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Summer Street Style

For the most part, we take our style cues from the everyday women in our lives – family, friends, co-workers, and just passerby’s – who wear something with ease and confidence; a natural extension of their personality.

It’s good to celebrate amazing style on real women. Appreciating and encouraging one another is one small step toward creating a culture of affirmation.  A simple, “I love your dress” or “That’s such a pretty color on you” to a friend–or even better yet–a complete stranger, can make all the difference in the world to a woman.  Let’s do it more often!

We can’t wait to share with you the beautiful women we see walking the city sidewalks, perusing the grocery aisle, or standing in line at the corner coffee shop. These women inspire us by taking fashion off the glossy pages of magazines and making it their own.

This summer, Manhattan is teeming with ladies who’ve found ways to beat the heat in style!


Look 1: Make a Statement… with accessories. This is THE statement necklace of all necklaces. If you’re going for this big (and colorful) of an accessory, go for nudes or neutrals as a backdrop with your attire. A trendy, Panama style hat is another fun summer trend to throw in the mix.

Look 2: Fluoro Fun. Who would’ve thought to pair a hot pink, three-quarter-length sleeved top and neon tulle skirt? Colors in the same hue family – warm toned pinks and yellow – actually balance each other out and just scream summer.

Look 3: Pretty Preppy. The feminine polka dot sun dress layered over a sheer, nude blouse is a delicate, semi-casual look for summer. The preppy touch is in the top button, while comfortable nude flats lengthen the leg and a simple black belt accentuates the waist.

Look 4: Retro DO. We’re gushing over this retro 1940’s updo, such a fun way to keep hair off your face and neck on a hot and humid day. If you’re going with retro for hair or make-up, balance the look out with a modern print or silhouette. Her tribal patterned cap-sleeve top does just that.

By: Janet Sahm

- Co-Founder and Style Editor. Nothing is more exciting to Janet than discovering and celebrating true beauty; whether that be through spontaneous photography, delighting in thrift store treasures, or simply being inspired by cherished girlfriends, women who know what is truly important in life. After interning for over a year at Elle Magazine, writing for as well as other online venues, Janet has a new found passion to explore fashion’s ability to enhance and highlight a woman’s irreplaceable worth.


  1. I love these fun tips! That statement necklace rocks.

  2. Sophia Angelica says:

    The first paragraph sums up everyday fashion so eloquently, or my thoughts exactly!
    Absolutely great shots, Amber! It makes me want to pack my bags and fly up to NYC for a week! Kaitlyn & I need to crash your place!

  3. Charles Beard says:

    What great pictures!

  4. Kathryn says:

    I love this! And there is definitely nothing better than a stranger complimenting me on something I’m wearing (however rarely it happens)… I’m inspired to do it more for others. :)

  5. Laura says:

    Great pictures with so much personality!

  6. Joseph says:

    Not everyday you come across pictures that capture style AND personality. Keep more of them coming please!

  7. Kathy Shechet says:

    Love the photography! Great eye-captures the spirit of the magazine and the article; I enjoyed looking at them.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Love the street style theme, and the photos and tips capture it so well. Great shots, Amber!

  9. Daisy O. says:

    Beautiful pictures that capture the essence of summer!

  10. Susan says:

    Up DO! Indeed. Thanks for the tip!

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