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By Zoe Malliaros

A graphic t-shirt, a simple skirt and neutral heels make for an effortless, yet stylish, summer ensemble, and who doesn't love that? We all have our favorite t-shirt (or two) that we simply can't let go of, and those shoes you want to wear with, well, every outfit. Luckily this summer is all about this kind of look -- a relaxed style with almost a vacation-esque feel to it. Light colors, easy matches and an outcome that highlights the laid back aura that surrounds summer.

If you're just beginning to catch onto this kind of a look, have no fear. It's for everyone: young, old, tall, short or whatever else you could possibly be, this style will complement you so well. Stores like Gap, J.Crew and Madewell are your best bets. Stock up on v-neck tees and graphic tees with simple designs or words on them. Boyfriend jeans and khaki or colored khaki pants make a great pair to those tops. Casual cotton skirts and chino shorts are perfect, too. If you're looking for a little extra kick, try a skirt with a flare or a higher waist. The key to an effortless look is creating it with pieces you love and want to wear. To put your own spin on it, add some color and subtle accessories. Basic pieces, shoes and colors are the name of the game here. Don't think (or try) too hard and you'll be golden. After all, summer is meant to be relaxing, so portray that in what you wear and you'll have an even better season.

Less is more.

xx, ZM

From zmalfashion.com/.