I’ve been on a cleaning spree. After tackling the garage, I set my sights on my closet. I didn’t completely finish, but progressed far enough along to recognize a few gaps I’d like to fill.
It’s time to retire some of the white jeans and jackets I have. They looked tired. Since they’re staples in my wardrobe, I’m putting their replacements on the top of my May shopping list. Specifically, a blazer in a soft, wear-with-everything summer linen or canvas and a classic pair of straight leg jeans. They’ll be the hero pieces for months to come.
When the weather warms up, I live in no-fuss simple sandals. I like low-key styles that are easy to slide on – no buckles, straps or ties. I have good options in black, so a pair in a rich cognac would be a practical addition. I love the understated, laid-back look of these from Prada. They also come in black, just in case.
The few shorts currently in my closet are geared for resort vacations or casual relaxing at home. A pair of street friendly black shorts are high on my radar this season. I prefer a style with an urban edge with details closer to a trouser than a pair of jeans – think high waist, medium length, nice fabric, etc. I’d pair them with a blazer, blouse, tank or knit. A matching jacket would also be good.
I’ve looked for a new summer tote that goes beyond the beach for the last couple of years. Straddling the line between city and sand, Celine’s raffia tote is super chic. Perfect really. And great news for Celine fans, you can now shop product online.
Layering necklaces is still a look I’m embracing. I’d like to add a new piece to the mix, one that looks equally chic on its own. I’m considering Alighieri’s ‘Leone’ medallion. It’s handmade by molding an ancient Venetian coin in wax which allows for an imperfect, one-of-a-kind finish. The Italian poem, Divine Comedy, is the inspiration for the collection and the ‘Leone’ coin is meant to symbolize courage referencing Dante’s encounter with a lion.
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