It’s easy to forget about your day-to-day outfits when you’re caught up planning the ultimate 4th of July bash—we totally get it, we take our barbecue playlists and menu very seriously! So to make sure your wardrobe doesn’t miss a beat this summer, we created a cheat sheet, if you will, of some of the coolest styling tricks inspired by your favorite celebs. From a quick way to update your basic t-shirt dress to the bag style you shouldn’t live without, keep reading for this month’s fresh outfit ideas.
9 Celebrity Styling Tricks You'll Definitely Want To Try This Summer
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Channel your inner bohemian with a fringe bag.
At an art fair in London earlier this month, the singer finished her bold look with Gucci’s Nouveau Fringe Python Shoulder Bag ($3100), confirming the textured piece is perfect for all of summer’s outdoor events.
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VC Signature Andy Snake-Embossed Fringe Shoulder Bag ($328)
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Valentino Fringed Clutch ($1680)
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Elevate a simple t-shirt dress with embellished sandals.
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IRO Maxi Tee Dress ($178)
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Jimmy Choo Night Jeweled Suede Sandals ($390)
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Mix graphic grid prints for a bold take on black and white dressing.
So you prefer a neutral palette? Not a problem, just take a cue from Palermo—spotted here in Zara’s Checked Top ($50) and Shorts ($50) with Alexander McQueen’s Black & Gold Suede Embroidered Loafers ($370)—and pair contrasting grid prints to add oomph to an otherwise understand color combo.
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Theory Broxlin Scribble Grid Silk Top ($275)
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Mango Gingham Check Shorts ($40)
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Create an effortlessly feminine look by combining blush tones.
Lopez was pretty in pink while out in New York this month, wearing her own designs for Kohls, specifically the Ribbed Foil Tank ($15) in Blush and drawstring trousers, styled with Ray-Ban Flash Lens Matte Aviator Sunglasses ($170) in Pink Mirror and Tom Ford heels. The varied blush tones create a dynamic look that is perfectly in keeping with the season’s monochromatic trend.
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Jonathan Simkhai Silk Godet Tank ($285)
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Banjo & Matilda Beach Cashmere Track Pants ($325)
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Accessorize with a printed headband for a sweet finish.
It’s all in the details for Swift, who played up her ladylike sensibilities with a gingham-print headband from Modcloth. In conjunction with her Steven Alan Crossover Shirt ($178) in Blue, the bow accent lent the singer’s look a lovely boy-meets-girl vibe.
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ban.do Twist Scarf ($20)
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Anthropologie Fruit Vine Headscarf ($28)
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Beat the summer heat in a breezy shoulder-cutout dress.
Chung stepped out in NYC earlier this week in Free People’s Tied To You Daisy Dress ($128), reminding us how great a cutout shoulder can be. It allows you to show off skin without being overtly sexy, which we love for summer weekends.
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Urban Outfitters Little White Lies Paris Lace Off-The-Shoulder Dress ($40)
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Free People Ironwork Flounce Slip ($98)
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Offset a girly skirt with a subtly sultry sheer top.
Looking for an effortless day-to-night look? Consider Jamie Chung’s sheer embroidered blouse and skirt combo, which is at once sexy and sweet.
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Alice by Temperley Embroidered Sheer Top ($597)
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Express Short Sleeve Baroque Lace Tee ($50)
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Add edge to a denim-on-denim look with knee-high gladiator sandals.
Leave it to Polish model Rubik to offer a cool-girl take on double denim with Giuseppe Zanotti knee-high gladiator sandals (similar style here).
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Guess Alina Flat Gladiator Sandals ($79)
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Stuart Weitzman Aphrodite Gladiator Sandals ($465)