Summer is one of the best seasons to show off your fashion-forward and cool style on the streets. Currently resides in West Coast of North America, Claire Liu is the style blogger and creative director behind the blog Von Vogue known for her effortlessly cool street style featuring casual denim, breezy dresses, and architectural ensembles. Since she has collaborated with global brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, ARMANI Beauty, and Urban Outfitters, keep on reading to get some street style inspiration from Claire.
Pair your denim items with breezy tops.
Denim is the most effortless fabric you may go for to make your summer street style cool. Like Claire, wear two trends at once by going for a pair of denim culottes and a chiffon blouse. Or, get a casual-chic look with eyelet blouse, crochet, sheer top paired with denim overalls, rompers, denim shorts, jeans, and culottes. Just top your looks with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of summer sandals like Claire did, making her street style breezy and chic.
Incorporate summer-inspired prints to your street looks.
Breton stripes, tribal prints, floral patterns, tropical prints and such can add more fun to your street looks. Like Claire, wear the nautical theme with your striped outfits while creating a trendy look with your mixed prints. If it’s your first time to wear prints, start by teaming the same color, but different size of your stripes. Like Claire, opt for a striped coat that will look great with your keyhole blouse and a pair of striped pants. If you’re confident enough, go for different colors of stripes, or even team your stripes with tropical prints, floral patterns and such.
Add some edge to your looks with leather ensembles.
If you think you can’t wear leather in the summer, you’re wrong. The key is to look for pieces that can be stylish and appropriate for the summer like shorts, tank top, crop top, and save those leather jackets and dresses for the next season. A pair of leather joggers can add some flair to your monochromatic looks, as well as a pair of leather shorts will make your simple tee edgy and urban.
Go for architectural, structured, and modern silhouettes.
Create interesting structures with your culottes, boxy tops, structured blazers, flared pants and such. Like Claire, team your culottes with a boxy top, or flared pants with an eccentric top that will add some modern and unique style to your looks. If you’ve got some vintage or retro pieces in your closet, modernize them like Clair did, by wearing your bell-sleeved top with a pair of wide-leg pants.
Resort to light-colored ensembles to keep you breezy and chic.
Summer whites are encouraged this season since light colors reflect heat while dark colors absorb it. If you think white can make your summer looks a bit challenging leaving sweat stains, go for other light shades like pastel blue, nude, gray and such that will still give you the same amount of chic. By taking inspiration from Claire, you’ll be able to create fashion-forward street looks this summer.