We’re all about the details - and the elegant lace detailing on this skirt has such a beautiful texture. If you love it too, sign up at Zara to be one of the first to get the skirt - it hasn’t hit stores yet.
$59.90 at Zara.
June may mark the start of summer, but for most of us, it’s not the end of the rainy season. What’s the secret to a great summery rainy day look? As always - layers. Your foundation should feel seasonally appropriate - but you can be prepared to stay out of the rain with a few glamourous rainy day accessories. Here’s how to get our East Coast prep version of the summery rainy day look:
1. Start with a classic preppy foundation - a pair of nantucket reds with a vibrant green blouse. The pink and green combo definitely feels feminine - but with a dose of American Trad.
2. Slip on your trenchcoat. No need to go fancy here - a classic double breasted style in a putty color will do. (Bonus points for playing with color here though!)
3. It’s raining out - so grab your wellies (gold for a little glamour) and your umbrella before you hit the road.
How would you dress for a rainy day? Share your style in the comments!
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!
Rumor has it that this paisley print was discovered on a dress in a thrift store by the J Crew design team. We’re simply delighted by it - so bright and vibrant. Cotton short features a 3" inseam.
$59.50 at J Crew.
Who says you can’t pair prints with prints? The trick is to choose patterns that work together instead of against one another. Choose a theme - a color, a motif, or a repeat size - and carry it through the prints in the look. Here’s how to get the look:
1. Start with an eye-catching blouse in a multi-color vibrant print. We love the abstract imagery on this silk blouse.
2. You could pair the blouse with a bottom in a color that features prominently in the multi-colored top - but it’s more fun to opt for a color that plays off of the top. To complement the reds, blues, and purples in the blouse, we chose a green skirt. It really makes the reds in the top pop.
3. Make a statement with your accessories. Continue to play with print with a flowery handbag (notice the purple that picks up on the purple in the blouse) and a skull print scarf.
4. Finish off the look with a pair of chunky heels. Notice the purple platform that echoes the purple in the blouse.
How would you pair print and pattern? Share your style in the comments!
Elegance isn’t just for eveningwear. We love the look of a long dress during the daytime - and with a high low hemline, the full-length dress is easier than ever to wear, even when it’s in a neon bright color. Here’s how to get the look that will take you from day to evening:
1. Start with your high-low neon dress, the centerpiece of your look.
2. For daytime, temper the neon bright with a neutral: a peachy pink biker jacket that adds a bit of a (girly) edge. You can remove the jacket for cocktail hour and beyond.
3. Finish off the look with a pair of sunglasses, some minty green heels (feel free to switch them for flats during the daytime), and a playful clutch.
How would you wear a neon dress? Share your style in the comments!
Get your flower print on in a comfy high-low tee. We love the watercolor-esque pattern - so pretty and so feminine.
$48 at Need Supply.
We’re not girly girls, but we admit that we’re crushing on the color pink. Pink is warm, it’s fun, and it can carry a look. Hint #1: Darker shades of pink feel less frou-frou. Hint #2: If you mix different shades of pink, it doesn’t feel too matchy matchy. Here’s how to get the look:
1. Start with your two pink pieces: a peachy pink biker jacket, and a reddish pink pair of short shorts.
2. Pair these pinks with a flowery top to accentuate the femininity of the pink pieces.
3. What goes with pink? A pair of bright red sunglasses, which add a pop of cool to the look.
4. Finish off the look with neutral accessories in warm shades: a pair of brown sandals and a tan barrel handbag.
How would you wear pink? Share your style in the comments!
Even if you can’t afford to splurge on a quilted Chanel bag, you can still carry one…or at least a picture of one. We’re digging these trompe l’oeil tote bags by cheeky new label Thursday Friday. One part luxury, one part humor - and 100% stylish.
$85.24 (sale, originally $121.77) at ASOS.
Earn your fashion stripes this season by wearing stripes. They need not be basic - it’s all about what you pair them with. We love pairing stripes with bright colors and fun textures for a look that’s truly vibrant. See why we’re smitten by stripes?
1. Start with a horizontal striped top. We chose a classic black and white sleeveless style. Notice the thin stripes, which tend to be more flattering than thick stripes.
2. Contrast the black and white stripes with a brightly colored skirt. The springy green skirt gives life to the stripes.
3. Add a touch of texture to the look, which is so heavy on pattern. The ostrich feathers lining the bottom of the white blazer give the look an ethereal feel.
4. Add more stripes with a chevron striped clutch in a eye-popping yellow color.
5. Finish off the look with a pair of old school Hollywood oversized sunglasses and a pair of black and brown wedge heels.
How do you wear your stripes? Share your style in the comments!