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Ruffle Top

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
Photo courtesy of Ann Taylor

Sporty Watch

Be a good sport, or just look like one. Best in trend? A bright, neon hue. Fossil "Soft Touch" Stainless Steel & Resin Bracelet Watch in orange, $95; nordstrom.com
photo courtesy of Fossil

Bright Tunic

The tunic is still one of our favorite pieces (it’s forgiving!), and this happy print is a great way to add instant color and pizazz to your wardrobe. Chico’s-Jeweled tunic, $119; chicos.com=
Photo courtesy of Chico's

Espadrille Wedges

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
photo courtesy of Top Shop

Easy Dress

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
Photo courtesy of DKNY

Denim Bag

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
photo courtesy of Zappos.com

Cool Cover Up

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
Photo courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg

Wicker Tote

We’ve been wild for accessories made out of natural fibers all season long—it’s a trend worth a try—and this smart shape is a winner. Tory Burch Small Canvas Wicker Tote in yellow, $195; toryburch.com
photo courtesy of Tory Burch

A Star in Stripes

This Spring stripes made a major comeback. Want an easy way to jump on board the style train? This is it. J.Crew – stripe sequin boatneck tee, $72; jcrew.com
Photo courtesy of J.Crew

Studded Belt

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
photo courtesy of 7 for All Mankind

New Jumper

A jumper is as easy as a dress (one-stop dressing), but waaaaaay more modern. Rachel Rachel Roy -Metallic jumper, $109; macys.com
Photo courtesy of Macy's

Seaside Bag

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
Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Great Topper

Cardigan, schmardigan. This is a chic way to get a neutral color boost, and it’ll look great over everything from jeans to a little black dress. Talbots-Loop-trim sateen jacket, $149; talbots.com
photo courtesy of Talbots

Sexy Sandals

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
photo courtesy of Loeffler Randall

Relaxed Dress

You’ll feel so comfortable in this dress you won’t even realize how stylish you look. Theory Maydie dress, $157; theory.com
photo courtesy of Theory

Glossy Bag

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 WANT MORE SUMMER TIPS? CHECK OUT GET WOW SUMMER STYLE
photo courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg

Metallic Shorts

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
photo courtesy of Tory Burch

Jelly Flats

Not just for the grammar school set, this year jelly flats that are fun and functional are a trend for one and all. Tory Burch Jelly Reva Ballerina in magenta, $95; neimanmarcus.com
photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Sexy Bra

Style smarts is important from the inside out. In this pretty back bra, even a full cup won’t runeth over. Wacoal Full figure bra, $58; barenecessities.com
photo courtesy of Wacoal

Aviator Sunglasses

Once a classic, always chic. Need we say more? Oliver Peoples Elsie Aviator Sunglasses, $350; shopbop.com

 

 

 

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First Published Mon, 2010-06-28 15:21

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