For early Summer I’m loving a palette of neutrals, nudes, and earthy tones. Since the weather here in Portland doesn’t get really warm and fine until mid- to late- June, layering is key during the inevitably rainy and damp mornings. One truly versatile piece is this Plastic Island One-Button Linen Dress – worn done up and belted, it’s also appropo for the office or a business casual event; worn undone it serves as a light jacket. Pair it over something slinky like this Free People Easy Corset Slip for a night out, or for a summer soiree. As a contrast to the girliness and straight-laced look of the linen dress – I’m going to finish off my ensemble with a Two-finger Stud Ring for a little bit of edge.
Come really hot days a sweet, ruffled camisole like this 525 America Tie Dye Ruffle Cami looks great with some white denim and a Satin-Trim Fedora to fend off the sun’s rays. (Perfect for tapas by the pool or a day out with the girls!) For evenings, a structured blazer like this Gibson Chambray Jacket adds a dose of downtown cool and is a must-have this summer. (Wear over a pair of faded denim shorts or capris – since the denim-on-denim look is what’s on-trend this season…and probably not for that much longer.;-)
For dates or when I’m feeling that urban military vibe, this Guess Camila Military Romper is both strong and sassy – and paired with an oxidized metal cuff or old gold chains and oversized aviators, could look straight out of the pages of a magazine. Add a pair of Suedette Strappy Platform Sandals to continue the theme of neutrals and pit delicacy against the rough-and-tumble look of the romper. (LOVE these sandals with a pair of loose paperbag-waist shorts and a vintage lacy blouse, too!)
I’m also going to be accessorizing all summer long with whites, bones, creams, eggshells, and ivories – light-colored jewelry looks fab against sun-kissed skin and sets off a tan to perfection. (And this White Cala Necklace, paired with a flowy maxi, is all I’ll need for a beach party anywhere!)
Hope that this offers some solutions to the question of “what do I wear for warm weather?” Have a wonderful start to Summer!
Love your neutral summer pallet! I'm adding a white lace dress to my wardrobe this summer! I love the idea of accessorizing with some studs and those awesome nude heels!
Chic on the Cheap
I'm loving those the stud rings. Summer is great for light neutrals and bold colors.