Dresses galore. They’re fail-safe for the hot season. But those go-tos you’ve been rotating through? Shelve them for the month. Here, in bright stripes and striking chevron, are three head-turning styles to try.

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Channel your inner Jackie O with a mid-thigh shift in candy-colored hues. The short sleeves deem this number office-appropriate while shading your shoulders on your lunch break. Accessorize with round sunglasses and a head scarf.

Knit
Fact: It is possible to be cozy in the summertime. Case in point – soft, lightweight knit fabrics. As easily thrown over a swimsuit as it is dressed up for dinner, just layer this gem with a statement necklace and add your shoes of choice.

Halter
To your mother’s disappointment, these are not a dead trend. Made for amping up cleavage, this style can be worn tastefully. Try a maxi to balance out skin exposure, and wear it on weekends (even with a blazer, it verges on inappropriate-for-work) with a big sun hat.

Our Trina Turk Boutique opens Thursday, July 25, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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July 24, 2013

Okay. So you just bought a dress you love, and you wish you could get more use out of it. Solution: follow these tips and wear on – no style sacrificed.

Summer to Fall

1. Layer, layer, layer.
When the temps begin to drop, don’t immediately put your dresses into storage. Instead, let the cardigan become your best friend. Try a nubby boyfriend cardi belted over a breezy shift for the just-right mix of cozy and ethereal.

2. Cover up.
Ah, tights. They make every windy fall day that much better. Just slip on a thin pair during the warmer fall months and switch to a thicker, opaque style when the first chilly day sets in.

3. Trade flats for boots.
Leather or suede. No matter which combination you choose, these shoes instantly add cool-weather polish to the flirtiest of dresses. Start with booties, then work your way to tall riding boots with thick socks during the colder months. Your feet will stay nice and cozy while looking super stylish.

Our Wear Now, Layer Later: Summer-to-Fall Dresses Boutique opens Monday, July 22, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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July 22, 2013

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1. We’ve kicked off the sunny season – and now to tackle that Summer Bucket List.

2. Summery décor ideas. So your home can be just as bright as your warm-weather outlook.

3. A whole board full of seashell DIYs means one thing: time to hit the beach.

4. Sandals, espadrilles, and wedges, oh my! Finally – light and airy shoes (on a daily basis).

5. Short, beachy dresses and cover-ups. Because a vacation deserves a whole new wardrobe.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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May 28, 2013

Anyone who’s ever worn a dress can agree on one thing: it’s pretty much the most comfortable piece of clothing on the planet. Not only does it simplify the whole getting-dressed thing, but it adds an air of polish without actually requiring any extra primping. What you may not know? There are a few defining factors that make each dress fit for a specific occasion – all you need to do is learn how to spot them. Use this quick-reference guide to help you decode these one-piece wonders.

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Our Dressed & Ready for Summer: Every-Occasion Numbers Boutique opens Saturday, May 4, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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May 4, 2013