In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest trends. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday, then try out the trend yourself and tweet your look using #HowToWearIt.

Maybe it’s the retro Brigitte Bardot (pictured, above) beach babe vibe, or the patriot in me, but I love nothing more than a blue-and-white palette for summer weekends. Finding new ways to wear them other then the striped tee and white denim combo is a challenge I happily accept. For starters, I am really into shopping sets like the one pictured above from Topshop (top, $60, topshop.com; bottom, $64, topshop.com). It looks great together but can also be broken down and mixed with a wide leg trouser or white tee (conveniently making it the perfect packing item for a beach weekend).

Other essentials I love to mix in with my stripes: the perfect black bikini, a Panama hat, a pair of espadrilles, a white sunglass with some tortoise detail, and a simple playful ring.

Just a few accessories can recreate a different look for the whole weekend. Not to mention it all fits in to a weekend tote.  Happy 4th!

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From left: Prism espadrilles, $228, matchesfashion.com, Chloé bikini, $379, matchesfashion.com, The Row sunglasses, $394, matchesfashion.com, Sensi Studio hat, $125, net-a-porter.com, Kate Spade Saturday tote, $190, saturday.com, Stella Valle ring, $195, stellavalle.com

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