LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE – With its Peter Pan collar, cap sleeves, and delicate pin-tucked bodice, Lorick’s brilliant yellow silk crêpe dress, paired with ballet flats and delicate jewelry, could easily just play nice. But why stop there when bronze platform gladiator sandals and a thick stack of bangles can step things up for this otherwise street frock? LORICK DRESS, FRANCES MAY; STEVE MADDEN SANDALS, NORDSTROM; PLASTIC BANGLES, IMP

We know: It’s (finally) summer, and sweating your look is the last thing you want to do. But just because the season’s all about ease doesn’t mean that cargo shorts and a tank top have to be your go-to look. Versatile, polished, and rife with clever details, the following pieces are proof that less can be a lot more when it comes to warm-weather style.

Photo assistant: Brendan Coughlin
Models: Amanda Wall / Mode Models; Brock Carless/Hefner Management
Editorial assistant: Melissa Tessitor
Hair assistant: Mandy Zelinka