D.C. is infamous for its scorching dog days in the summer and dressing for both the weather and style is a true art form. I saw this Fashionista coming back to the district from a night out of town. A breezy tie-front top is the perfect way to look and stay cool in the heat. Acid wash denim shorts are a refreshing detour from your standard pair of high-waisted shorts. This Fashionista’s bright aqua ballet flats, with gold-adorned bows, add the perfect punch of color.

Name: Ellen Souaid

Major: Political Science

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?

Ellen Souaid: I’m wearing high-waisted shorts from Forever 21, a silk oxford from the Gap, Ivanka Trump flats and a medley of vintage bracelet finds.

CF: What is your favorite item of clothing?

ES: My black leather motorcycle jacket from Zara. It has detailed work on the shoulders so it’s fun and edgy!

CF: Where do you draw the most inspiration?

ES: I definitely look at magazine editorials and online fashion blogs. I also look to movies where I really like the characters sense of style.

CF: Who is your celebrity style icon?

ES: Rachel Bilson and Zoe Saldana.

How To: To emulate an effortless and relaxed look like this Fashionista’s, take note of her decision to choose a light, airy top. Buying a tie-front blouse, or tying it up yourself like this Fashionista did, is the perfect way to stay cool and on-trend. Try steering away from the typical high-waisted denim shorts; choose ones that are an atypical wash. A bright pair of ballet flats is a fun alternative to sandals and the perfect way to incorporate a bold color into an otherwise simple outfit.

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