Summer Style Inspiration from Nicole Richie and More

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Although it may be raining here in the northeast, summer really is just around the corner and inspiration is aplenty. Whether you're deciding what look to work this summer — be it denim cut-offs or long floral maxi dresses — or just need style inspiration for a new piece in your wardrobe, these fashionable celebs have some great recommendations. 

Hanneli Mustaparta in a tunic and black purse.Kate Bosworth in light denim.Nicole Ritchie in a summer dress.

Images: Hanneli, Ryan Fu/WENN, Drew Altizer/WENN

A floaty summer dress and espadrilles are summer staples, but take a tip from Hanneli Mustaparta and opt for a vintage dress with unusual details. The flouncy sleeves on Hanneli's dress give it a dramatic edge, and she's paired it with teeny black shorts for easier summer wear. Although it's not quite suitable for a scorching hot New York City day, Kate Bosworth's pastel colored outfit is perfect for those days when you need to throw on a light sweater and run some errands. Let her pink sweater inspire you to inject some color into your summer wardrobe! Every girl needs a bright dress, and Nicole Richie's red fitted dress with a flirty full skirt can take you from the park with brogues and a fedora, to dinner with nude heels and gold accessories. 

Vanessa Jackman in a white summer dress.DJ Harley Viera-Newton in a summer outfit.

Images: Vanessa Jackman & RuDJour

A simple white oversized dress with a vintage feel, as seen in this street (or beach) snap, is a great summer style. The sheer fabric means you can pair it with white shorts, denim cut-offs, and introduce color through a neon bra or tank top. Be creative!  Super DJ Harley Viera-Newton knows how to inject summer into your wardrobe — a splash of color through an accessory! A classic lace dress, paired with a bright scarf, bracelet, or bag, gets the summer started off right.