The start of summer doesn’t mean an end to layering; it calls for a gradual transition to lighter fabrics and pieces that mix clean lines with softer shapes. Begin with a smooth foundation such as some new t-tops, a ribbed vest or a silk top. A sleek first layer can also accommodate the addition of fashion accents, from culottes to stripes. You could stick to a neutral palette to create a relaxed yet refined ensemble. Navy and white, dark and light creates a graphic contrast. Then focus on texture, material, and shape. Be inspired by new wide legged trousers and a pinstriped silk shirt. Or a coat shape is reborn as a wrap dress. Approach the process of building a summer wardrobe with evolving pieces. Here are some suggestions that will create endless options for the warmer months without losing their relevance come Autumn.
The new white shirt. Forever fresh, boyish shirts are a surprise hip trend!
The Marilyn Cotton Dress. This looks so new in poplin stretch, layer under a coat or jacket
Crepe. Fluid pants for drape and new softness, crepe layers well, with similar fabric groups.
Cashmere. These new lightweight blends are a winner for summer breezy days, try wearing a longer piece underneath, like the silk v-neck.
Cool jacket. A lightweight knit is easy to wear over jeans or a dress.
Summer coat. Another hit of the season.
Culottes. The height of fashion. Go on, be brave, and give them a go.
Capri. Cotton Capri pants never go out of style. They can be layered up with anything from t-tops, silk shirts or fine knits or all three.