The Top 9 Styling Ideas of Summer 2014

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Who better to look to for inspiration than our favorite style stars? Whether they’re walking red carpets or running errands, these ladies know a thing or two about putting an outfit together, so Rachel has culled her favorite summer looks thus far to help inspire your July wardrobe.

Weekend Uniform

An embroidered tunic dress is perfect for a casual summer adventure when paired with gladiator sandals and a fringed crossbody bag. Finish with loose waves and a red pout.

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Kimono Glamour

Top an evening outfit with a light, printed kimono jacket in a similar color family.

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Sheer Genius

For an evening event in the height of summer, opt for a semi-sheer floor length gown over vintage-style underwear. Complete the look with a floral headband.

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Frequent Flier

Take a page from this traveler's style book and select casual-chic separates in pale hues for your next long-haul flight. Distressed jeans, a crewneck tee and a loose, chambray shirt look pulled together when worn with a taupe bag, ankle boots and oversized sunglasses.

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One Piece

For a dinner date, select a sleek one piece with minimal accessories and wear with slicked back hair.

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It's A Cinch

Travelers take note; a silk trench can double as a cocktail dress when worn cinched over a slip dress with heels and a clutch.

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Get Tanked

This summer why not switch your graphic tee for a slim, ribbed tank? Pair with a bold pencil skirt and mules for a chic, minimal outfit.

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A fluttery maxidress in a pastel hue looks stunning with sunkissed skin and tousled hair. Add nude heels, a pastel clutch and stud earrings for a low-maintenance, high-impact look.

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Denim on Denim

Bring your denim-on-denim combo into summer by pairing your chambray button-down with white stovepipe jeans and laser-cut booties.

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