Target Inner Circle member Patrice Yursik is a force to be reckoned with—she’s been the fierce voice behind Afrobella, one of the premier lifestyle, beauty and culture blogs since 2006. Her sublime style and influence in the blogosphere has earned her a dedicated fan following, us included. We asked Patrice to pull together three outfits for the summer season.
Martha and the Vandellas said it first and said it best–summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street! Living in Chicago where the temperature stays frigid far too long, you really appreciate the joy that warm weather brings. Suddenly there are festivals, al fresco diners and picnics in the park to look forward to, which means you’ll need plenty of outfits. Below, I pulled together the most fabulous fashions for all sizes
This kimono maxi in orange is not for the faint of heart–if you decide to slip into this dress, please know you’ll be a certified showstopper strutting down the street. Tone down the bright color with a denim jacket and pair it with adorable bronze flats–the spiked embellishment moment is still happening! And don’t forget to throw on some gorgeous turquoise hoops before you pack your picnic essentials into this oversized patterned tote and head out for a stroll by the lake!
There’s nothing more enjoyable than a balmy summer night in Chicago. When the weather is right, the streets are bustling with people enjoying romantic evenings out. This animal print dress is chic enough for a first date, and it fits great! A zipper blazer in Biscayne Turquoise is such a fun color—zip off the bottom for a cropped look, or rock it as is to keep any unexpected summer breezes at bay. Paired with these chandelier earrings, classic gladiator sandals and lime crossbody purse, this look combines some of the most eye-catching colors of the season.
It seems like there’s a concert, festival or outdoor activity every weekend this summer. If you’re headed to Pitchfork, Lollapalooza or Bonnaroo, cool denim pieces will become your new best friend. This blue dot denim shirt is a classic choice—pair it with a peplum tank and cropped denim jeans for a super easy outfit and flattering fit. For a splash of glamour, add this multistring mint necklace. Don’t forget the packable visor to shield you from the harsh rays and a pair of fly silver kicks that can withstand your dance moves. Stuff all your concert essentials into this studded backpack, and you’re ready to go!