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 Striped Tank
Tory Burch Top
The black stripes on this airy and almost-sheer linen tank keep it from being revealing.
To buy: $95, toryburch.com.
Rachel Rachel Roy Pants
Not crazy about shorts? These cropped nylon-and-rayon trousers in hot pink are a polished but still summery alternative.
To buy: $99, rachelroy.com (available late May).
Rope details bring a whimsical, nautical element to the tiniest gold-plated posts.
To buy: $50, 866-829-0030.
Kate Spade Necklace
These chunky (in size—not weight) navy resin beads don’t match exactly but still work.
To buy: $69, couture.zappos.com.
Load up on thread-wrapped bangles to add cheery shots of color.
To buy: $34.50 for three, loft.com (available June)
Create your own shade wherever you go with an open-weave straw fedora.
To buy: $34.50, loft.com.
Call It Spring Heels
You can wear pumps and cool your heels, thanks to this pair’s peep toes and perforated faux leather.
To buy: $24, jcp.com.