Heat things up just a little more this summer in looks that go far beyond your expected little summer dresses – from edgy poplins to playful suiting, riffs on the monochromatic trend and gowns that only look sweet at first glance.
Summer suiting should never be staid. Skip standard workwear in favor of two pieces that leverage a whimsical polka dot pattern and surprise peek-a-boo tie back.
Shop the Look: Monse jacket, $2290, pants, $1390, net-a-porter.com.
While jeans and a cami always work for sultry summer nights, up the style ante with ultra-luxe embroidered pieces.
White poplin is always a good idea, but add a serious leather statement belt, booties and heart-shaped earrings and forget about any associations with the overtly girly.
Alexander McQueen dress, $3,295, boots, $1460, belt, $1895, available at Alexander McQueen Madison Ave.
Skip the expected sundress and explore cool monochromatic options like wide leg trousers and a sleeveless jacket for a dose of the vibrant and unexpected.
Valentino dress, $23,500, boots, $1460, valentino.com
Easy summer dresses never go out of styleâ€”but a good go-go boot keeps the idea fresh and just the right amount Mod.
The jumpsuit is a year-round staple thanks to its elegant easeâ€”play around with cut-outs, cool fabrications and pop-of-color accessories to mix things up.