Even as we face challenging global circumstances, we're hoping to make the best of the summer season and find some lightness and balance in our lives, as well as in our wardrobes. Today's pieces are all about ease and, since they're easy to mix and match, one thing you don't have to worry about is how to put them together.
Finding a great white T-shirt can be a challenge. Citizens of Humanity makes this one in a terrific, high quality, thick fabric that isn't see-through. It's also the perfect length. It can be left out or tucked in. And the roll sleeve detail gives it a little extra style.
We can't say enough good things about this Nili Lotan blouse. It's making a repeat appearance on the blog for good reason. It's uber flattering and so lightweight you barely know you're wearing a thing. The solid black is very chic but it also comes in ivory.
Nili Lotan also makes this great white shirt. It's a little more structured and an easy choice for day or evening. Wear it with a little pair of shorts or a wide-leg or skinny pant. You can also think of it as a bathing suit cover-up with the sleeves rolled up.
For when you want something a little extra, check out this Dries van Noten top. Wear it with shorts or a wide legged pant this summer. Or, tuck it into a denim pencil skirt. Don't be afraid to roll the sleeves and give it a more casual look.
Mirth makes this beautiful cotton dress in such a pretty light-pink color. We like it with the ties left open. It's a really versatile piece you can wear as a cover up or as a tunic over a longer length skinny short or pant.
This cute T shirt dress (belt optional) is made by Citizens of Humanity and it repeats the flattering rolled sleeve detail of their white T profiled above. You know if you look good in beige and if you do, this is a super easy option to wear with black or brown sandals.
This Apiece Apart striped dress has been Jen's go-to this summer. It has a very flattering neckline and everyone looks great in navy and white. It's better suited to the taller crowd (5'6" and over).
No one does florals better than Dries van Noten and this floral cotton shirtdress is a great example. It can easily be dressed up with a heeled sandal or can be worn more casually with flats. Unbutton a few buttons and pop the collar. You could even put an obi belt with it. Summer is an ideal season to invest in a designer like Dries because the fabrics tend to be less expensive and the pieces are priced accordingly.
Natalie Martin, also known for her florals, makes this pretty sundress. Size down one size for the perfect fit since it's a bit voluminous. Jen has been wearing NM dresses for years and they really go the distance.
For a super simple, casual look, check out this tank dress by Kule. It has the perfect hint of preppy and it's easy to throw on with a sandal and hat and go.
This pretty 'atelier' dress by Ann Mashburn is another versatile piece that can be dressed up or down. It comes with an optional sash (just don't the tie the sash in a bow - stick with a simple knot in the front or back). It comes in this subtle navy leopard but we also like the solid white or pale blue.
If you haven't adopted the wide-leg pant yet, now is a great time to experiment. We love this one by Nili Lotan. The vibe is slouchy and cool and you can wear it all summer long. The monochromatic look pictured here is super chic. Wear it with a wedge or sneaker or flat sandal.
Apiece Apart makes this Merida pant in many colors, but we love this light pink because it goes so beautifully with summer whites. It's high waisted and runs small, so you may want to size up.
Another easy staple by Nili Lotan, you will want to wear these neutral green army pants all summer long. They're a great summer alternative to the jeans we all wear the rest of the year. The ankle side zip can be left up or down to change up the taper. We like them with a sneaker or Birkenstock for running around. These can, and should, replace any khaki pants you have lying around from the 90s.
You can't beat these comfortable, elastic waist, linen blend shorts for $49 from J. Crew. Wear them with a little T-shirt or blouse. They come in a ton of colors but we love the navy or army green.