Let’s just admit it, there are few things in life (aside from listening to music we won’t admit we like to anyone) that bring us that guilty pleasure like scrolling through fashion blogs and Instagram feeds of our favorite fashion influencers. Sometimes we even visit street style accounts just to catch a glimpse of what all the fashionistas, and if we happen to be inspired to copy their looks or even create original ones of our own, well that’s just the added bonus.
So, in order to help you spruce up your summer look and dazzle like it’s nobody’s business, we have scouted some of the best street style looks and are now bringing them to you, so read on, watch, and get those styling creative juices flowing.
Nothing says summer (or Mediterranean chic) like stripes, florals and crisp white dresses. Now, you can rock these looks in every shape or form and look flawless, timeless and trendy at the same time. However, not all garments are made equal, at least when summer is the judge of things.
The season craves and calls for great dresses, and if you’re wondering what constitutes a great one, we have a few helpful pointers. The biggest summer hit simply has to be the mighty wrap dress, which doesn’t only emphasise the waistline but allows every woman to exude those hourglass-figure vibes. In terms of color and pattern, there are tons of options from frilly and romantic whites and resort stripes to even murky florals, all equally appealing and trendy, and the best thing is you can buy women’s dresses and playsuits even – also very frilly, Mediterranean and sumerish – in most online and brick-and-mortar stores.
All of the dresses described have dominated the runways and that means only one thing – they are now everywhere, and you can snag your favorites with just a few clicks of a button if you can’t be bothered to browse actual stores. Add a woven bag and a pair of wedges into the mix and you’re ready to epitomise the girl of summer.
Pictures of pastel hues should be placed in the dictionary next to the word ‘summer’, truly, pastels are essentially the embodiment of that summer breeziness, ice-creams and warm days. This is your time to shine in a pair of super chic white jeans and a breezy pastel blouse. It can be a lilac or millennial pink button up that you can let loose –if it’s one of those long and wide A-line shirts, or you can wrap it around your waist and tie it in the back for an even more interesting look. Now all you need is a pair of mules in a popping prime color like bright yellow and a millennial pink tote on your shoulders and you are good to go – coffees, brunches, long walks and even pool parties – this look can handle anything you throw at it.
When cute met chic
It’s official, the polka dots are back, and we have a sneaking suspicion that the ever elegant Carolina Herrera had plenty to do with it. Now, the dots are everywhere, and make women, as Christian Dior once said “extravagantly, romantically, eyelash-battingly female” you can choose to rock them whichever way you feel most suits your personal style. Perhaps some of you out there have a soft spot for vintage designs, and thanks to a huge number of small vintage brands, now you can rock those ‘40s dresses or take a more contemporary route with a pair of wide-leg pants and a strappy breezy beige top. When it comes to wearing the dots, there is no chance of making a mistake, although if you are petite, make sure the dots aren’t too large as they might ‘swallow’ you.
The summer version of the power suit
Just because the summer is still here doesn’t mean we should abandon the mighty pantsuit; we just have to make slight alterations so it fits our summer style needs. Now, if you feel like bringing a huge splash of color into your life take a cue from the stunning UK blogger Frédérique Harrel. Just scrolling through her feed makes us realize that this woman is not afraid of bold colors and patterns, but the look that has us completely mesmerized is one featuring a bright green pantsuit with pink and white florals and a yellow bag and slides that top it all off. Prime colors have dominated the runways, and we can’t help but fall in love with her interpretation of the trend, and we dare you to wear the boldest, flower-filled outfit you have.
Simple and to the point
Sometimes it takes a simple white tee with a powerful slogan and a great midi skirt to make a killer outfit. To show you just how true this is – check out how well the German-based beauty named Caroline Daur makes it work. To add additional pizzazz, go with a midi skirt in an interesting cut and with alluring details such as the hollow embroidery on her deep green skirt. Roll up the sleeves of the tee a bit and then throw in a bag in a completely unexpected hue into the mix to seal the deal. Killer specs are optional, but always highly recommended.
All of these and a plethora of other looks are highly achievable without breaking the bank, so you too can look like a million bucks. You just have to know where to look and wait for the inspiration to strike.