Sometimes you just need a suit that is up for the task with no fuss, looks good, and is sporty. A swimsuit that says I am here to have fun. Nike delivers with their classic racer back one-piece. Lots of fun colors to choose from for those who prefer to go bright and bold!
Ahhh that feeling of summer. Time to welcome the season with a brighter and lighter wardrobe. Personally I love swapping out my black denim for my white denim. White tees so easy. I am also not afraid of getting them dirty! Don’t think precious and perfect. A sandy bottom, rolled wet cuffs or a little chain grease means you are not holding back on your summer fun. Take care of your clothes so they last. Stains just add character. Happy Summer!
image: Peter Lindbergh for Harper’s Bazaar off Pinterest
Love this summer travel hat from Tracy Watts. A foldable hat that you can tuck into its sweet travel bag. Besides that fact, you can wear it with everything and you can pack it in your suitcase! On a long haul flight, the last thing you want to do is guard your straw hat from getting crushed. The Dune Asymmetrical Fedora comes in a natural color with white, melon, or blue stitching. They are handmade. The raw edging is perfection!
(If you like hats take a peek at an earlier post about Lola Hats)
images from Tracy Watts, made in Brooklyn, New York
It is HOT these days and adding a few more caftans into the summer mix feels minimal! They are effortless and chic. Slide one over a swimsuit or a slip to give you an easy day to evening look. These particular caftans are from Two and are made in New York. A favorite of mine. I am never disappointed with their modern take on the simple caftan. They are made from hand woven textiles and Saris from India. Caftans are the perfect solution to dressing light and perfect for a summer getaway. I will say that Two is on the expensive side, but buy one and your cost per wear will prove to be in your favor by the end of the summer.
images from Two
Madewell doesn’t need an introduction. They can really make your life easy with their stylish everyday pieces and reasonable prices. Here are five of my summer favorites off Net-A-Porter’s already well-edited selection . These are perfect for that weekend get away. BTW stripes and floral play off each other really well. Now just add your swimsuit, sun hat, slip ons, and tote. Off you go!
images from Net-A-Porter
From time to time, I browse the COS website. They offer fresh classic silhouettes. I personally like their clean aesthetic. I have rounded up a few updated modern pieces for those sunny days.
Three basic and easy to wear tops. The white blouse has a sweet neckline but not too girly. The navy button down shirt is a slim fit with a bit of a longer sleeve that would look nice cuffed a couple of times for a casual out and about look. The basic tank needs no reason.
Four perfect skirts that will take you from day to evening. The first white skirt is a lovely A line style with an unexpected side slit. The beige skirt sits on the hips with a feminine hem line that is oh so chic. The vibrant green skirt looks so crisp! Loving the last white skirt with its folded over waistband and straight fit. It is relaxed, casual, and weekend ready.
The one and done way of dressing! Jumpsuits are no fuss and can be dressed up or down. An oversized blazer can instantly transform this casual day look straight into an evening out with friends.
images from COS. FYI all pieces are 100% cotton and prices don’t break the bank!
Porter x Parley + contributing editor Anja Rubik + photographer Mario Sorrenti = one hell of an issue. Anja aka an eco-warrior is absolutely stunning in Porter’s new Summer Escape Issue. She is a well known fashion model but Anja has a strong voice in bringing awareness to saving the ocean. She is an active participant and a spokesperson for the environmental organization, Parley for Oceans. Parley for Oceans focuses on plastic pollution but more importantly they offer a platform for creative thinkers and leaders to collaborate their efforts to save our oceans. Wait till you see the fashion, the art, the beauty, and the highlighted players that are rallying behind the deep blue ocean.
images from Porter Magazine