Summer Fashion: 10 Easy Pieces

Mix and match these wardrobe essentials (plus some of your everyday basics) for chic summer style. 

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Still photography by Peter Ardito

Printed kaftan, Cooper & Ella, , $88. Embellished hat, Jessica Simpson Collection, , $26. Pom-pom sandals, Rebecca Minkoff, , $125. Straw tote, Bujibaja, , $112. One-piece swimsuit, Kenneth Cole, , $123. Knit shell, Ann Taylor, , $90. Crochet dress, Sonoma Goods for Life, , $54. Off-the-shoulder blouse, Talbots, , $90. Chambray shirt, American Eagle Outfitters, , $45. Striped shorts, Guess, , $98.

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LEFT Dress, , $54. Earrings, , $59. Bracelet, , $54. Shoes, , $60.

CENTER Think outside the water—a swimsuit has a second life as a bodysuit when paired with flowy pants and a chambray top. Chambray top, , $45. Swimsuit, , $123. Pants, . Necklace, , $68. Ring, , $42. Watch, , $60. Shoes, , $100.

RIGHT Top, , $90. Shorts, , $98. Earrings, , $19. Shoes, , $125.

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LEFT No time to change? A statement necklace and heels take your cover-up from beach to bar. Cover-up, , $88. Earrings, , $40. Necklace, , $40. Ring, , $16. Bag, , $112. Shoes, , $130.

RIGHT Let a versatile shell do double duty: Slip a long-sleeved shirt underneath for a little more coverage on breezy nights. Shell, , $90. Chambray top, , $45. Shorts, , $69. Earrings, , $15. Ring, , $45. Shoes, , $125.

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LEFT Keep it straight—stripes in coordinating colors pair well for a casual look. Show off your shoulders without going too bare by layering a high-neck top—or swimsuit—underneath. Shell, , $90. Shorts, , $98. Earrings, , $29. Sunglasses, , $169. Shoes, , $88.

RIGHT Top, , $90. Swimsuit, , $123. Skirt, , $70. Earrings, , $10. Shoes, , $129.

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LEFT Treat your favorite sundress like a tunic by belting it over white jeans. A skinny cropped pant creates a sleek silhouette. Dress, , $54. Pants, , $48. Earrings, , $50. Belt, , $68. Bag, , $112. Shoes, , $119.

RIGHT Cover-up, , $88. Swimsuit, , $123. Hat, , $26. Ring, , $48. Bracelet, , $14. Shoes, , $89.