As we head into hot weather and vacation mode in the Northern hemisphere, you might be looking for super simple, casual Summery items to refresh your hot weather look. Linen pants are EVERYWHERE at the moment, but not everyone’s cup of tea. Shorts are still very popular with my clientele. Onward to the top picks.
Fab Find: Casual Shorts
If you’re not finding simple Summer shorts at Old Navy, Athleta, and the Gap, may I suggest the following brands and silhouettes. They’ve been winners on clients, and won’t break the bank. The WHBM style has visible silver hardware and looks a little fancy. The Everlane and Boden shorts flare out like little skirts and are adorably on-trend, especially if you like to wear high rises and tuck tops. The Wit & Wisdom assortment of shorts are by far the most popular with my clientele because many of their fits are forgiving, comfortable, and flattering. The items launder well too. The “Ab Solution” styles have a hidden panel of back elastic on the inside of the waistband which expands and contracts with ease. I have two pairs of long shorts for my beach and resort capsule from Wit & Wisdom, and they are perfect. Marks & Spencer shorts are always worth a look too.
Fab Find: White Jeans, Pants and a Jumpsuit
The first two pairs of white Mother Jeans are substantial, not see-through, and have a good fit. If you’re after very comfy bottoms that are dressier than joggers, trackpants or leggings, remember to look at Liverpool’s offerings. Their bottoms are soft, a little stretchy, and have worked on a range of body types. They are particularly popular with clients that work from home. Their cropped flares have fab back vents. Click the link to see the detailing. Last, a denim jumpsuit with a ‘70s vibe that is my wildcard for the season. It’s great quality, launders well, super fun to wear, and I feel wonderfully “Charlie’s Angels” in it. It’s fluidly tailored and very comfy. One of my favourtite purchases of the year, which found me unexpectedly. Love those spontaneous purchases that become wardrobe favourites.
Fab Find: Tanks
Tanks and shell tops are exceptionally popular with my clients as both layering items, or stand-alone pieces. Many like to wear them under jackets and blazers. Or under unbuttoned linen and denim shirts ‘90s style. Or on their own with shorts and casual pants. Tanks are simple items that you prefer not to pay an arm and a leg for, and preferably wear in natural fibres. Here’s a selection that has worked well for my clientele. Most are knitted and made of natural fibres, but some are woven and not. The necklines and fits vary. Some are tailored and others fluid. It’s hard to find a decent tank or shell top with not too low necklines and armholes, and is reasonably opaque too. I’ve kick-started the tank search for you. There are many colours so click through the links to see them. Notably, the Nic + Zoe Water Drops Tanks looks sublime under a shorter jacket because the asymmetrical hem adds a fab bit of interest.