Fashion Chic & Easy Looks for Hot Summer Nights By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on July 6, 2010 @ 11:31AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Hahn-Nebinger-Orban/ABACAUSA.COM, Time Inc Digital Studio Chic & Easy Looks for Hot Summer Nights 01 of 06 White-and-Clear Palettes Frazer Harrison/Getty, Time Inc. Digital Studio Keep your style fresh by rocking a clean color combination like Carrie Underwood. Cotton toile dress, Jill Stuart, $428; call 212-343-2300. Polyurethane bag with metal and plastic strap, White House Black Market, $48; at whitehouseblackmarket.com. 02 of 06 Beaded Touches Seth Browarnik/startraksphoto, Time Inc. Digital Studio, Courtesy bodenusa.com Stand out by choosing simple styles with embellished details. They'll add texture and interest to an otherwise classic look, like the pockets on Eva Longoria Parker's strapless minidress do. Cotton modal beaded T, J. Crew, $58; at jcrew.com. Metallic leather beaded sandals, Boden, $148; at bodenusa.com. 03 of 06 White Jeans and Airy Tanks Ramey, Time Inc. Digital Studio Crisp white jeans are far more elegant than daytime denim, and a flowy tank, like AnnaLynne McCord's, exposes just enough skin to make the look evening-ready. Silk and sequin top, Rebecca Taylor, $275; at bloomingdales.com. Denim jeans, Hugo, $155; call 800-484-6267. 04 of 06 Sequins Venturelli/VF1/WireImage, Time Inc. Digital Studio One shimmery piece, like a clutch or Camilla Belle's mini, dresses up any look in seconds. Viscose-elastane and sequin dress, Ali Ro, $400; available at ali-ro.com. Satin and sequin clutch, Santi, $172; shopabientot.com. 05 of 06 Maxidresses Stefanie Keenan/WireImage, Time Inc. Digital Studio One-part-boho, 100% chic-maxidresses are as simple to wear as they are comfy. Take a cue from Nicole Richie and add bold accessories to the mix. Silk chiffon dress, Myne, $288; at shopbop.com. Silk dress, Armani Exchange, $130; at armaniexchange.com. 06 of 06 Cool Color Combinations Hahn-Nebinger-Orban/ABACAUSA.COM, Time Inc Digital Studio A sea-inspired palette brings a fun spin to flowy dresses like Naomi Watts's. A metallic clutch completes the look. Silk dress with lame trim, Thread Social, $530; at threadsocial.com. Embossed calfskin clutch with zipper trim, Lauren Merkin, $295; at laurenmerkin.com.