Three summer looks the Substance owner is wearing now

Columbus fashion guest blogger Christina Getachew is founder and CEO of Short North boutiqueSubstance.

I adore how in the summer time we have so many more hours of daylight and more time to get out and enjoy the day.

Shopping for food is a passion of mine because I love to cook. I frequent farmers markets this time of year to get the freshest, locally grown produce, and I try to always be prepared for the sun in something light and airy.

Pictured here:

White organic cotton v-neck tee shirt from Groceries, $28 A clean and simple white brim, straw sun hat from Grace Hats, $39 The hi-lo cinch skirt from sustainable designers, Stewart+Brown, $110 The reversible tote from Street Level, $54
All of these items are available now at Substance.

Lunch with my girls is something I try to do at least once a month. We call it our ladies lunch-no boys allowed! They pick out a dress to wear, and I usually opt for something comfortable but still stylish. I am loving my white jeans this spring.

Pictured here:

Organic cotton long shirred neckline tank from fair trade producers, Indigenous $44, White organic cotton jeans from Eileen Fisher $176, The Limon necklace from Modern Tibet $44.
All of these items are available now at Substance.

Short North Gallery Hop is always a blast in the summer when we can prop open our big front doors at Substance, and I get to meet and greet friends, old and new, that are out enjoying the excitement in the Short North. I usually wear a dress, but it's a 12-hour day, so comfort is key.

Pictured here at the May Gallery Hop:

Irkusne black & white mitered, organic cotton shift from Skunkfunk, $132 from Substance last spring My own Michael Gaines cobalt and gold link statement necklace, $168 My own Prada color block sandal circa 2005