Slip maxi dress ($79.95; gap.com): A dress you can wear over and over again all summer long. Throw a blazer over for work or a bikini under for the beach.
Chambray top ($49.95; gap.com): This is a chic, modern take on a denim shirt.
Lace up sandals ($49.95; gap.com): Get in on the gladiator sandals trend with these lace-up sandals.
Culottes in white ($49.95, gap.com): Culottes with a shorter length are perfect for summer, especially in white.
Baseball cap ($19.95; gap.com): You can't ever go wrong with a white baseball cap!
Combined total cost: $249.75
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