Sophisticated Summer: Blue Double-Breasted Blazer, Cream Silk Camisole, White Exaggerated Bell Bottom Trousers, Silver Stiletto Ankle Boots and Handle Bag

Whenever Memorial Day plans are being made, I immediately think “white pants” season.  So, in preparation for the official kick-off of Summer, I put together a sophisticated summer look for your chicest post-work rooftop soirees and weekend brunches. I’ll be wearing this look to an upcoming De Beers event celebrating the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over champagne and diamonds.

I’m always running from work to event or vice-versa, so coming up with looks that can easily transition from one context to another is critically important to balancing an already hectic schedule.   Let’s be clear, when I say transitional, I don’t mean wearing a full look in both arenas, but creating variation through accessories or a quick change of one or two items while maintaining the basic parts of an outfit.  For this look, I paired a navy double-breasted slightly oversized blazer with contrasting buttons (very work appropriate) with white exaggerated bell-bottom trousers (although the pants are admittedly daring for the office, the blazer/trouser combo keeps the overall look tailored and business-appropriate).  On top, I swapped out a white oxford for a cream silk camisole (one of my favorite basics).  For accessories, I wore white organic shaped statement earrings (in place of pearl studs), vintage cat eye sunglasses and a metallic handle bag (perfect for work or out).  Finally, I left the pumps in the office and opted for silver metallic stiletto ankle boots. 


Pairing navy and white is always a sophisticated way to create nautical summer vibes.
Remove the blazer and you have an all-white summer look.
Contrasted buttons on the blazer keep the look from being too serious.


If you’re looking to create height, an exaggerated bell-bottom is a great silhouette.
Funky accessories, like these organic shaped earrings and retro narrow cat-eye sunglasses, are an easy way to change up your look.
Keeping things tailored is the best way to stay work-appropriate while chic enough to transition to out of the office.
Shades of white create a neutral look with dimension.
Who knew 5’2″ could look this tall! Thank you bell-bottoms.
All white everything.


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Blazer | Contrast Buttons Blazer || Top | Wilfred Wera Camisole || Pants | Flared Trousers || Earrings | Metal Earrings || Bag | Metallic Handle Bag || Sunglasses | Livho Retro Vintage Narrow Cat Eye Sunglasses || Shoes | Zara, similar styles here, here and here

Photography | Stephanie Poulos



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