair of ripped high-rise black skinny jeans, you’re ready for a night out!