we kicked off the week talking about how to wear a blazer this summer. we’re continuing with that trend today: we’re featuring a classic pinstripe blazer and skinny jeans. i’m tapping into my inner prep today—my favorite style—because i’m feeling particularly good. the sun is shining, summer is here, but even most importantly, so is my family. a lot to still be thankful for.
it feels good to put on a pair of jeans and a blazer. it really does. today, i’m featuring a pinstripe blazer from Ann Taylor. i’ve paired it with a flutter sleeve shell also from Ann Taylor. the colors are a subtle neutrals with visual interest created by the pinstripes. layering is useful even during the summer months: going inside into an air-conditioned room for the warmth of the sun can be a sharp contrast. and a sleeveless shirt with a blazer is a great way to combat the temperature change.
i’m loving these luxe high waist skinny jeans from Nordstrom. they’re new, soft, and so comfortable. i generally minimize the number of times i wear jeans during the summer, but i can see myself reaching for these on the regular. they stay cool even on the hot summer days we’re now seeing in Athens. if you love jeans, but tend to avoid them in the summer, i’d still recommend a pair of these.
i love espadrilles. and these Verla platform sandals from Nordstrom pair perfectly with these ankle jeans. keeping with the neutral theme, i’ve accented my OOTD with this leather bucket bag. leather accessories are always a great way to give an outfit like a classic pinstripe blazer and skinny jeans that extra bit of class.
we’re preparing for summer over here on the blog. this week we rolled out our top 4 summer essentials. we’re sticking with that theme today, and rounding up a collection of some of my favorite summer tunics from the archives. tunics are a big part of my wardrobe—they always have been and will continue to be. there’s so many different ways you can wear them, and here are 3 outfit inspirations for how to wear a tunic this summer.
today’s ootd is casual through and through. but that’s what summer is all about. it’s time to stay cool with flowing tops, relaxed chinos, and sandals. (similar) chinos act as a neutral and ground this (similar) tunic. yellow slide sandals are back in action. and i couldn’t resist reaching for my new (similar) straw handbag from Nordstrom to add a touch of summer whimsy.
wardrobe basics come in a variety of styles but they always stick to neutral colors. nude, black, grey, white. if you have the basics on hand getting dressed in the morning just got a whole lot easier. (similar) denim and an off-white (similar) tunic always make my list. as do nude pumps and handbag (similar here). tunics cover your assets beautifully especially if you’re inclined to wear leggings. go sleeved, sleeveless or short sleeved. they all work perfectly.
this linen tunic is wonderful. it goes with everything. and i do mean everything. take a look at today’s ootd. (similar) linen tunic paired with (similar) green linen pants . perfect summer combo. now that summer decided to stay awhile linen becomes a go-to fabric for me. yes, it wrinkles (that’s its charm) but if you want to stay cool and fresh in hot weather linen will never let you down. and it’s a natural fabric which i prefer over synthetic.