The Quick Fix:

    Round Sunglasses

    You have fashion aficionados, actress Diane Kruger and designer Mary-Kate Olsen, to thank for the revival of teashades this season. Sleeker and more refined than the traditional hippie incarnation, Pre-Fall offers a host of souped-up round-framed styles, featuring mirror-shine lenses and sharp chrome framework.

    The modern muse:

    Alexa Chung

    In her signature shift dresses and pumps, the British model, TV presenter and author of upcoming style book, It, is a compelling vision of '60s-inspired cool. "I heavily reference that era because I think it suits me the most. I love the whole cat eye, pale-lipped, big-haired look," Chung tells us. Add a hit of retro modernity to your closet with a pastel-colored coat and glossy, two-tone tote. It (Penguin Books) is out September 5

    Work ladylike with a '60s twist, à la Alexa Chung

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    The Edit

    Words: Natalie Rigg. Photograph: Ellen Von Unwerth/Trunk Archive

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