Each week Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.
What: We can already hear the sorority sisters crying, "Wahh. It's getting haaawt. Time to squeeze into those tiny terry cloth shorts with 'CALL ME!' emblazoned on the booty, see-through tank tops, and Uggs. 'Cause warm weather means we don't have to bother getting dressed, amiryyyyte?"
Nope. Sorry. Wrong.
Look, there's a way to dress casually and not look like you just served as sloppy seconds after a beer pong tourney. Not every day is an Undie Run. Consider, if you will, a super-soft, lightweight vintage T-shirt -- like Antique Sugar's vintage, carrot orange Harley-Davidson shirt.
Where: Antique Sugar's Etsy Shop
Style It: Keeping cool without coming off as a hot mess can be tough, but the key to pulling off a summery, casually studious look is by selecting quality pieces with personality. Start with the vintage top, then add on some J Brand low-rise faded denim shorts at a bike-friendly length, and Melissa Odabash's Jemima paper-blend sun hat. Accessorize with K Jacques metallic T-bar sandals, an Alexander Wang leather backpack, and a Michael Kors tortoise watch -- so you'll make it to all those finals on time.
- Nat Kaplan Print Dress at lollyPOP Vintage
- Lovers + Friends Gold Sequin Party Dress at Nostra Style House
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