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5 Impulse Buys You Won't Regret Come Summer

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    While our add-to-cart habits tend to forgo caution, the resulting purchases are usually pieces we're totally smitten with — for the moment, at least. But after we put 'em through their first few wears, the question becomes, how can we turn these instant obsessions into lasting closet front-runners? The easy answer: Work your layers. Chances are, if you go with styles that you'd wear on their own in July, you can layer (or strategically pair) them now.

    So, to make our impulse buys a little more worth it, we're taking five on-trend TOPSHOP pieces and giving them the spring and summer treatment. Meaning, looks that easily mix and match for chilly nights now and show a little skin for balmy heat waves later. The picks at play? Everything from slip dresses and bustiers to miniskirts and off-the-shoulder blouses. See our solutions for the seasonal shifts ahead, and follow our lead on finally putting the wear-once-and-toss move to rest.

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    The Off-The-Shoulder Blouse
    For spring...
    It's safe to say the cold-shoulder look is at its peak. And it's everywhere because it's pretty much perfect — simple, flattering, and just revealing enough. To jump on this trend bandwagon now, give the typical denim pairing a break and instead try a boho spin with roomy floral pants. The wooden wedges are practical and stylish, with warm two-tone leather straps that play up the hue in the trousers. Grab a bag that contrasts the feminine top, like this camel-colored backpack.

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    For summer...
    The shoulder-baring blouse's charm doesn't have to end here. Keep it going through the summer with a less-is-more approach: Paired with breezy lace-trimmed shorts, a heat wave's got nothing on your style. Play up the summer vibes with sunny yellow touches like sunglasses and woven slip-on sandals.

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    The Slip Dress
    For spring...
    What's better than getting away with wearing a slip — practically pajamas — IRL? Owning the look with the addition of a PJ-style top. A striped button-up will also inject a much-needed and seasonally appropriate color punch. The blouse can be worn over the dress — unbuttoned and tied at the waist — or underneath for a more sophisticated take. Block-heeled oxfords will ground the otherwise light look.

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    For summer...
    Part with the shirt and chunky shoe combo for minimal details that won't leave you schvitzing in the heat. A chic neck scarf and cheeky slip-ons totally fit that bill. Instead of feeling weighed down by a heavy leather bag, opt for a light linen clutch.

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    The Denim Jacket
    For spring...
    There's no denying a denim jacket can be worn year-round — it's all in how you style it. For spring, try an unexpected pairing with a wrap-style jumpsuit — a soft pastel will perfectly complement the light-wash denim. And since extreme heat isn't an issue, you can give these strappy heels a go without worrying about the potential for blisters. Slip in simple geometric earrings to polish off the look.