Ilana Glazer’s namesake character on Comedy Central’s Broad City often has me yelling at the computer screen, gushing over whatever she’s thrown together. Two parts Forever21 and one part Tumblr, Ilana encapsulates what I love the most about summer style (even though she seems to wear it year round). Glazer’s character’s version of NYC is one where sheer tops + caged bra letters are definitely office appropriate and you might wear Rihanna-off-duty low rise jeans for a dog walking session. There’s no denying that she’s completely uninterested in looking like anyone other than herself. Tomboyish, witty, bright, skin-baring but never quite crass, Ilana is who I’ll be emulating all through the sunshine months. Crop tops, bright lips and backwards caps is a zone I can endorse.
Never underestimate the power of a well executed lip colour. Ilana exemplifies this with pinks, purples, blues and even a dramatic black lip/SnapBack combo. It might not always be kiss proof, but your make out partner will get a kiss shaped souvenir.
Ilana understands the crop zone. Some might even say she is a queen of the crop. In case you needed another reason to believe, she’s got one on almost every episode. Case closed.
No Pants Zone
All shorts, all the time. Whether it’s denim cutoffs or just a lil’ pair of bike shorts, Ilana might convince you to turn your closet into a shorts haven.
Bras ‘N’ Bralettes
Sexy and oft worn as a top: Ilana is a master of the underwear that is meant to be seen. An excellent foil for crop tops and trend-conscious sheer tees! I’m envious of every bra this broad owns.
Last but certainly not least, Ilana is always reppin’ tomboy femme in a way that can’t be beat. Whether it’s backwards caps, loose jeans, visible briefs or just a sharp suit, there are elements of traditionally “feminine” and “masculine” presentations in her outfits.
I’ve pinned almost every look to my mental inspiration board — Summer 2015 is definitely seen through Ilana-tinted glasses. What are your go-to summer picks?