11 SUMMER STYLE RULES

Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

LOOSE-FITTING PANTS
Harem, dhoti, slouchy: No matter what you call them, loose-fitting pants are the pair to have for the warm months ahead. Team with a vest, as shown at Isabel Marant. The fashion-forward look works for a night out (dress them up with heels) or a day around town (flats and a jean jacket tank or a soft jacket).
SEAN CUNNINGHAM

Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

LEATHER SHORTS
We saw the edgy material show up in all sorts of styles this season, from fitted tees to full-on dresses. Our fave? The tailored short, which was pulled off with élan by labels like Céline (shown).
DAN & CORINA LECCA

Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

THE PRINTED DRESS
Be it a beautiful bouquet of florals or a digitized ikat, a pattern is this summer’s top option for rocking a feminine frock. If you like the maxi version, Stella McCartney is your go-to girl. If you prefer a more mini cut, everyone from Louis Vuitton to
SEAN CUNNINGHAM

Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

THE WHITE BLAZER
Take a dramatic approach to outerwear with an all-white blazer. Whether you prefer a structured variation or a looser cut, this time-honored staple is a summer winner. (As seen at Hermès.)
SEAN CUNNINGHAM

Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

A HIGH-FASHION WATCH
A bright-blue bezel is a sporty spin on a classic diving watch. Chanel’s new J12 Marine timepiece boasts not only a high-tech appeal but high fashion as well. Act fast: Time’s a-ticking.
Chanel Watch, $4,900, 800-550-0005
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Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

SUNGLASSES
Channel your inner material girl with a pair of sunglasses designed by Madonna, from her new MDG capsule collection for Dolce & Gabbana.
COURTESY OF DOLCE & GABBANA

Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

CLOGS
Step into summer with clogs. The sturdy wood-heeled accessory is all the rage for sandals this season.
Céline wedge, $790, Maxfield, LA; 310-274-8800.
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Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

THE WOVEN BAG
No longer sanctioned solely for beachgoing, the woven straw bag has found its place in day-to-day fashion. Pick up the no-nonsense carryall to match almost any ensemble, much as Tomas Maier did with neutral-toned outfits at Bottega Veneta, which were sho
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Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

THE ARMY-GREEN JACKET
The military-inspired topper is officially reporting for duty. Get in on the action with a worn-in anorak. Alexa Chung saluted the style by wearing a Louis Vuitton patch-pocket jacket with tights. She isn’t alone in supporting the relaxed staple. Balmain’
DAN & CORINA LECCA

Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style

PASTELS
Francisco Costa’s all-the-colors-of-the-rainbow palette comes to life in his lightweight summer dresses at Calvin Klein. Bubble-gum pink, acid yellow, ice blue, and aquamarine are some of the chicest colors of the season, and metallic accessories add the
SEAN CUNNINGHAM

 

Summer Fashion Style

Summer Fashion Style


STRIPES
Fall in line with all things nautical for the season ahead. A good way to navigate this trend is by starting with a striped shirt. No matter what color or cut you prefer, it will always be in fashion. Mix and match the old-school pattern with other seawor
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