Eiza Gonzalez arriving at the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Carnaval in Miami, Florida - March 4, 2017 Eiza Gonzalez arriving at the 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Carnaval in Miami, Florida - March 4, 2017

Tear your summer wardrobe apart with matching sets!

Aside from chicly showing off a bit of midriff, separates are so practical for the summer months. By midday, temps have risen and you’ll want to peel off that outer layer. By evening, you’ll want to throw that jacket back on again!

Fashionistas are observing a few new rules this season when it comes to styling separates. The first guideline? Stick to light colors and fun prints. Playful pastels serve well for a day off, whereas pale blue and cream linens are more professional and work appropriate. The second rule has everything to do with texture and weight.  Just remember, lighter is better. That means everything from flowy skirts to lace Ermanno Scervino suits (as worn by Doina Ciobanu) are fair game! — jas