FOF style guru Sally Hillkene: “Color is key this season and knowing when to use it and when to spare it is what Coralia Leets does so well. These earrings are gold vermeil set with multi-colored natural gems. They wear well with just about anything.”
FOF style guru Sally Hilkene: “Jessica Packer, emerging queen of fresh silks, creates wonderful ‘go-to’ garments. These blouses are especially fantastic for busy ladies who want a great classic look. They’re available in 52 different shades and counting.”
FOF style guru Linda Cohen: “The classic khaki shirt dress never goes out of style and can be worn at any age. This one hides our upper arms and isn’t too short. I’d wear it with ballet flats or comfy wedges and big sunglasses to channel my inner Jackie O.”
FOF style guru Sandra Soich: “These strappy, metallic sandals are sure to be the shoe of the summer. I’d wear them with an ankle length gauze skirt in cream and a James Perse v-neck tee. The look could be my hot-weather uniform.”
Bargain guru pick: Metallic Beaded Button Sandal from Gojane.com, $16.90 FOFrugalista Deborah Martin: “When I'm shoe hunting online, gojane.com is one of the first places I look. Although I can't wear some of the super-high shoes they feature, I can always find a lot of options and you can’t beat their prices!”
FOF style guru Sally Hilkene: “IRIT jewels are the dernier cri for this season and beyond. They’re timeless creations with recycled metals, rose-cut diamonds and edgy style to culminate in all out glamour. Wear them liberally, pardon the pun, as Michelle Obama did at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, or wear them one piece at a time."
Bargain guru pick: ANOUK rhinestone tassel earrings by Etsy user portobello, $29 FOFrugalista Deborah Martin: “These are so like the more expensive ones! Plus, by buying them on Etsy you’re supporting a craftsperson. There are hundreds of other styles of tassel earrings like these on Etsy too!”
Style guru pick: Silk Pintuck Pleated Shawl by IMPERIO jp, $325 FOF style guru Sally Hilkene: “Jessica Packer, founder of Imperio, has emerged as the queen of fresh silks. Her somewhat-slubby natural silks wear beautifully and comfortably because there’s a natural ‘give’ built into the weave.”
Style guru pick: The Boyfriend Jean in the “Loved” finish by Current/Elliott, $206 FOF style guru Wendy Foster: They are 99 percent cotton and 1 percent polyester with no stretch. They’re super soft like your boyfriend's vintage jeans. Roll the bottoms and wear them low.”
FOF style guru Sally Hilkene: “Irit Erlich designs for many stars including Penelope Cruz, Rhianna and Selma Hayek. Pair this with jeans or dress it up for high brow events. The muted silver tones play well with all other metals, too, allowing a daring fashionista to make her own rules.”
FOF style guru Sandra Soich: “My must-have for summer is an ankle-length, gauze skirt in cream with a feminine lace trim at the ankle. It’s gathered and has a yoke at the tummy for a very flattering silhouette.”
FOFrugalista Deborah Martin: “I honestly couldn’t find anything this pretty for this price. This is a gorgeous skirt. I want it!"
FOF style guru Patty Buccellato: “These come in a rainbow of colors so they work with every skin tone. Plus, they’re wrinkle-resistant, pack easily for summer beach trips and are machine washable. You can wear it two ways -- in tank mode for a breezy look or the high-neck way if you want to be more sophisticated."