Consider These Styling Updates from the Resort 2017 Shows

New season, new ideas.

As far as fashion weeks go, Resort (or Cruise, if you will) is like that one lurker friend who reads all the group texts but never pipes up. But that doesn't mean it hasn't got anything valuable to say, as these seven hot-off-the-destination-runway/studio-floor styling ideas show.

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1 Make Your Cropped Button-Down a Cape

A triangle of bare ab never hurt anyone. To give what could be a too straight-laced shirt shape some movement and sex appeal, Nicolas Ghesquière simply undid a few buttons. IRL application: Lose the undershirt, go as high as you dare.

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2 Make Your Off-the-Shoulder Tops Feel Un-Blasé Again

We're past the off-the-shoulder-top saturation point, but here comes Chanel with a solution that simultaneously takes care of your teenybopper halter-tank obsession.

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3 Ditto

Uncle Karl, back at it again (this time at Fendi) with a yellow racing-stripe number paired with a split-shoulder dress.

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4 Squish Your Bag

If it's not already compact, fold it over à la Jil Sander.

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5 Keep Your Core Warm with Layered Dresses

Very Veronika Heilbrunner, M Missoni. Also love this with something filmy and sheer on the bottom.

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6 DIY a Tail

Too good to save for evening. Oscar de la Renta brings up a great point: Why *not* take a random swath of satin you've got lying around, fashioning a sash out of it, and swanning around like you're Nan Kempner?

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7 Socks and Heels, Forever and Always

Rochas made me do it.

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