The Most Fun You Can Have in Clothes
Fancy up your shorts
Introduce colored denim shorts to a navy blazer--and watch as polished-cool magic happens.
Hat, Block Headwear, $60. Top, American Eagle Outfitters, $39.50. Blazer, Mango, $99.99. Necklaces, Blee Inara, $70 each. Belt, Club Monaco, $59. Ring, Betty Carré, $99. Shorts, Calvin Klein Jeans, $49.50.
Go sporty glam
Silky drawstring trousers and a slouchy, shimmery top have all the comfort of your yoga pants and a tee--but zero schlump.
Top, Ann Taylor, $58. Necklace, Victor by Victor Alfaro, $58. Pants, Mango, $65. Sandals, Arturo Chiang, $59.
Be a sexy sailor girl
A dress with a long, lean, sleekening silhouette will cure you of that horizontal-stripes phobia.
Dress, French Connection, $88. Necklace, Wimberly Inc., $42. Bracelets, Fantasy Jewelry Box, $23.95 each. Wedges, Mia, $49.
Add fun to your preppy
A skirt and cardigan move from cute to killer thanks to hot, hot heels and a touch of acid-bright color.
T-shirt, Forrest & Bob, $35. Cardigan, Old Navy, $15. Pendant necklace, Marcia Moran, $98. Fortune-cookie necklace, Alisa Michelle, $98. Cuff, Spring Street, $24. Skirt, Amanda Christine, $98. Heels, Madeline Girl, $69.
Play the retro bombshell
This sweetheart top and swingy shorts call out, "Hey, fellas," but the quirky combination of patterns says, "This is for the girls."
Top, eShakti, $44.95. Necklace, Kris Nations, $78. Shorts, Talbots, $49.50.
Try a floral mash-up
Mixing prints always nets you a fresh look--and nothing's quite as pretty (and as run-around-town) as a little dress and adorable floral sneaks. Dress, Lulu's, $44. Sneakers, Bensimon, $80.
Remix your basics
A classic pencil skirt feels über-sharp when it hits below the knee, and the tried-and-true tank sings in tangerine.
Tank, Michael Stars, $39. Necklace, Elk, $75. Rings, Express, $26.90 each. Skirt, Kardashian Kollection, $38.99. Heels, Bakers, $80.
Electrify some lace
This dress is sweet but not cloying thanks to little peeks of a bright-orange lining. The perfect wild finish? Neon heels!
Dress, Burlington Coat Factory, $39.99. Sunglasses, Converse, $59. Clutch, MMS Design Studio, $49.99. Heels, H&M, $34.95.