Outfit Ideas: 8 Summery Looks From Local Bloggers

Get inspired.

If you’re like us, you are o-v-e-r your summer wardrobe by the time August rolls around. And that means it’s high time to hunt down some much-needed fashion inspo. That’s when you head straight to the pros: Read on for eight fab summer looks primed for style swiping, straight from a few of our favorite Washington style bloggers.

Maxi Style

Cheralee of Miss Lyle Style nails late-summer
breeziness in her pastel printed maxi dress. The teensy cutout at the
waist keeps it just edgy enough, and her simple-but-impactful jewelry
and loose, easy hairstyle are the right finishing touches.

Playful Prints

Kendal of Metropolitan Thread’s Clover
Canyon minidress is ultra-bright and dizzyingly patterned—a direct route
to über-summery style. We like that she teamed the poppy print with a
subtle nude sandal (in this season’s hot ankle-strap silhouette) and a
solid clutch, but goes with bold gold jewels that reflect the dress’s
tribal vibe. Bonus look: We also love this palm-print shorts and slouchy
white tee

Dressed-Up Shorts

Skinny Hipster’s
Nife is a pro at making shorts look totally chic, and this ensemble
is the perfect example: She pairs a sophisticated printed version with a
peplum shell and studded pumps, then tones down the serious palette by
topping with a citron blazer.

Romper Love

already professed our unapologetic love for the summer-ready onesie, so
it’s no surprise that we’re digging this Forever 21 romper worn by
Fabulously Broke’s Erica. We love the way the waistline cutout creates a
matchy two-piece look, and the contrast of the whimsical parrot print
atop a grown-up black background.

Updated Professional

of prep-perfect blog Necessary & Proper elevates summer office
dressing with a mix that blends the on-trend printed pencil skirt (more Clover Canyon!) with a
soft peach blouse and colorful jewelry.

The Airy Vest

look isn’t for wallflowers, but Tammy of A Loyal Love’s loose-fitting
vest, striped bra top, and high-waisted shorts are a super-stylish
choice for mega-hot days. The black-and-white color palette and understated accessories keep it sophisticated.

Unexpected Edge

love how Carla of the President Wears Prada gave this swingy, pastel
sundress a little bit of tough-chic cool by teaming it with mesh
peep-toe booties.

Breezy Boyfriend 

Sure, this outfit
was worn when Haya of Good Good Gorgeous jetted off to the West Coast,
but it’s a solid showing of how to wear pants for summer back East, too:
Make them a distressed, loose boyfriend fit. Add a slouchy tee.
Finish with a structured blazer (bonus points for an on-trend print) and
killer statement sandals.