Glam Slam: The Friday Five: Summer Hot List

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TGIF!!!!! I am beyond ready for the long holiday weekend and heading out of town — yay! If you need some quick warm weather style and lifestyle inspiration, People StyleWatch reveals its hottest picks for summer. The must-have items include:

MAXIDRESSES
“This staple of summer is now popping up with bright colors and bold patterns,” says Holly Carter, beauty director, People StyleWatch. “It’s a favorite of many celebrities including Lauren Conrad (pictured) and Jessica Simpson. This year you’ll find high-low hemlines, patterns and flowy fabrics.”

BRAIDS
The newest style is a sideswept French-braid — just like the one Katniss wears in “The Hunger Games”! This is a nice playful look for summertime. (Check out Nicole Richie rocking the look!)

HUE OF THE SEASON
Coral is the hot color, and it works well on toes or as a bright, notice-me shade on lips. The trick is to find the right shade for your skin tone — generally, the deeper your skin tone, the deeper the coral.

HEAD SCARVES
They can be a wonderful hair accessory when the temperatures go up. It instantly adds a level of coolness to a casual look. Celeb stylist June Ambrose says she loves bold, printed scarves to up the style factor of a simple updo.

STYLISH PHONE CASES
They’re great for protecting your phone at the beach and the pool. Now there are fun features like built in pockets where you can store your money or credit cards. Celebs love these!

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--Ryan Patterson

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