Welcome to Palm Springs (aka your summer 2023 lookbook)

Take your style on a trip this summer to the West Coast—the land where the palm trees, cacti and oversized pool floaties grow...and somehow the '70s never ended...but it's also always Coachella season? You know the place. What to pack? Bright colors, preptastic silhouettes, funky patterns and matching everything. Let's flamin-goooo!

Classic for a reason

Shirt, $14, Rainbow Shops. Shorts, $25, I Love Tyler Madison. Hat, $29, Peta + Jain. Necklace, $17, Urban Outfitters. Bracelet stack, $27, Madewell.

Prep is anything but stuffy when you style it like this. A cropped, hot pink polo with a contrasting kelly green collar and stripes, a coordinating golf-course ready bucket hat and shortie gingham shorts take this look from caddy cutie to poolside perfection.

It's a whole vibe

Blazer, $86, bikini top, $27, and pants, $67, Lili Sidonio. Shoes, $40, Madden Girl. Hair clips, $11, and charm bracelet, $10, Claire's. Sunnies, $135, Genny. Earrings, $18, Madewell. Necklace, $90, Maison Miru. Bracelet as an anklet, $48, Air & Anchor.

Sure, you could wear a "swim cover-up." But you could also wear a tropical, brushstroke-print bikini with a matching blazer and drawstring pants and top it all off with strappy sandals. No pressure or anything, but you know which one we'd tell you to choose, right?

Pretty in pinks

Shirt, $20, Forever 21. Pants, $125, I Love Tyler Madison. Shoes, $90, Aldo. Hair clips, $11, pearl necklace as waist beads, $20, and sunnies, $20, all Claire's. Earrings, $30, BaubleBar. Necklace, $102, Air & Anchor. Bag, $25, Shein.

This is California Dreams Barbiecore in full force. We love the baby pink cropped tank, pastel printed pedal pushers and an accessory pack every kindergartener would open a lemonade stand to buy: cotton-candy-colored platform slides, oversized beaded earrings and the cutest pink mini bag you ever did see. Doll-sized, one might even say.

That '70s chick

Top and shorts, $45 each, Peppermayo. Sunnies, $68, Yesglasses. Earrings, $25, bracelet, $20, and clutch, $18, H&M. Necklace, $7, Rainbow Shops. Rings, $13 for the set, Claire's.

Orange you glad to see a matching knit set? Balance the cozy fabric with timeless summer staples: a cropped cut, citrusy colors and a palm-frond print. The fringe-y collar necklace and rose-tinted round sunnies are groovy extras, but practically essential.

Candy stripe queen

Matching set, $32, Qteey. Boots, $23, Rainbow Shops. Hat, $54, Boots N Bags Heaven. Earrings, $30, and necklace, $60, Berricle. Bracelet, $20, Zara. Bag, $282, Sensi Studio.

Pajama-inspired, Starburst-hued beachwear is suddenly ready for a night on the town when you add a kicky white Western boot. And that pompom embellished tote? Frank the Flamingo approves.

One (butter)fly fit

Top, $20, skirt, $30, and earrings, $10, Forever 21. Shoes, $290, Alterre. Necklace, $13, hair claws, $9, rings, $13 for a set, and bracelets, $17 for the set, all Claire's.

Balance a daring puff-sleeve crop top with sweetness from a flowy floral midi skirt and butterfly-encrusted sandals—and a butterfly clip-adorned pony, while we're at it.

Lime time

Top, $12, and shoes, $20, Rainbow Shops. Skirt, $25, Forever 21. Sunnies, $165, Genny. Earrings, $10, and rings, $13 for the set, Claire's. Bracelet, $70, Marc Jacobs.

Say hi to the underboob top, this summer's most controversial trend. The best way to keep it sweet? A sour colored, surfer-girl mock turtleneck. Pair it with a pleated skirt, suspenders and cat-eye sunnies for standout style without the scandal.

Photographed by Mike Azria. Styled by Lo VonRumpf. Hair by George Fragkioudakis. Makeup by Sophia Hutch. Story edited for digital coverage by Kathleen O'Neill.

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by Sara Gaynes Levy | 6/23/2023