Not quite a V-neck, yet not quite a button-down, tunics are the perfect marriage between the two. With a refreshing summertime silhouette, tunics are your best bet when you're looking for a top that will take you from the beach to the bar (and, occasionally, the boardroom). This season, brands like Free People, J.Crew, and Anthropologie are offering versions that are affordable and sure to garner you a compliment or two.
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We know, the bikini is your go-to, but let us present an alternative. Once considered too costumey or covered-up, the new one-piece is anything but retro. With modern prints and silhouettes offered from the likes of Mara Hoffman and Marc by Marc Jacobs, there's a suit for every day of your vacation.
Mark the seasonal shift in one of Summer's effortless must haves: the maxi skirt. The latest offerings from brands like BCBG Max Azria and Anthropologie featuring crisp white hues, bold prints, and beautiful botanical motifs are sure to give your warm-weather wardrobe an elegant, effortless touch.
As far as festival wardrobes go, the Free People Spring lineup comes pretty close to perfect. First, it brought us a beachy shoot with both Crystal Renn and Ieva Laguna cast as bohemian muses for the April catalog. Now, its newly released festival-inspired lookbook (with Martha Hunt playing cool-girl-gone-hippie) provides a Coachella-perfect selection of gauzy maxi dresses, embroidered tunics, crop tops, and printed swimwear. In short, if you're packing your bags for the second weekend at Coachella — or gearing up for any outdoor concerts — this lookbook comes just in time to inspire you as you plan your outfits. Sure, these collections also look to romance and some retro bombshell-inspired styling, but any one of these pieces could take on that quintessential festival feel with the right pair of ankle boots. Get a glimpse of it all when you keep clicking.
The Spring runways were filled with a new cut of cropped jackets from the likes of Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Giambattista Valli to name a few. From fitted ladylike renditions — think Michelle Obama style — to boxier silhouettes, we love this trend because, frankly, we're tired of wearing our heavy Winter coats, and this jacket will make for the ideal transitional piece into the warmer months. From Acne's standout bright green leather jacket to more feminine wares, shop the best from the batch right now.