8 Summer Styles That Deserve #OOTD Status

Photo: Via @margaret__zhang.
There are but three letters standing in between you and amazing summer style: H-O-T. Sad but true, the weather has a way of becoming a major deterrent come late July and August — as if taunting us to throw in the proverbial towel altogether. But, alas, there is a select group of Instagram users determined to mitigate the heat and humidity, concocting seriously cool outfits on a regular basis.
Take Australian blogger Margaret Zhang: This pretty lady knows a thing or two about fashion, forecasting trends, and the visually arresting backdrops and filters needed to make her photos pop. (Girl didn't amass a 200,000-person-plus following by not expertly curating her snaps.) Ahead, this pro 'grammer and more school us in the art of #OOTD.
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Photo: Via @galagonzalez.
Who: @galagonzalez
This 28-year-old Spanish model and blogger documents her eclectic eye and even more eccentric approach to dressing on her website Amlul.com. Embracing international brands like lala Berlin and Fairly, she's one of our go-to accounts for lesser-known styles.
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Photo: Via @saintrecords.
Who: @saintrecords
She may be Bey's little sis, but Solange Knowles has warranted a loyal following in her own right. Look no further than her lively social-media presence. We're all obsessed here at R29 HQ, and no one more so than our senior market editor Bobby. He even wrote an ode to Solange's Instagram account. Like.
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Photo: Via @rachelbesser.
Who: @rachelbesser
Our very own Rachel Besser has a talent for making simple pieces look totally her, so it's no wonder we stalk her Instagram feed.
Exhibit A: this mini halter dress and slip-on brogues. Paring down feminine silhouettes with more masculine footwear is a styling trick Besser's known for.
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To transition her summer-perfect outfit into fall, opt for a slightly more covered-up LBD. Then, mod Mary Janes and round-frame shades give the classic frock a cool-girl twist.
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Photo: Via @margaret__zhang.
Who: @margaret__zhang
Australian blogger Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three is kind of all over the place these days — in a good way. This wide-legged-pants enthusiast has teamed up with the likes of Harper's BAZAAR and Net-A-Porter for exclusive features and doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon. Remember: Fashion Week is just around the corner.
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Photo: Via @gabifresh.
Who: @gabifresh
Body-positive blogger Gabi Gregg of GabiFresh says she doesn't buy into traditional plus-size styles like A-line skirts, wrap dresses, boot cut jeans, and slimming prints. Instead, she's paving her own way — and wearing exactly what she wants. And, she's inspiring her 80,000-plus fans to follow suit, stylishly.
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Photo: Via @manrepeller.
Who: @manrepeller
The Man Repeller's Leandra Medine dons some pretty polarizing outfits, but it's all part of her charm. The sartorial daredevil has become a fixture on the NYC-street-style scene and also a front-row favorite at Fashion Week. One thing's for sure: We can always count on Medine to keep it interesting — and we wouldn't want it any other way.
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Photo: Via @call_to_style.
Who: @call_to_style
NYC cosmetic dentist and Refinery29 contributing writer Laura Ruof is basically the whole package. She started her blog, Call to Style, as a means to pursue both her love of science and fashion, too. Her account is proof that seemingly non-fashion folk can nail tricky styles and trends — just like the pros.
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Photo: Via @songofstyle.
Who: @songofstyle
Fashion blogger and interior designer Aimee Song of Song of Style is kind of a big deal on the Instagram circuit. She boasts a following of over 1.5 million(!!) and even has big-name brands like Tibi scooping her up for special features, like this one. Her care-free, Cali-girl style is simply too good to resist.

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