SHOP THE LOOK: Babajaan "Jezebel" straw hat; Erickson Beamon Barbie sterling silver-plated feather brooch; Pauw sleeveless vest; Valentino skinny belt; Paloma Barcelo "America" wedges; Zagliani white croc bag; Gucci summer-weight scarf; Ports 1961 bermuda shorts; J. Crew "Marlon" fine-knit linen cardi
When you're hot, it's hard to look hot. But a few of the right pieces in on-trend hues can certainly up your cool factor. Sunil Ramchandani, the designer for Jockey Person to Person, recommends these key pieces. We've given you the price-no-object version, but to get the look for less, be sure to check out their collection of cotton-based sportswear separates at sporting prices:
PICTURE HAT "Thanks to the stylish women in hats at the royal wedding, this chic classic piece is shaping up to be "the" sun accessory of the season for both dressy and casual looks," says Sunil. "Look for versions that have chiffon hat bands, color pop ribbons and stripes." (We chose one that was unadorned and sexed it up with a fun, vintage-inspired leaf pin.)
BIG & BRIGHT WHITE BAG "We started this season with a love affair of head to toe white, which is now spilling over into accessories. Don’t be afraid to sport it with a wild print top, sundress or maxi skirt."
SUPER-SKINNY BELT "They give you the illusion of a waist, and make loose tops so much more flattering. Look for ones made from leather and use them to anchor billowy tops, dresses and skirts."
TROPICAL TOUCHES "Although white is dominating the season, we are seeing accessories take on an exotic twist in vibrant shades of coral, pink and turquoise. Remember to make one of these pieces the star of your outfit and pair it with neutral colored clothing - otherwise it can get overwhelming."
- Lesley Scott