With summer on the way, at last, linen is being shown all over the place. And why not? It’s a natural fabric that gets softer with wear, it’s breathable which makes it perfect for summer, and it’s used to make all kinds of fashionable items. I’m guessing all of you have several pieces of linen in your closet. So, it’s time to take a look, see what you already have, and add a new piece or two to update. If you are ready to update, why not add a cute linen shirt? For pants, how about a colorful pair of cropped jeans. Just in time for summer!
For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know I’m a big fan of LandsEnd. While they are NOT paying me for this (but it would be so nice if they would! haha!), it is easy to recommend them. Yes, they are mostly a conservative clothing company, but they make quality items–many made of pure cotton–and hem for free! They also carry petite sizes for those of you–like me–who might need that. And they have a return policy that rivals Nordstrom: you can return anything, anytime, for almost any reason. My son and husband swear by their chinos and dress shirts, and my 20-something son really likes their jeans! I am enamored with their tees, their sheath dresses, and their shorts! You can see some of their clothing items in these previous posts: here and here.
The linen shirt
There is nothing more basic than a shirt, and this linen shirt is a beautiful version. This is the kind of shirt to wear with jeans, skirts, shorts, and even over a bathing suit. It comes in lots of great colors, too. This has already become the kind of basic I will reach for again and again.
Have I mentioned I like color? Lol! Maybe only a thousand times, right? Well, I love the play of this coral print with the dark aqua in the jeans.
The colored crop jeans
Aqua is such a great color and many ladies don’t realize just how many other colors can complement it. For example, it looks great with this color top. And it’s also beautiful paired with bright yellow, pink and even black. But did you know it works really well with red? A red and aqua outfit can really look stylish and the colors just pop. If you have these colors in your wardrobe, give it a try. You will like it, I promise! The pair I am styling is from a brand exclusive to Stitch Fix, but I have linked a similar pair here.
And how about that unique necklace? (Or maybe it’s a scarf?) Anyway, I found it at a cute boutique in Laguna Beach and loved the vibrant color. Hence, my title: Aquamarina! I love the pop of aqua color against the color print.
Do you have a good pair of white sneakers in your closet? Sneakers with anything continues to trend and since it is a very comfortable trend, be sure to take advantage of it and add some to your wardrobe! These leather sneakers by Ecco are still my all-time favorites.
And finally, the piece de la resistance! The white bag!
The Kate Spade satchel
Yes, I finally splurged and bought this bag. I’ve had my eye on it for some time and was able to take advantage of a 20% sale. The satchel size is the perfect size for me and I love the zipped interior portion and the two pockets on the sides. The color is actually called “cement” and it is a nice shade of white, which is exactly what I’ve been looking for!
This is the kind of bag you can carry with a casual outfit, like this one, or for a professional outfit or an evening look. If you are looking for a quality medium-sized bag, take a look at this one. It comes in a few lovely colors.
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