Nothing in your closet could be described as "babydoll," but you do own a solid pair of coveralls. You steer clear of bikinis, but you love a good board short, and you'd never be caught dead in a cat print — unless, of course, it's of the funky, vintage variety.
Hello, non-girly friends! We're here to help navigate your way through summer (clothes-wise, arguably the most feminine of seasons). So, we've tapped three of the coolest L.A. bloggers to show us how to dress this summer, sans the, well...dress.
L.A.'s Bethany Struble of Snakes Nest always manages to look the perfect dichotomy of youth and sophistication. By pairing a denim mini-skirt and plain white T with Hepburn-worthy heels, Struble looks adorable, fresh, and like the kind of girl we want to wander the city with.
Clockwise from top left: Kenneth Cole Black Plastic Round Frame Sunglasses, $90, available at Kenneth Cole, Madewell Skargorn Tee, $60, available at Madewell, Mango Zip Shopper Bag in White, $59.99, available at Mango, Jeffrey Campbell Solitaire Platform Pumps, $138, available at Nasty Gal, Topshop Tall Denim Look Flippy Skirt, $40, available at Topshop.
The queen of making simple basics look not the least bit basic, Jenny Ong of Neon Blush drives it home with this circle skirt, denim jacket, and leopard sunnies combo. Whether going on a job interview, first date, or just a Sunday brunch with besties on Melrose, this outfit is foolproof.
Clockwise from top left: ASOS Collection Tort Ridge Detail Cat Eye Sunglasses, $20.36, available at ASOS, J.Crew Camp Popover in Stripe, $72, available at J.Crew, Marie Turnor Accessories The Picnic Clutch, $180, available at Shopbop, Reiss Alana Full Gathered Skirt, $108, available at Reiss, Robert Clergerie Dylan Wedge, $595, available at Totokaelo.
The trick to wearing denim on denim and not looking like you're in costume? Well, judging by Aimee Song of Song of Style's outfit, it's a simple mix of comfort and simplicity. In other words, skip the bells and whistles, grab that pair of muddy hightop chucks in the back of your closet, and get down with what summer is all about. Plus, as Song suggests on her blog, all you need is a quick shoe change to make the whole look go from weekend to workday.
Clockwise from top left: Kelly Wearstler Vintage Denim Shirt, $185.50, available at Otte, Forever 21 Quilted Metal Trim Crossbody Bag, $24.80, available at Forever 21, Mother Cuffed Jean Shorts, $155, available at Kirna Zabete, Kris Nations Turquoise Friendship Bracelet Set, $133, available at Max & Chloe, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneaker, $49.95, available at Nordstrom.
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