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Summer is here at long last. As you get ready for the beach or the road, this month's most important style tip goes heavy on the practical: smart summer style is built on chameleon pieces that can work in multiple contexts. Whether its separates that can be worn in multiple ways, swimwear that works beyond the pool, or changing accessories to transform a look, your summer wardrobe should work for you.

Packable Dressing

Summering 101: nobody regrets packing smart. In order to make your wardrobe work its best, modularity is key. Start with a foundation of pieces that can pull double or triple duty and separates that can add up to more than the some of their parts. A quick change of statement accessories can also go a long way toward changing the accent and texture of any look.

Novelty Bags

Decorators know one bold, unexpected shape can completely transform the look of a space. These bags from CULT GAIA, Vere Verto, Not Impressed and Loeffler Randal can do the same thing to an otherwise safe, neutral outfit.

Swim

Chances are, you'll find yourself relaxing in or next to a refreshing body of water sometime soon. Your swim wardrobe should never be a step down in style, and with new favorites from Haight and The Ones Who, your swim look can even go with you from the beach to lunch and from poolside to a night on the town.

Sandal Pairings

You already know good sandals are cornerstones of any summer wardrobe. Now take it up a step with thoughtful nail pairings in tone-on-tone love or in color wheel complimentary from Nails Inc. or J. Hannah.

Novelty Sweatshirts

The hoodie has been transformed from university staple to full on fashion staple in just a few years. Collina Strada takes it one step farther with their now iconic Earring Hoodie, and it's a must-have for summer: it travels well, packs easily and pairs perfectly with with swim for an elevated casual look.