Heat things up just a little more this summer in looks that go far beyond your expected little summer dresses—from edgy poplins to playful suiting, riffs on the monochromatic trend and gowns that only look sweet at first glance.
Summer suiting should never be staid. Skip standard workwear in favor of two pieces that leverage a whimsical polka dot pattern and surprise peek-a-boo tie back.
Jonathan Simkhai tank, $1695, jeans, $1945, jonathansimkhai.com, ManoloBlahnik shoes, $745, neimanmarcus.com.
White poplin is always a good idea, but add a serious leather statement belt, booties and heart-shaped earrings and forget about any associations with the overtly girly.