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Street Style: Breakin’ Out the Summer Heat

It’s that time of year again guys. The days are longer, the birds are chirping, and the weather is (barely) getting warmer. As the semester begins to draw to an end, one of the most anticipated (and needed) seasons approaches.  Summer is most definitely taking her time this year— it’s ok, it’s not like we’re freezing over here—but rest assured that when she arrives, it’ll be the reckoning we’ve all awaited. So, whether you’re spending your summer vacationing around the world, starting that sweet internship, or trying to revive your bank account, here is a little inspiration for your style that you can take with you!  

For this go-around of street style, I chose to incorporate one of my favorite aspects of clothing: prints! Prints and patterns are essential, especially to summer wardrobes, for providing that extra bit of fun to an outfit. My go-to looks end up being some variation of a patterned, short sleeve, button down shirt and some cool shorts or pants.

For this look, I chose one of my favorite shirts from H&M for several reasons. One, the pattern is super intriguing and really catches attention (in a good way) wherever you go. Secondly, the colors really say summer, especially this mustard yellow within the shirt, and give it that summer vibe you’re looking for. 

When it comes to pairing pants with a pattern, there are two ways of successfully doing this. The first is to stick to the basics of a solid jean or pant color that can compliment the shirt. If you really wanted to spice things up, the second way would be to find an interesting and cool pant, but to make sure it doesn’t stand out too much from the shirt. This way, the pant won’t draw attention away from the shirt (unless you wanted it to) and elevates the whole outfit.

I decided to wear these gradient, tapered jeans from ASOS and I highly recommend! The gradient is only apparent towards the bottom of the pant so it doesn’t take focus away from the overall look and it has a cool frayed detailing at the bottom as well to give the look some edge. 

In terms of “blinging” yourself up this summer, you can never go wrong with a cool pair of shades. Oval and circular shaped sunglasses have come back by storm and I am definitely here for it. They’re also a classic staple to any outfit that’ll be sure to accompany whatever style you typically go for. 

Even if the weather doesn’t agree, summer vacation is on it’s way here! Hang in there for a few more weeks, and to those graduating, you did it! All that procrastination, those skipped classes, and hungover presentations really paid off! (or is that just me?) Regardless, everyone is sure to enjoy this much needed hiatus from academia, and why not look good while taking a break?

Photos by Julian Foglietti

Eyon Ertachew

Eyon Ertachew


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