Get Her Look: Lauren Graham

California cool, editor-approved

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Golden Graham

Bohemian styles might evoke lazy days at the beach, but MORE’s savvy fashion team knows just the right accessories to take a certain look from beachy keen to seriously stylish.
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Sunset Cruise

Dip-dyed linen is a summer staple. Delicate touches, like twisted straps, give a hint of sophistication, while side-shirring ensures it won’t be mistaken for a shapeless beach cover-up. Ralph Lauren Blue Label dress, $398; ralphlauren.com
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Play Tress-Up

Dress up sun-kissed skin and beachy locks with sparkling chandelier earrings. Basics plus bling is a winning combination. R.J. Graziano chandelier earrings, $51; bluefly.com
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Dress Up the Dress Down

Flowing frocks are perfect for beach-side anything. Give the relaxed shape a luxe twist in sheer silk. Nanette Lepore dress, $428; saksfifthavenue.com
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No Flip-Flopping Allowed

Is your summer sandal vocabulary limited to the flip-flop variety? Try a more sophisticated version that keeps it beachy with tan leather and textured gold fabric. BCBGirls heels, $59.39; heels.com
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Beachy Bliss

Botanical greens and blues anchor this draped design, perfectly polished but just a little undone. Diane Von Furstenberg dress, $465; saksfifthavenue.com
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Wood You Rather

Wooden heels are surprisingly easy to match. Throw them on with a standard sundress or let them temper a previously professional look. Nine West heels, $89; ninewest.com
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The Long Way

Casual maxi dresses stay in our closets for a specific reason: They flatter up top while hiding problem areas down below. C&C California dress, $148; dillards.com
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Vacation Roll-Over

Want some of the tropics in your urban jungle? Try accessories done in vibrant shades and exotic materials. Mar Y Sol clutch, $80; shopbop.com
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Passport Stamper

If it doesn’t look like it could be found in a foreign bazaar, don’t buy it. Chico’s earrings, $26; chicos.com
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Style Souvenirs

Vacation-staple sundresses often don’t translate into real life. A down-to-there hemline will make even the most cheerful frock seem a little more serious. Diane Von Furstenberg dress, $465; saksfifthavenue.com
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Style Step

Braided flats in fiery hues will remind you of sun-soaked afternoons-even when they’re worn with slim slacks around town. Kate Spade sandal, $225; katespade.com
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Up or Out

This LBD (*long*, that is, not little) is perfect for throwing over a bathing suit. Wear it bikini-free by adding on vibrant accessories. JCPenney dress, $80; jcpenney.com
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Endless Summer

Wedges and espadrilles have vacation weather permanently ingrained in their fashion DNA. Tommy Hilfiger shoe, $69; endless.com
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High Temps, Sunny Skies

Bright blooms are essential for keeping a bit of the California climate. Rachel Pally White Label dress, $248; nordstrom.com
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Sunrise, Sunset

Keep the sunset close at heart with extras in shades of amber and marigold. 1928 earrings, $16; kohls.com
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Ordinary Exotics

Formerly sun-soaked materials, like this woven python combo, have gone mainstream. What’s next, mai tais with dinner? Rachel Rachel Roy clutch, $79; macys.com
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Sundress Surprise

Sunny colors and a relaxed fit are made formal with luxurious silk and an arresting silhouette. Tibi dress, $485; saksfifthavenue.com
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Fashion Cross-Over

Pair sleek summer sandals with tailored pieces for a laid-back look that’s still office-friendly. Target shoe, $24.99; target.com
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Be Framed

How to keep a framed bag from feeling too stuffy or old-fashioned? With embossed, Machu Picchu-style leather, of course. Topshop bag, $70; topshop.com *READ LAUREN’S INTERVIEW*
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Ever So Versatile

Take our word for it and head to the shore wearing brightly colored and comfortable clothes with fun— even exotic— accessories. When heading back to town later, tinker with your beach chic to get your look just right for a sophisticated summer night soiree.

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First Published Wed, 2010-02-17 15:41

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