>> Tie-front tops are a cool way to jump on the '90s trend this Summer — temper the cropped look with high-waist shorts or midi-skirts for a directional chic look. Shop our top picks — ranging from Topshop's casual cropped renditions to slick silk designs from Theory — below.
>> When you don't feel like donning vibrant prints this Summer, seek solace in these seven simple dresses. Whether it's a vintage-inspired denim dress or effortless coral shift, our picks will make for a chic standout – wherever you decide to go this season. Flip through the slideshow to see, and shop, our favorite pared-down options.
>> Not to say you shouldn't show off that amazing one-piece swimsuit or cute bikini, but for those times when you're out of the pool and not yet ready to put on real clothes, we suggest you elevate your postswim ensemble with options such as a silk printed cover caftan from Mara Hoffman, a bonny yellow dress from Vix, or a fancier bright teal dress from ASOS. The options are endless, but we edited it down to our 12 favorites — peep them all in the slideshow.
>> The rain man doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon, so instead of getting drenched in your Summer's best, be prepared for the next shower with one of our light toppers. Our top picks includes a bright orange oversized jacket from Jil Sander, a classic J.Crew field jacket in a new shrunken shape, and even a fresh Moncler batwing anorak dipped in a tempting army green hue. That, plus five more rainy day options in our slideshow!
>> Despite this week's funky weather, we're hoping (and crossing our fingers) for a little bit of sunshine this weekend so we can hit up the farmers market and the Brooklyn Flea. To get us in the mood, we accumulated some vintage-inspired pieces perfect for such outings: a prairie-like frock from Marc by Marc Jacobs, textured macrame tote by Rachel Comey, Tory Burch lace-up espadrilles, and a few more fresh necessities. Shop them all now!
Left to right: Wendy Nichol Mix & Match Studs ($276), Rachel Comey Macrame Tote ($676), Marc by Marc Jacobs Elm Dress ($298), Rosebud Perfume Co. Salve Tube ($6), J.Crew/Timex Womens Ladies' Watch ($98), Tory Burch Wedge Espadrille ($116, originally $165)
>> The Breton striped shirt dates back to the 1900s, when it was originally worn by French fishermen. Then, in the '50s, icons like Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, and Jean Seberg adopted the nautical print as their own. Fast forward to 2011, and fashion girls everywhere — think Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Jenna Lyons, Mary Kate Steinmiller, and Lauren Santo Domingo — are still sporting renditions of the classic Breton top. While the timeless navy and white pattern will always remain a closet staple, designers continue to make it new with their own unique interpretation of the pattern. Who can forget the frenzy Prada created when it showed chunky, brightly-colored stripes on its Spring runway? Shop our picks to add a little je ne sais quoi to your look right now.
>> Summer is all about long vacations, and for some of us, sweet weekend getaways. To better prepare for your trips to The Hamptons, Nantucket, or the San Juan Islands, we rounded up the best travel bags from that will keep your loot organized and looking good. Think bright red nylon Prada totes, a classic custom canvas version from LL Bean, perhaps even a luxurious Yves Saint Laurent duffel. That, and more in the shoppable slideshow.
>> As the weather gets warmer, look towards bold pieces to make a Summer statement: a cool slip dress — complete with neon trimmings — from Proenza Schouler, graphic woven pumps from Prada, chic sunglasses from The Row, an eye-catching maillot, and bright pink lipstick to top it all off and keep your wardrobe sizzling. View five perfect options, and read why you need them.
>> Tomorrow's royal wedding is sure to involve some unique headgear, but eyecatching fascinators won't be in the cards for us this Summer. Instead, we're leaning towards something more streamlined: headbands, headwraps, and turbans from the likes of Missoni, Jennifer Behr, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Click the slideshow for our favorite unique and noteworthy options.