PINSTRIPED BLAZER: Rachel Zoe | HIGH WAISTED PANTS: Rachel Zoe (also love the crop version HERE) | CROP TOP: Rachel Zoe (similar affordable alternative HERE) | SANDALS: Aquazurra (old, additional white sandal options HERE, HERE and HERE) | SHOULDER BAG: Stella McCartney | STACKED BRACELETS: Roxanne Assoulin | STUD EARRINGS: Chanel (vintage, similar HERE)
Whites for summer? Groundbreaking, I know. But this summer, the white game is on a whole different level and while dresses are definitely taking center sidewalk, I’ve recently found love in a three-piece pinstripe suit designed by none other than my friend Rachel Zoe, queen of the California chic. While it’s definitely white wine-only, this suit has really stood out to me as a warm-weather closet hero. Versatility has been a key clothing requirement since… forever, and a long, hot summer is the perfect time to bring in pieces that give you easy, amazing options for everything from busy days to out. Also, it’s just really beauty, and knowing I have it ready-to-go builds endless closet confidence.
Noun: clos·et con·fi·dence \ ˈklä-zət , ˈklȯ- \ ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s , -ˌden(t)s \
Defined: The knowledge and comfort gained by knowing one’s wardrobe is seasonally on-point and ready for anything.
I wore all three pieces of this suit to Rachel’s recent bridal presentation (cue the perfect rooftop view). As you can tell, I never turn down an opportunity to be power suit twins. This look is a style dream-team made up of Rachel’s Dominique Pinstripe Blazer, Belle Pinstripe Bustier Top, and Lee Pinstripe Pleated Wide-Leg Pants. The event was an ideal setting for the crisp, delicately pin-striped suit, with the uniqueness of the bustier’s detail and killer wide leg pant keeping the look from feeling too courtroom. As a bonus, it gives you a chance to join the wear-white world on a weekday, as those flowy white dresses are so often better suited to brunch.
Altogether, the multi-piece look was a power move for an important event, but when you break it down into workwear staples, this is a suit that can take you through summer, repeat-free. While the bustier top and wide-leg pants sans blazer work better for a night (a date?) out, swapping the bustier for a more classic and colorful workwear top opens up so many looks for the daily summer grind, blazer or not. Considering each individual piece is also strong as part of a multitude of summer looks, we might have stumbled upon summer’s most impressive power-pairing.
If I could only throw my support behind one style investment this summer, you’re looking at it. Don’t let the white sundress get all the attention (but still a little attention, you know how I feel about dresses), and increase your wardrobe’s versatility from here to Labor Day. (And maybe longer–who needs rules when you’ve got closet confidence?)
BLAZER: Rachel Zoe | HIGH WAISTED PANTS: Rachel Zoe (also love the crop version HERE) | CROP TOP: Rachel Zoe (similar affordable alternative HERE) | SANDALS: Aquazurra (old, additional white sandal options HERE, HERE and HERE) | SHOULDER BAG: Stella McCartney | STACKED BRACELETS: Roxanne Assoulin | STUD EARRINGS: Chanel (vintage, similar HERE)