It’s the dead of summer, that time when fall is just one holiday away, yet the temperatures show no sign of relenting. You may be tiring of sandals and sun dresses and are starting to yearn for a little more structure in your wardrobe. The Fall collections have begun to pop up in stores, and that’s enough to give you hope of the wardrobe to come.
In the meantime, you can take refuge from the brutal heat without sacrificing your style. Here are a few key pieces to help you keep your cool through the dog days of summer.
It’s all in the bag. Shrug Bottega Veneta’s Cervo Uncinetto double-handle mini duffel over your shoulder and you’ll find a new spring in your step. Two compartments are perfect for separating work and play; tuck your bikini and flip-flops in one and your iPad and BlackBerry in the other.
Valentino is all about romance. And while we can envision ourselves swaddled in yards of silk chiffon, we might just suffocate at this time of year. But, the Tulle Illusion dress is the perfect cocktail style, that would look spirited paired with flat sandals and stunning with a pair of strappy heels.
Men have a tough time in the summer, too. Perhaps even more challenged than the ladies if they want to sport a jacket or a more formal look. We think Brunello Cucinelli has struck a balance of sport and style and practicality with this ensemble. Cargo shorts never looked so good as when paired with a navy linen peal-lapel blazer.
Ballet flats are the perfect summer companion; after all, at a certain point our poor toes need a break from all of that exposure. So, why not tuck them into these sweet Anniel flats dotted with metallic stars from Calypso St. Barth and you’ll glide happily into the fall without missing a beat. Be warned, once you have your first pair of Anniel flats, you’ll be hooked on this Italian brand—first developed for dancers—for good!
There aren’t more natural bedfellows than linen and summer—just ask the experts at 100% Capri. Linen is the perfect material for comfort and style and we’re loving this pleated front linen shirtdress this summer, available in white, natural, navy and brown at 100% Capri.
You wouldn’t necessarily think of tweed for summer, but when we saw this look from Chanel come down the runway, something clicked. Lace tweed! As in open-weave, airy and beautifully constructed. Oh, Karl. We love you!