Over the last few months, my weekends have been filled to the gills with kids' soccer, lacrosse, and baseball games (sometimes up until 8.30PM!), which hasn't exactly brought out my Sunday best. But this summer is going to be another story: I'll be off the sidelines, partaking in festive barbecues, beach excursions, and several getaways. However, all this glorious weekending will require a few stylish, comfortable clothes. Emphasis on few! I've boiled down my new summer weekend wardrobe to just five of-the-moment, outfit-updating pieces. Let's begin with a shoulder-baring top. I know: I've been bludgeoning you over the head with this kind of top, but (a) I am a big fan, (b) it's sexy, fun, versatile, and season-defining, and (c) it's easy to wear! My current faves include The Reformation, re:named and Chelsea 28. Another warm weather requisite: the white dress. This season, it needs to be short and snappy, heel and flat-friendly, like these by Theory, Club Monaco, and Zara. Next: an anything but average t-shirt. It should have extra flair, a cool detail or two like this Whistle's tie-trimmed tank top or this ruffle-sleeved J.Crew. Also: a denim mini. This doesn't mean I won't use and abuse my denim cut-offs, but a jean skirt is new and fresh and exceedingly more chic. Check out these by Pixie Market (similar to above), Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Draper James and Mango. Lastly, a pair of easy cropped, wide-leg pants (that I could potentially dress up on Saturday nights with a pair of block heels) is a must. Stellar examples include these by Solid and Striped, Madewell and Staud. Fri-yay, here I come!
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