Think the only way to get multiple colors into your look is to indulge in busy patterns or been-there-done-that stripes? No way. Look into sophisticated ombré or dip dying (it's not as hippie as it sounds, we promise!) A subtle—or not-so-subtle—gradation of color allows you to beef up boring black or white by adding a wash of inky hue. Take cues from these three pieces, on sale at Urban Outfitters, as to how to wear ombré at its best.
A filament-thin blouse by Silence & Noise ($50, was $68) in a creamy hue gets a little contrast thanks to a dark, dip-dyed hem. It's a new twist on standard black and white that's elegant and not too obvious.
Lux's barely-there halter dress ($40, was $78) is perfect for long summer nights. Gauzy and gorgeous, the grapey ombré wash will hide any accidental wine spills (can't say the same for spaghetti sauce, but how much can you expect one dress to do?)
Go for casual cool in this tri-colored racerback henley ($20, was $28). Sorbet-inspired raspberry and peach pieces complement a bright white tank that's blushing and anything but blah.
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Get up to 60% off Free People, Joie and BCBG at Bluefly's B*Fly boutique.