A cross-body bag in leather with clean, modern touches will take you easily from day to night, Blumenthal said. And bucket bags, she said, "are an 'it' shape for this summer. They're soft, hands-free, easy to access but also chic."
Midiskirts and dresses
Avidan-Cohn suggests these staples as less sundress and more polished, 1940s-inspired silhouette.
The look isn't particularly structured but can be feminine and airy, hitting at the midcalf. Pleats fancy things up and offer a nearly universal shape.
"It makes almost every woman's waist look thinner. If you wear it with a heel, a longer silhouette makes you look taller. And you can find them with all types of strap details so it's easy to pair a bra with," she said.