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8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trends

Here’s how to navigate this season’s ultimate trends — we’re talking cool shorts, breezy tops and lust-worthy swimwear. The best part? Nothing is over $100!
8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trends

Photo, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

Savvy Summer Style | July 2014 Fashion feature

1. Keep it simple

What could be easier than throwing on a dress? Look for flowing shapes to help you beat the heat.

Dress, $80, Gap.

8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trendsPhoto, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

2. Go sleeveless

Top off a retro swimsuit (this season’s hottest style) with a pretty ruffled tank for a poolside look with just the right touch of glamour.

Top, $50, Zara. Swimsuit bottoms, $18, H&M.

8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trendsPhoto, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

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3. Layer on linen

Get boardwalk ready with a pair of cut-offs and an easy, breezy shirt. Push up the sleeves, forget the buttons and let loose (bike optional).

Shirt, $55, Gap. Topshop bikini (bottoms not shown), $60, The Bay. Shorts, $88, French Connection. Topshop shoes, $36, The Bay.

8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trendsPhoto, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

4. Make your own shade

From the beach to the streets, a wide-brimmed hat is the must-have accessory we can’t live without — the bigger the better!

Jumpsuit, $60, Zara. Hat, $44, French Connection.

July Chatelaine fashion feature, beach stylePhoto, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

5. Play it cool

For a trendy take on the beach cover-up, go for sun-bleached summer denim. We love the contrast of this frilly bikini and a boyish jacket.

Topshop jacket, $80, The Bay. Bikini top, $43, Bikini bottoms, $35, Victoria's Secret. Sunglasses, $12, Aldo.

8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trendsPhoto, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

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6. Mix your prints

Pair vintage tropical patterns with bold stripes for a beachy look Elvis would love.

Topshop bikini top, $20, Topshop skort, $60, The Bay.

8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trendsPhoto, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

7. Dive into stripes

You know it’s summer when fresh and fun stripes are everywhere. Feel free to mix, match and layer this graphic pattern for a new take on nautical.

Swimsuit, $60, The Bay. Top, $46, Zara. Sunglasses, $12, Aldo. Scarf, $23, Old Navy.

8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trendsPhoto, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

8. Slip on some shorts

Add some stylish sizzle with red-hot shorts. The pretty scalloped hem instantly dresses up a classic tee.

Top, $36, Lands' End. Lauren Ralph Lauren shorts, $20, Winners. Shoes, $35, Call It Spring. Belt, $38, The Bay. Hat, $9, Joe Fresh.

Read more: The best bathing suits for every shape, figure and size

8 easy ways to wear summer 2014's hottest trendsPhoto, Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup, Daniela Klein.

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