Wearing white during the summer months makes me feel sophisticated. Lady-like. Smart and so-right-for-now. I also know there's no way I'm eating spaghetti for lunch.
For a low-fuss way to create high impact with clothing you already have in your closest, go monochromatic from head-to-toe. The key is pairing casual separates in luxe fabrics to strike the right balance. Think leather, light cashmere, even peekaboo mesh trim accents. In my never-ending quest to find the perfect white tee, this lil' gem from T by Alexander Wang has proven to be a workhorse winner. Made from modal cotton, the shirt results in less wrinkles, better draping and a softer-to-the-touch feel. To complete the silhouette, these off-white trousers paired nicely without looking too matchy-matchy, lest I be confused for a country club valet parking attendant.
I'll admit the ikat-printed jacket was a last minute addition in that rare instance of function over fashion. I know. That has been known to happen a few times. Practically speaking though, by the afternoon, it gets cold here. Quickly. And San Francisco's wind can be irritating. Hence, the braid too. A clean heel in a neutral color helps anchor the look. And the white canvas is the perfect backdrop to layer simple, sweet necklaces.
Voila! Oh, lunchtime already? Peace.