Street Style Inspiration for Summer with Claire Liu

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 overall with chiffon blouse

tribal print top with denim shorts eyelet shirt with jeans denim romper with white tee denim jeans with off shoulder puffy sleed top denim culottes with chiffon blouse

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.

checkered skirt with gray top tropical short with boxy top striped coat with pants and key hole blouse printed romper with strappy sandals nautical striped outfit chevron print romper

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.

leather joggers with tank top and ankle strap sandals leather shorts with gray tee

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.

architectural off shoulder top with flared pants boxy top with structured culottes boxy pants with turtleneck top bell sleeved off shoulder top with flowy pants architectural pants with structured blazer

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.

nude pants with gray tee summer whites with nude sandals shirt dress with chambray shirt peasant top with shorts pastel blue top with white pants

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.

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