When we think of summer dressing, we like to think classic, all-American style. These days, Americana doesn't necessarily mean Nantucket reds and preppy plaids. Rather, we like to think of "all-American" as classic, worn-in wardrobe staples that always look great no matter what the occasion -- from the beach, to a bike ride, to a barbecue.

This summer, our contributors are especially loving fit-and-flare skirts, maxi dresses, and easy shorts and tees combos. You won't catch them in anything too fussy -- just simple styles that look and feel great. Red, white and blue are optional, but always welcome. Click through the gallery above to see their takes on a classic American summer aesthetic.

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