Blame the heat or the general laziness of the season, but it's easy to fall into a less-than-inspired routine when it comes to getting dressed in the summer. I'm fairly certain there have been months where I've followed the same denim cutoffs + oversize tee + flat sandals formula every single weekend. And while that's not necessarily a bad thing (sometimes you just have better things to think about!), it's not the most creative way to make the most out of your wardrobe, either.
So this year, I'm going to make a little more of an effort to break out of the ole comfort zone and get some wear out of pieces that have been languishing in my closet. And for a little inspo, who better to turn to than celebs who have mastered the art of summer style, like Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn?
Below, see seven styling tricks you'll want to try this month and then shop pieces that'll make doing so a breeze.
Sweater Over the Shoulders + Cropped Tee
On Gigi Hadid: Rebecca Minkoff sweater; Le Specs x Adam Selman sunglasses; Tommy Hilfiger jeans; Reebok sneakers.
The coordinating cat-eye sunglasses take every chic mom's go-to look to the next level.
Romper + Fanny Pack
The designer bag and fashiony one-piece take this far away from tourist territory.
Cocktail Dress + Denim Jacket
On Jourdan Dunn: Milly dress; Chanel bag.
Dress down a slinky nighttime look with oversize dark denim.
Matching Bag + Sandals
On Lily Aldridge: Reformation Afternoon Dress ($198); Tabitha Simmons sandals.
Looking polished in midsummer heat is all about structured simplicity, and this throw-on-and-go ensemble is just that.
Slip Dress + Coordinating Bomber
We love this look in sunny marigold, but it works with any shade.
WHO: Tina Kunakey
Keep bold prints uncluttered by pairing them with bright white sneakers.
Now this is how fashion girls do a Canadian tuxedo.