Welcome the long-awaited warmth and sunshine with a simple top that pops. Pull on an amped-up oxford—such as this lemon-yellow version ($70) from J.Crew (jcrew.com for locations)—to add a splash of color to denim cutoffs and other casual summer staples. Or pair a minimalist silk tank in a high-wattage hue—such as this ladder-back style in magenta ($33) by Akira (shopakira.com for locations)—with a black skirt or blazer for a versatile burst of on-trend color appropriate for the office. That’s bright.
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“Brights look modern and fresh, but it’s important to keep the silhouette clean and sporty,” says Morgan Carr, a Chicago-based fashion designer, seen here in the Gold Coast wearing her favorite color for summer—chartreuse—and shorts from her own line (styles available by request through morgan-carr.com).
Photograph: Heiji Choy Black