When we think of chic summer-in-the-city dressing—read: seasonably appropriate looks that are trend-driven, practical, and executed in a polished manner—Karolina Kurkova is the first person who comes to mind. As demonstrated by a recent string of thoughtfully curated outfits, the model mom has proven herself an expert at navigating NYC’s notoriously fickle weather.
Karolina Kurkova's Tips For Polished Summer Style
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Eager to know more about her summer wardrobe secrets, we asked Kurkova to share her tips for assembling the perfect warm-weather look and dish on the five must-haves every girl should have in her closet right now.
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Express Inset Shawl Lapel Soft Jacket ($128) in Black
If you’re going to invest in one jacket this season, Kurkova recommends a tailored blazer. “It’s perfect to throw on over a day dress or a tank for a quick evening look,” she says.
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Thakoon Addition Red Leather A-Line Skirt ($590) in Red
Mini skirts, especially bright leather iterations, are on heavy rotation for the model come summertime. “As the temperature rises, so can your skirt length. Balance a shorter hemline with a looser fitting top,” Kurkova says.
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Celine Skate Sunglasses ($247) in Black/Dark Grey
What’s the one accessory Kurkova never leaves home without? “A great pair of sunnies not only completes a look, but they also provide much needed protection from the harsh summer sun,” she says. Kurkova’s go-to brands: Celine and Karen Walker.
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Joie Louisa Woven Tote ($118) in Purple/Red/Fuchsia
Nine times out of ten, you’ll find Kurkova toting an eye-catching satchel or oversized bag around the city. “It’s an effortless yet practical way to include a bright color or print in your overall look,” Kurkova says.
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