Summer Fashion Inspired by Music Videos

Summer is upon us once again. It's time for lounging poolside, making playlists and shopping 'til you drop (if you're me, anyway). Since there are a whole bunch of artists releasing great new music for our summer enjoyment, and since we all are breaking out the summer gear, here are some ensembles that blend the two.

In the Sun

If your style tends to be vintage inspired, Reel Artsy darling Zooey Deschanel and bandmate M. Ward are here for you to turn to. Channel Zooey in some charming, feminine outfits that allow you to beat the heat and look totally adorable at the same time. Guys, you adopt M. Ward's casual-chic style with khaki shorts, polos and cool sunglasses.

Perhaps you are on your way to a function that requires you to dress a little more formally. In this case, you should take your cue from Janelle Monae and her basic, timeless yet unique uniform. This look is classic and versatile. Guys and girls alike can take their inspiration from Janelle's ensemble which she explains is an homage to the working class uniform.

Kiss That Grrrl

If you are looking for something edgier, Kate Nash can be your inspiration with her bright, sequined showgirl outfit. On the other hand, if you want to remain in keeping with popular trends, you can take notes on Kate's other outfit- a sweet floral dress.