In terms of styling, the girl in Zurich is doing exactly the right thing. Because unless you plan to attend a hippie music festival, a well-done mix of funky and simple is the way to go for everyday life.
You can dress it up with elegant, sleek tops and accessories to contrast the wild look of tribal prints (try a long waistcoat in white!). Or dress it down with more bohemian elements (just don’t make it too bohemian or you are back at the hippie music festival).
Since a couple years it has become quite fashionable (i.e. acceptable) to combine shorts with dark tights, so tribal shorts can not only be leveraged in summer, but also in the adjacent seasons of spring and autumn if you put together tights, jackets or cardigans and boots. Speaking of onion look, but whatever…it works!
It seems you really shouldn’t complain too much with Mother Nature. Or she’ll hit you right in your face with a nasty heat wave! I have to admit, I have been moaning for weeks or even months about the cold weather, making fun of global warming (…global WHAT?) and now I am sitting here at my desk thinking air-conditioning should become a standard in European homes as it already is for homes in Asia.
Despite the oven-like environment I did dare to go out and see what’s up on the streets of Zurich. Not surprised people are running around with lots of bare skin, but in particular I liked the outfit of this girl, wearing trendy tribal shorts, a plain top, a classic quilted bag (could it be Chanel?) and cute plastic shoes.