TAG | Basics
Here’s my top nine picks of what to get from J.Crew’s summer sale.
Seriously. Lands’ End has a new line called Canvas and it’s seriously cute. Of course this company has been around forever and their look is classic, if not a little, um, old-fashioned. This new line combines the best of two worlds, maintaining that signature preppy look but updating fit and style for a more current look. Here’s a sampling of my favorite pieces including stripey tees, boyfriend blazers, and non-ugly one pieces. Hello country club, here we come.
Following up on yesterday’s post, a couple examples of how I am putting together the easy basics that are my favorites. It’s all about the accessories – cliche indeed, but for a reason!
Basic White Tee
James Perse Button Down & Theory Tank
Long Sleeve White Tee
It’s probably safe to say that the number one request I get from clients (and everyone for that matter) is for well-fitting basics (tees, tank tops, etc.), so in the interest of saving myself a little work, here’s my go to list. Check it!
Everyday T-Shirt: This Splendid 1×1 Ribbed Scoop Neck Tee looks great on everyone. It’s not really ribbed – just a nice thick gauge so it fits well, hugs in the right places, and isn’t see through. You can get them at splendid.com, Neiman’s, Saks, Shopbop – colors vary based on store and season. Pair a purple or navy one with white jeans, a great necklace, and you are ready to go.
Layering T-Shirt: Splendid again with their Ribbed Long Sleeve Crew. Again, not ribbed! This is thin enough to layer under sweaters and keeps you nice and warm on cooler evenings. Get this at splendid.com.
Basic Tank Top: I absolutely adore J Crew’s Favorite Tank. Double up with a bright color underneath and white on top with a great blazer and you are ready to go. Available at jcrew.com.
Tank Top for Layering: My absolutely #1 favorite is Theory Tubular Tops. I wear them under everything. The stretchy lycra fabric wears extremely well and does a great job of smoothing out your tummy without feeling like you are wearing an armor suit. It’s pricey, but they last through endless washes. Get them at Saks.com.
Basic Button Down: The James Perse Contrast Panel Shirt is flattering on everyone. With stretchy panel on the sides this shirt hugs curves rather than clings to them. Pair with the Theory Tank and kahki linen pants for a chic summer evening. Available at Saks, Neiman’s, Nordstrom – hunt around for your favorite colors.