If you've noticed that every summer BBQ has turned into a battle between you and your friends to see who can wear the cutest vintage sundress, it's most definitely time to change up the routine. Don't fear the familiar comfort of the jeans/T-shirt combo, there is a way to pull it off without looking like you're going to the grocery store. We spotted one stylish Chicagoan with a look that lends itself to both comfort and understated summertime chic. And we took care of the hard stuff, finding the perfect pieces that'll help you create your own fashion fireworks.
Tiara Rinse Super Stretch shorts by Mavi, $46.99 (originally $68), available at Mavi. Larkspur T-Shirt by Alternative Apparel, $48, available at Farfetch. Hamilton leather cross-body bag by Michael Kors, $155, available at Net-A-Porter. Freestyle Leather Strappy Toe Post Sandal, $25.86, available at ASOS. Women's BJ286 Sunglasses by Betsey Johnson, $55, available at Endless.