Released in 1960 and starring Hayley Mills, the character of Pollyanna is outfitted in light-colored, lacy frocks and girlish hair accessories. Coincidentally, we keep spying garb that seems very Currently Channeling: Pollyanna like the neck adornment at Chloe and Cavalli and the over-sized hair bow at Bottega.
Another perfect example is the cream, knee-length Joely Smock Dress by Malene Birger ($360, Net-A-Porter). The sleeveless cut, loose draping, and prim hemline are a modern twist on the classic film's wardrobe. Or you could get a little Victorian schoolmarm with these Chloe Crackle Triple Strap Flats ($615, Intermix). All this sweetness is a delightful counterpoint to that sour, sticky mood you get on a hot summer day.