June 1st, 2012
We’re welcoming summer with bright colors, cheeky prints, and stripes stripes stripes. Whether you’re headed to the office or to the outdoors, you’ll be set with this capsule collection of vibrant twists on the basics. (You’ll notice that we made an extra effort to keep the price points on these pieces down. While some pieces are a bit pricey, most are under $100.)
Today, we’ll outline the 16 key pieces you’ll want this month to keep your wardrobe on point. And throughout June, we’ll show you how to mix and match these pieces, along with standard basics that everyone has in their closet, into key looks that you can recreate with your own wardrobe. From left to right, top to bottom, here are the 16 pieces you’ll want to have in your closet this month.
The Elegant Bomber Jacket
J. Crew Sequinned Linen Bomber Jacket | $400 at Net-a-Porter
Linen never looked so elegant - we love the luxurious sequin detailing.
The Striped Sweater
Popstripe Cardigan | $78 at Madewell
Don’t you find the neon blue stripes mesmerizing?
The Contrast Collared Sweater
Markus Lupfer Sequin Collar Wool Sweater | $410 at Net-a-Porter
A gold sequin collar turns this staple into something special.
The Denim Jacket
Current/Elliott Snap Star Print Denim Jacket | $295 at Net-a-Porter
We’re not the only ones seeing stars on this denim jacket.
The Bright Tank
Tagalong Tank | $32 at Madewell
It’ll be your summertime go-to tank thanks to the cozy feel and the vibrant pink color.
The Striped Tank
Striped Tagalong Tank | $35 at Madewell
If you’re in the mood for stripes instead of brights, you’re in luck.
The Bow Tied Cami
Silk Bow Cami | $98 at J Crew
What’s the ultimate effortless summer accessory? The bow tie.
The Tropical Print Tank
Juicy Couture Tropical Print Tank | $88 at Net a Porter
Get away (style-wise) with this exotic tropical print tank.
The City Short
Summerweight Chino Short | $49.50 at J Crew
Long and lean, these shorts are the sophisticated cousins of the standard chino short.
The Bright Short
5" Chino Short | $45 at J Crew
Bright green really perks up this pair of chino shorts.
The Printed Top
Embellished Sleeveless Shirt | $84 at Topshop
We don’t know what we love more - the peter pan collar or the subtle print on this shirt.
The Minty Fresh Mini
Classic Mini in Double Serge Cotton | $89.50 at J Crew
Spearmint never looked so sophisticated.
The Polka Dot Pant
J Crew Cafe Polka Dot Capri Pants | $120 at Net-a-Porter
Patterned pants, done geometric style.
The Leather Pants
Laurella Leather Pants | $495 at All Saints
Texture is what makes these pants special.
The Peachy Pink Pants
Toothpick Jean in Garment Dyed Twill | $125 at J Crew
This toothpick thin jean comes in a rainbow of colors - but we love this peachy pink color for its versatility.
The Striped Pencil Skirt
No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Deck Stripe | $118 at J Crew
What we love about this striped skirt is that it creates the illusion of super long legs - a real win!
Let the inspiration begin!