The Look: Midi Skirt
Woven coral midi skirt ($88) at Babe. (a boutique).
“Midi skirts are a great transitional piece to have in your closet. Wear one in the summer with cute strappy sandals and a cool graphic tee, and then carry it into fall with a loose-knit sweater and your favorite ankle boots.” —Lauren Bell, store manager, Babe. (a boutique).
The Look: Crop Top
Cropped peasant top ($58.95) at Doubledutch Boutique.
“In the 1940s, women wore abbreviated tops with high-waisted midi skirts to showcase an hourglass figure. Stay true to that ‘peekaboo’ style by pairing a crop with higher-waist bottoms, such as pencil skirts or even fall’s culottes. The objective is a subtle less-is-more reveal.” —Lesley Jennings, owner, Doubledutch Boutique.
The Look: Shorts
Scotty shorts ($198) at JG Sassy.
“The trick is layering. Try sheer black tights under your shorts, throw on some ankle booties and a chunky knit sweater, and you’re out the door! For a dressier look, pair your shorts with stilettos, a silky blouse, and a statement necklace.” —Jen Johnson, store manager and buyer, JG Sassy.
The Look: Shootie
Lucky Brand ($108) at Poppy and Stella.
“A ‘shootie’ [half-shoe, half-boot] style is perfect for adding a little edge to a summer look—wear it bare-legged with a feminine dress for an awesome contrast. Come fall, try it with cropped skinny jeans, or (if you’re feeling bold!) with a skirt and knee-high socks.” —Alli Baldwin, marketing manager, Poppy and Stella.