The heat of summer is finally here, and with it comes the breezy, flirty, skin-baring silhouettes of the warm-weather months. Here are four pieces you need to keep your wardrobe on-trend this summer season, from casual classics to bold pieces perfect for summertime celebrations.

Off-the-Shoulder Neckline

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Legs aren’t the only body part that deserves the spotlight during the summer season. For an alternate skin-baring style that’s a tad more subtle than the mini skirt, try an off-the-shoulder neckline. The uber-popular silhouette highlights the collarbone for a finish that is equal parts sexy and sweet, not to mention universally flattering. If you’re not quite ready to flaunt it all in a completely off-the-shoulder top, Stitch Fix suggests a cold-shoulder top. The peek-a-boo cutouts reveal just enough shoulder while keeping the rest of your arms covered.

White Sneakers

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There’s nothing like bringing back a classic, especially when the style in question happens to be crisp white sneakers. As Lyst reveals, the trend encompasses everything from timeless brands (think the classic white Adidas) to modern, directional reworks. Unlike the trainers you wear to the gym, these stark-white kicks can be paired with anything, whether it’s distressed denim or a mini skirt. Dress them up (and make them office-appropriate) by wearing with a blazer and trousers that hit at the ankle. Or, for a look that mixes the sporty vibe of the white sneaker with decidedly girly pieces, pair with a midi dress or skirt (opt for one with a full or flowy shape to make the sneakers pop even more).

Slip Dress

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A minimalist staple of this season and the next, the slip dress is a must-have that needs to be hanging in your closet. With its light and airy silhouette, you can easily throw one on with a pair of sandals or flats on a super-hot day without fear of sweating to death. If you want a bit more coverage when wearing the slinky style, layer a basic white T-shirt beneath your slip or top with a lightweight chambray button-down tied at the waist.

Flat Mules

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For a summer footwear option that’s a bit dressier than a sneaker or flip flop—but just as comfortable—go with the flat mule. With the same retro ’70s vibe as its platform counterpart, this flat version of the trendy style offers the ultimate versatility, thanks to its walking-friendly design. Pair the barely-there slides with a maxi for a night out on the town, or, as Today recommends, wear your flat mules with cropped or slim denim for the ultimate weekend look.

*This is a Guest Post by Rachel Hettinger

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I’m loving the off the shoulder trend right now! I’ve been buying so many off the shoulder pieces (my shipments need to hurry up!). Still trying to find the perfect slip though.

Arielle from Casual ‘n Couture

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I’m looking for the perfect slip dress as well !

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I am so inspired by this look! LOVING it!!!

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Slip dress def caught my eyes!

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