Summer Clothes and Accessories You'll Love

Photos courtesy of each manufacturer.

Make It Better Fashion Editor Tracy Clifford always has an eye on the runway. Here are her favorite must-have pieces for summer.

1. In the Bag

Summer Clothes and Accessories: Truss Small Crossbody Bag

“This is one of my favorite finds for spring/summer! Truss bags, like this Small Crossbody Bag, are fun, lightweight and well priced without looking it. Shh…” $185, Barneys New York

2. Slide Into Summer

Summer Clothes and Accessories: Capri Metallic Snakeskin Slides from The Row at Barneys New York

“The mule is definitely the must-have shoe right now. If you make one splurge this season, you should consider these magnificent Capri Metallic Snakeskin Slides from The Row at Barneys New York. They’re the definition of luxury.” $1,090, Barneys New York

3. Earn Your Stripes

Summer Clothes: Stripe Knit Skirt from Worth

“Stripes were all over the runways for spring/summer 2017. This Stripe Knit Skirt can be dressed up or paired with a comfy tee and your favorite summer sneaker or slide.” $398, Worth New York

4. Fringe Benefits

Summer Clothes: Cashmere Fringe Poncho by Margaret O'Leary Inc.

“This Cashmere Fringe Poncho by Margaret O’Leary Inc. is the perfect topper for cool nights. It adds a pop of color and delivers on the fringe trend. It works on everyone with everything. You know it’s right when one size actually does fit most.” $295, Juniper Boutique

5. Loafing Around

Summer Clothes and Accessories: Swims Breeze Loafer

“This might be the most versatile men’s shoe that I have found. The Swims Breeze Loafer is cool, sporty and fits everyone — and the price is right.” $130, Swims

6. Ladies Like

Summer Clothes and Accessories: Valentino Rockstud Small Double Handle Leather Tote

“Valentino has given us a WOW bag that is totally worth the investment. Available in black or THE pink hue of the season, the Rockstud Small Double Handle Leather Tote will complement just about everything in your closet.” $2,295, Nordstrom

7. For the Girls

Summer Clothes: Lilly Pulitzer Girls Rue Fit and Flare Dress

“It’s the perfect time of year to embrace Lilly Pulitzer! She offers fun, colorful prints that are just precious on our little ones. This Girls Rue Fit and Flare Dress is absolutely darling and a tastefully playful option for summer dressing.” $88, Lilly Pulitzer

8. Top It Off

Summer Clothes and Accessories: Londo Mondo visor

“Finally, a hat you can pack! It is a rare fashion find that serves multiple purposes — glamour, skin protection, sun shielding and travel ease. This head candy is a must for summer.” $25, Londo Mondo

9. A Fresh Coat

Summer Clothes: lululemon Easy as Jacket

“This is one of the most useful jackets I’ve seen in a long time. A versatile piece not limited to a season or activity, you can toss this Easy As Jacket over everything from athletic wear to jeans.” $168, Lululemon

10. Sunsational

Summer Clothes and Accessories: Chloe Nate sunglasses

“These Chloé Nate shades are perfection. They somehow manage to feel so new while giving off a vintage vibe. Not to mention they actually fit and won’t get caught in your hair.” $330, Barneys New York

11. White Hot

Summer Clothes: Le Skinny De Jeanne Jeans from Frame

“White denim is always a summer staple. These Le Skinny De Jeanne Jeans from Frame are the perfect wardrobe update. You cannot beat the fit and wash. Plus, the modern hem offers a fresh take on this warmweather basic.” $205, Barneys New York


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Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford is one of the nation’s leading fashion stylists. She has developed deep experience in the fashion industry through buying and selling for top designers and luxury boutiques, representing designers in showrooms, styling photoshoots and styling individual clients. Tracy loves to help clients feel beautiful and confident in clothes that are complementary, stylish and perfect for their lifestyle. When Tracy is not working, you can find her shopping, reading up on the latest trends and spending time with her husband and family. Learn more at






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