When the sun sits low and the temperatures are high there’s nothing better than soaking up that bittersweet heat on a city rooftop. One of my favorite ways to spend a summer afternoon (and night!) is watching city life go by perched on high. Some cities are known for their beaches, some their quaint cafes, but Chicago’s rooftops will always be, in my eyes, one of the city’s highlights.
Rule #278 of city living – one should always have a friend with access to a rooftop. In addition, make sure said friend is on speed-dial during the summer for those bright, sunny days that are oh-so-perfect for an impromptu rooftop bash! As for what to wear – grab a pair of floral print pants and top it off with a light weight cropped tank, if you’re feeling bold try a bandeau top so you can soak in even more rays. Add some accessories that pop, like an embellished turban and stack-able bracelets, to give your look a little more personality. Then go grab yourself those summertime essentials – beer in one hand, bbq in the other 😉
When thinking of the perfect lofty soiree, I always imagine the rooftop party scene in 500 Days of Summer, this would be my dream event to host and/or attend. Party lights, paper lanterns, white linen table cloths, and adorably stylish young men (Hey JGL! ;)) – what more could you ask for? It’s summer, so don’t be afraid of wearing brighter colors during evening events, the key to keeping it chic is opting for a dress with a simple cut. This orange number is a stunner, not only for its bright hue, but for the elegant way it’s sure to drape across the body. Keep accessories minimal, a simple cuff and ankle strap sandals let the dress truly shine.
For a real high class affair, and I’m talking Gossip Girl, Upper East Side status, why not go all out!? Again, it’s summertime, don’t shy away from bolder hues. This dress would be just as chic in black, but the bright blue gives it that extra punch! If you’re worried about the cut being too shapeless, throw a statement belt on to give you some curves. Tie the whole look together by adding accessories in complimentary colors – I’d die for that yellow clutch.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for reading! Stay Awesome!