When it comes to day to day basics I have always strongly relied on Gap. Their boyfriend denim (playfully named Sexy Boyfriend), as well as white Oxford shirts are timelessly cut and a solid core of my day to day warderobe. This summer however I am learning that there is more to Gap and here are a few key trends that I am welcoming into my closet:
- Crisp whites. My most recent purchase is a laser cut trimmed floaty skirt in the most summer appropriate of hues. White on white has an understated elegance to it that is surprisingly easy to pull off. The only catch is to remain crisply white, something I personally struggle with. The solution to tomato juice stains is to buy two of your favourite white pieces and research stain removal potions way in advance.
- Chambray. Playful and easy on the skin, chambray shorts and dresses are great for day wear. Add a gladiator sandal or an espadrille for effortless comfort, elevate the look by wearing a wedge. Accessories are essential, the more the better and don’t be afraid to intentionally mismatch your jewelry. It adds character to your look.
- Shorts. Find a length that suits your shape, wear with the above mentioned white Oxford shirt and a Fedorahat. Honed limbs are a must and make for the best accessory.
- Playsuits. Often perceived as a daytime piece, the playsuit is really versatile and looks the part when worn as evening wear, with a statement pair of heels. Blazers add on to the sharp evening look and as a bonus protect you from the blasting ACs we get exposed to in the summer.