Summer Must-Haves

Refresh your look with these key pieces for summer.

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If you just gasped at the sight of these ($110), it’s a clear indication you want... or, um, “need” them. And if you're thinking the splurge won’t last beyond this summer, think again because they’re versatile enough to wear into fall. You love? OMG, how can you not? GET IT: GAP (1120 Connecticut Ave. N.W.)
Look classy yet mod in this wrap dress ($225) -- it's a waist cincher (major plus!) and its lively yellow lace just pops against the gray sheath underneath. Dress it up with wedges for an I'm-ready-for-brunch-OR-date-night! summer look. A white clutch wouldn't hurt either! GET IT: Lettie Gooch (1517 U St. N.W.)
When you think of hues for summer, army green is probably far from the top of your list. Think coral, aqua, canary yellow and white... pretty, sunny and vivid, right? But then there's this safari-esque shirtdress ($435). And following the rules is sooo unoriginal, right? GET IT: Intermix (3222 M St. N.W.)
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The thought of actually wearing a romper probably brings back memories of riding a bike with pink tassels on the handlebars. But fear not: Romper actually can work for adults these days, and casual has never looked so cute. GET IT: Urban Outfitters (3111 M St. N.W.; 737 7th St. N.W.)
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While everyone else looks mysterious behind thier uber-dark or neon shades, do your own thang with a clear set of frames ($75). They're playful and chic and best of all, they'll obvy match just about anything in your summer wardrobe. GET IT: Nana (1528 U St. N.W.)
If you have an all-white, Diddy-style party to attend this season, don’t make an entrance looking like everyone else. A Grecian one-shoulder dress ($396) should do the trick.The draped skirt and fringed trim makes this a showstopper. Just don't go for the golden-leaf crown. GET IT: Cusp (3030 M St. N.W.)
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There’s nothing brighter and bolder than a ravishing red skirt ($58). Its color speaks volume, so keep the top simple. Be warned: The line between a fashion faux pas and a successful fashion risk is very thin! GET IT: Urban Outfitters (3111 M St. N.W.; 737 7th St. N.W.)
Flirt, dance or twirl in this swingy kaleidoscopic print dress ($250). It's short, colorful and a has a sweetheart neckline... what else would be the go-to dress this summer? GET IT: Intermix (3222 M St.N.W.)
Dig into your closet and throw out those Daisy Dukes already! These tailored shorts ($240) are a modern way to show some leg without sacrificing modesty (because no one wants to be made an example of). Want to look extra chic? Pair them with our pick of GAP wedges. GET IT: Intermix (3222 M St.N.W.)
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