Just because students have to go back to school doesn’t mean summer is over. One spot to relish these later sunsets is Party in the Park, a new music event series at uptown’s Romare Bearden Park. Held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through Sept. 24, it attracts families and friends and encourages dancing. (Details: www.charmeck.org.) We tried to stay focused on the tunes, but were distracted by concertgoers whose casual summer style had a little extra flair. Olivia Fortson
Summer Style Tip: She prefers versatile pieces (including the dress she’s wearing) that, with a simple change of shoes and accessories, she can dress up or down for work, casual events or parties.
Wearing: Sunglasses, shoes and dress all from Kohl’s.
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Summer Style Tip: No closed-toe shoes!
Wearing: A Land’s End dress with a belt from Kohl’s, a Brighton necklace and Eddie Bauer shoes.
Liz Kramer and her daughter, Maddie
Summer Style Tip: Liz always makes sure her nails are polished in the summer, and she likes to dress her daughter in inexpensive summer dresses.
Wearing: Ray-Ban sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, Alex & Ani bracelets, shirt and shorts from Gap, bag from Target and shoes from Aldo. Maddie is wearing a dress from Old Navy with a hair bow and shoes from Gap.
Summer Style Tip: She loves to wear floaty dresses with either sandals or flats.
Wearing: Bebe wallet, Betsey Johnson sunglasses from Versona at the Arboretum, BeBop dress and animal print flats from Belk, earrings and watch from American Eagle Outfitters, and necklace from Etsy.
Summer Style Tip: She loves wearing floral prints.
Wearing: Ray-Ban sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, bag from Kohl’s, Forever 21 top and Jessica Simpson shoes from Macy’s.
Summer Style Tip: If you feel comfortable and look good, that’s all that matters. Don’t worry about what others think.
Wearing: Transition lenses in Calvin Klein frames, T-shirt from Goodwill, shirt from Buffalo Exchange consignment store, Nautica shorts from Macy’s and Ralph Lauren Polo shoes.