8 Instant Wardrobe Refreshers For Summer
The “Stud” Earring
Light as a feather and super simple, these hoop earrings are subtly studded to add just a little bit of edge, balancing classically feminine style with sleek, modern minimalism (meaning they’ll be a great choice for any ensemble you want to wear them with).
To buy: $34, stelladot.com.
The tone-on-tone lense and frame combination of these sunnies give them a vintage look with an of-the-moment round shape (which—good news—is flattering on almost every face shape). The peach hue has just enough quirky appeal to make them a stand-out accessory.
To buy: $14, lulus.com.
Just because the temperature is rising doesn’t mean you’re not going to need layering pieces, and this breezy cardigan is the ultimate example of lightweight layering done right. Its long lines have a lengthening effect on your figure (not to mention make it the right choice for pairing with leggings), and the airy color and construction (the back panel is chiffon) are just right for warmer weather.
To buy: $148, nicandzoe.com.
A pair of jeans that isn’t just for the weekend. This dark-washed, trouser-cut denim style will take your casual Fridays up a notch (or become your daily go-to if your dress code allows). Bonus: Every aspect of these jeans—from the placement of the pockets to the rise at the waist—is engineered to have a slimming fit.
To buy: $110, nydj.com.
Flats are a definite must-have, and this is the pair to take you anywhere. A light, neutral leather makes a great base (literally) for any outfit, but subtle details like a burnished metallic toe, grosgrain ribbon, and a bow take this pair to the next level.
To buy: $110, massimodutti.com.
Everyone needs a go-to tote for daily use—sometimes that super cute clutch or even the structured ladylike satchel just doesn’t have room for everything you need to bring with you. This beautifully embellished bag is the solution to that problem (and the antidote to all of those less-than-stylish freebie canvas totes you probably have kicking around).
To buy: $550, toryburch.com.
An ultra-flattering wrap dress works on any body type, thanks to its adjustability (those who don’t care to bare will also appreciate the sleeves on this one). Use the belt that comes with it, or add a bit more flare with a belt of your own, like we have.
To buy: Dress, $119; lordandtaylor.com; belt, $69; eileenfisher.com.
This full, mid-length style is very on-trend, and for good reason—it looks great on any shape, and the hemline is both age- and office-appropriate. Dress it up with heels and a crisp white shirt for work, or down for the weekend with a silky shell and flat sandals.
To buy: $80, zara.com.