For summer I like to keep things simple. My wardrobe this time of year consists in a lot of:
- button-up shirts
- dark colored jeans (dark grey and black)
- flats sandals and shoes
- and also the apparition of the occasional smock dress.
(I also keep a cotton navy sweater aside just in case the temperature drops).
To me, the flair of an outfit arises from the way garments are combined and their quality. Combining a simple men's shirt with skinny dark jeans, flat sandals and a super chic shoulder Chanel-esque bag is b.g.b.g. in a second.
Still on summer dressing, people tend to create an almost symbiotic relation between summertime and clothes with bright patterns and bright colors. Even though Karen Walker does the best patterns around I still can't get my way with patterns...I was really tempted a few days ago to buy a beautiful Karen Walker shirt with tiny birds as a pattern, but then I thought I might get tired of this print in a second. So I stopped my impulse.
Still my favorite patterns of all time are stripes, polka dots and the Liberty.
What is your opinion on summer dressing? Am I the only one who hates crazy bright patterns and cheap colors?
A.P.C. sailor navy dress
Steven Alan reverse seam shirt (with tiny dots)