3 Unexpected Summer Looks

off duty street style

You are almost guaranteed to stand out wearing all black in summer.   I shot this girl a year or so ago and never forgot her.  Looks aside, the simple black dress and beat up cowboy boots made this style her own.

Try: Wildfox Atlantis wrap dress or Free People’s Raglan dress.

New York fashion week street style

The skirt is a nod to origami and menswear.  Fans of Opening Ceremony and Dover Street Market should dig this.  Tip: Get a men’s shirt in XL and tie the sleeves at the waist.  I tried this once and it works (after two or three attempts).

Try: Free People’s Stella self tie skirt or this angled pocket skirt from Need Supply (on sale).

summer dresses

Anti-floral print dresses, a welcome change to the usual. I beg companies to offer more unusual prints.  Tip:  Keep accessories simple (or none) to avoid competing.

Try: Topshop’s Daydreaming dress, Mary Katrantzo’s Forest dress (on sale) or this graphic bomber dress from Asos.


  1. Jayla says:

    I’m glad I saw this post. I was just thinking about trying out the shirt as a skirt look for a fashion show that I will be attending. This is giving me the extra push to actually do it!

    Love this post!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Oh cool. LMK if you actually wore it

  2. Veniece Wesson says:

    The post in the all black summer look ranks as one of my favorite posts ever on WDUGT. It was great look a year ago and one year later, it still looks good…

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Yes I never forgot her either. She was really nice too. I think she was French

  3. Lindsey says:

    If anyone knows where the dress in the 3rd pic is from, you could make a girl very happy! Thanks in advance!
    LIndsey via Vegas

  4. Brandi says:

    The second look is all me!!

  5. LW says:

    I’m going to need those boots from the first pic.

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Viiiiinntaaaggggge! Especially the mens section

  6. Lera says:

    The girl in the second picture! Her t-shirt, where’s it from? I love it!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Hi Lera!! I didn’t ask her! I feel that you can find something similar though for sure

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