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In the swim

It may not always be yellow or even itsy bitsy, but you can always count on polka dots to land on bikinis and other swimwear. You’ll find them on brightly colored swimsuits as well as in classic black and white or navy and white designs.

While dots are adorable on bikinis, also look for them on one-piece swimsuits, tankinis, swim skirts and even swim tees designed to be worn in and out of the water.

The long-sleeve version shown here from Lands’ End is designed from a fabric that provides UPF 50 protection against harmful UV rays.

Jackie O’s NYC style

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis made her home in New York for three decades – after the White House and before her death 20 years ago at the age of 64.

A new book, “New York Jackie: Pictures from Her Life in the City” (Chronicle Books, $19.95), features photographs of the former first lady taken during these years in Manhattan. One shows her riding her bike with a young John Jr. Others show her in the Viking Press offices where she worked.

“In many ways, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a quintessential New Yorker,” Nan A. Talese, senior vice president of Doubleday, writes in the introduction. “In a city that prides itself on style and anonymity for those who seek it, Jackie had both.”

Denim picks

If denim shorts are on your shopping list, whowhatwear.com may save you some legwork.

Here are a few of its top picks:

• Talula for Aritzia The OC Shorts ($60, http://us.aritzia.com ) in Light Vintage.

• Gap 1969 Raw-Edge High-Rise Denim Shorts ($55, www.gap.com ) in Galleon Wash.

• LOFT Curvy Denim Walking Shorts ($60, www.loft.com ) in White.

• H&M Printed Denim Shorts ($25, www.hm.com ) in Light Denim Blue.

You can view more picks at: http://www.whowhatwear.com/best-denim-shorts-womens-fashion-2014.

– MCT Information Services

And finally ...

“I’ve always loved independent women, outspoken women, eccentric women, funny women, flawed women. When someone says about a woman, ‘I’m sorry, that’s just wrong,’ I tend to think she must be doing something right.”

– Actress/author Diane Keaton in the introduction to her new book, “Let’s Just Say it Wasn’t Pretty” (Random House, $26).