Summer Style A-Z
Summer Style A-Z
A is for Asymmetrical Cocktail Dress
Give your LBD a rest and opt for a bright, one-shouldered dress a perfect update for all your summer weddings.
French Connection dress, $168; at frenchconnection.com.
B is for Black & White Panels
Try a fresh spin on the classic color combination: black and white panels create a strong, modern look.
Fendi sandals, $640; at bergdorfgoodman.com.
Abaete dress, $475; similar version at revolveclothing.com.
C is for Coral Touches
Add a splash of coral to your basics for a fresh and sunny style update.
R.J. Graziano necklace, $95; call 212-685-1248.
Catherine Malandrino tank, $295; call 310-358-0895.
D is for Denim Update
Pairing slightly worn jeans with your more classic pieces adds edge.
Citizen of Humanity jeans, $190; at net-a-porter.com.
E is for Easy Applicators
The newest in makeup pens dispense the perfect amount of product for a no-fail application.
Essie nail corrector, $14; at essie.com.
Dior lip gloss, $30; at Nordstrom.com.
Stila lip gloss, $22; at
F is for Fringe Noir
For a modern take on bohemian, pair black fringe accessories with jeans or a flirty summer dress.
Tibi sandal, $380; call 212-226-5852.
Melie Bianco bag, $75; at endless.com.
G is for Global Accents
When wearing ethnic-inspired accessories, keep the rest of your look simple for chic, yet stand-out style.
Diane Von Furstenberg wedges, $260; at shopbop.com.
Hilary London necklaces, $169; call 973-428-8824.
H is for Hippie Chic
Relax into summer with easy-breezy pieces that are perfect for a day at the beach.
Roberta Freymann bag, $250; call 212-585-3767.
BB Dakota top, $41; at chickdowntown.com.
I is for Investment Pieces
Take a cue from the First Lady and spend on items that are classic and will never go out of style, like the Michael Kors sheath she wore for her official White House portrait, or a sophisticated patent pump or tote.
Christian Louboutin pumps, $595; at neimanmarcus.com.
Anya Hindmarch bag, $995; at net-a-porter.com.
J is for Jumpsuit
Wear a bold-colored romper for a playful look this summer. Pair wth nude heels for legs that go on for miles.
Rebecca Taylor jumpsuit, $300; at net-a-porter.com.
K is for Kaleidescope Prints
Dizzying, retro prints are chicest in earth tones. Wear this bikini with a white cover up for a crisp contrast.
Milly bikini, $77; at net-a-porter.com.
L is for Lingerie-Inspired
Your lingerie drawer is definitely having a moment. Wear this silky camisole top with jeans and heels for a night out on the town.
Elizabeth & James top, $275; at shopbop.com.
M is for Messenger Bags
Style maven Sienna Miller knows that casual messenger carry-alls are as practical (read: roomy!) as they are chic.
Tory Burch bag, $395; at net-a-porter.com.Merona bag, $25; visit
target.com for stores.
N is for Neon Nails
Forget demure pinks and whites-paint your nails in look-at-me brights and make a bold style statement.
Pop Beauty polishes, $14; at beauty.com.
O is for Oversized Turquoise Rings
Try extra-large, bold stones for a fresh spin on this summer jewelry staple. Wear them with everything from jeans to a cocktail dress!
Azaara ring, $320; at
Isharya ring, $188; call 212-247-1100.
P is for Pendants
Add personality to a classic white blouse with a vintage-inspired pendant necklace.
Laura Elizabeth pendant, $130; at
Q is for Quick Style Updates
A clustered necklace or chic fedora refreshes a basic outfit instantly.
Hat Attack hat, $78; call 800-982-1569.
Lee Angel necklace $225; visit
leeangel.com for stores.
R is for Rosy Cheeks
For a natural, healthy glow this summer, dust rosy blush on your cheeks, brow and nose.
Physicians Formula blush, $13; at ulta.com.
S is for Sporty
Mix athletic-inspired pieces like striped dresses and technical watches for a cool, street look.
Autumn Cashmere dress, $169; at couturecandy.com.
Toy Watch watch, $195; at neimanmarcus.com.
T is for Tiny Floral Prints
Floral dresses are a summer staple; the latest looks feature super-delicate prints.
Gestuz dress, $129; call 212-997-9234.
U is for Upper Cuts
Show off your toned arms and tan with unexpected shoulder exposure.
Bensoni tunic, $310; at chickdowntown.com.
V is for Violet Lips
Trade your pink lip gloss for a violet hue-the look's both wild and fun.
Mac lipstick, $14; at nordstrom.com.
W is for Wedges
Buy a strappy wear-with-everything wedge-your feet will appreciate the stiletto respite.
BCBG wedges, $98; at
X is for X-tra Long Cardigans
Wear a long, thin cardigan to ward off goose bumps on chilly summer nights.
Burberry cardigan, $263; at net-a-porter.com.
Y is for Yellow (With Hot Pink)
Match neon yellow with hot pink for a perfectly modern nod to the '80s.
Diane Von Furstenberg bikini, $190; at net-a-porter.com.
Fred Flare sunglasses, $11; at fredflare.com.
Z is for Zippers
Ruffles add a feminine touch to this season's must-have-zippers.
Mink Pink dress, $93; at chickdowntown.com.Deux Lux purse, $15; at urbanoutfitters.com.