As I was searching for some inspiration for possible new sunglasses, I came across style icons Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair (great movie and will watch again on my upcoming trip). Not only the eyewear but the fisherman sweater, trench, headscarf, and neutral tones have me thinking they exude cool, perfect style. These pics also reaffirm that all these pieces should be in everyone’s wardrobe. They are timeless and classic. What else can I say? I just recently checked off the fisherman sweater and love it. I will be trying on the SM iconic style Persol’s 649- Originals as well as the ISBA from Oliver Peoples. Trenches and scarves, every stylish designer has their take in this department. So find your favorite and it will be worth the investment.
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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
Here is something to kick off your weekend mood. Adding Santigold’s latest 10 track dancehall inspired release of Gold Fire Sessions to my playlist! You should too. It is just what we need to keeping us grooving through August. Play this all day long!
Short Black and Gold Grid
Red Pom Pom
White Bib Grid
Blue Button Dhaka
Black Caftan with Pom Pom
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.
Collapsing Neck Cocoon Top
Slim Short Sleeved Shirt
Ribbed Jersey Vest Top
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.
Wide Elastic Cotton Skirt
Handkerchief- Hem Poplin Skirt
A-Line-Wrap Over Skirt
Skirt With Folded Waist Band
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.
Sleeveless Jersey Jumpsuit
Belted Cotton Jumpsuit
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!
Be it poolside, beach strolls, or city walks, you can find your summer stride with Soludos. Loving their refreshing spin on the classic espadrille. Summer footwear that you can slide into and wear with anything. Making it effortless as you walk out the door. Soludos is based in Soho, New York with travel as their inspiration to creating shoes and accessories for your everyday life adventures. They are thoughtfully designed with comfort, price, quality, and personality. Soludos have taken something basic and raised their game with a playful twist. I have the black slides and love them. They are just easy and neutral.
images from Soludos