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This summer is set to be the hottest yet, and with matching fashion to boot. To those that are feeling a bit aimless regarding what to wear during the balmier season, stylist Shiona Turini has got you covered. In an interview with Elle, she discusses summer dress-up tips and more.


When asked to give tips on dresses and summer fashion, Turini said, "I think that the way that we dress and relate to clothing has changed a lot over the past year. If something makes you happy and you feel good in it, day or night, you should wear it. Gowns and the grocery store— go for it! Do you! But, if you do feel inclined to make slight styling changes from day to night, the easiest way is with footwear. Another simple way to transform a look is just by changing the jewelry. I love yellow gold jewelry of all different shapes and sizes. Mixed and stacked or changing an earring can quickly elevate a summer dress."


Turini was then asked if there were three pieces she would be primarily wearing this summer, to which she replied, "The drapey double gauze blazer and tapered Huston Pant set is already in heavy rotation for me. The look feels easy, while still looking polished and I just love a summer suit. Shockingly⁠— the supersoft pull-on Jean. I notoriously do not wear jeans. I always feel really constricted in them. But these felt great. The linen box pleat trouser is one of my favorites. I got it a few sizes larger than I would have typically purchased and then had it taken in at the waist so that I could wear them higher up but still have them fall really relaxed in the leg."


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When asked about how she would be planning to use Madewell denim to fashion her favorite crop tops, Turini said, "It is well known that I love a crop top (My aunt once asked me if I had any ‘full shirts’), so of course they were included in these looks. This summer I plan to have my swimsuits moonlight as crop tops. In the right cut and fabric, they make the perfect layering piece under a jacket, blazer, or button-up shirt.

Information originally sourced from Elle.