Chic Summer Neutrals

Alexa Chung - Alexa Chung for Madewell - Proenza Schouler - Gap - Zara
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Chic Summer Neutrals

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The Lace-Up Dress: Runway

Pucci - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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Pucci made a nude mini even sexier with a down-to-there neckline (is that a bellybutton we spy?). Mirror embroidery and pom-pom trim gave it a rich texture.

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The Lace-Up Dress: Real Way

Gemma Arterton - Gucci - See by Chloe - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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Gemma Arterton

chose a Gucci dress that revealed a tantalizing hint of skin. Get a similar look in a playful but day-friendly romper from See by Chloe.

Cotton and elastane romper, See by Chloe, $495;

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Pretty Blouse and Tulip Skirt: Runway

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At Celine, a simple white pullover and cream skirt looked fresh in voluminous shapes.

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Pretty Blouse and Tulip Skirt: Real Way

Rosario Dawson - Stella McCartney - Vince - French Connection - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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Rosario Dawson

put a seductive spin on the silhouette with her satin pieces from Stella McCartney. Get the look by pairing a curve-enhancing pleated ivory skirt from French Connection with a sheer white blouse from Vince.

Silk blouse, Vince, $185;

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Tencel and cotton skirt, French Connection, $138; frenchconnection.com.

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The Shoulder-Baring Dress: Runway

Herve Leger by Max Azria - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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At Herve Leger by Max Azria, a sleek, body-skimming sheath looked devastatingly chic. Tonal stripes gave the dress added dimension.

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The Shoulder-Baring Dress: Real Way

Amy Adams - Fendi - Topshop - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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A warmer hue and all-over ruching made Amy Adams's Fendi number a flattering choice. Take the textured look a step further with a single-shoulder Gres-pleated number from Topshop.

Polyester dress, Topshop, $270;

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Warm-Weather Layers: Runway

Pucci - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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At Pucci, light, versatile layers were rendered in a palette of pales, creating a sleek and flattering effect.

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Warm-Weather Layers: Real Way

Olivia Palermo - Mango - DKNY - T by Alexander Wang - Boden - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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Olivia Palermo

sported a polished version of the look from Mango, sans the air conditioning-friendly trench. Get your own versions of the classic pieces with a ruffled DKNY blouse, crepe trousers from T by Alexander Wang and a Boden topper.

Silk chiffon blouse, DKNY, $195;

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The Trench Dress: Runway

Yves Saint Laurent - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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With its wide lapels and belted waist, this wrap dress from YSL gave a nod to the label's iconic trench coat.

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The Trench Dress: Real Way

Michelle Monaghan - Isabel Marant - J. Crew - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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Michelle Monaghan

opted for a more relaxed version from Isabel Marant with safari-style pockets and a paper-bag waist. Get a hint of trench styling with a sleeveless sheath from J. Crew.

Cotton dress, J. Crew, $130;

net-a-porter.com.

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Sheer Knit and Pleated Skirt: Runway

Proenza Schouler - Summer Neutrals - Summer Fashion
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For their spring collection, the Proenza Schouler boys added an ultra-lightweight sweater to a flyaway pleated skirt for an utterly ethereal look with complete coverage.

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Sheer Knit and Pleated Skirt: Real Way

Alexa Chung - Alexa Chung for Madewell - Proenza Schouler - Gap - Zara
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Alexa Chung

combined pieces from her own Alexa Chung for Madewell line, adding a lightweight tee to a flowing midi skirt. Try a summertime take on the style with a Proenza Schouler tank, a pleated Zara skirt and a Gap belt.

Cotton tank, Proenza Schouler, $275;

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