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Find fashion looks to keep you cool this summer

To beat the heat this summer, trade in your sweatshirts and leggings for tank tops and shorts. While the Florida sun is hot, the summer 2016 trends are hotter and feature an array of versatile, flexible fashion to fit any budget and lifestyle. From cross-country road trips to lounging on the beach, these summer picks will become your travel favorites in no time.

Women’s Fashion

cat glasses
Audrey Hepburn-esque sunglasses create a timeless look and shade your eyes from the summer sun. Gradient glasses are innovative way to protect your peepers and be able to check your phone without losing visibility.
Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses – $5.90 Forever 21

Men’s Fashion

cambray shirt Who says you can’t find casual wear that’s comfortable, breathable and stylish? Chambray and plaid/checkered shirts are making their debut on the runway and on the streets. Think, a summer in Italy — light and airy fabrics and rolled sleeves.

Slim Fit Chambray Roll-Up Sleeve Shirt – $19.98 Calvin Klein

Slim Fit Spray Check Shirt – $19.98 Calvin Klein

Vera Bradley Lighten Up Bag copy
Fun, preppy and bright patterns create a happy atmosphere for the wearer and those around them. Accent any outfit with totes or backpacks in summery colors to remind yourself that school is out forever — or, at least, for a few months.

Lighten Up Grande Backpack – $98 Vera Bradley

US Polo Blue Bright, colorful polo shirts give the allusion of a clean cut, casual look for this summer. Compliment that fresh-off-the-beach tan by picking shirts in white, pink, yellow and light greens.

Pique Mesh Small Logo Polo Shirt – $19.99 U.S. Polo Assn.

ModCloth Make It QUirky Tee Clever and sassy tees are making a statement among summer wear. With sayings like, “I Woke Up Like This,” “Be Bold” and “Cute But Kinda Weird,” you can say a thousand words without saying anything at all.

Make It Quirky Tee – $29.99 ModCloth

Old Navy Broken In Shorts Gray No, khakis are not just for State Farm employees.
Paired with an above-mentioned polo or button down shirt, khaki shorts are the perfect shorts for dinner dates, beach adventures or just hanging out. Look for shorts that cut right above the knee, or if you want some more movement, try Chubbies.

Broken-In Khaki Shorts – $12-$18 Old Navy

Urban Outfitters Choker
 Chokers, a late ‘90s staple, were a necessity among Coachella showgoers this year including celebrities like Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts. The look screams wild and free and can be paired with any bright colors, florals or denim patterns for a flawless outfit.

Make It Quirky Tee – $29.99 ModCloth

Volcom Casual Shoes

Oxford-style shoes make the perfect statement item for menswear. Polish off any outfit with faux leather, suede or many other fabrics one can choose from.

Dapps 2 Lace Up Casual Shoes – $59.99 Volcom

 

Billabond Tassle Sandals Fringe and tasseled sandals are a throwback to the 1970s hippie and bohemian style. They are lightweight, easy to throw on and give any outfit a beach vibe.

All Tasseled Sandals – $44.95 Billabong

 

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Allie Taylor

Allie Taylor is a rising senior in the journalism program, and has dedicated most of her life to writing (whether scooping stories on campus, or practicing her creative fiction). She can recite the entirety of Bo Burnham’s “What?” and loves marathons… of Netflix, of course. When Taylor is not in the newsroom, you can find her rehearsing with the cast and crew of S(He) Will Fade, drinking her weight in coffee at Starbucks or burrito-ing herself in a blanket in her dorm room.

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