how to style summer essentials

Behold, the five items that will get you through the summer season, no matter what your style: cropped jacket, white top, bright skirt, long-strap bag, platform wedges.

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Test-drive happy brights in fresh shapes, like a tulip skirt. Offbeat details—like pairing a plaid blazer with argyle socks—make for a fun, non-stuffy take on PREPPY.

Turned out in a soft color, this is a feminine spin on an iconic sport jacket.
Short socks add whimsy to a pair of wedges.

Photo Credit: Blossom Berkofsky

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What to add



· An upturned fedora adds a boyish touch.

· Palm Springs colors enliven these glitzy friendship bracelets.

· Loop it around your neck twice to add a little flair.

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Tie-neck blouse? Check. Tweed jacket? Ditto. Go for exaggerated proportions—an oversize bow here, a cropped hemline there—to bring edginess to a look that's all LADY.

Cool gray counters the high-wattage lemon below.
A long tie doubles as a necklace, bringing the eye in and down—universally flattering.

Photo Credit: Blossom Berkofsky

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What to add



· Quirky-girl sunglasses made even girlier by a soft pink.

· Pastels go punk with a cool, spiky design.

· An ironic take on a sweet little bow.
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MINIMAL style requires a refined palette and streamlined cuts, but this season, include one really vibrant piece (hello, acid green skirt!).

This slick necklace breaks up the white-on-white color field.
Simple, architectural and strikingly chic.

Photo Credit: Blossom Berkofsky

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What to add



· The ombré white frame gives them a futuristic feel.

· These earrings are handworked and pleasingly sleek.

· The cuff is totally neutral but graphic and bold.

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Let a wild skirt be all the drama of the look, while a jean jacket and wristful of bangles keep it totally BOHEMIAN.

A woven bag heightens the earthy feel.
The graphic design keeps the outfit nicely polished.
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What to add



· Punchy red stones that look straight from a bazaar.

· A no-frills belt that will only get better with age.

· Circle frames epitomize '60s John Lennon cool.
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BOLD looks work best when you mix a neutral print with bright shades. To keep it from going over the top, stop the second you hit four colors.

A ladylike shape tempers the bright colors.
Dark wedges keep the look grounded.

Photo Credit: Blossom Berkofsky

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What to add



· We love the simplicity of a single crystal globe.

· Like an '80s sports car, in the silhouette of sunglasses.

· Wear it right on your hairline to keep layers out of your face.
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