High Summer Simplicity:
A Sleek Foundation for Easy Pieces
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
The polarity of soaring temperatures and air-conditioned frigidity invites a new approach to layering, one that is anchored by a summertime staple and made interesting by a mix of easy pieces that span seasons. The sleek foundation of a monochrome maillot puts the focus on thoughtful details: the fluid drape of a slit skirt, textured accents of suede and leather, the contrast of clean lines and fringed edges, or an artfully unexpected print. In the lazy prelude to fall, settle comfortably into a wardrobe tailored to days and weeks that begin in the office and end by the pool.
Focus on fluidity with a midi-length skirt. Khaite’s satin-backed crepe version makes the most of a feminine silhouette with six deep slits along the sweep.
When the AC is blasting, add a jacket or scarf. Bound for the beach? Swap slingbacks for flat sandals and replace a structured bag with a cotton carryall.
The sleek foundation of a monochrome maillot puts the focus on thoughtful details, from contrast topstitching to the inviting textures of suede, denim, and leather.
Styling Gabrielle Marceca
Model Ruby Aldridge
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