I seem to be stuck in a fashion rut these days. Very happily stuck, I might add. Happy to pull on what has become my style uniform this summer.
For running around doing errands, meeting a friend for lunch, shopping, whatever... I've been wearing a shirt, a skirt, and sneakers. Over and over.
|White tee, denim skirt, sneakers. Again and again.|
When it was a gorgeous, breezy 20° a couple of weeks ago, I wore my (very) old Burberry denim skirt, and my sneakers, with a sleeveless, slubby white tee from Vince under my Veronica Beard suit jacket. Liz convinced me to buy the sleeveless tee, what Vince calls a "muscle tank," earlier in the summer. When I first put it on, I grimaced. "I look like Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire," I moaned. "No, no," she laughed, "wear it as a layering piece." "Oh. Right. Ha. That's much better." Honestly, I don't know how that girl puts up with me.
Then when the weather warmed up. I wore the same denim skirt and sneakers, with my short-sleeve Vince "Essential" tee from 2016. I've had so much wear from this shirt. It's hard to find a tee shirt that suits, don't you think? The sleeves have to be just right, it can't be too tight or clingy, the hem has to hit at just the right place, not too short nor too long, the neckline has to be just the right shape. Sheesh. Finding the best tee shirt to suit our bodily anomalies can be complicated. And because I thought that the tee worn tucked in looked dreadful, and untucked the outfit looked unfinished, I tried tying my cream crocheted sweater around my waist. I quite like this outfit. Simple, super casual, comfortable. With the sweater as accessory. Ha.
|White shirt, skirt, sneakers. Same theme, with slight adaptations.|
This Lafayette white shirt is wonderful. The sleeves from shoulder to cuff are a soft, jersey like material, the rest is crisp cotton with some stretch. And it has a narrow silver chain appliqued around the collar. Very much like the Fabiana Filippi shirts which I adore, but can't afford. I bought it at last year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale... and it's offered this year as well.
You know, lately, I seem to be quite comfortable being, well, comfortable. And simple, very simple. Even down to not wearing much jewellry... if any. I've begun to eschew earrings many days. I think there's just something so minimalist and lovely about white sneakers, a white shirt or tee, a skirt... and minimal adornments. Maybe a bracelet, but that's it.
|Me leaning against our crooked little house.|
So that's my summer style uniform, folks. Three simple pieces: shirt, skirt, sneakers... on repeat. Of course there's nothing very ground-breaking about wearing sneakers with skirts. I bought my Stan Smith Adidas in 2015, and started wearing them occasionally that summer with a skirt. It's not a new look ... but it's not old yet, either. And like the now ubiquitous skinny jean, it's a look I have embraced whole-heartedly as my own. And also like the skinny jean, sneakers with just about everything seems to have style staying power. Thank god. They are sooo very comfortable to wear.
Now... a word about our crooked little house. I must have had my i-phone wedged crookedly into my tripod adapter when I took these last two photos. And that evening, when Hubby looked at them, he laughed and said, "They're crooked, Suz." Darn. I tried to straighten the shot, but then my feet were cropped out. So crooked house it will have to be.
But just so you know... we don't have a crooked little cat, nor a crooked little mouse, and, most importantly, we don't have a crooked little house. Ha.
Now, over to you my friends. Do you have a favourite summer style uniform?
The Lafayette 148 shirt is still on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Here's the link. I'm wearing size 10. Please note...the prices quoted are in CAD. Bit more pricey than in American dollars. Ha.
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