Summer Styles

MEET SEHER:

Seher is all about comfort. She says, “If I don’t like what I am wearing or it isn’t comfortable, then I cannot focus.” Seher thinks that wearing what you want is really important. She says, “Don’t just wear it cause it is trending but also don’t not wear it because it is trending. You like it? Wear it.” Preach girl.

As far as style goes, Seher says, “it’s on the simpler side.” She also says her style really changes with the seasons. In the summer is when she likes to pull off looser, edgier pieces in her closet; be more playful.  In the fall/winter/spring she’s all about earthy tones and fitter clothing, sometimes a little prep in her step. I think the pictures below really exude how she likes to dress in the summer, the only thing missing is an iced coffee in her hand.     

In a broader sense when I asked her what fashion really means to her she said, “More than anything it is expression. Expression of your culture, your community or even you rebelling from said culture. When I travel I love looking at the different clothing from culture to culture and picking up on prints that I could try in my style.” She loves being inspired. Yes Seher, comin’ in clutch. Thank you. 

Shirt: H&M Overalls: American Eagle Shoes: Keds
Shirt: H&M
Overalls: American Eagle
Shoes: Keds

Shirt: J Crew Shorts: J Crew Shoes: Keds Jean Jacket: Gap Bag: Fossil
Shirt: J Crew
Shorts: J Crew
Shoes: Keds
Jean Jacket: Gap
Bag: Fossil

MEET JENNA:

Jenna is a true American girl. She likes to dress quite flirty, casual yet always feminine. In high school you would never catch her in jeans. It was either her comfy leggings, a sundress or her cheerleading uniform.

For the photoshoot, I dressed her in what she wore all summer, floral sundresses and rompers that make her feel pretty and relaxed.  We spiced up the one with a powder blue faux leather jacket from Forever 21. 

When I asked her what she likes to wear she said, “I am drawn to comfortable fashion that is stylish and put together.” Jenna says her style is, “girly and easy, sometimes sporty and a tad preppy.”  What’s great about Jenna is her style is truly relatable. She knows how to dress for herself but always manages to look simple and beautiful.  

Her favorite piece in her wardrobe right now is her crocheted lace shorts.  See? Flirty, yet comfortable.  Jenna you’re so fun. Thanks. 

Dress: Forever 21 Shoes: Nine West Sweater: Forever 21
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Nine West
Sweater: Forever 21

Romper: Express Faux Leather Jacket: Forever 21 Shoes: BCBG
Romper: Express
Faux Leather Jacket: Forever 21
Shoes: BCBG

MEET KILEY:

No matter the weather, Kiley is sporting a red lip. And damn does it look good against that alabaster skin, amiright?  In Kiley’s words, “Adding a red lip easily makes an outfit.  You instantly look more put together AND you look fabulous.”

I dressed Kiley in what I knew she would feel comfortable yet fierce in. She likes to look professional.  I would not call her style preppy, but more white collar.  Her look is clean, simple and intelligent.  And she likes “to role play.” No no no, it’s not what you think. Kiley says, “I don’t describe my style by adjectives but more like roles I am trying to play. So, I am embodying a business woman chic, never in sweats and always needing to look put together cause God knows she’s not in her head.” Even further, “I live for street style. Everything I wear is based of someone else’s wardrobe.” And I love that about her. Because you don’t always need to come up with your own stuff.  You know what they say, “imitation is the finest form of flattery.” Basically hell yeah she looks good in that so why can’t I? Kiley is not afraid to change it up once in awhile, too.  “I am almost always dressed up, but then sometimes I play it up with a little edge or even dress it down to something simplistic.”

She leaves me with this: “So what I wear is as much for others as it is for me.” Thanks Kiles, you’re an inspiration.

Shirt: H&M Shorts: Forever 21 Blazer: Forever 21 Shoes: Topshop
Shirt: H&M
Shorts: Forever 21
Blazer: Forever 21
Shoes: Topshop

Bag: Fossil Blazer: Loft
Bag: Fossil
Blazer: Loft

Dress: H&M Watch: Fossil Shoes: BCBG
Dress: H&M
Watch: Fossil
Shoes: BCBG

MEET FIONA:

Fiona knows what she likes.  She should be on an Ad for Free People because I swear that is all she wears and a lot of what she brought with her to the photoshoot, and oh, were there options. We dressed her in what I knew she would feel pretty and comfy in. She loves being loose and cozy. Her style is quite bohemian. But she’s not afraid to go big. This girl wore a patterned crop top and pants matched set to senior prom and totally killed it.  This Fiona is free.

When I asked how she describes her style, she responded to me this poetry: “I think my style says a lot about where I came from and the people who I have been lucky enough to know growing up. The Hudson Valley is beautiful, but not overstated. It has a fluidity and simplicity that can only be described as freeing. Comparitively, I have grown up surrounded by many strong, and bold women, both personally and stylistically. My style is always changing, but to me, it always combines these two things. The simple and the bold. The subtle and the daring. It is representative of all that has shaped me into who I am.” Woah, if that doesn’t give you a picturesque glimpse into her lovely mind, then I don’t know what will. Thanks, Fi. You’re a treasure. 

Dress: Urban Outfitters Boots: Free People Cardigan: Urban Outfitters Bralette: American Eagle
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Free People
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Bralette: American Eagle

Leather Jacket: Max Jean Tunic: Free People Jeans: American Eagle Shoes: Ruche
Leather Jacket: Max Jean
Tunic: Free People
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Ruche

MEET CLAIRE:

Claire is never one to play it safe.  She enjoys to explore the boundaries of her style, always looking fresh.  In the photos below, I tried to show two of Claire’s looks: edgy-hipster and prepster.  I dressed her in these particular outfits because I think they reveal her preppy, sometimes french-influenced, yet classic chic look.

Claire is fond of her colored/patterned pants.  And she knows how to wear them. She will do it simple, with a white or black tee or sweater, maybe a jean jacket or blazer. She says her colored pants are her “small act of rebellion” because she is “rarely bold in her style decisions.”

“I would like to be considered French. I wear what I like. I just want to be comfortable, but always look put together. I can only perform well in class (SUNY Binghamton) if I am dressed nicely.” And this holds true since I rarely see her in sweats.  And hell yeah people, when ya look good, ya feel good.  “I like to try new things, though,” she says.  “Probably 60 percent of my wardrobe is preppy and then the rest is just super random.” Super random can take you places though.

Keep it groovy, Claire. Thanks.

Shirt: H&M Shorts: H&M Boots: Zara
Shirt: H&M
Shorts: H&M
Boots: Zara

Shirt: Express Pants: Old Navy Shoes: Birkenstocks Bag: Longchamp
Shirt: Express
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Birkenstocks
Bag: Longchamp

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