Your Guide to a Casual Chic Summer

Kick it with a trendy outfit.

by SALLI MANDEL   ★    JUNE 6, 2018

Coming from the frigid Syracuse weather, it can be stressful to transition out of your winter wardrobe. But don’t worry! Refrain from shoving all of your school clothes to the back of your closet. Keep out your denim jackets, stylish sneakers and boyfriend jeans for a seamless transition into summer. Although styling outfits for the heat can be hard, here are some foolproof tips to help you master and maintain a casual chic look until August.

Oversized silhouette


Have an old tee from a boyfriend, dad or uncle? Perfect for summer, large T-shirts can be transformed into chic dresses. Search for one with cool graphics or bold colors, and layer it underneath an oversized denim jacket. To complete this effortless look, throw on your favorite pair of kicks before you leave the house. Not only will you feel comfortable, but you will also give off cool vibes all day long!

Statement pants


Statement pieces are a fun way to stand out this summer. UGirls are confident, so don’t be afraid to rock an eye-catching pair of jeans, like this flame pair from LF. Because these high-waisted jeans have a lot going on, pair them with a simple, monochromatic top. For a casual look that will most definitely turn heads, wear a crew neck tee with a pair of sneakers. To dress this look up, wear a tube top or bodysuit with strappy sandals or heels.

All tied up


Bored of basic crop tops and tees? It’s time to get fun with your tube tops! Ditch your boring tops for a unique style that will upgrade any look. Because a knotted top is super cropped, definitely go with high waisted bottoms. Whether you choose to wear a plain pair of Levi’s, a fun pair of boyfriend jeans or a denim skirt, you cannot make a wrong choice!

Sporty moment


Take your outfit from bedtime to daytime by wearing joggers with a crop top. Although easily worn around the house, joggers don’t always have to look lazy. In fact, you can still look like you made an effort if you find a pair that has a trendy checkered stripe down the side. Recognized as the sporty trend of the moment, checkered designs are now seen on sneakers, pants, dresses and even high fashion pieces. Completely transform the basic jogger look into a trendy one with your cutest tube top and sneakers for museum hopping, going to the movie theater, or grabbing coffee with a friend.

Side stripes


Take the side stripe trend to the streets this summer with a fun denim skirt like this one. You definitely own at least one blue denim skirt, so step up your skirt game with an accent color. Make sure rock some red this season, as a pop of red always adds a bold detail to any the look. Because the skirt is simple, it easily matches with any top. Pair with a tube top for a summer music festival or a simple tee for brunch with your girlfriends.


Just because the temperature is heating up, doesn’t mean your wardrobe can’t too.

Tayler Bradford