As the end of summer countdown begins, there are a few events and adventures you just don’t want to miss your opportunity to really explore in The Windy City. Chicago is such a beautiful city in the summertime and you want to be able to soak up some sun and fun. Check out these fun ways to do just that and stay up with the latest fashion trends in the city.
This year, boat tours have been really popular and a must do at Navy Pier. Navy Pier is a distinctive landmark for all Chicagoans and tourists to visit. It’s right along our beautiful shore line, off of Lake Michigan, that was built in 1916. A few fun and popular boats tours depart from here.
For instance, there’s the Seadog Chicago River Architectural Tour – which allows you 75 minutes to experience some of Chicago’s most famous buildings and unique architecture; including Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus and more. Price per person is $31.95 and $17.95 for children. To check out the other tours that Seadog offers visit their website at www.seadogcruises.com/chicago/boats.
Here’s a definite go-to event to be experienced — this year’s Lollapalooza in Grant Park. Lollapalooza is one of the largest Chicago festivals that cater to all the musical tastes of tourists and residents. They provide well renowned artists like: Nas, Jhene Aiko, Lorde, OutKast and so many more talented artists. This is a three day event. But, you have the option to pay for all three days or select one day that satisfies your musical itch and attend when your favorite artists are performing. This event begins on August 1 – 3, in Grant Park. For pricing go to www.lollapalooza.com.
During the summertime, a series of Chicago Festivals go on that are popular and a fun exciting way to hear your favorite music, chow down on some awesome food and be adventurous all at the same place. One really exciting festival is The Skydive Chicago Summer Fest 2014. That’s right!! A skydiving festival, that allows you to take a skydiving course with experienced professionals. If the skydiving isn’t exhilarating enough, the fest also offers live band performances and keen aircraft selections to choose from. The fest begins July 26 and runs through August 3. For location and rules that apply, visit www.skydivechicago.com. This is the festival’s 13th anniversary.
For my grown and sexy Jazz fans, visit the Chicago World Class Jazz festival this year at Millennium Park. If you enjoy smooth baritones and sultry voices, you’ll want to experience this jazz festival. It all happens July 24 – August 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Now, not only are festivals and activities a must do, but you must also look good while doing it. Check out these summer 2014 fashion fads.
For the ladies: Printed Crop pants seem to be the trending style for the summer. They can be fun, flirty and sexy. They also great for any day party or event. Florals and animal prints seems to be the most popular.
Also, to get into the summer styles, nothing’s cuter than a trendy crop top. Crop tops are always cute and a quick way to throw an outfit together. What seems to be really popular are the mesh crop tops, in beautiful summer colors like mint green, yellow and pink. Also, lately I’ve been seeing these knit tops with fun slogans like “Celfie,” or “You Can’t Sit With Us.” Lastly, what better way to finish these fun and flirty fashion ideas than with a cute patterned handbag. A cute handbag can always enhance your summer look.
These looks can be achieved by shopping at your local stores. H&M, Target and Forever 21’s are universal in whatever city you’re in to stay up on this latest fad. You don’t want to miss this summer’s styles and plus you can look chic and trendy without breaking the bank. Let’s go shopping!!!
~ dana williams