We sort of skipped Spring and zoomed right into Summer temperatures here in NYC, which means that it’s time to bust out the heat-friendly staples. For me, this means versatile layering pieces that are breathable in the humidity outdoors, yet comfortable in chilly air conditioning. Exhibit A: This perfect Tommy Hilfiger linen shirt that I snagged recently at Macy’s. You know I hoard classic white shirts like nobody’s business, but this one is a particular favorite in both fit and detailing—love the pockets on the front and those metallic buttons!
I have to tell you, these ivory tapered-leg pants (incidentally, also by Tommy Hilfiger at Macy’s) are a REAL FIND. If you’ve looked for white pants before, you know it’s basically an olympic sport. They need to have the right cut (super tight white pants don’t look good on anyone), but they also NEED TO BE LINED. I’m forever mystified by all the brands that make unlined white pants that you can see right through. These beauties are PERFECT. They’re fully lined so they’re completely opaque, and that tie detail at the waist is the perfect finishing touch. You can remove it if you want to wear a belt, but I’m a big fan.
Last but not least, I think my blazer deserves a shout out because it’s another fantastic find. I absolutely love the white piping, the long cut, and the double-breasted buttons, but am completely obsessed with the fact that it’s knit. It has fantastic lines and all the polish of a chic blazer, but all the comfort of a cozy sweater. This will likely be on constant rotation during the workweek, but will also make for a piece that travels easily (knits = no wrinkles in the suitcase!) and makes for the perfect topper when temperatures drop on summer nights.