Summer

The heat has truly arrived in the city, and let's face it: when that happens, iced drinks are the only thing on our minds. And for good reason, because is it even summer if it doesn't involve at least a few cups of cold brew? We think not.

This article originally appeared on Houzz.com.

An exciting summer doesn't have to involve breaking the bank.

Take a few fashion pointers from these Seattle Instagrammers (and style bloggers) and make the streets your summer runway.

» July, with its warm weather and late sunsets, is the height of festival season in the Seattle area.

Good Company Wares canvas tote bag ($80) at Nube, Capitol Hill, 1527 10th Ave.; 206.402.4515; nubegreen.com

For 40 years, the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) has been a gathering spot for boat enthusiasts and wannabe sailors—and starting June 9, it will also become a place to meet old friends and new for drink

The many delights of a Seattle summer: iced coffee, long-awaited sunshine, strolls through beautiful parks and local sweet treats that take inspiration from summery ingredients.

To say the summer solstice is a big deal in Scandinavia is an understatement: In Sweden, for instance, the midsummer holiday comes second only to Christmas in terms of the scale of celebration.

When it comes to endless summer nights, Seattle has the bragging rights sewn up: Around here, sunlight lingers into end of day (we’ll have 16 hours of daylight on June 21!), making for long, languid evenings that seem to stretch o