Summer romance Pretty plaids, gathered shapes and sparkling jewels come together in lovely looks for endless sunny days. These are the essential looks this summer. Published June 26, 2018 Scroll toexplore Mismatch points Lightweight men’s-wear fabrics, such as shirting stripes and tone-on-tone plaid, can be layered for a more fashion-forward summer look. Veronica Beard top, $345, A.L.C. Dress, $629 at Nordstrom. Faris earrings, $398 at Ewanika. Boots, $685 at Coach. All laced up A cotton shirt-dress with a knot detail and playful earrings add casual flair to demure eyelet. Top, $49.99, dress, $79.90 at Zara. Marion Vidal earrings, $198 at Ewanika. Singular Sensation Worn over a classic white shirt with oversized proportions, a plaid jumpsuit takes on a more sophisticated look. Topshop jumpsuit, $110, Mo & Co shirt, $210 at Hudson’s Bay. Insect brooch, $89 at Swarovski. Coach Boots, $865 through ca.coach.com. Stripe Spotting A solid teal bustier and accessories in crystal and satin bring together an oversized check top and a graphic striped skirt. Top, $245, bra, $210 at Comrags. Topshop skirt, $75, Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth shoes, $99 at Hudson’s Bay. Earrings, $349 at Swarovski. Amarie Earrings (styled on shirt collar), $60 through amariecostumes.com. Check Please Designer Phillip Lim updates prim gingham with ruffles, ruching and patchwork in a fresh take on a garden party dress. Phillip Lim dress, US$995 through 31philliplim.com. Earrings, $25.90 at Zara. Boots, $685 at Coach. On the grid When combining plaids, pair prints that are more novel, such as the multicoloured pattern of this relaxed Topshop shirt, with ones that are visually quieter, such as the muted motif of these Hugo Boss trousers. Topshop shirt, $140 at Hudson’s Bay. Hugo Boss trousers, $325 through hugoboss.com. Parici hoop earrings, $129 through paricijewellery.com. Topper spin A jacket in a bold plaid works for cool summer evenings – and will still be in regular rotation come fall. Smythe jacket, $595 at Holt Renfrew. Ganni dress, $350 at Hudson’s Bay. Amarie earrings, $60 through amariecostumes.com.