Jessica Alba was Summer perfection in a floral strapless Ella Moss dress ($228) and coral Dolce & Gabbana crossbody bag in LA. The actress accessorized her SoCal style with clear shades, gold flip-flops, and a few beaded bracelets. This isn't the first time we've spotted Jessica toting her coral bag around town, but we love how this time played up the small floral detail on her dress. Re-create Jessica's exact look for your next day of errands, work her dress with espadrilles for brunch with mom, or style it with neutral ankle booties when the temperatures cool down. Don't forget a pair of chic shades and a coral bag to complete her sweet look.
Summer fashion is all about channeling an easy breezy vibe and looking incredible on hot Summer nights. Luckily, our own Allison McNamara is bringing you seven sexy dress options — from backless to brights, to all the chiffon and florals in between — meant to put the sizzle in your warm-weather wear. Special thanks to The Redbury Hotel and Cleo Restaurant. Hair and makeup by Samantha Touw.
While strolling around Santa Monica, Selma Blair worked a floral high-low Lovers + Friends dress ($145) with nude Tkees flip-flops ($48). The actress kept her accessories to a minimum, donning only a silver bracelet and mirrored aviator shades, while toting her cutest accessory, son Arthur. The floral print and flowing fit of Selma's flirty dress are perfect for any Summer occasion. Shop her exact dress to pair with flat sandals for a day of errands, nude wedges to keep it classy, or these orange Jimmy Choo espadrilles ($300) for a pop of flair.
For a decidedly cooler take on beach-bound style, we've escaped to the English seaside. With the likes of Dorset, Cornwall, and Brighton as your final destination, it's easy to see why this trip's must-pack essentials include textured knit sweaters, one classic lightweight trench coat, and brightly hued penny loafers. While these coastal towns offer a fun mix of boardwalk attractions and lush marina landscapes, their chillier climates and intermittent sunshine mean that we've got to master the art of lighter layers and two-in-one styling tricks. Think slouchy cardigans, '70s-inspired printed trousers, and ankle boots as a cool-girl offset to the more summery LWD and semisheer tee separates. Whether you're spending (or dreaming of) sunny days in Hastings and breezier evenings in Newquay, we've pulled 17 eclectic yet timeless pieces, perfect for a dreamy jaunt to Britain's beaches.
For those venturing to a decidedly more urban jungle à la New York City, London, Paris, or San Francisco this Summer, we've mapped out the most essential city getaway items your suitcase really shouldn't be without. That way, you can spend your trip navigating the streets and indulging in the sprawling concrete landscape, rather than worrying about, well, what to wear. While tropical locales require less clothing and minimal footwear, cities are all about toeing the line between strategic skin-baring wares and a more sophisticated styling approach. Thus, we've found the perfect mix of breezy blouses (printed and otherwise), one chic LBD, and the latest pair of pumped-up kicks you'll want to test-drive on your trip. You could say this urban getaway just got a lot more stylish.
Trading in your current surroundings for a Summer getaway centered around rolling hills, rustic vineyards, and pretty pastoral scenery? No problem. We've culled 18 countryside-ready essentials that should make your must-pack short list. Think crisp, classic pieces — like the minimalist's tailored white blouse or a breezy linen dress perfect for lounging by the pool — mixed with luxe accents, like ultrasoft cashmere cardigans and bright silky trousers for cool evenings under the stars. We couldn't help but envision sunny days in Provence, picturesque adventures in the Hamptons, and cozy nights in the Cotswolds to inspire our countryside wardrobe, but no matter which bucolic spot happens to be your final destination, our editors' picks are no-fail options. Take a look and shop your favorites now.
At Coach's Summer party in NYC, Dianna Agron stepped out in this beautiful Tracy Reese colorful, retro impressionist dress ($298). The actress was surrounded by a slew of Hollywood beauties, but her bright shift and stunning accessories — strappy sequin Miu Miu sandals, two-tone Coach sunglasses, and an oversized buckled belt — really made her stand out from the crowd. If you, too, want to brighten things up, shop Dianna's exact dress to pair with neutral wedges for brunch, bright sandals for date night, or these gold Diane von Furstenberg sandals ($298) for a Summer wedding.
Days away from hopping on a plane to Tulum? Scouting out the perfect packing combo for a quick trip to Cabo San Lucas? No problema. This week, our Summer style radar is aimed at Mexico's gorgeous shores, and to indulge our jet-setting daydreams, we've hunted down the best getaway-chic wares, equally perfect for lazy days on the beach, sightseeing at the ruins, and lush drinks at sunset. It's all about bold ikat prints in saturated blues, a classic white sundress that can go from laid-back to sexy with one strategic accent, and really colorful swimwear. You're on vacation, so have fun with your wardrobe choices: brighter hues, statement patterns, and superlight layers are key off-duty pieces. Click through for our top Mexico-bound packing picks — buen viaje!
Reese Witherspoon was all smiles in a polka-dot dress and gold Havaianas flip-flops ($26) while picking up her kids from school in LA. Although the mom-to-be looked absolutely adorable in her printed frock, this isn't the first time we've spotted celebs donning dots. From dresses to denim, playful polka dots have been a celeb closet staple for years. Channel Reese's spotted style with this sassier Summer Asos polka-dot frock ($90) to pair with neutral wedges for a dainty daytime look, or layer a leather jacket with Reiss cage booties ($360) for a sweet-cum-sexy style.
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