One thing that Wisconsin summers are good for is humidity. Our summers are hot and sticky, meaning that sometimes your best bet is wearing loose clothes in order to be comfortable in this kind of weather. This Fashionista wears a shirt dress paired with a braided belt to stay cool and cute during this steamy day.

Name: Makeda Toure

Major: Public Relations

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing and where is it from?

Makeda Toure: I’m wearing a gray-blue dress from Target, a brown braided belt from American Eagle Outfitters and turquoise earrings from Forever 21.

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

MT: I would say that my style is very clean. I stick to neutral colors and I don’t wear crazy shades like neon ones. I’m not a tight fitted person. I identify more with a bohemian style.

CF: What are your favorite stores to shop at?

MT: My favorite stores are H&M and Forever 21. I do a lot of online shopping online as well at places like Lulu’s, GoJane and NASTY GAL.

CF: Do you prefer shopping in actual stores or online?

MT: I prefer shopping online especially if I know my size in the stores. It’s a lot easier to search for clothes that way.

CF: What is your favorite item for summer?

MT: High-waisted shorts. You can wear them with anything and during both the day and night.

How To: The best thing about shirtdresses is that they show off curves without having to be form fitting. You can use this Fashionista’s favorite online websites to accomplish this look. Find a fun, flirty shirt dress in your favorite color. Some shirtdresses already come with a belt but if they don’t, you can easily find one online. Lastly, add your favorite pair of shoes. I like gladiator sandals. They pair very well with this style of dress. If you have long tresses like this style maven but want to avoid the heat, try a messy bun or top knot as well.

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