Khaki and white is one of my all-time favorite color combinations, especially in the summer. So when I saw this picture, I knew I wanted to write an email about it. A chino and crisp white shirt works for just about any occasion you have this summer, from sightseeing on vacation to a backyard bbq. Summer-y accessories like sandals and a sculptural purse play with texture to add interest and layers.
We’ll start with the basics: the perfectly proportioned chinos and a white shirt. Right now, I’m feeling an extra-wide leg like this Banana Republic pair or this Citizens of Humanity pair. If you want to splurge, Nilli Lotan’s forever cool pleated pants are going to be good for years to come. Gap’s high-waisted pair clocks in under $70. A new white shirt for summer doesn’t have to break the bank, either. Amazon Essentials’s white poplin shirt is one of my favorites, and Gap’s signature Big Shirt has been looking really good lately. AYR’s Deep End shirt is
The rest of the outfit is all about the details. You’re going to need a pair of chic leather sandals, the strappier the better. Consider these “the naked dress” of shoes. Boden’s Easy Flat sandals are under $100, as are these Gia sandals by Sarto by Franco Sarto. I love the barely-there presence of these Boden sandals that tie around the ankle.
Lastly, but certainly not least, we are talking gold hoops and woven bags. You know I love a gold hoop, but the chubby shape of these Kenneth Jay Lane earrings are my favorite. Mersea’s striped bag brings an extra edge to the usual purse, but I love a classic woven tote – especially at this friendly of a price from ASOS.
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