You can look cool in this summer heat with the hottest trends happening now. Check out these style ideas from local fashion stylist Kiarra Logan of Kiarra Looks.
All White for the Summer Shower:
A chic all white look is always a good idea. If you’re headed to a baby shower, and need some shopping tips, lets first start in your own closet. The classic white button up is a shirt that most of us have, and even more have it in a few variations. To make your button up look “less business” and “more casual”, try loosely cuffing the sleeves to your elbow and tying a knot in the front. Pair the shirt, with a nice white jean or trouser. If you can try a flare or wide leg. I am wearing Derek Lam pants paired with an H&M button up. For shoes, I recommend a simple strap white sandal to complete the look. Opt for gold accessories or feel inspired to mix up your metals. Remember for these type of events we want to leave the bigger bags at home and grab the smaller bags or clutches.
One of my favorite things to do is go to brunch. Brunch is always an experience, and certainly calls for a great outfit. One of my favorite brunch styles is skirts with sneakers. You can take your night time mini skirt (lets be honest, its been sitting in the closet for a while), and make it more daytime by pairing it with cool sneakers. It’s important to make sure you have a pair of stylish sneakers that can be dressed up. These are different than your walking or workout sneakers. If you’re looking to invest in a stylish pair try Cargo Street Wear located in Fountain Square or Foot Locker. I opted for a simple white t-shirt, which is also a closet staple.
By now, you may be ready to be social in the open air and attend a barbecue. Maintaining distance and wearing your mask are the most important BBQ tips, but a good outfit adds a spark to the day! For the Barbecue pull out your favorite band, college, or graphic Tee. I love graphic tees because they usually tell a story or remind us of something we love. Pair the tee with a fair of Levi denim shorts and stylish sunglasses. The thing I love most about this outfit is that it gives you a chance to shop sustainably. I typically find most of my graphic tees and shorts from Vintage shops. Some vintage shops I love on Instagram @limevintage , @issapopup, @washingtonave, @rekreatedthreads, and @zodiac.vintage.
Saturday Shopping Day:
As stores reopen and we begin to venture out, we can’t forget our mask. I found this stylish mask at Cargo Street Wear and love that it makes me still feel stylish while wearing it. When I shop, I like easy and comfortable, which is why I chose this denim romper. One piece outfits are always a closet staple because of their “readiness” factor. I paired this denim jumpsuit with my favorite Jordan 1 sneakers by Los Angeles based designer Melody Ehsani. As I mentioned before, its important to have a pair of stylish weekend sneakers that mix comfort and style. For a shopping day, I recommend a small crossbody bag that will also give a fun pop of color.
Beach/Pool Day Look:
If you’re heading to the beach, lake, or pool, lets bring back the white button up, but this time its oversized. Long white tops always make for great beach cover ups. Try to find one in linen or a light weight fabric, such as this one from Nordstrom. Leave open or closed with your swimsuit underneath. This straw hat, purchased at Asos, quickly became one of my favorite summer accessories. If you need one quickly, Target always has a great variety. Pair with a stylish wicker bag or tote to complete your look. I opted for another sustainable vintage gem from Washington Ave. The great thing about Vintage is that you won’t see many others with it, so if you can give it a try! The skirt I am wearing for this segment is a vintage Theory skirt from “A Bomb Muvas Thrift Shop”, so trust me when I say vintage is always a good idea.
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