Easy Does It

Just mix and match these 20 warm weather classics to make getting dressed and looking great a total cinch—no matter what the temperature or forecast has in store.

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A Summer Sheath

The asymmetric neckline and universally flattering silhouette make this frock a summer must-have.


Simply Vera Vera Wang Ruffled Sheath Dress, $68; Kohls.com

Photo courtesy of Kohl's

A White Shirt

Pair with jeans or shorts for a slightly boho look.


Women’s Embellished Gauze Top, $29.94; Oldnavy.com

Photo courtesy of Old Navy

A Long Cardigan

The long silhouette and open placket make for a more relaxed feel.


Calvin Klein Stripe Drape Front Cardigan, $79; Nordstrom.com

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Bootleg Blue Jeans

So much more flattering—and versatile—than a super skinny cut.


Bootlegger Jeans in Madewell Wash, $89; Madewell.com

Photo courtesy of Madewell

A Chic Tee

Slightly more sophisticated than—but just as versatile as—a classic crew or V-neck version.


Drapey Bubble Tee, $58; Anthropologie.com

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie

A Hip Skirt

Utility-inspired, just like your favorite cargo pants.


XCVI Avoir Cargo Skirt, $88; Bloomingdales.com

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's

A Faded Jean Jacket

The eternally cool—if somewhat nostalgic—summer topper.


Trucker Jacket, $54; Levis.com

Photo courtesy of Levi's

A Sophisticated Dress

Simply perfect for day…or night.


Poet Dress, $149; Talbots.com

Photo courtesy of Talbots

White Jeans

The trouser cut is not just stylish and sophisticated—it's trendy, too!


White denim trouser, $89.50; Bananarepublic.com

Photo courtesy of Banana Republic

A Caftan

Retro seventies in style, yet still so chic.


Floral Kaftan, $60; Zara stores

Photo courtesy of Zara

A Cute Cocktail Frock

Just bare enough and easy to dress up or down with a few chunky cuffs or bangles.


Toga dress, $150; Jcrew.com

Photo courtesy of J.Crew

A Polo Shirt

A preppy classic that never goes out of style.


Women’s Striped Polo, $29.50; Landsendcanvas.com

Photo courtesy of Lands' End


The green color makes for a fresh take on this summer’s cut-off trend.


1969 Raw-Edge Roll-Up Shorts, $49.95; Gap.com

Photo courtesy of Gap

A Maxi-Dress

Wear as a dress or shimmy it down around your hips and—ta-da!—it’s a skirt!


Michael Stars Jersey Stripe Convertible Dress, $98; Piperlime.com

Photo courtesy of Piperlime

A Trench

Chic enough to make rainy days something to look forward to!


Trimmed Military Trench Coat, $138; Express.com

Photo courtesy of Express

A Tank

Delicate eyelet trim adds interest to this simple sleeveless number.


Eyelet Top, $58; Bodenusa.com

Photo courtesy of Boden

A Pullover

A generous scoopneck and twisted trim lend this pullover a casual coolness.


Long Sleeve Scoopneck Pullover with Twisted Trim, $125; Dkny.com

Photo courtesy of DKNY

A Jumpsuit

A drawstring waist makes this one-piece customizable.


Michael Michael Kors Jumpsuit, $120; Macys.com

Photo courtesy of Macy's

An Easy Cover-Up

A casual tie-dye print and a comfy elasticized waist make this beach to bistro dress a winner.


WDNY Tie-Dye Gathered-Waist Dress, $68; Lordandtaylor.com

Photo courtesy of Lord & Taylor

A Poncho

A groovy alternative to a sweater for when the nights turn cool. Singing kumbaya is optional.


Poncho, $24.95; H&M stores

Photo courtesy of H&M

First Published July 1, 2011

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How old is this model? I thought this was a magazine supporting women over 40.

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