9 Celebrity Styling Tips To Help Kickstart Your Summer Wardrobe

It’s time to hit the refresh button and update your warm weather outfits!

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    Transitioning into summer doesn’t require a complete wardrobe overhaul, but it never hurts to pick up a couple of additional seasonal staples and give your go-to looks a few styling tweaks. With this in mind, we’ve enlisted the help of some of your favorite trendsetters—like Kendall Jenner, Jessica Alba, and Kate Bosworth—to provide you with outfit inspiration galore. So make a mental note, because you’re definitely going to want to add these looks to your arsenal.

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    PHOTO: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Keds

    Taylor Swift
    Tip: Ground a girly frock with lace-up sneakers.

    The unexpected pairing of Oscar de la Renta’s Short Sleeved Lace Print Shirtdress ($990), a decidedly fancy piece, with Keds’ Champion Sneakers ($45) in Navy is what makes Swift’s look so fun and accessible for summer. 

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    Keds for kate spade new york Lace Up Sneakers ($75)

    These utterly adorable sneakers speak perfectly to our playful side.

     

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    Kendall Jenner
    Tip: Let a romper server as chic beach cover-up.

    This summer, follow Jenner’s lead—seen here in Cannes wearing a Longchamp playsuit and Chanel espadrille sneakers—and swap your standard sarong cover-up for a stylish one-piece. The seasonal staple can take you from the sand to sunset cocktails with a quick change of shoes. 

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    Theory Cadiz Hadrine Romper ($295)

    The only thing this white one-piece needs is the company of a bright bag or sandals. 

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    Katharine McPhee
    Tip: Wear your cutoffs on your next night out with a tailored blazer and heels.

    Psst…your favorite cutoffs like a night out every once and a while too. They key is keeping the rest of your look super tailored. Katharine McPhee did just that for a Ray-Ban event last week, styling her distressed denim shorts with a black blazer, tucked-in white blouse, and black heels. 

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    Zara Blazer with Zips ($139)

    Zipper detailing lends a classic black blazer tough-girl appeal. 

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    Frame Denim Le Cutoff Distressed Denim Shorts ($160)

    If you’re not into making your own pair of cutoffs this season, go ahead and grab our favorite pair from Frame Denim.

     

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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    Tip: Add edge to feminine pieces with a cool choker.

    An architectural choker, like the Guiseppe Zanotti necklace Huntington-Whiteley wore at Magnum’s 25th anniversary celebration in Cannes this week, looks unquestionably cool paired with polished pieces. The model is also wearing Stella McCartney’s Mattea Stretch-Cady Blazer ($1700), a Chloe dress, and Dolce & Gabbana’s White Floral Embroidered Sicily Tote ($2951).

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    Pixie Market Pearl Choker Necklace ($16)

    Highlight this sleek choker with a simple neckline and slicked-back ‘updo. 

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    Emma Watson
    Tip: Dress up your white work shirt with a floor-grazing maxi skirt.

    Paging Caroline Herrera! Watson channeled the designer’s signature look in a crisp white Ralph Lauren button-down shirt and gray maxi skirt from the F/W 14 collection at a charity dinner earlier this month, and we think the sophisticated look is spot-on choice for a fancy summer soiree. 

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    Gap Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt ($25)

    Just remember: you can never have too many white shirts, especially at this price!

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    Helmut Lang Lush Asymmetrical Draped & Twisted Maxi Skirt ($275)

    We love the way this skirt combines the comfort of jersey fabric with the sex appeal of a center slit. 

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    Jessica Alba
    Tip: Amp up your nine-to-five style with a bright bag.

    The great thing about a bright bag, like Alba’s Narciso Rodriguez Claire Zip Tote ($2395) in Cayenne Orange Suede, is that it fits into any office dress code and can take a mix of neutrals from ehh to amazing, instantly. 

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    Mango Adjustable Shape Shopper Bag ($50)

    Thanks to an adjustable design, this bag can grow or shrink to accommodate your daily essentials. 

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    Anne Hathaway
    Tip: Mix animal prints for a wildly stylish look.

    Leopards and snakes may not get along in the jungle, but these prints have plenty of matchmaking potential in your closet. Case in point: Hathaway’s weekend-ready spotted dress and Stella McCartney Beckett Shoulder Bag ($1115) combination. 

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    L’Agence Indigo Leopard-Print Maxi Dress ($554)

    We’ve got our eye on this breezy maxi for a beach wedding, but it’s perfect for all your backyard barbecues, too. 

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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Sophisticato Dani Snake-Print Leather Shoulder Bag ($200)

    A neutral color palette guarantees this fuss-free bag will go with everything in your summer wardrobe.

     

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    Jessica Biel
    Tip: Balance an abbreviated top with high-waisted trousers for a sophisticated outcome. 

    We get it, the bare midriff trend isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you have to steer clear of crop tops. Take a page from Biel’s stylebook, photographed at a Tiffany & Co. event wearing a Vionnet top and Crepe Wide Leg Cropped Pants ($885), and show just a sliver of skin with high-waisted trousers.

     

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    Tibi Leather Cropped Top ($498)

    This leather shell was practically made for hot summer nights—just add a playful skirt and killer heels. 

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    Rachel Zoe High Waisted Pants ($295)

    When you’re not wearing these wide-leg trousers with a crop top after-hours, style them with a tucked-in silk blouse for the office. 

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    Kate Bosworth
    Tip: Nod to your inner rock ‘n’ roll goddess with a fringe jacket.

    If the Kates—that would be Bosworth (here in The Mick Jacket ($900) by Cheyann Benedict) and Moss—are championing the fringe jacket trend, we’re definitely on board, and you should be too!

     

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    Kate Moss for Topshop Fringed Suede Jacket ($450)

    We can’t promise this dream-worthy piece will be around for long, so don’t hesitate and snag it now before it’s gone! 

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Mattea Stretch-Cady Blazer

Mattea Stretch-Cady Blazer

Stella McCartney, $1700
SHOP
White Floral Embroidered Sicily Tote

White Floral Embroidered Sicily Tote

Dolce & Gabbana, $2951
SHOP
Beckett Shoulder Bag

Beckett Shoulder Bag

Stella McCartney, $1115
SHOP
The Mick Jacket

The Mick Jacket

Cheyann Benedict, $900
SHOP
Claire Zip Tote

Claire Zip Tote

Narciso Rodriguez, $2395
SHOP
Crepe Wide Leg Cropped Pants

Crepe Wide Leg Cropped Pants

Vionnet, $885
SHOP
Short Sleeved Lace Print Shirtdress

Short Sleeved Lace Print Shirtdress

Oscar de la Renta, $990
SHOP
Champion Sneakers

Champion Sneakers

Keds, $45
SHOP
Le Cutoff Distressed Denim Shorts

Le Cutoff Distressed Denim Shorts

Frame Denim, $160
SHOP
Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt

Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt

Gap, $25
SHOP
Lush Asymmetrical Draped & Twisted Maxi Skirt

Lush Asymmetrical Draped & Twisted Maxi Skirt

Helmut Lang, $275
SHOP
Fringed Suede Jacket

Fringed Suede Jacket

Kate Moss for Topshop, $450
SHOP
Lace Up Sneakers

Lace Up Sneakers

Keds for kate spade new york, $75
SHOP
Indigo Leopard-Print Maxi Dress

Indigo Leopard-Print Maxi Dress

L’Agence, $554
SHOP
Adjustable Shape Shopper Bag

Adjustable Shape Shopper Bag

Mango, $50
SHOP
Sophisticato Dani Snake-Print Leather Shoulder Bag

Sophisticato Dani Snake-Print Leather Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $200
SHOP
Pearl Choker Necklace

Pearl Choker Necklace

Pixie Market, $16
SHOP
High Waisted Pants

High Waisted Pants

Rachel Zoe, $295
SHOP
Cadiz Hadrine Romper

Cadiz Hadrine Romper

Theory, $295
SHOP
Leather Cropped Top

Leather Cropped Top

Tibi, $498
SHOP
Blazer with Zips

Blazer with Zips

Zara, $139
SHOP
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