How to Look Chic on a Weekend Trip with Alexandra Grant

Achieving a life that’s as stylish as it is adventurous, empowered and fulfilled, is one of the greatest things in the world. Mind behind “To Vogue or Bust” blog, Alexandra Grant is a Vancouver-based style blogger known for casual-chic and effortless street style perfect for the summer. If you’re heading to a weekend adventure with friends, keep on reading to get some fashion tricks from her so you’ll look chic on your weekend trip.

Don a flattering sun hat for a summer-inspired vibe.

baseball cap with printed tank and shorts

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Hat is the perfect accessory for summer as it gives your face some cover from the sun while keeping your looks stylish. Like Alexandra, opt for a flattering hat that frames your face like fedora or floppy one that can be universally flattering. If you’re heading to a ballpark or going to some sporty adventures, a baseball cap is perfect for you. The key is choosing for brim with that works best for your face as too wide will make your face disproportionally smaller and vice versa.

Opt for a breezy and chic sundress.

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Nothing beats having a breezy and chic sundress in the scorching heat of summer. Like Alexandra, you may opt for a printed dress with floral, tropical, and colorful motifs to add some playful vibe to your summer looks. Lace dresses can also be perfect for weekend trips as long as they’re simple without too many embellishments. Just resort to summer fabrics like cotton, rayon, lace, chiffon and such that will give you a fresh and stylish look.

Go for a nautical-chic style.

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Nautical chic style is one of the best looks you can have for summer, so resort to your Breton striped tees, nautical striped dresses, espadrilles, fedora hats, sailor caps, as well as the color combinations of navy, red, and white. Horizontal stripes are commonly considered as a widening stripe that can make you look heavier so be careful wearing them, especially if you have a well-endowed bust, muffin top, or wide hips.

Resort to denim items and breezy tops.

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Nothing beats the casual cool vibe of denim items. So resort to a pair of jeans or shorts that will go perfectly with your lace or crochet tops. Like Alexandra, you may actually take advantage of the flared jeans’ silhouette to balance out your wide hips if you have one. Also, think of boyfriend jeans or distressed shorts that can add some effortlessly cool vibe to your summer looks.

Add some tweaks to your office ensembles for an effortlessly chic look.

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If you’re heading to a weekend trip but still wish to keep your classic looks, think of your office ensembles that you can wear without looking like heading to the office. Like Alexandra, trade your pencil skirt with a slit skirt and have your button-down shirt cropped for an effortlessly chic vibe. Team your chic shirts with pleated skirts for a more preppy yet less corporate look, as well as your dress pants with tank tops and loose tees. By heeding our style guidelines, you’ll surely look chic on your weekend trip like Alexandra always does.

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