Go with the flow in the new '70s-inspired looks. Bold, billowing dresses and lightweight, silky separates will help you glide effortlessly from dawn to dusk.
By Juli Alvarez
Washes of color on floaty chiffon feel groovy. Add bold accessories—the bigger the better—for bohemian flair.
Dress, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, $189, hsn.com. Earrings, Sequin, $48, 212-398-7363. Cuff, Bombay Jewelry, $25, bombayjewelry.com. Belt, the Andean Collection, $68, theandeancollection.com. Sandals, Ondade Mar, $113, ondademar.com.
Enter the comfort zone in a breezy long dress or skirt. Pair with flats for ease, or elevate your look with a high wedge.
Dress, H&M, $60, hm.com for locations. Earrings, Chico's, $48, Chico's boutiques and chicos.com. Sandals, Nine West, $99, ninewest.com.
A silk kimono top and easy karate pants mix chic with comfort. Take it up a notch with a big ostrich feather brooch or go laid-back with a tee under an open jacket, and flats.
Top and pants, Zara, $100 and $90, zara.com for locations. Feather pin, Ban.Do, $75, shopbando.com. Sandals, Matisse, $89, onlineshoes.com.
A patchwork of pattern and colors makes this simple sun dress mucho festive and fun.
Dress, Cable & Gauge, $69, cableandgauge.com. Earrings, Kendra Scott, $90, kendrascott.com. Necklace, Theodora & Callum, $150, theodoraandcallum.com.
Chill out in a gossamer handkerchief-layered dress in swirling acid colors. Jumbo hoops and a supersize cuff complete the look.
Dress, Ondade Mar, $538, ondademar.com. Earrings, Kendra Scott, $90, kendrascott.com. Cuff, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz, $120, 212-944-6480 and ben-amun.com. Sandals, Nine West, $99, ninewest.com.
Jumpsuits make a triumphant return this season, looking very 21st century—and they're surprisingly flattering.
Jumpsuit, Victoria's Secret Catalogue, $55, 800-888-8200 and victoriassecret.com. Pin, Ban.Do, $75, shopbando.com. Belt, Ada Collection, $90, adaonlinestore.com. Bangles, Sequin, $78 each. Ring, Lia Sophia, $110, liasophia.com for an advisor. Sandals, Nine West, $89, ninewest.com.
Originally published in the August 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.