School’s Out for Summer: Vibrant Hot-Weather Looks on the Runway

School is officially out for summer at (most) schools across the country, which means we're all in for an eye full of brightly-colored sundresses, printed hot pants and stomach-baring tops.

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School is officially out for summer at (most) schools across the country, which means we're all in for an eye full of brightly colored sundresses, printed hot pants and stomach-baring tops. At Karen Walker, colorful beach bags were paired with striped linen tops to create a modern beachy vibe.
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Vena Cava's cheery spring collection offered up a number of sexy jersey separates, including this color-blocked halter top.
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Flirty sundresses with bow-like shoulder embellishments from Bensoni are just the thing to beat the summer heat.
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Tie-dye is practically a summertime prerequisite, and nobody did it better this season than Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel.
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Island-inspired separates at Christian Dior conjure up a tropical vacation circa 1943.
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Mini-dresses in unusual prints are a summer staple, but Cushnie et Ochs gave the look a more sophisticated spin with high necklines and scooped shoulders.
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A favorite at car washes and poolside parties, hot-pants made a major comeback on the runways this season. Marc Jacob's pink-printed variety would be perfect paired with platforms and a blouse-y silk top.
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Print-master Matthew Williamson sent out a series of tummy cut-out dresses in faded leopard print on his spring runway.
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Michael Kors' laid-back spring/summer collection took inspiration from beachy California style and surfer-girl chic.
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For a decidedly more grown-up take on the skimpy summer look, Phillip Lim offered up a variety of textured mini-dresses with lattice-like midsections.
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Preen's white bandeau top would make a flirty wardrobe addition layered beneath breezy vests and jackets.
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Rachel Comey's white eyelet separates for summer strike the right balance between prissy and hip.
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Granted, strappy elastic "harnesses" aren't right for everyone, but we can still get behind Rag & Bone's clean silk shorts in pale nude for summer.
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Suno's collection was a study in all-out summertime exuberance, with extra-short hot pants and printed bikini tops.
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Thakoon paired lingerie-like bra tops with light linen pantsuits to create a look that was at once grown-up and alluring.
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