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Resort collections may fall in between fall/winter and spring/summer shows, but they're just as important as the main events. And we've taken note of designers' new offerings for resort 2016 (pictured above, from left: Prada, Tory Burch, Sonia Rykiel). From backwards cardigans to fabric belts, we've picked up on the hottest styling tricks we learned from the resort collections—and can't wait to apply in real life, ASAP.

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Instead of draping it over your shoulders, tie your sweater lopsided for a less preppy look.

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Flip your twin-set around with an open back for a chic, minimal look.

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Let your longer skirt peek out from the bottom of your straight sheath dress for an added flounce.

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Pair shorts with a long jacket and loafers for an office-friendly look.

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Don’t save your lace pieces for evening. Couple them with more casual pieces, like a bomber jacket, to give a sporty edge.

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Try a kimono robe instead of a caftan as a swimsuit cover up. Add some jewelry and it could also double as a dress for dinner.

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Add a bright fabric belt to elevate a simple top.

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Tie the sleeves of a button-down over your shirt-dress as a playful alternative to your usual belt.

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Clip fringe charms to your trousers for a fun twist.