Warm Weather Wardrobe Redux: Spring/Summer 2015

In the Army:

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Looks from Gucci, Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Chanel Spring/Summer 2015

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Belstaff Ryder Stretch-Cotton Twill Wrap Mini Skirt, $650; Marc Jacobs Trouble Sequin-Embelished Python Shoulder Bag, $5,500; Band of Outsiders Field Cotton-Twill Jacket, $625; Altuzarra Triton Fringed Leather Pumps, $1,195; Joseph Dean Stretch-Cotton Twill Tapered Pants, $325 

All Available at Net-A-Porter

This season, enlist utilitarian styles in signature army green as staple pieces in your wardrobe lineup. Balance the bareness of military dressing with lust-worthy accessories bursting with color, exotic elements, and the spirit of travel.

White Hot:

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Looks from Nina Ricci, Valentino, Chloé, Alberta Ferretti, and Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2015

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Michael Kors Broderie Anglaise Cotton Peplum Top, $1,195; Saint Laurent Monogramme Leather Camera Bag, $995; Roberto Cavalli Broderie Anglaise Cotton Mini Dress, $2,910; Ancient Greek Sandals Sofia High Lace-Up Leather Sandals, $395; No. 21 Embroidered Silk-Organza Skirt, $1,140

All Available at Net-A-Porter

Nothing says summer-time ease like sheer ensembles rendered in crisp white lace. This ethereal favorite, once reserved for that special day, is now the best way to keep cool in the coming months. Keep the romantic, barely-there attitude going with a nude cross-body and strappy gladiator sandals.

All American Woman:

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Looks from Chloé, Gucci, Fendi, Valentino, and Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2015

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Saint Laurent Mid-Rise Flared Jeans, $690; Fendi Peekaboo Large Leather Tote, $4,500; Proenza Schouler Cotton-Chambray Top, $590; Gucci Leather and Suede Sandals, $850; Valentino Braid-Trimmed Denim Midi Dress, $1,690

All Available at Net-a-Porter

Denim on denim looks popped up on nearly every runway and European designers, in particular, showed a special affinity for the indigo fabric. The likes of Gucci, Fendi, and Valentino modernized it with clean lines and an array of chic washes. Do you want the look of denim without the added weight? Try a chambray fabric for an airier feel. Pair your pick with buttery brown leather goods that perfectly accent denim’s all-american appeal.

Gingham Gone Gorgeous:

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Looks from Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzzara Michael Kors, and Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2015

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Chloé Gingham Cotton Shorts, $950; Givenchy Large Shark Bag in Black Croc-Effect Leather and Suede, $2,940; Dolce & Gabbana Gingham Stretch-Cotton Skirt, $1,195; Gucci Metallic Leather Horsebit-detailed Loafers, $595; Carven Gingham Cotton Cardigan,$490

All Available at Net-A-Porter

Although gingham once brought to mind prissy housewives from decades past, this season’s daring silhouettes give it a breath of fresh air. Whether cropped, low-cut, see-through, or curve-hugging, gingham is both elegant and sexy. For a sleek look, top it all off with a structured tote and metallic flats.

Midsummer Night’s Dream:

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Looks from Altuzzara, Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, Etro, and Valentino Spring/Summer 2015

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 Dolce & Gabbana Printed Silk-Chiffon Maxi Dress, $4,625; Chloé The Marcie Mini Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag, $795; Giambattista Valli Floral-Print Silk-Chiffon Gown, $4,965; Alaïa Laser-Cut Leather Sandals, $1,420; Gucci Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Gown, $3,650

All Available at Net-a-Porter

This summer, channel your inner free-spirited hippie by donning a diaphonous floor sweeper. With bold patterns and billowing hemlines, this 70’s favorite is perfect for every occasion. Just slip on your favorite sandals, grab a gorgeous saddle bag, and disappear in a curtain of silk-chiffon.

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The Chic Peak

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