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As the sun begins to actually bestow some kindness upon us (yes, feel that vitamin D), we’re losing the layers and opting for brighter, cooler ensembles to get us through to summer (hello, Memorial Day weekend!). One question that might be playing on your mind, is how to do warmer weather prints without going full-on basic florals. And this is where we’re casting our eyes over to the street-style masses, who have the aesthetic all the way down…

Street styler wearing summer stripes and a royal-blue midi dress

Picture: Getty

We’re not all made of money, which is why it’s a good idea to repurpose the stuff usually reserved for your fancy events (weddings, birthdays and the like). Case in point is this street-styler, who’s made proper use of her formal gear, wearing a royal-blue midi dress with oh-so-pretty shoulder ties.


To make it work for daytime, it’s all about layering it up with more casual staples. This is where your choice of prints can make a world of difference. A tee in grungy bold stripes (bonus points for the matching color palette), goes underneath the dress, and then white minimal sneaks keep the look balanced and fresh. To finish, it’s all about eclectic accessories to add a more thrown-together vibe to the dress: a textured grab-handle bag, asymmetric stone drop earrings, plus some seriously angular '90s cat-eye shades.