Summer Style in Chicago

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

For as much as everyone else in Chicago complained about Spring being not hot and rainy, I loved it! Mostly because, well, that’s what spring is. 50’s and rainy. That’s the whole point. And now Chicago has exploded in a wash of green and flowers and warmth and sun and it’s absolutely perfect. And all that green makes the weeks on end of rain totally worth it.

Which means it’s time to start thinking about summer style! I generally follow the “the less clothing, the better” school of thought when it comes to beating the heat, especially in an unairconditioned apartment, but skirts tend to work just as well. If it can handle a breeze, it’s perfect!

I’m looking forward to seeing what trends actually take hold this summer. So far, I definitely see the off the shoulder look sticking around. I would definitely love to give maxi dresses another moment, too. We’ll see what the season brings!

Cheers to warm weather, drinks by the Lake, and another gorgeous summer in the greatest city on earth, Chicago.

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Skirt | t+j designs (similar)
T-shirt | Trendy Sparrow
X Ring | t+j designs
Pumps | BCBGeneration
Necklace | t+j designs
Bag | Target

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Tortoise Glam

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I’ve been feeling in a rut lately. I couldn’t even begin to describe it if I wanted to, though. It’s this restlessness as though I’m waiting for a million things to happen and none of them can happen yet. Which, to be fair, there are a bunch of things waiting to happen (read: wedding. October. ahh!) but there feels like more lately. I blame this Chicago spring. I’m ready for it to be warm and sunny but we have to make a pit stop at chilly and rainy first and I’m just not about it.

Mental health goal for April is run. I’ve got Couch to 5k on my phone, I’ve got a plan, I’m ready to go! Let’s see if I actually stick to it. So far, everything has been going well. I just need the weather to snap into summer and I’ll be good to go!

This necklace is from a site called ILYMIX. They have amazing statement necklaces and stacking rings and so much more. And if you use code “stile20” at checkout, you get 20% off your shiny new pieces! Sounds like a sweet deal to me. I’ve loved the quality of everything I’ve worn so far so I can solidly say they’re great.

Disclaimer: I received this piece and two others for promotion.

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

ILYMIX Tortoise Shell Statement Necklace | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Necklace | ILYMIX (20% off with code stile20)
Ostrich Feather Top | T+J Designs (similar here and here)
Slacks | Forever 21
Shoes | Topshop, old

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Denim Uniform

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

It’s STILL NYFW and I’m STILL not there. But I had so much fun dressing up in fashion week worthy looks. But sometimes, keeping comfy is significantly more important, which is what I was going for with this look.

I’ve fallen in love with boyfriend jeans. It took me forever to jump on that trend but now I’m so glad I did. These are super easy to dress up with some nice heels and a blazer or down with a chambray like this.

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

DSW hat | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Union Station, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Forever 21 boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Chambray | GAP
Jeans | Forever 21
Booties | Forever 21
Hat | DSW
Necklace | t+j designs