April 30, 2007 03:30 PM

You might have caught PEOPLE senior editor Galina Espinoza on the Today Show this morning showing off the easiest ways to make your wardrobe lighter for the warmer months to come. From light bags, airy denim dresses, barely there knits and cork shoes these summer essentials won’t weigh you down. Try a denim dress like Rihanna’s 7 for All Mankind “Tina” dress, $180, at 7forallmankind.com. Sling a bag that weighs less than a Starbucks grande latte on your shoulder, like this “Catalina” PVC hobo bag, $30, at alloy.com. Keep your feet light with a pair of cork shoes like the “Union Square Brooke,” patent leather and cork wedges, $295, at rafe.com. For more must-have light styles, including knits, pick up the May issue of PEOPLE’s StyleWatch on newsstands now, and click here to watch the “Lighten Up” segment.

For more stories from our May StyleWatch issue, click here.

Click here to see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Style. Everything you need to beat the heat — from the hottest shoes to the coolest shades and the sexiest bikinis!

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