Easy Summer 2012 Fashion
Look pulled-together even when you feel like you’re melting: Slip into lightweight pieces. By Rebecca Daly
Most women fall into one of the following categories: triangle (larger at the bottom), circle (thick around the middle), hourglass (curvy but evenly proportioned), and rectangle (straight up and down). Learn which pieces work best for your unique body shape—and which won’t flatter you.
The Denim Capris
Pale peach denim is a stylish (and easier to wear) update on classic summer whites.
To buy: $69, Lord & Taylor, 800-223-7440 for stores.
American Eagle Top
Engineer-striped cotton gives a traditional Mexican pattern an instant style upgrade.
To buy: $39.50, ae.com.
Perforated details and a canvas strap lend vintage charm to this faux-leather bag.
To buy: $25, target.com.
Braided thread bracelets have an arts-and-crafts appeal that brings back memories of summer camp.
To buy: $30 each, shoplatitude.com.
Sam Edelman Sandals
Infinitely chicer than flip-flops, these patent-leather sandals are just as comfortable.
To buy: $65, piperlime.com.