Close Out the Summer of Country Club Fashion With a New Polo Shirt

Preppy dressing is here to stay.

<p>Photo: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images</p>

Photo: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Since re-entering the runway scene with a rugby-like vengeance during the Spring 2019 season, prep has continued to shed its buttoned-up image in fashion — trickling down from the halls of boarding schools to the manicured courts of elite country clubs. This summer in particular, the style spent less time reading Homer in layered cardigans and more time playing doubles in pleated mini skirts; the look has become more attainable for the common fashion folk who want a slice of whatever the upper crusts of society are enjoying.

The democratization of preppy dress has given us the ability to put on an outfit worthy of a New York Yacht Club membership to play tennis at a public court in the park. Having a stable in Connecticut and trust funds are no longer prerequisites for owning a polo shirt, which

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Shop the best wicker and straw handbag deals for summer 2021

Picnic basket or purse — why not have a bit of both this summer?

The wicker handbag trend is hot for summer 2021, combining the effortless look of straw or rattan with the structure of a picnic basket for the ultimate accessory.

These bags are a versatile enough option to pair with a summer dress for a day in the sun, or a little black number for nighttime. Plus, they’re roomie to boot, with space for all your summer essentials like shades and sunscreen, plus some can even double as a picnic basket or beach bag to take with you when on the go this summer.

From a classic tote style to statement shapes and colors, shop below for straw purses, cross-bodies and clutches that have summer style in the bag.

A wicker purse with a black and white checkered lining
Kate Spade

Combine wicker and gingham and you have one preppy picnic on your hands.

Or should we say

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How to style neon this summer

It’s official: All of the fashion trends you thought you’d never see again are making a comeback. From Y2K-inspired fashion to mom jeans, the fashion trends we grew up on are now suddenly trendy again.

The one trend we thought was gone for good? Neon. We spotted some celebrities such as P!nk and Hilary Duff in some bright pink ensembles and had a feeling neon might be the next big thing — but then our very own Sheinelle Jones donned a bright neon sweater, and we knew it was official.

Neon wasn’t always the easiest thing to style back then, so luckily Jill Martin stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share all of the ways you can style it now. From bold sneakers and chic accessories to makeup and even bagels, Jill has all of the items you’ll want in your wardrobe this summer.

Otto Cap

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The Makeup Tricks You Need to Try This Summer

9. Lucia Pica, Beauty creative consultant and makeup artist

“It’s important to work on the skin as a canvas before you work on the makeup. For me, what works best is Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum for hydrating the skin and creating a natural glow. To create a fresh summer glow with a slightly tanned, sun-kissed look, I like to use Chanel Les Beiges Eau de Teint or a translucent tinted moisturizer in one shade darker to give you that ‘just been away’ complexion.

I like to use a light bronzer across the bridge of the nose, high on the apple of the cheeks, a little bit on the forehead and on the sides of the cheek, so you’re not contouring but it looks like you’ve been in the sun for a bit. I also like to use balmy textures—what I really love are products you can use everywhere,

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