by Shonette Reed
Summer is here and our favorite celebrities are giving us the best looks for a little inspiration. From off the shoulder action, to flowy dresses and bright colors, we’ve got you covered. Read on to see how you can stay stylish this summer with little effort, and without spending lots of money.
Add a little flare to your summer swimsuit with a sheer cover up and colorful head scarf, like our favorite bad gal does here.
Shop the trend: Nasty Gal Sheer Top
2. Nicki Minaj
Serve some face like Nicki Minaj with a smokey eye, light pink lip color, and loose waves.
Shop the trend: NYX Cosmetics Smokey Eyeshadow Palette | Mary Kay True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick in Posh Pink
3. Zoe Kravitz
Sport your summer stripes, like Zoe Kravitz in her photoshoot with InStyle for her new film, Dope.
Shop the trend: Maurices Striped Tank | She Inside Off-the-Shoulder Striped Top
Add a pop of color to your monotone look, like the queen here. Pair it with a nude look for a light, daytime look.
Shop the trend: ASOS Denim Cutout Romper | Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Natural Beaute | Lenore by La Regale Raffia Convertible Clutch
5. Janelle Monae
Nothing says classy and sexy like Janelle Monae’s crop-top and flare skirt ensemble. Pair it with a red lip and you can never go wrong.
Shop the trend: 2020 Ave Black and White Crop | Akira Black and White Dress | She Inside Black and White Flared Skirt
6. FKA Twigs
Why not give a bit of bodysuit action this summer like FKA Twigs?
Shop the trend: ASOS Wrap Body Suit with Cut-Outs | ASOS White Cut-Out Swimsuit
7. Jasmine Tookes
Keep it simple, like Jasmine Tookes, in this classic cool girl outfit.
Shop the trend: Express Knot Front Tee | Missguided Black Skinny Jeans | New Look Black Snakeskin Slip-on Plimsolls
8. Zoe Saldana
Take color-blocking to the next level with a lip color that contrasts your outfit, like Zoe on her InStyle magazine July cover. Make your lips extra-pop by keeping the rest of your makeup neutral.
Shop the trend: Mary Kay Citrus Flirt Satin Lipstick | Maybelline The Nudes Palette | Roswe Blue and White Two Piece
9. Danielle Brooks
Be flowy and free in a neutral dress and neutral heeled sandals, like Danielle Brooks. Accent the look with noticeable, but minimal jewelry.
Shop the trend: ASOS Jumper Dress | Missguided Jumper Dress | ASOS Curve Jumper Dress
10. Brandy Norwood
Get a little daring and have fun mixing prints, like Brandy.
#DressToExpress🌸 comfortable and free is what I feel in my personal style. I have finally embraced it. Full on Bohemian Chic.. I absolutely love the way I feel in clothes that have a flow. I love mixing multiple prints, wearing my head scarves, and of course the cutest accessory of them all.. The LV clutch that fits my powder, lip gloss, sharpies for the extended family whom I meet after every show, my good luck charms from some of the fans, my phone, and of course my money and credit cards. Nubian Queen🌸 BE YOU, that's all you ARE!!!
Shop the trend: Chic Wish Floral Maxi Skirt | She Inside Floral Kimono
Shonette Reed is a regular contributor to For Harriet from Los Angeles, Calif. With plans to break into the fashion industry as a fashion reporter, she runs her own style blog. Her aim is to highlight the important contributions of women of color in the fashion industry as well as give women of color more exposure within the leading magazines in fashion. You can follow her on Twitter @ShonetteReed.