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Beauty Inside & Out | Five fashion trends for a chic summer

This printed fit & flare shirtdress can be found at www.gap.com.
This printed fit & flare shirtdress can be found at www.gap.com.

If you want to look effortlessly chic this summer, update your wardrobe by integrating these five fashion trends. Creating buzz since spring, these styles are easy, comfortable and with a little imagination, can help you create a look all your own.

Shirt Dresses

A shirt dress is an easy piece that can transition from desk to drinks with an edit of accessories. To keep the style fresh for summer, it’s all in the details – look for asymmetrical hemlines, vibrant hues and geometric prints that highlight the dress’ classic button-down tailoring and collar.

Jumpsuits

This one-piece top and bottom garment is another perfect transitional day to night piece. For the most impact, accentuate a monochromatic jumpsuit in a neutral hue like black, khaki or navy by layering on colorful belts, necklaces and pairing it with block heels.

High-Waist Shorts

Shorts that hit at your natural waistline are a chic way to beat the heat this summer and can elongate the look of your legs. For a fresh approach, try on a pair in a luxurious fabric like silk, tailored with cuffs, or in a light wash distressed denim.

Slides

Not only comfortable and easy to slide your foot into – hence the name – this sandal style is the chicest option for summer this year. For maximum style impact, opt for slides in animal prints, gold hardware details, or rich, textured leather.

Bucket Bags

A bag shaped like a bucket with a drawstring cinched opening is the casual yet chic approach for work or weekend. Rich leather in neutral shades or vibrant color blocking accentuates the shape of this must-have summer accessory.

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