Summer-Through-Fall Fashion

These five pieces are the foundation for an always-chic wardrobe.

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Summer: Midi Skirt


The fuller silhouette is slimming, thanks to vertical panels. A fitted tank and nude sandals complement this retro look. 

Skirt, Jaclyn Smith, $30. Tank, Simply Vera, $32. Sandals, Indigo Rd., $59. Bag, Lacoste, $118. Necklace,ViVi, $44.  

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Fall: Midi Skirt


Follow this fashion formula: moto jacket + floral blouse + ladylike skirt. The result? Just the right ratio of sweet and edgy.

Tank, Simply Vera, $50. Jacket, The Limited. Sandals, Clarks, $130. Clutch, She + Lo, $98.



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Summer: Colored Blazer


Trade in your black blazer for something a little lighter. Paired with floral shorts and a relaxed tank, this structured pink jacket becomes (even more) playful.

Blazer, Garnet Hill, $168. Top, AMI Clubwear, $25. Shorts, White House Black Market, $128. Sandals, Latigo, $88. Bag, Apt 9, $69. Necklace, Ann Taylor. $70 

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Beauty Insider: The Orange-Red Lip

Beauty Insider: Orange-Red lips

Bold lipcolor is back. An orange-red shade is fun and flattering.

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Fall: Colored Blazer


Wearing pastels post–Labor Day is no faux pas. Just add moodier separates—we love dark slouchy pants—and simple accessories for a stylish office-ready look.

 Blouse, Attention, $11. Pants, Guess, $89. Pumps, Marshalls, $130. Bag, Metrostyle, $50

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Summer: Chambray Shirtdress


Consider this your ready-to- face-the-day dress. It’s as versatile as your favorite pair of jeans, but a touch girlier with a few fun accessories.

Dress, Lee, $69. Sandals, Emu Australia, $179. Bag, Lauren Ralph Lauren, $158

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Fall: Chambray Shirtdress


One word: layer. A chunky cardigan, a felt hat and suede booties feel autumnal and cozy when temperatures drop.

Sweater, CAbi, $158. Belt, Lauren Ralph Lauren, $48. Boots, Minnetonka, $70. Hat, Cost Plus World Market, $30. Bag, Ann Taylor, $98

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Summer: Leopard Pumps


Treat this wild pattern as a neutral (trust us!) and wear it with any color. Leopard easily elevates crisp white jeans and pairs perfectly with coral.

Shoes, Tamar Collection, $89. Tank, Mossimo for Target, $20. Pants, Silver Jeans Co., $78. Bag, White House Black Market, $128

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Beauty Insider: Emerald Green Smokey Eye

Beauty Insider: Emerald Green Smokey Eye

How to get that smokey eye look using emerald green metallic shadow. A modern twist on a classic beauty look.

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Fall: Leopard Pumps


Take your LBD to new heights— literally—when you slip on these fierce heels. A statement necklace and metallic clutch are the finishing touches.

Dress, Donna Morgan, $196. Necklace, Cocoa Jewelry, $85. Bag, Vestique, $36.50

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Summer: Long Vest


The perfect light topper for summer, this easy piece won’t weigh you down. Go with sporty extras and cinch with a belt to create a flattering shape.

Vest, Forever 21, $30. Dress, Decree, $42. Belt, Bed Stu, $60. Sandals, Easy Spirit, $69. Bag, Olivia + Joy, $78

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Fall: Long Vest


Topped with this cool addition, a classic turtleneck and pencil skirt feel of-the-moment. Leave open for a dramatic effect and complete with bold accents.

Top, Karen Kane, $69. Skirt, Lisette L., $105. Shoes, Rockport, $140. Bag, Initials, Inc, $90. Necklace, Miranda Frye, $87