Summer is all about carefree style, and given our ambitions for pulling off polish in the heat, we’re keen to try out breezy trends that lend themselves to the season. Enter folklore: An elevated riff on bohemian, the storied style embraces tradition with handicraft appeal (i.e. rich hues and ornamentation rooted in Mexican heritage) but feels fresh and modern thanks to graphic embroidery and bright pops of color. Fluid silhouettes read effortless whether you go full on with a voluminous dress and embroidered clutch or prefer a tempered approach, pairing a peasant-style blouse with jeans and sleek sandals. Ahead, our edit of gorgeous folk-inspired styles to shop now—each piece can carry you from daytime casual to evening chic, and will keep you cool to boot.