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5-Second Outfit Ideas for

Now until Labor Day

The same secret sauce—equal parts contrast, texture, and good taste—that makes certain culinary duos work (Campari and soda, avocado and toast) has the same delightful effect on what’s in your closet. Take heed: It’s a recipe for chic looks all summer long.

  1. Swim and the City

    The sarong silhouette and the sleekness of the suit conjure up visions of the South of France wherever you go.

  2. blue one piece blue one piece Matteau
    Maillot
    goop, $300
  3. cream skirt cream skirt Nanushka
    Skirt
    goop, $295
  4. Bronze strappy sandal Bronze strappy sandal K Jacques
    Sandals
    goop, $308
  1. The Slip

    An easy, universally flattering look that’s stayed consistently relevant since the day it was born, circa 1992.

  2. Strappy black slip dress Strappy black slip dress Haight
    Dress
    goop, $411
  3. Plain white tshirt Plain white tshirt RE/DONE
    Tee
    goop, $78
  4. All white sneakers with a V All white sneakers with a V Veja
    Sneakers
    goop, $150
  1. Just Add Sparkle

    Plunging necklines are particularly well-equipped to handle a gleaming pendant (or a few).

  2. Black one piece with criss cross back Black one piece with criss cross back G. Label
    V-Neck Maillot
    goop, $285
  3. Gold coin necklace Gold coin necklace Azlee
    Necklace
    goop, $3,600
  4. Chain necklace with clasp in the front Chain necklace with clasp in the front Laura Lombardi
    Necklace
    goop, $136
  1. White Out

    Groundbreaking? Well, no. But we will always be suckers for a dose of crisp summer whites.

  2. 3/4 sleeve white and lace blouse 3/4 sleeve white and lace blouse Frame
    Top
    goop, $275
  3. White wide leg jeans White wide leg jeans G. Label
    Mel Jeans
    goop, $295
  4. Camel leather sandal with toe strap Camel leather sandal with toe strap ATP Atelier
    Sandals
    goop, $195
  1. When Opposites Attract

    Together, leather pants and summery flip-flops are unexpected and edgy, without sacrificing an ounce of comfort.

  2. Light greys sleeveless knit top Light greys sleeveless knit top G. Label
    Yun Knit Shell Top
    goop, $395
  3. Black leather pants Black leather pants Loewe
    Pants
    Moda Operandi, $2,990
  4. Flip flop black sandal with little heel Flip flop black sandal with little heel Totême
    Heels
    Totême, $400
  1. Beachy Keen

    Both have deep roots in surf culture, but both are just as at home by the pool, by the lake, or in the backyard.

  2. Orange-ish tye dye tee Orange-ish tye dye tee Proenza Schouler
    Tee
    goop, $290
  3. Navy bikini top Navy bikini top Araks
    Bikini Top
    goop, $180
  4. Navy bikini bottom Navy bikini bottom Araks
    Bikini Bottom
    goop, $95
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