Get Creative Director’s Look This Summer with Jaime Ridge

Creative directors have the most fashion-forward and polished street styles we can get inspirations from. Mind behind the Dillon Dot blog, Jaime Ridge is a creative director and stylist known for her simple yet artistic street style featuring the basic pieces in your wardrobe worn in unexpected ways. She began contributing as a fashion editor for remix magazine and has recently been appointed “Who What Wear” Australia’s New Zealand contributor. If you wish to get a smart-looking yet creative style, keep on reading to scoop some tricks from her.

Be creative with your denim.

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For an effortlessly cool look, start with your favorite jeans. Ripped jeans may seem not to look polished and chic, but you can still dress it up a bit and make the distressed feature intentional. Like Jaime, go for an exaggerated distressed look on your jeans, and team it with an overly sophisticated top like a chic off-shoulder blouse with ruffles on sleeves. Just polish you outfit with a pair of lace-up sandals and chic sunglasses like Jaime did, making the denim look chic. If you’re a fan of leg-baring cut-off shorts, skip your tanks and tees, and resort to a chic off-shoulder top like Jaime did, dressing up her casual cool denim.

Rock a knot.

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Jaime has a knack for making her basic pieces look unique by knotting them in creative ways. Like her, you may think of topping a robe dress on your slip dress or sheer dress, but do it in an off-shoulder way, letting the belt of your robe pull your outfit together. If you don’t have a crop top that you may wear with your favorite bottoms or even a dress, crop your button-down shirt like Jaime did by knotting the ends and styling it like a one-shoulder top. If you’re heading to the ballpark and wish some sporty cool yet summer-friendly look, think of cropping your tank tops and typing your toppers on your waist like Jaime did, making the creative look work for you.

Play with structures and color-coordinate.

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If you wish to wear billowy structure with a voluminous silhouette, keep your looks polished by keeping the edges of your pieces visible. You don’t always have to go for bold colors if you’re not a fan of them. Like Jaime, think of wearing coordinating colors on your accessories and outfit. Like Jaime, you may opt for a candy striped top worn with chic joggers, but dress it up a bit with a matching shade of a neck scarf and clutch while keeping your shoes muted.

Embrace summer whites.

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The freshest shade in the scorching heat, white is the most stylish and functional shade you may go for to beat the heat with style. Like Jaime, embrace your summer whites, especially dresses that will keep your looks feminine and chic. Just go for a pair of lace-up sandals that looks breezy and flirty in the summer. By following these style tricks from Jaime, you’ll get the creative director’s style in no time.

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