by Borderstan.com June 21, 2011 at 11:00 am 1,558 0

From Khelan Bhatia. You can follow Khelan on Twitter @KhelanB. He lives in the U Street area and writes about style for Borderstan.

Preppy chic: David in pink gingham shirt and navy shorts from J.Crew.

Hi there, Borderstanis. I know it’s been a while since we’ve chatted. That’s totally on me; I promise to be in touch more often. The last time we spoke, Alejandra Owens and I gave some tips on how to pack for the beach. But what about dress in the city? Since today’s officially the first day of summer, I’m gonna offer advice on what to wear if you happen to find yourself in the city over the weekend.

See Khelan’s column, Sun of a Beach (Or, What to Pack for the Holiday Weekend)

David’s outfit includes a Chicago Cubs belt from Vineyard Vines.

Traditionally, summer’s the most casual season. But casual doesn’t have to mean schlumpy, frumpy or dumpy. In other words, it’s time to retire those cargo shorts from the late 90s, the flip-flops (which really ought to just be worn at the beach) and the college tee with the pit stains.

Here are a few looks that are equally chic as they are comfortable in the balmy weather. BTW, just like the Beatles, I get by with a little help from my friends:

First up, meet David: embodiment of the preppy chic look. He wears a pink gingham shirt, J. Crew navy shorts, a Vineyard Vines Chicago Cubs belt, a Timex watch and Ray-Ban wayfarers.

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