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Resort collections are here for your summer runway fix. Take a look at a few of our favorite pieces so far!

Dior’s cruise collection in Brooklyn was one of the first this season. The French house showed 60 American-friendly looks inspired by silk scarves and wearability. We saw lots of bold prints, high waisted skirts that flared out below the hip, and squared off shoulders, all punctuated with graphic black and white.

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The trends we want to try from this collection are wrapped and folded necklines and high waisted everything. Try the Gathered Shirt Blouse on top in black or white. For bottoms, we love the High Waist Trousers and the high waisted Cumberbund Skirt. If you don’t like mixing prints, a patterned scarf around the neck or tied onto your handbag will do the trick.

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Gathered Shirt Blouse, Cumberbund Skirt

Leave it to Chanel to bring high drama to resort wear. Karl Lagerfeld showed his latest collection in a crumbling theater in Dubai, and the sequined clothes, giant bouffants, and billowing trousers lived up to the fantasy setting.

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To bring this show into real life, try pulling just one or two trends. Voluminous trousers are easier to wear with a simple tank and sandals, and a sequined top or boxy patterned jacket can transform an outfit. The Sequined Tank is a bit boxy, so play with proportion in a mini skirt or cigarette pant. If you prefer volume on the bottom, the Cropped Harem Pants or Harem Pants with Side Tie. Why not take sheer fabric right off the runway and wear them as a beach cover up?

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Sequined Tank, Harem Pants with Side Tie

Burberry Prorsum’s 2015 resort collection is beautifully easy to wear. Many pieces were embellished with written phrases about British weather or military details, mixing hard and soft elements. Find some playful contrast in your own wardrobe! We’re loving tough designs in feminine textiles, like Burberry’s dip dyed trench coats and lacy shirt dresses. Or, pair a worn in henley with a ladylike chiffon or ruffled skirt.

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To get the look at home, make the Chiffon Maxi Skirt and wear it with the Paneled Jersey Shirt or Blouse with Pleated Pockets. A palette of washed out blues and greens with pops of mustard and blush sticks to the Burberry runway.

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Paneled Jersey Shirt, Chiffon Maxi Skirt

Resort collections are always a welcome style inspiration before summer fully hits. Wear a few of these key pieces now, before it gets too hot to wear anything more than bikinis and sundresses!

And if you have a favorite runway look so far, let us know in the comments!

Happy sewing.

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    May 29, 2014, 10.57 AMby halokitty087

    I had to check out the whole Dior Resort 2015 collection after seeing this post, and I must say that I LOVE so much of it and will be copying as much as I can this year!

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