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sunny day denim

Summer's must-have denim--high-waisted, cropped jeans, miniskirts, and wide-legged whites--can be had for waaaaay less at Shopbop, starting today! Check out this indigo perfection by Lee Vintage (ecru! $68!), Re/Done (easy-going, perfectly-cut ), Frame (the iconic mini), and Goldsign (sleek, dark-rinse ). Plus, there's a ton of on-sale outfit-making stuff to go with, like this, this, this, this, and this.


pretty pukas

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At the start of every summer between the ages of 8 and 13, my twin sister, best friend and I would hit up the Westhampton Beach marine shop and buy ourselves a new puka bead necklace for the season. I'm now resurrecting this tradition with a more grown-up and elegant version, above, by Jenna Blake--and it seems I'm not the only one bringing back the puka (see trendsetter Leandra Medine, below), who's sporting a fun and colorful Gimaguas. Other super affordable, summer-perfect options include these by Dannijo, Argentino Vivo, and Bauble Bar.

leandra medine jewelry

lighten up

Summer officially starts today at 11:54AM EST, and I thought I'd celebrate this annual, highly-anticipated event by offering up some long-summer-day style inspo, starring Copenhagen-based stylist Emili Sindlev.  (P.S. She'll be relishing her 9:57PM sunset tonight!) Anchored in prints, eye-popping colors and the combination of the two, Emili's summer dressing approach is fun yet easy to emulate, particularly with Net-A-Porter's 20% off today-only sale. Use the special code here to redeem discount. Get on it with these warm weather gems by Ganni (similar to above), Blouse, Stine Goya, Eve Denim, Self Portrait, Faithfull the Brand (like last pic), and Cami.

Photos: Emili Sindlev

slip around

Another good go-to summer outfit: an easy slip dress topped off with a polished blazer. Done and done. I'll be good to go in this animal print Bec & Bridge (similar to above), this wrap Tibi, this paisley Topshop, this print Anine Bing and this spotted H&M.

sneak preview

$98, j.crew

Can't wait to sprint through summer in these cute (wear-with-everything) sneaks! 

1. Rhode blouse, $235, matchesfashion.com
2. Thatch Jewelry drop earrings, $138, thatchjewelry.com
3. Glossier makeup set, $40, glossier.com
4. Anya Hindmarch bag, $381, matchesfashion.com
5. J.Crew sneakers, $98, jcrew.com
6. M.i.H Jeans, $245, netaporter.com 

short and sweet

marlien rentmeester

With my twin sis away in New York, I relished (fraternal) twinning with my good friend Molly Sims at a Malibu party the other day. (See more snaps here!) We both opted for short and sweet (and green paisley): She in a  Zimmermann mini and me in a past season Valentino jumpsuit, scooped up recently at The Real Real, and very, very well-received by other revelers. I'm now thinking I could put another one in rotation, like the Reformation, below, topped with a white linen blazer, or this denim Frame or these beauts by Pam & Gela, Thurley, Asos, and Veronica Beard.


baby got back

Eminent summer style boils down to the right amount of skin-baring, and this season, I'll be baring some back, with sexy shirts, like the (all-business-up-front)  Sacai, above, this puff-sleeve Warehouse, this cropped floral Topshop, this pretty striped JBrand, and this classic silk Rokh (on sale!). P.S. Works for work, too, with a polished summer blazer, like this, this and this--all on sale!--over it!)

sandals in the city

I love capping off an everyday-getting-business-done outfit with an easygoing, strappy sandal. The mixed-up combo looks nonchalant yet chic--so up my alley! And might I add: perfect for Summer Fridays! I'm particularly obsessed with the endlessly wearable TKEES sandals, below, for $55! Also divine (and outfit-punctuating) are these by Steve Madden, Jeffrey Campbell (very Miu Miu!), Veronica Beard, Loeffler Randall, Chloe and Arizona Love.

scroll down

Before I knew it (before I even had a cup of coffee!), I had scrolled through 1,008 of 6,840 under-$100 dresses on Asos this morning. No, I did not have time to do this. Not even a little bit! Truth be told, I simply could not stop scrolling, due to the compelling and staggering amount of amazingly inexpensive options. They just kept popping up again and again and again (and again!). These are effortlessly chic dresses to swan around in on a hot summer day, ones that you don't have to think twice about, that just simply. . . work! For starters, take the breezy white $51 white midi, above, the $56 polka dot mini, below, this edgy maxi, this graphic floral (currently on its way to me!), this striped open-back statement, this cut-out vibrant dress, this animal-print frock, and this vacation-ready tropical-print wrap mini.

dress for less

School's not even out (okay, one more day!) but I've already stepped things way down, turning to the one-and-doneness of a long print dress day in and day out. The feather-light floral, above, is new by And Other Stories (I am wearing it backwards) and the one, below, is past season Anna Mason (snapped up at The Real Real). I also want to slip into these under $100 frocks by English Factory, H&M, Warehouse and Endless Rose.

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