Prepping for hot summer nights on the town is as simple as tossing on a LWD, wedges and heading out the door — but to amp it up a bit, we’ve looked to the girls who are a regular source for sartorial savvy. Take notes from Poppy Delevigne, Diane Kruger, Liya Kebede and more for getting that extra dose of chic for your summer party looks. Plus, shop dresses to be the best-dressed wedding guest.
Poppy Delevigne’s Playful Patterns
Take summer’s ubiquitous floral dress to the next level with a version that’s bold, patch-worked and utterly statement making.
Shop it: Zimmermann printed dress, $1,250, zimmermannstore.com; D&G mini dress, $1,125, net-a-porter.com.
Liya Kebede’s Victorian Whites
Kebede’s white-on-white ensemble is somewhere between Western Wear and Victoriana and yet the model manages to look perfectly modern. Take a cue and wear your frills in refreshing white and keep the rest of your look effortless and low-key.
Shop it: Isabel Marant top, $298, matchesfashion.com; Aubin & Wills skirt, $165, net-a-porter.com.
Solange Knowles’s Deco Baubles
Knowles is synonymous with her free spirited use of prints on prints, but when she goes black and white, she takes it up a notch with a necklace that that’s artful and eclectic.
Shop It: Mawi crystal necklace, $715, lespomettes.com; Dannijo necklace, $745, dannijo.com.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Embellished Shorts
The model’s festival ensemble is the perfect starting point for rooftop fêtes. Take your best white blouse, leave a few of the top buttons open and wear it with ornate shorts that are equal parts casual and opulent.
Jaime King’s Retro Pencil Skirt
Get inspired by King’s covetable Proenza Schouler look and take the pencil skirt out of the office and onto the dance floor. The trick is choosing a bold color and pairing it with something playful.
Shop it: Kenzo skirt, $605, mytheresa.com; J.Crew pencil skirt, $70, jcrew.com.
Diane Kruger’s Killer Heels
Kruger never disappoints on a red carpet and this mix of simple separates and stand-out accessories deserves mention. Channel her look by trading your strappy sandals for vamped-up footwear.
Shop it: Barbara Bui python heels, $1,375, ssense.com; Manolo Blahnik cut-out heels, $1,125, barneys.com.