1. Fabrics: Look for silk, washed cotton, jersey, and linen. Nothing should be pressed; pieces should be intentionally crinkled, like you just pulled them out of the dryer.
2. Colors: Stick to a stark palette of white, beige, gray, and blush.
3. Layering: Piling on separates is a simple way to nail this trend. The point isn't to add bulk; it's to add texture and interest.
Fuss-Free Style Alert: The news in dresses and skirts is their length: I'm loving midcalf or to-the-floor, even for day.
Left: Blouse, $195, and skirt, $195, DKNY. Shoes, Jenni Kayne. Center: Tunic, $330, and skirt, $255, Nicole Miller Collection. Shoes, Belle by Sigerson Morrison. Right: Dress, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, $295. Jacket, Silvio Liu, $391. Shoes, Disaya.