Hot attire for outdoor dining at the Taste and beyond
1 Grace Lehto
8, student and birthday celebrator, Lansing, Mich.
Tell me about your outfit: “My grandma (Grandma Rose) got a dress for me for my birthday.”
Do you feel comfortable? (shyly) “Yeah.”
How else do you feel? “Happy.”
And the pink backpack? “My grandma (Grandma Lehto) made it to hold my (American Girl) doll.”
The back story: It’s a family tradition. Ken and Kelly Lehto have taken each of their three daughters — Grace is the youngest — to Chicago for their 8th birthdays and a shopping trip to the American Girl store.
Why it works: A little girl in a sundress always rocks.
2 Joyce Tam
21, graduate student, Chicago
Opening statement: “I just prefer skirts in the summer. It’s a fun season for clothing. … When spring and summer roll around, my wardrobe gets a lot more comfortable.” (She sewed the skirt herself!)
Why it works: Cute flats are comfy. (Target,