I have rarely liked cut of jeans as much as I do the slouchy skinny—and I have a drawer-full to prove it— but at a certain point in time, a girl’s got to change it up. Here are some denim specimens that are feeling particularly fresh to me. First up: a satisfyingly solid dark wash and cute cropped cut—with just a hint of flair—from my new favorite line, The Great.
This high rise straight crop jean feels quite 1970s Mom to me.
This pair is from Amo, a new denim line that everyone’s obsessing over. I’m liking the nifty twisted side seams.
Laugh if you will; I am wildly tempted by this cuffed trouser jean.
These would look fantastic come fall paired with a blazer.
I have a dear friend with a quite fabulous name—Dini von Mueffling—who has had a character on the Sex and the City named after her. And the librarian in The Virgin Suicides too. And here, for the trifecta, is the very pretty Market dress in Dini’s Navy Floral. I do love a dark floral.
I’ve never adhered to the if-you-haven’t-worn-it-in-a-year-throw-it-out rule. Life is long and unpredictable, and you just never know when a piece you’ve never quite incorporated into your wardrobe will suddenly come off the bench and save the sartorial day. It has happened to me any number of times, most recently with this rather punkish belt from Emerson Fry. The fact that the studs are all black makes it a lot more subdued than the classic silver-studded version, but still I kept feeling very mutton dressed as lamb whenever I tried it on with jeans, which seemed like the natural pairing. Turns out it’s about a thousand times cooler when employed as a counterpoint to preppy pieces.
And a white short sleeved button down.
In honor of my older brother Mike, whose birthday is today—and who has expressed to me the opinion that while I am generally well-dressed, my taste in shoes is “tricky”—I present these.
Early August is such a shopping dead zone: all the really exciting summer clothes are sold out or only left in unpopular sizes, and it’s too soon to impose fall styles on you. So for my post today, I’m defaulting to that most reliable of all fashion constants: a French Vogue editor (in this case, stylist Geraldine Saglio) making it all look simple.
The key component to Geraldine’s ensemble is her military shirt, which—like all clothes that end up on the backs of French Vogue editors—is the exactly perfect version of its genre. I like this one from Equipment, though, because it’s got a softness and femme-iness that makes it just that much more real-world wearable.
Geraldine’s legs are fantastic, so she can get away with a skintight white jean. I prefer a pair that’s more forgiving.
A leopard clutch with an oversized tassel is just the touch of loud this outfit needs.
Geraldine’s probably wearing a Rolex; this watch has the same vibe, but for a lot less cash.
So clever of jewelry designer Monica Vinader to put an individual spin on each letter in her new alphabet series. So many possibilities, all of them adorable.
This Christiam Wijnants number is so right out of my playbook: slouchy, asymmetrical, and in a fun-but-sophisticated print.
I am such a fan of the shirtwaist silhouette: so feminine but really crisp at the same time.
Here’s your most excellent throw-it-on-and-go option.
I am dying over this little beaded multicolor slice of heaven.
Sweet and girly without being prissypants.
A super-easy under $75 option from Everlane.
A simple tee dress that gets important details—like the flattering neckline and elegant sleeves—exactly right, from Emerson Fry.
Red, white, and blue is just so classically summery and fresh, and I’m a total sucker for it. Currently idling in my shopping cart: this sweet tomboyish striped tee—made of linen, which always makes a tee just that much more feminine, because it drapes so nicely.
Golden Goose sneakers are stupidly expensive, but the cuteness of these can not be denied.
And how perfectly cocktails-by-the-pool is this very sportif clutch?
When—after three summers of exceedingly high rotation—you wear your favorite sandals right into the ground, the only thing to do is go out, buy the same exact pair, and repeat.