How to Look Fresh and Chic This Summer with Abbey Brandon

Looking fresh and chic this warm season is one of the ultimate goals of fashion-forward women. Mind behind the District Dress Up blog, Abbey Brandon is a Washington-based style blogger known for her effortlessly cool looks perfect for summer. Since her street looks are regularly featured on The New York Times Street Style, Lucky Magazine, The Huffington Post’s, Refinery29, Washingtonian Magazine, and The Washington Post Express, we might want to get some tricks from her to look fresh and chic this summer.

Embrace slits and scooped necklines for a sexy cool look.

cobalt blue maxi dress with gold chain necklace

red double slit maxi skirt with white top plunging neck slit dress with clutch maxi dress with gladiator sandals

Nothing beats the summer heat than wearing fresh and cool silhouettes like slit dresses and sexy tops. Like Abbey, you may go for a maxi dress that will give you enough cover from the sun but opt for one that has a slit to keep you breezy and fresh on your street looks. Also, you may think of going for double slit maxi skirts that are trendy and functional enough for the scorching temperatures. Or, channel a goddess-inspired look with chic maxi dresses and gladiator sandals to keep your summer style fashionable yet functional.

Go for breathable and lightweight black ensembles.

backless black top with white pants cut out black jumpsuit with camel bag black tank top with leather joggers

Though summer season is known for bright colors and black wasn’t encouraged, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear the timeless shade. Like Abbey, simply opt for breathable and lightweight black ensembles to keep you cool in the heat. Rayon, linen, chiffon, cotton and such are summer-friendly fabrics you may go for. Also, backless black tops, black cut-out jumpsuits, black tank tops and such are some of Abbey’s choices when it comes to looking fresh and chic this summer.

Opt for summer-inspired prints.

graphic print dress with lace up sandals tropical print top with high waist trousers tropical print jumpsuit striped pants with chic top sporty chic outfit with sneakersanchor print tee with blazer and shorts

Floral prints, tropical patterns, palm prints, nautical stripes, and anchor prints are all the rage this season. So look cool and fresh by incorporating them into your summer outfits. Like Abbey, a simple anchor print tee worn with blazer and shorts can be enough to look summer-inspired on your street looks. If you’re a fan of a classic style, a pair of striped trousers worn with a button-down shirt can also be fashionable and cool.

Look fresh and cool in shorter hemlines.

chic floral outfit with hat pencil skirt with chic blouseromper and floor length kimono with gladiator sandals fringed white dress with chic sandals cobalt blue dress with strappy sandals

Though a maxi length is all the rage right now, you could never go wrong in mini skirts, midi skirts, and shorts. Like Abbey, go for a pencil skirt and a chic blouse that will be a perfect office outfit this summer. Also, think of trading your denim jeans with shorts, and jumpsuit with rompers that will be more comfortable in the scorching temperatures. Like her, you may also think of other details to personalize your style like wearing a fringed dress, frayed shorts, and peplum tops that will give your summer style some flair.

Wear one statement accessory at a time.

camel hat with maxi dress leather pants with gray tee mercury sunglasses with leather backpack and white dress nude heels with summer dresschic hat with polka dots and skirt chic sunglasses with gold necklace and military outfit fedora hat with off shoulder top and pants gold chain necklace with chocolate brown dress

Though stacking bangles and layering necklaces are trendy looks, you may think of going less on your accessorizing to keep your looks fresh in the summer heat. Like Abbey, going for one statement accessory at a time would be great for a fresh and chic look this summer. Indeed, looking fresh and chic this summer is one of the best ways to enjoy the season while looking fashion-forward on your street looks.

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