During the hot summer months, the last thing I want to do is layer on clothes and accessories. Low maintenance, warm weather hair and makeup are also at the top of my summer regime. Simplicity is key. Let me remind you that words such as “low maintenance” and “simple” don’t always have negative connotations. Sometimes all you need is a killer pair of shoes, a simple sundress, the right clutch…and voilà! You have the perfect outfit for a hot day in the city.

This week’s Chic takes simplicity to a whole new level of, well, chic. With a knack for fashion, travel, beauty and décor, it’s no wonder that this Chic of the Week has effortlessly put together my new favorite outfit. Take a peek below to see what I mean…

Meet LaurenConrad.com’s latest Chic of the Week, Sara!

Sara of Style MBA keeps it simple and chic this summer.

We are in love with our Chic of the Week's outfit!

There are four incredible elements to Sara’s simple ensemble. The first is her denim shift dress (which needs to make its way into my closet ASAP!). Another element that has me swooning is Sara’s Clare V. Leopard Foldover Clutch (you might have seen it in Lauren’s Friday Favorites post). Paired with a Panama hat and colorful lace-up flats, you’ve got yourself warm weather outfit perfection.

We're taking style tips from Sara of Style MBA.

A Panama hat, vibrant flats, and denim dress.

Our latest Chic of the Week kicks simplicity up a notch.

I’m definitely putting Sara’s outfit down in my book of favorites. What do you think…

What are some of your favorite summer pieces?

Let me know in the comments!

Team LC

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