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Under $100: Summer entertaining outfits

Looking for the perfect hostess outfit for summer entertaining? We show you three looks that will make you stand out at any event. Plus, everything is under $100!

The rooftop soiree

The rooftop soiree

There’s no better way to stand out as a hostess than with a statement-making necklace. The perfect, eye-catching necklace will not only look fabulous but will easily start up a conversation with your guests. Pair one with a classic black dress and neutral heels to really make a statement.

Miss Selfridge Bardot Skater Dress $38, Sheinside Black Suede Pumps $85, Wet Seal 19 Spike Statement Necklace $13


Jonathan Adler’s summer entertaining tips:

The home designer extraordinaire sits down with us to share his entertaining advice!

SheKnows: If you have one day to throw a summer party, what are your biggest tips?

Adler: Color, color, color! Color is one of my favorite tricks for any sort of decorating — and summer is the season for color. If you have time, find the most colorful stuff you can find to make your table festive.

SheKnows: Where is the best place to add color? To your centerpiece, place settings, etc.?

Adler: All color all the time! Throw it all together, and if you do it with conviction and abandon, it’s going to work!

SheKnows: What is the one home item you should splurge on when entertaining?

Adler: I think lighting. You should have tons of different light sources. Have the light come from all different areas with low wattage. Make sure your lamps look amazing!

The garden party

Take inspiration from your party by wearing a flirty, floral dress, combined with girly accessories. Curl your hair, apply pink blush and you will be the epitome of elegance.

The garden party

Topshop Tall Floral Dip Hem Dress $92, DV Dolce Vita Doris Charm Sandals $59, Forever 21 24-Piece Metal Bangle Set $4

The intimate dinner party

When the lights dim and the food is served, show up to the head of your table in a sexy red, knee-length dress. Sky-high heels and sparkly jewelry will only enhance this “power hostess” look.

The intimate dinner party

Dorothy Perkins Red Curve Panel Ponti Dress $59, Boohoo Aurora Patent Peeptoe Pumps, $70 Michael Kors Crystal Stud Earrings $55

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