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The beloved maxidress goes retro this season, with ’60s tie-dyed prints turning up on California girls like Lauren Conrad (in Gypsy 05) for the ultimate in boho chic.
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Stars like Jessica Alba (in Gerard Darel sandals and a Karen Zambos dress) take summer’s hippie vibe to the streets by adding flirty fringe to the ubiquitous gladiator sandal of seasons past.
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LIGHT DISTRESSED JEANS
Keep cool in denim all through the summer like Beyoncé (in J Brand), with a pair of ’80s-inspired light washed and super distressed jeans. Roll them up for an extra cool look!
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Forget the Daisy Dukes! This summer, cut-offs have given way to longer, distressed and cuffed boyfriend shorts like Katie Holmes’s Prps pair.
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LONG STATEMENT NECKLACES
Jewelry stays bold for summer, but hits new lengths with extra-long chains and over-the-top gems, charms and beads like Jennifer Lopez’s Thomas Wylde necklace.
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Fashion risk takers like Gwyneth Paltrow take puffed sleeves from sweet to sleek this season with sharp shoulders on everything from blazers to dresses.
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Take a cue from Kristen Bell (in a 3.1 Phillip Lim top) and go on a summer fashion safari by mixing tribal prints and classic khakis.
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Staying cool in the summer heat never looked so chic. Try Kate Bosworth’s method and add a sweet floral-printed silk blouse to white jeans or a denim skirt.
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Stars like Vanessa Hudgens elevate spring’s slouchy hobo to summer “It” bag status with all-over zipper details like this celeb favorite by JJ Winters.
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JEAN JACKETS AND FLORAL DRESS
Follow Michelle Williams’s lead and keep your casual-cool summer look from feeling too sweet by topping off a tiny floral-printed Erin Wasson x RVCA dress with that all-American classic, the jean jacket.
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Plunging necklines and miniskirts aren’t the only ways to show some skin this summer. Go for the unexpected, like Leighton Meester’s sexy peekaboo-back YSL dress – or try cut-outs on everything from tops and dresses to leggings.
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Spring’s bold neon solids are giving way to glowing optical prints. Michelle Monaghan shows off the summer-brights trend in a patterned Peter Som number.