You're Getting Warmer

The forecast is calling for... summer! Kick your wardobe into high gear with these 10 warm weather essentials.

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#1 A Flattering Bathing Suit

A great bathing suit makes you look and feel great both in and out of the water. This one fits the bill.

 

J. Crew Asymmetrical Ruched Bandeau Tank, $88; Jcrew.com

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#2 An Outfit-Making Top

This filmy top is printed with delicate beaded birds that will turn an every day look into a head-turning style.

 

Anthropologie Pellucid Wings Blouse, $128; Anthropologie.com

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie

#3 A Pair of Convertible Shorts

These relaxed-fit shorts can be worn rolled up or down to maximize your summer wardrobe options.

 

Gap Cuffed Shorts, $39.95; Gap.com

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#4 Fab Flip Flops

Rhinestone studs and a teeny one-inch heel lend this summer essential extra style points.

 

Women’s Rhinestone-Embellished Sandals, $9.50; Oldnavy.com

Photo courtesy of Old Navy

#5 A Hip Hat

Protect your face and head (not to mention, your expensive haircolor) from damaging UV rays without sacrificing an iota of cool thanks to this chic lid.

 

Madewell City Walk Fedora, $48; Madewell.com

Photo courtesy of Madewell

#6 An Effortless Dress

This sleeveless number is perfectly polished for day and just dressy enough for night.

 

Talbots Solid Adrianna Dress, $109; Talbots.com

Photo courtesy of Talbots

#7 A Comfy Cover-Up

An easy-to-tote cover up that looks equally fab over a bathing suit or jeans is a warm-weather must.

 

Ann Taylor Loft Slub T Shirt Dress, $49.50; Anntaylorloft.com

Photo courtesy of Ann Taylor Loft

#8 A Maxi Skirt

This long, full style artfully conceals a number of potentially-unflattering body parts and it’s easily paired with a tee shirt or tank for an instant casual—yet still pulled-together—look.

 

Victoria’s Secret Maxi Skirt, $39.50; Victoriassecret.com

Photo courtesy of Victoria's Secret

#9 Timeless Shades

A good pair of sunglasses is a worthwhile splurge. The lenses will protect your delicate peepers (and the just-as-delicate skin around them) from UV radiation and a classic shape will never go out of style.

 

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer, $159; Ray-ban.com

Photo courtesy of Ray-Ban

#10 A Big Bag

A colorful carryall does double-duty as a weekday purse and a weekend beach tote.

 

Fossil 'Key-Per' Printed Coated Canvas Shopper, $68; Nordstrom.com

First Published Wed, 2011-04-20 14:53

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