Courtesy of Chanel; Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

As the Resort 2011 collections come to a close, I’m left dreaming of sun, sand and my summer style. I love the always-bright color palettes and references to exotic locales where I, too, would like to vacation (hello, St. Tropez). While the retro prints and gorgeous day dresses won’t hit stores until October, you can use them now to inspire your summer look! Pair sweet gingham with bleached out jeans like Karl Lagerfeld did at Chanel, or reach for a bracelet-sleeve trench in bubble gum pink in lieu of a cardigan like Marc Jacobs suggested at Louis Vuitton. Click on the gallery for more summer style tips from Resort 2011.