What to Wear: Summer Fridays


Memorial Day is that long-awaited weekend that (pays rightful homage to our troops and) officially marks the beginning of summer.

The long-awaited three-day weekend isn't just about enjoying a sweet, early release from the office (or if you’re lucky, a mid-day train out of town) – it's about looking super-chic in doing so.

Regardless of what's on your agenda for the unofficial start to summer, there's no time for an at-home outfit change; happy hour(s) await! Put those extra hours of daylight of good to use with this fool-proof fashion plan:

Dress up your go-to blouse with a little something extra. Pick up a printed blazer and toss a pair of shorts in your work bag. Embrace color, grab your aviator sunnies and go! Don’t forget your sunscreen. It's Summer Friday season, baby!

*Shop the look: Zara printed blazer, $90 | Joie Rancher top, $158 | J Brand distressed denim shorts, $154 | MICHAEL Michael Kors large zip-top satchel, $358 | Kate Spade statement earrings, $98 | Zara sandals, $80

Contributing Editor, Hallie Wilson is the blogger behind corals + cognacs, an almost-daily dose of life and style. Here, she shares outfit inspirations, wardrobe creations and general musings on her evolving list of latest obsessions. Offline, Hallie takes time to enjoying life's little luxuries – like shoe shopping, manicures and Zara.