a very happy first monday in June. this is the month when flowers bloom (i can smell my gardenias now), the bees buzz and then there’s father’s day celebrated on the third sunday of June. time to crank up the grill and flip those burgers. June is truly a glorious time of year. and the weather can be downright perfect. even here in georgia. of course, i’m on the hunt for casual tops and dresses to wear on those glorious days being dished up. summer is all about fun in the sun, and half the fun is wearing a lightweight linen shirt and shorts while i’m running errands or getting together with friends.
today’s ootd is from one of my all-time favorite designers. if you’ve been following the blog for any length of time, you just might know who it is. yep. good old Ralph Lauren is a go-to brand of mine. his classic style aesthetic makes my heart go pitter patter. when i spied this striped linen shirt and coordinating shorts, i knew it would make a great summer outfit. but since they’re separates i can mix and match each item to my heart’s content. there’s nothing better than hard-working items hanging in your closet.
the tunic linen shirt has a long tail that can easily be left untucked. but it’s light as a feather, so there’s no added bulk when it’s tucked in. the linen shorts have a self-tie belt that can be exchanged for one of your own or left in place.
this menswear-inspired shirt has an easy drape and feminine puffed sleeves.
happy monday, gang! can’t wait to see what June has in store for us. don’t forget New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris joins Book Club with Style tonight to discuss Sold on a Monday. join the fun at Book Club with Style an online Facebook group created for anyone and everyone who loves books. take a look at our previous Book Club picks.