9 Genius Summer Styling Tricks

We can all use a few new tips and tricks from time to time, so why not try out these nine?

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    We understand that your bank account isn’t wholly dedicated to the replenishing of your wardrobe (though it’s high on the list), which is why we’ve gathered nine ways to reinvent the pieces you most likely already own. The best part? They’re all perfect for summer.

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Trick 1: So you’ve invested in a pair of overalls, here’s how to wear them this summer: unclasped, with a button-down shirt underneath.

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    DKNY Stretch-Silk Shirt ($235)

    ​Just think of how much more cheery you’ll be in this bright yellow shirt!

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    Topshop Moto Short Denim Dungarees ($76)

    ​These would be perfect over a cute bikini, slouchy t-shirt, or printed blouse, and just about anything else!

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Trick 2: Roll your shirt sleeves above your elbows — it’ll feel like a brand new shirt!

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    Steven Alan Reverse Seam Shirt ($158)

    ​If you’re in need of a new striped shirt (isn’t everyone?), we highly suggest this one.

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Trick 3: Try a simple cuff with statement flats for a high impact look.

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    Citizens of Humanity Avedon Ankle Skinny Jeans ($188)

    ​The length on these skinny cropped jeans is perfect for a minimal cuff.

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    Nicholas Kirkwood Elaphe Flats ($650)

    ​A little adventurous, sure, but these loafers are too eye-catching to pass up.

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Trick 4: Roll up the sleeves on your slouchy t-shirt and tie a bandana around your neck for a creative, youthful look.

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    Emanuel Ungaro Paris Flocked T-Shirt ($315)

    ​We promise you’ll wear this t-shirt endlessly.

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    Levi’s Diamond Dot Bandana ($16)

    ​Tie this in your hair, around your neck, or on your bag.

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Trick 5: Don’t have a selection of square scarves on hand? No problem! Make your own headscarf with what you already have, just be ready to get crafty with those knots.

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    Mango Fish Print Scarf ($25)

    ​This fish print is the coolest. Period.

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    Trick 6: Wear an oversized button-down shirt and slouch it to one side. (Translation: bare that shoulder!)

    ​Image via Style Du Monde

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    H&M Cotton Shirt ($30)

    ​This wallet-friendly shirt is the perfect shade of blue.

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Trick 7: Make your own crop top from an old tank, and pair it with high-waisted shorts.

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    ASOS Cropped Tank ($23)

    ​Not exactly skilled with scissors? Not to worry! You can replicate the look with this ready-made crop top.

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    Tibi Blanket Striped Shorts ($285)

    ​We’re going to wear these ALL summer.

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Trick 8: Give the half-tuck a break, and let your blouse skim over your skirt.

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    Michael Kors Embroidered Wool-Blend Skirt ($1995)

    ​This indigo skirt is a timeless investment piece. You won’t regret it!

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    Vince Scoop-Neck Loose Silk Tank ($185)

    ​Lightweight and silky — the way we like our tanks.

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    PHOTO: Gastro Chic

    Trick 9: Experiment with a loose-stitched crochet top by styling it over your favorite white dress.

    Image via Gastro Chic

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    Rag & Bone Molly Dress ($260)

    ​We can’t think of any reason not to wear this dress.

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    Free People Annabella Crochet Pullover ($98)

    ​This top has just the bohemian flair our closet needs.

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Stretch-Silk Shirt

Stretch-Silk Shirt

DKNY, $235
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Moto Short Denim Dungarees

Moto Short Denim Dungarees

Topshop, $76
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Reverse Seam Shirt

Reverse Seam Shirt

Steven Alan, $158
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Avedon Ankle Skinny Jeans

Avedon Ankle Skinny Jeans

Citizens of Humanity, $188
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Elaphe Flats

Elaphe Flats

Nicholas Kirkwood, $650
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Paris Flocked T-Shirt

Paris Flocked T-Shirt

Emanuel Ungaro, $315
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Diamond Dot Bandana

Diamond Dot Bandana

Levi’s, $16
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Fish Print Scarf

Fish Print Scarf

Mango, $25
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Cotton Shirt

Cotton Shirt

H&M, $30
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Cropped Tank

Cropped Tank

ASOS, $23
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Blanket Striped Shorts

Blanket Striped Shorts

Tibi, $285
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Embroidered Wool-Blend Skirt

Embroidered Wool-Blend Skirt

Michael Kors, $1995
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Scoop-Neck Loose Silk Tank

Scoop-Neck Loose Silk Tank

Vince, $185
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Molly Dress

Molly Dress

Rag & Bone, $260
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Annabella Crochet Pullover

Annabella Crochet Pullover

Free People, $98
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