OFF-DUTY STYLE May 25, 2018

Summer Staples

BLAZER: Tommy Hilfiger  |  LINEN SHIRT: Tommy Hilfiger  |  PANTS: Tommy Hilfiger


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!


Fashion blogger wears her summer staples of white denim jeans, black slides, black double breasted peacoat, woven bolero hat, oversized black sunglasses and a woven wicker box bagFashion blogger wears her summer staples of white denim jeans, black slides, black double breasted peacoat, woven bolero hat, oversized black sunglasses and a woven wicker box bag


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.


summer staples worn by fashion blogger Mary Orton Fashion blogger wears her summer staples of white denim jeans, black slides, black double breasted peacoat, woven bolero hat, oversized black sunglasses and a woven wicker box bag


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.


BLAZER: Tommy Hilfiger  |  LINEN SHIRT: Tommy Hilfiger  |  PANTS: Tommy Hilfiger


Thanks to Macy’s and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!

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6 Responses to Summer Staples

  1. Aure says:

    hello there…what an Elegant,Fabolous,Chic…Breathtaking look…cheers!

  2. What’s the best word to describe this outfit? Elegant, chic, superb, beautiful? I don”t know as all apply!

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  3. I love this outfit, is so chic. White is the best choice for summer. I love white clothes.

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  4. E E Deere says:

    I love your attention to quality and practicality, along with style. I wouldn’t have looked to this brand for white summer clothes and knits, but I will now. Thanks!

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