1. OLIVIA MUNN
Gingham has always been a staple of coastal summer style, but this year, it’s the print that’s en vogue. Olivia Munn makes it looks so incredibly fresh in a breezy, off the shoulder shift dress from Asos in a navy blue checked pattern. All you have to do is add a chunky sandal (hers are Chanel) and you have an easy summery outfit without any effort.
2. GABRIELLE UNION
If you’ve ever wondered how to look professional in the warmer weather without just grabbing for your basic black LBD, here’s your answer. Gabrielle’s Prabal Gurung shirtdress is a flattering, classic shape, then just add your own summery flair, reach for a colorful shoe like Gabrielle’s Paul Andrew sandal, and a white bag (hers is New York and Company).
3. LEA MICHELE
A white maxi dress is a must-have come June and July, but we can’t deny that black, lacy details take up the whole look just a few notches. With a black sandal and beachy hair and makeup like Lea’s, it’s perfect for everything from dinner on the beach to an all-day BBQ.
4. JENNA DEWAN TATUM
Jeans and a white tee shirt might be classic, but we’re all for trying new things, and Jenna is making jeans and an ecru sweater from Khaite, bag (hers is Celine), and The Row slides look like the perfect fresh update to our wardrobes.
5. ROSARIO DAWSON
Once you see this bright, fun take on summer dressing, it won’t be easy to go back to your basic LBD. With a color this great, and a fresh, modern spin in long sleeves, a slouchy fit, and a peekabo slit, who would want to?! Rosario’s Salvatore Ferragamo frock pairs perfectly with a chunky heel for daytime—just add a clutch, and you’re done!
6. KENDALL JENNER
Okay, so maybe we’re not all heading to a yacht in the French Riviera this summer. But Kendall’s look is actually perfect for any boat (dingy? canoe?) you might find yourself on—the long sleeve romper from Zimmerman is easy and breezy, while the white-soled sneakers are fit for every deck. And even if you’re not going to wear it with an Hermes Birkin, like Jenner, you can snag her Le Spec sunglasses, which are being worn on every starlet who’s seen the sunshine in the last week.
7. ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY
Nobody does maternity wear quite like a supermodel, as evidenced by the fact that Rosie is wearing an absolutely adorable Self Portrait gown that’s not even remotely made for a pregnant lady. She added a pair of Chloe sunglasses for the easiest, summery maternity look we’ve ever seen.
8. JENNIFER HUDSON
Why not swap your LBD for an LFD—a little floral dress? The singer makes quite a case for it with this Gucci mini. With a simple black heel, it’s a showstopper.
9. OLIVIA PALERMO
We get it: your wardrobe is filled with neutrals. But you can take a page out of Olivia Palermo’s book when it comes to incorporating some color! She just threw a black motorcycle jacket over her fiery red Banana Republic dress, then accessorized with her favorite black booties, sunglasses, and belt.