"Bermuda shorts are huge for summer and black and white tailoring was also everywhere. I love the idea of combining the two trends. For instance, wearing tailored white shorts with a black blazer, a black camisole and this season’s other It shoe: the mule."
"The Saint Laurent Sac De Jour is your new everyday bag. I love it in this neon blue color, which goes with everything and is the perfect pop of color you need. Blue is totally the new black for summer."
"You'll fall in love with these hoop earrings once you try them on; the diamond bars actually appear to float under your ears. Something like this lets you add flare to your summer look without adding bulk."
While summer style is meant to be colorful, cool and free-spirited, it can be easy to fall into a tank-top-and-denim-cutoffs rut. To help you combat those inevitable outfit blahs, we asked the top talent behind a few of our favorite retailers what game-changing pieces every should woman have in her wardrobe this season. The takeaway: fashionable flats, unisex separates and head-turning handbags will keep your style game in check through August.