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Fashion Fridays: Our top five summer style rules

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Do you want to work the season like a pro? Stay cool and look hot with our top tips to get your wardrobe fit for summer.

By Corina Gaffey

1. Top of the Crops

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1.-Diane-Kruger- crop-top

1.-Diane-Kruger- crop-top

1.-Diane-Kruger- crop-top

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, crop tops aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so if you haven’t jumped on the style bandwagon now it’s your chance. Now you don’t need abs of steel to rock the crop, paired with a high-waisted skirt or trousers, the look is a lot more approachable. Bonus points if you wear with a matching skirt a la Diane Kruger.

 

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2.-Tommy Hiliger - Hawaiian Shirt

2.-Tommy Hiliger - Hawaiian Shirt

2.-Tommy Hiliger - Hawaiian Shirt

2. Hawaiian Shirt

Say aloha to the Hawaiian shirt that was seen all over the summer 2014 runways. Once considered a kitsch staple for Dads on their hols, it’s got a cool makeover this summer. Add a playful charm to your look this summer and team it with sleek board shorts and runners for a look straight off the runway.

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3. Proenza-Schouler -Culottes.jpg

3. Proenza-Schouler -Culottes.jpg

 

3. Cool Culottes

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Breezy, cosy and comfy, culottes should be your new summer style staple. Not as scary as you think, these relaxed tailoring trousers are surprisingly easy to wear. If in doubt, treat them as a midi skirt and style it as you would a skirt.

 

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Kate Bosworth - Pale Wash Denim

Kate Bosworth - Pale Wash Denim

Kate Bosworth - Pale Wash Denim

4. Pale Denim

Sure, dark-wash jeans are sleek and polished but for that endless summer feeling, the classic fabric gets a cool update in a light wash. From shirts to jeans, baggy or boyfriend it’s time to embrace the pale.

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Solange-Knowles-Funglasses

Solange-Knowles-Funglasses

Solange-Knowles-Funglasses

 

5. Funglasses

Mix fun and sunglasses what do you get? Funglasses! While the sun is blinding down, it’s time to cast aside the traditional sunnies and think bigger, brighter and bolder. The perfect summer way to elevate your most basic outfit, novelty shades are a must.

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