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LOFT's 10 Summer Wardrobe Essentials Under $75

At the LOFT blogger event in NYC, I asked Trend Director Alia-Ahmed Yahia to walk me through her 10 essential summer wardrobe items and share tips on how to wear them. Watch and learn, ladies! Alia is a natural on camera and her foolproof styling advice is sensational. The best part is that all the items shown are under $75.

If you don't have time to watch the video (although I highly recommend you do!), or just want details on any of the items featured, you'll find them below. LOFT provided the product pics and I tracked down all the items on their website. Phew! This is seriously a great starting point for any summer wardrobe, inject your personal style to make it more "you" and you're all set.

LOFT's 10 Summer Wardrobe Essentials Under $75

Diagonal Dip Dye Scarf, $29.50

Basic tank, $14.50 or 2 for $20

Embroidered and Beaded Tunic, $69.50

Squareneck Floral Dress, $69.00

Sateen Two-Button 4" Shorts, $39.50

Ruffle Front Sleeveless Top, $39.50

Straw Tote with Beaded Ties, $59.00

Serena Mini-Studs Sandals, Was: $29.50, Now: $19.99

White Modern Slim Leg Jeans, $54.00

Woven Trouser Belt, $39.50

Soooo funny...the panama hat is back! I've had one JUST like that for just over 20 years. And another, a black straw mesh stripe porkpie that's airy and light - both by New York Hat Co. Yay 1989!

That tunic though? Gorgeous and so classic!
#1 Someone on 2009-06-03 19:57 (Reply)
I'm happy to find out I already own much of what is listed here. I have the white jeans, capris and even the fedora ;-)
#2 Sher (Homepage) on 2009-06-03 20:56 (Reply)
I love, love, LOVE the white skinny jeans! I'm already realizing that my white jeans (one skinny pair and one boot cut) are going to be my most-worn wardrobe item this summer. Great list!
#3 Robin Black (Homepage) on 2009-06-03 21:52 (Reply)
that was a really good overview of everything I need for summer. Is it just me or is she referring to items of clothing and accessories as "she
" ???
#4 Ashley on 2009-06-03 22:12 (Reply)
so great!!!!! Loft really has great scarfs BTW and that dress is SO mine!!!
#5 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-06-04 08:08 (Reply)
I definitely want that necklace is that Fall '09?
#6 budget chic on 2009-06-04 08:16 (Reply)
Great picks from Alia-Ahmed - the squareneck dress is especially cute.
#7 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-06-04 10:21 (Reply)
The Embroidered and Beaded Tunic is gorgeous. That is the one item I'm definitely getting next.
#8 I Am Recessionista Blog (Homepage) on 2009-06-04 23:47 (Reply)
She is so boring.

Good items though....
#9 Alicia on 2009-06-05 22:52 (Reply)
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