2010 Summer Fashion
From the little white dress to luxe summer leather, our must-have looks will keep you looking cool as the weather heats up.
The Little White Dress
The classic warm-weather frock shakes things up with volume, texture, and playful gradations.
Left: Love by Richard Chai tiered linen dress, $545, Barneys New York; Miu Miu pyrite strappy sandals, $610, Neiman Marcus. Right: Sea New York knit dress with silk stripe detail, $388, the Tannery.
Beyond the Pale
Realized in rich tones and luxe fabrics (summer leather , anyone?), this season’s neutrals are anything but boring.
On models, left: LaRok silk and cotton zipper vest, $198, Neiman Marcus; cotton and polyester racerback tank, $13, American Apparel; the Row lambskin pencil skirt, $1,650, Barneys New York; Giles & Brother six-strand chain necklace, $255, Dress; gold-flecked Lucite cuff, $1,010, Chanel; Christian Louboutin peep-toe stilettos, $995, Saks Fifth Avenue. Right: Veda moto leather jacket, $595, LuxCouture; Stella McCartney silk and lace top, $875, Gretta Luxe; Isabel Marant silk shorts, $290, Looc; ivory and silver cocktail ring, $280, Chanel; Randolph Engineering aviators, $100, and Maloles multistrap wedges, $538, both Stil.
From top left Fragments coral and rhinestone necklace, $370, Neiman Marcus; Fendi leather tote, $2,220, Barneys New York; Loeffler Randall suede cutout heels, $550, Moxie; cutout one-piece bathing suit, $30, H & M; Sergio Rossi “Spuntato” platform stilettos, $770, Serenella; Tory Burch heart-patterned leather skirt, $595, Neiman Marcus; 3.1 Phillip Lim goatskin skinny belt, $275, Dress.
The Tribal Beat
A bazaar-inspired look demands an overdose of graphic prints and worldly accessories.
On model: Deepa Gurnani beaded headband, $44, Flock; Loeffler Randall silk graphic tank dress, $395, Dress; Yigal Azrouël dyed belt, $340, Gretta Luxe; Lee Angel petal metal necklace, $395, and metal and wooden ball necklace, $295, both Neiman Marcus; 18-karat gold seedpod necklace, $325, Stil; Family Jewels stone bracelets, $90 each, Lux Couture; Lou Zeldis wicker bracelets, $80 each, and Alexander McQueen viscose print leggings, $635, both Alan Bilzerian.
Clockwise from below left: Christian Louboutin striped silk peep-toe heels, $845, Neiman Marcus; Adriana Unarreal embellished bib necklace, $475, Looc; resin bangles, $65 each, Matsu; Masha Archer ceramic bead necklace, $1,475, Saks Fifth Avenue; Jimmy Choo studded ponyskin bangle, $495, Gretta Luxe; Calleen Cordero “Onda” sandals, $595, and Jamin Puech beaded leather purse, $725, both Matsu.
The Bloom Affect
Ladylike florals take a decidedly of-the-moment turn when playfully mixed up and mismatched, or paired with hard-edged accents.
On models, left: Kelly Bergin crochet tank, $153, the Tannery; tulle and lace triangle bra, $203, La Perla; gold charm necklace, $975, Chanel; Dolce & Gabbana knee-length silk skirt, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue; Yves Saint Laurent denim sandals, $895, Neiman Marcus. Right: Jodi Arnold cotton and silk dress with skinny leather belt, $478, Stil; Loeffler Randall “Keira” strappy stilettos, $695, Moxie.
From top left: Catherine Malandrino silk blouse, $325, and Nanette Lepore floral skirt, $228, both Neiman Marcus; Nanette Lepore “Secret Love” rosette peep-toe platforms, $355, Moxie; Stella McCartney print wedge espadrilles, $375, Gretta Luxe; patent rosette slides, $345, Chanel; Orla Kiely cut-flower clutch, $315, Moxie; Sete di Jaipur handpainted scarf, $165, Matsu.
Whether the mission is to command attention or to feel at ease, the army vibe is on target.
On model: Nanette Lepore “Scallywag” vest, $398, Saks Fifth Avenue; Balmain cropped camouflage cargo pants, $2,150, Riccardi; A Piece Apart silk tank, $215, Looc; Givenchy evening bag, $1,460, Barneys New York.
From top: Gar-De “Glave” linen shorts with zipper detail, $144, the Tannery; Stuart Weitzman clog-inspired sandals, $375, Saks Fifth Avenue; Manolo Blahnik “Mistolino” oxfords, $665, Neiman Marcus; Cynthia Vincent platform wedges, $370, the Tannery; Balmain one-shoulder sequin minidress, $3,475, Riccardi; Bettye Muller “Saige” woven wedges, $170, Moxie; Quoddy “Grizzly” boots, $380, Ste