what to wear now . . . mid-summer edition

i am pretty much ready to break up with everything in my closet. and, newsflash! we are only halfway through the season called summer. srsly . . . i am going to need some MAJOR inspo if i am going to keep my summer looks rockin’ from now until late september.  cue the sleeve roll. i did some work over the weekend and pulled together two smokin’ hot looks for total i-am-not-trying-too-hard casual fashion perfection. . . . check it out!

sometimes, reasonably priced classics are just the shot of espresso my wardrobe needs to make it through, like the eddie borgo gold studs, the current elliott faded denim skirt, the maxwell military jacket, or the jenni kayne pria muscle tee.  i think i could live in any of those. any one of those pieces would give me the lift i am looking for. none would break the bank.

other times, its a good call to lay down major jack at the end of the season on what i call a “shoulder” piece — those pieces that are seasonless, reliably shuttling you from one season into the next.  consider, for instance, the gucci bucket bag in bright orange.  this baby will be en fuego through the fall with olives, grays, wine (yes!!! swoon!) but it is sublime perfection with summer whites and stripes.  and, a brightly colored bag is always going to work as a pop for a neutral palette, so the thinking here really is long term investment piece in lieu of trend-snatching.

whether you take it light roast or bold, here’s hoping you find the shot you are looking for! good luck!!!




  1. Alexander Wang cotton burlap top with frayed hem, $325
  2. Current/Elliott Jodie distressed denim shirt, $195
  3. Eddie Borgo Cone stud earrings, $65
  4. Kendall Conrad Luz Clutch Wallet in Sky leather, $450
  5. Hervé van der Straeten hammered gold-plate cuff, $475
  6. Ancient Greek Thai Cross Strap Sandals, $235



  1. Jenni Kayne Pria Muscle Tee, $85
  2. Madewell Outbound Jacket, $79.50
  3. Rag & Bone The Boyfriend denim shorts, $154
  4. Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses Matte Gold/Gold Mirror (112/93) RB 3025 58mmRay Ban Aviators, $128
  5. Kendall Conrad Pacha Wrap Sandal in brass leather, $420
  6. IAM by Ileana Makri Kompoloi Beaded Tassle Necklace, $310
  7. Gucci Lady Tassel Leather Leather Bucket Bag, $1950


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