This is the season for great tops—flirty, feminine, sexy—and you can use one cute one to add a little oomph to almost any pair of pants in your closet. Best bet? Pair this with jeans (any color denim, or our summer fave, white), and you’re ready for a night out.
Ann Taylor-Silk Georgette top, $88; anntaylor.com
Three great seasonal trends, rolled up in one: Espadrilles, wedges, and the color blue. Perfection that’s as comfortable as it is smashing.
Top Shop Waltz T Bar Espadrilles in ice blue, $135; topshop.com
Red is a classic, show-stopping color, and a hot hue this season. The one-shoulder silhouette? Super summer chic. Want to take it into fall? Put a crisp white shirt underneath.
DKNY-Side zip dress, $295; dkny.com
This season, denim became the "it" fabric. To use it in an unexpected way (which is a super chic approach), try it in an accessory like a shoe, or, in this case, a bag.
Bulga Helmet Bag in denim, $439; zappos.com
Ratty cover ups are a one-way ticket to schlumpville. Blue and breezy, throw this topper over any bathing suit and look glam at a pool or beach near you.
Diane von Furstenberg – New Edie cover-up, $295; dvf.com
New York fashion editors are mad for metal, and you should be too. This belt will add a little rock and roll edge to anything and everything in your wardrobe.
7 For All Mankind Thin Studded Leather Bet in black, $88; 7forallmankind.com
This summer, the beach (and, more specifically, the sea) became a huge inspiration for designers. This bag will put you in the heart of the Caribbean.
Trina Turk Loop de Loop Pacific Printed Canvas Beach Bag in blue grotto, $99; bloomingdales.com
What makes these so spot-on is the wear-with-all nude color (psst: They’ll look even cooler in the fall with black, opaque hose).
Loeffler Randall Keira Snap Platform Sandal in blush/black leather, $695; loefflerrandall.com
Put a little shine and texture (two great trends that look great together) in one, easy bag.
Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Bracelet Clutch in copper pink, $395; dvf.cpm
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If you’ve got the legs for shorts, wear them. What’s new this summer? Shorts play dress up when done in a fabric with shimmer, sequins, or brocade and work for an evening on the town.
Tory Burch Darcy short, $195; toryburch.com