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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

A is for Abs–the Tracy Anderson way

The one body part we all want to finally get in tip top shape.And if Tracy Anderson's method works for Gwyneth Paltrow, we're sold. MUST-WATCH: Tracy Anderson's 5 ways to sculpt your abs

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

B is for Bronzed, golden skin

The easist ways to get glowing, bronzed skin, minus the sun exposure. GALLERY: The best bronzer's of the summer

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

C is for the Canadian Tuxedo (no, really)

Yep, it's back, endorsed by street style stars the world over. Your inspiration? Britney and Justin's matching denim circa 2001, the awesomeness of which may never be matched. GALLERY: How to wear the Canadian tuxedo

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

D is for Dresses–100+ summer dresses

We can't get enough of summer's astonishing selection of dresses, from maxi to pleated to fit and flare. Bonus: They're so easy to wear. Step one: Put on dress. Step two: Add shoes. Step three: You're welcome. FASHION GUIDE: Summer's best dresses

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

E is for Eyeliner–10 ways to wear it

Smudged, smoked, winged or flat -- eyeliner is this season's hottest beauty trend you need to wear now. MUST-READ: Everything you need to know about eyeliner

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

F is for Festival fashion essentials

Get out your fringed bags, cut-offs and willingness to get muddy in the name of music—we're officially in the full swing of festival season. GALLERY: Music festival style must-haves

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

G is for Glow (from head to toe)

Radiant skin from head to toe ... whether you're at the beach, on a patio or at the cottage. GALLERY: 8 beach bag beauty essentials

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

H is for Hot weather makeup that stays put

Melt-proof your makeup with these pro tips. MUST-READ: Melt-proof makeup tips

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

I is for Ice cream pastels (sweet!)

Our pick for summer's prettiest fashion trend? Pastels in super sweet shades of mint, watermelon and lilac. MUST-READ: Your Beach Style Special

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

J is for Joffrey (Lupul, because he's amazing)

Thanks to his gig with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Joffrey Lupul is usually associated more with ice than sand, but the style-savvy forward can rock a patterned summer suit like no one else. MUST-READ: Your summer style guide featuring Joffrey Lupul

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

K is for Kicks to fall in love with

Summer footwear is all about ease this season: sandals, sneakers and flats that make coming down to earth a very stylish proposition. GALLERY: 10 shoes to wear instead of flip flops

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

L is for LBDs you can dress up and down

Of course all you want to wear are vibrant pops of colour, but don't neglect the elegant possibilities of the warm weather little black dress. Consider it your go-to for the ballet, brunch at the Four Seasons, and (ooh) Shakespeare in the Park. GALLERY: 10 chic summer LBDs for every budget

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

M is for Mani (make it last!)

Push the limits with your manicure by making it last through a week's worth of parties, beach time and shopping. GALLERY: Bright nail polish for summer

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

N is for New, crazy cool, OTT shades

Banish your black Ray-Bans until fall—summer 2014 is all about throwing shade on the wild side. GALLERY: 10 totally OTT must-have summer sunglasses

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

O is for Overalls, cool girl styles

The '90s fashion staple returns. Do you know where your denim shirt (and crop tops!) are? GALLERY: 10 overalls you need to own now

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

P is for Patio (time to sip a cocktail)

This is the summer you become the person who crafts a killer cocktail in no time flat. (Trust.) GALLERY: 4 delicious summer cocktails to try

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

Q is for Quick beauty fixes

That makeup smudge won't get in the way of your summer fun thanks to these quick makeup fixes. MUST-READ: The best waxing tips for summer

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

R is for Rio (your new dream destination)

The hottest destination in the world right now is high on our travel radar. MUST-READ: Your ultimate Brazil travel guide

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

S is for Swimsuits for EVERY body type

We get it: swimsuit shopping is brutal on the level of a broken heart, a designer shoe that's only available in a 35, and thinking there's one more cookie in the jar only to be cruelly informed otherwise. On the plus side, there are some truly amazing summer 2014 suits. May the force be with you. GALLERY: 12 catwalk swimsuits you can actually wear

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

T is for Tan (the fake kind)

Vow to fake it, not bake it this summer with the very best in self tanners. GALLERY: 10 self-tanners that won't leave you orange

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

U is for UVB/UVA protection (a must!)

No more questions, ladies. SPF is a must. We round up these latest need-to-know facts about sun protection. MUST-READ: Need-to-know sunscreen facts

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

V is for Very, very pretty dresses

We admit it: we're obsessed. GALLERY: 20 super pretty summer dresses for every budget

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

W is for World Cup (and the shirtless players who come with it)

Enough said. GALLERY: 13 shirtless reasons to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

X is for Expose–go on, try the sheer trend

Sheer may be summer's most daring fashion trend, but we predict you'll love it once you try it. Hint: start with sheer accents and then work your way up to Marc Jacobs' sheer floor-length dress. GALLERY: 10 absolute best swimsuits of summer

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

Y is for Your prettiest wedding day hair

Whether you're the bride or not, these hairstyles are worth swooning over. GALLERY: 5 great beach-to-bar outfits for summer

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014

Z is for Zzzzzz on one of these beaches

Because it's summer. And because summer was made for napping on a chill beach. GALLERY: Your best head-to-toe beach style looks

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26 reasons to love Summer 2014