ot days call for comfy and cool silhouettes. Vintage versions which are practical for summertime many events are all the better. For that reason, shirtdresses and oversize, borrowed-from-the-boy tops are ideal. Both are summertime staples in their own right because they’re informal enough for a weekend at the beach and sophisticated enough for days in the city. Choose one in light linen or cotton poplin, and you’re going to be reaching for it whenever temperatures are too sexy to wear trousers.
Their traditional button fronts, collar necklines, and easy stripes make for a simple and classic look that pairs well with any occasion. The oversized shirt is particularly versatile. You can wear one with almost everything. Try a tunic-length button-up atop wide-leg pants or denim shorts, dress it up on your work, or wear it open over a swimsuit at the beach (a personal favorite!) And go trousers free. Same is true to get a boxy shirtdress: just swap out and in your sandals and summery jewelry to go along together and voilà! You have a summer uniform.
Jil Sander striped side-slit cotton poplin caftan
Uniqlo linen skipper collar shirt
COS long cotton shirtdress