Silk Scarves & Summer Style

Y'all this summer I have worn a self-imposed uniform that has become my secret to stylish happiness:

1. The Complete Dress: In other words, a dress that stands alone. It looks flattering on you without a skinny belt & requires no jewelry. A lot of the tricks I often use to play with the shape of a dress are out the window when it's desperately hot outside. I want as little touching my body as possible, which meant seeking out specific frocks with a nice neckline, flattering waist, in remarkable color or pattern that didn't require accessories to make a statement.

2. Silk Scarf for my Hair: Without lots of accessories or make-up, these scarves have kept me feeling pulled together & feminine all season. My favorite way to wear them is to take a rectangle & start at the base of your neck/underneath your hair. Take both ends to the sky, cross them at the top of your head, then cross again, & tie the ends back at the base of your neck/underneath your hair. So you get this little knot at the top that gives a bit of volume.

3. Uber-walkable Non-flipflops: As a city girl who's always walking, the sweaty feet of summer syndrome means finding a great pair of sandals that don't enduce blisters. With the simplicity of the rest of this outfit, it's important the the few details you have, like shoes, are chic, not schleppy. So I've turned in my rainbow flip-flops for a pretty neutral pair of sandals that go with everthing but look more brunch-worthy than beach-worthy.

4. Chic Canvas Tote: Again with so few elements to your ensemble, a grown-up bag makes a much stronger statement than a beat-up canvas bag you're also taking to get groceries. 

5. Chinatown Fan: If you've run into me a'tall this summer you know I don't leave Dean Street without one of these! You can find them for a few dollars & with bangs like mine they are quite the necessity to keep myself looking only half like a wet dog when the temperature soars. {wink}

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Shop this Style: { Royal Blue Dress : Urban Outfitters : Similar | Silk Scarf : Nicole Miller : Similar + Similar | Tan Sandals : DSW : Similar + Similar | Yellow Summer Tote : c/o Isaac Mizrahi NYC : Similar + Similiar } + Brooklyn photography by Bethany Michaela

What's your go to style to get you through the summer heat? We've definitely got a few more weeks of it here in NYC, so dish!

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P.S. Y'all there's some exciting news about Dean Street Society in California coming to the blog tomorrow! And Honor Society already got some extra details about it so if you want the scoop hop on the Thursday Telegram stat!

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