05/10/2012 08:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Babe Paley's Easy Summer Style...And How To Get It (PHOTOS)

"Mrs. P had only one flaw," Truman Capote said of his friend Babe Paley. "She was perfect. Other than that, she was perfect." The American socialite topped many best-dressed lists before being named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1958. Preceding the days of street style blogs, the former Vogue editor had one of the most influential personal styles of the '40s and '50s, prompting women to try to emulate her of-the-moment looks. Do you think Paley could stand alongside Anna Dello Russo, Taylor Tomasi Hill and other street style stars of today?

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La Garconne T-Shirt, Loehmann's Straw Hat, MAC Lipstick, Old Navy Khaki Shorts, Henrik Vibskov Scarf

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