On Trend: Crazy for Coral

Last fall, I wrote about how orange was the new black; so it’s no surprise that coral is the must-have color for summer. Perfect for the beach, it also works well in the city: Pair it with denim to dress it down, metallics to dress it up. Plus, coral prints are everywhere—from clothing to fabrics; and coral accessories are the perfect add-on when you want to feel super-summery. Bottom line: You can’t go wrong with coral!

The Best: Dangly Earrings

Skinny, long and dangly are the best descriptors for the earrings that are so big for summer. They are sleek and cool, and give just enough edge to your day or evening look!

Must-Have: Gucci Denim Boston Bag

If you’re going to shell out more than $1,000 on a purse, make it something timeless and classic like the Gucci Boston bag. This denim version is the most recent one to hit the shelves. The blue GG denim, paired with maple leather handles and a shoulder strap, is the perfect summer bag: casual and cool but neutral enough to wear with just about everything—and big enough to hold all of your stuff. Or, if you’re someone who has to have the bag that’s hard to find, this is the bag for you. They are sold out on most websites, making it a true must-have accessory. .

Gucci Vintage Web GG Denim Boston Bag, $1,230, Neiman Marcus

Line I Love: Sail to Sable

Every time I run into Pink Magnolia (which is a lot these days between work styling and personal styling my family for my sister’s wedding this summer), my eye is caught by a rack of bright and crisp tunics. They are from a fabulous line out of Connecticut called Sail to Sable.

Founded by Jennifer Stocker (who happens to work at my former employer, Conde Nast, as a creative services director for GQ), the brand name refers to the easternmost and southernmost spots on the Eastern seaboard: Sail Rock, Maine, and Cape Sable, Florida. The line blends her distinctive style fusion of preppy, classic and chic. Raised by the water in Darien, Connecticut, Stocker grew up visiting the beaches down the East Coast. Her collection is inspired by stripes, salty water, coral, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, bright and bold fabrics, and all things summer. I love that the tunic is long enough to wear as a summer dress, and the bold trimming allows for both beach and evening wear. The question becomes, Which piece to wear to which event?

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