shirting around

A quick getaway to Napa over Memorial Day weekend provided me with a dress rehearsal for summer, among other valuable things! The 90+ degree weather meant that I could wear many of my new (and old) warm-weather pieces and the back-to-back activities--running, yoga, dining, poolside lounging, swimming, biking, wine drinking, and late-night dancing--demanded multiple outfit changes. I was confident I had packed all the clothes suitable for the itinerary (given I've done this trip before)--until a friend threw on an oversize blue button-down blouse for our leisurely bike ride through the vineyards. Not only was it perfect for the outing, but perfect for the summer. It's something I could throw on over a bathing suit, or with a pair of jeans, shorts or skirt (as demonstrated in these pics, here). The loose fit yields much-needed ventilation in the sweltering heat, and it looks effortlessly, summery cool. So, of course, as soon as I returned, I hunted down some options for the warms months ahead. They include but are not limited to this Band of Outsiders pinstripe shirt (30% off), this lightweight cotton Elizabeth and James, this Steven Alan button-down, and this J.Crew boyfriend-fit classic.

Photos: Stockholm Street Style, Vogue Mexico, Josefina Andres/Vogue Espana

1 comment

Dianne said...

As someone who wears slightly oversized men's button downs whenever possible, I completely agree!

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