It’s time to tuck away the oxfords and pull out your best poplin. That’s right, it’s time for the seasonal switch-out! The last thing we need during the hot and sticky days of summer is an equally hot and sticky shirt, so I rounded up my favorite summer-weight shirts so you can look as cool and refreshing as the tall glass of water you are all summer long.
One of the biggest ways my style has changed post-quarantine? Color! I’m drawn to patterns, prints, and colors in a way I wasn’t before. Like this Anthropologie blouse that is a master-class in mixing colors. I love the fun pastel pink and white stripe on this tunic, which would look amazing with white jeans. This shirt looks like a watercolor painting, with its geometric pattern reminiscent of brushstrokes. I would wear it with white flared, cropped jeans and a cute pair of slides. Here’s a more subtle take on print-mixing, using whites, creams, and yellows.
How about a mauve eyelet blouse from Johnny Was? A turquoise-and-white shirt with block print and a flounce hem? A lavender and red polka dot button-down? A large-scale tropical print in cerulean and mint? A green and blue paisley print in a linen fabric?
For all my white shirt die-hards out there, I see you. This sweet eyelet top is romantic and breezy. I love the puffed sleeve detailing and embroidered finish on this Anthropologie blouse, which I would wear tucked into linen pants. Sundance’s casual textured top with floral embroidery goes with pretty much everything. Tuckernuck’s shirt isn’t exactly white, but the vintage-inspired floral print in a subtle tone-on-tone light gray might as well be.
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