Summer Styling Inspiration from Celebs
The calendar may say that it won’t arrive for another two weeks, but according to the weather, summer is officially here. That’s right—sandals, sundresses, shorts, and skimpy bikinis are abounding. Although we love summer because there’s no need to hide your sartorial glory under a thick down coat (or a wooly hat, ugh!), the pitfall of summer fashion is that sometimes you end up feeling like you’re living in the same ratty tank and pair of cutoff shorts all season long. Want some summer style inspiration divined from the stars? Peep these celebs’ summer street style looks to get some ideas on how to look hot and stay cool.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you _have_ to wear flip-flops each and every day. Give your feet a break with rugged ankle boots, which pair perfectly with a sweet day dress in a feminine print like polka dots.
Jessica Alba’s Pastel Look
Jessica Alba always looks good, but in this pretty ensemble, she outdoes herself. We scouted out some similar duds—from the gorgeous bag to the the cool blazer—so you can easily steal her laidback look.
With summer’s humidity, who wants to bother with a blow-out? If your hair has natural curl or wave, now’s the time to rock it just as it is.
Jazz up an otherwise-neutral ensemble with a bright, eye-catching bag. Bonus points for embroidery, beading, or other embellishments.
When pairing two prints, make sure that one is big and loud and one is fine and quiet. Think florals with pinstripes, tiny dots with paisleys, or a look like Eva’s—small neutral stripes with a neon native-inspired pattern.
A splash of neon makes everything look more chic. Sofia’s got the proportions right, too, by mixing a blowsy, flowy top with strick-skinny bottoms.
In the fall, save the floppy hat-wearing for the Kardashians. In the summer, save your skin like Rachel Zoe does, by topping your look off with an oversized hat that keeps you permanently in shade.
Put down the cardigans and back away…for those times in the summer when you need an extra layer, turn to a classic white blazer. Perfect for day or night.
A casual tank dress feels instantly dressier when you add a thin leather belt, like Minka Kelly. For an extra formality boost, make the belt metallic.
A bright, punchy dress is your best friend during the summer. Mixed with sandals and a topknot it’s perfect for the mall, and when you add heels ad fine jewelry it works for weddings, dates, and evening events.