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Philly Style, Delivered: 5 Women’s Pieces You Need

In need of a mid-season wardrobe boost? Here’s the pared-down lowdown on a few, new style must-haves for summer. These 5 styles will have you looking chic in the heat.

Go for a layered look and pair this asymmetrical vest with a tank and leggings, with jeans and a tee, or even over a little black dress.

1. Jump Into a Jumpsuit

Not only are many jumpsuits comfy, they’re also easy to dress up or down—they require little thought since it’s one-piece dressing. Throw it on and add a blazer for the office, then switch gears with a jacket and strappy shoes for after hours. Order online, stop by Smak Parlour’s brick-and-mortar location in Old City, or follow them on social to see where and when their fashion truck will be (yup, they’ve got a boutique on wheels too!).

Navy Sleeveless Jumpsuit with Cinched Cuffs, $84.00 at Smak Parlour.

Navy Sleeveless Jumpsuit with Cinched Cuffs, $84.00 at Smak Parlour.

2. Sexy Slitted Maxi Skirt

It’s figure-flattering and the slit on this flowing maxi skirt adds edge and movement. Plus this maxi is ultra versatile—it’s fit for a coffee date, night out, or concert festival.

Blaze Maxi Skirt, $72.00 at Jax Boutique.

Blaze Maxi Skirt, $72.00 at Jax Boutique.

3. Vestie Bestie

Go for a layered look and pair this asymmetrical piece with a tank and leggings, with jeans and a tee, or even over a little black dress. The design draping detail make this item unique and special as well as figure flattering.

Cowl Back Draped Vest, $58.00 at Toile Atelier. © Mario Manzoni, 2013

Cowl Back Draped Vest, $58.00 at Toile Atelier. © Mario Manzoni, 2013

4. Printed Shorts

Much more comfy than jean shorts—and the print is surprisingly versatile—try these shorts with a solid top or even a graphic tee as shown.

Spell Phoenix Shorts, $89.00 at The Geisha House.

Spell Phoenix Shorts, $89.00 at The Geisha House.

5. Convertible Kimono

Wear zippered as a dolman-sleeve blouse or transform the top into a kimono and wear open. One top, various looks. You can even wear it over a bathing suit for added coverage and style poolside.

Bat Sleeve Top with Front Exposed Zipper, $58.00 at Smak Parlour.

Bat Sleeve Top with Front Exposed Zipper, $58.00 at Smak Parlour.

Jessie Holeva

Jessie Holeva

A nationally-recognized style expert and contributor to various publications, Jessie is a resource to top media outlets—she's made countless TV and radio appearances. She is the founder of TrendHungry.com, a popular blog for the style conscious on a budget, which spun off into a weekly syndicated radio segment “Trend Hungry Tuesday”on NYC’s 955PLJ, helping women look and feel their best. Look for Jessie regularly on QVC as part of the LOGO by Lori Goldstein team where she represents the top growing fashion line at QVC by of one of the most sought-after stylists in the industry. Keep up with Jessie in real time on Twitter and Instagram @jessieholeva. VIEW ALL POSTS