J. Crew deck-stripe board shorts, $68; Cara accessories striped bangles, $12 each; TKEES flip flops, $48;
Ray-Ban aviators;Parasol color-block swim shirt, $165. Image © Vogue.com
Each season we’re on the lookout for a good cover-up, a kurta, an over-sized linen shirt, the usual. But then I saw a woman in Palm Beach come to the pool wearing a different striped mariner T-shirt paired with a pair of printed board shorts every day. She was older, but she looked cool. Then Preston and I were introduced to Parasol, a line by KiC friend Alexandra Kotur, creative director of Town & Country magazine and partner, lawyer Tiffany Molder, of SPF fabric surf shirts and bottoms. Now, even J. Crew is in on the action with board shorts and rash-guard tops. The great thing is, not only do these pieces work as coverups, they are can be worn in and out of the water and offer an extra layer of protection. And the idea of mixing stripes and prints is fun. It feels modern and sexy.
Phil Oh © Vogue.com
A striped T-shirt is a wardrobe basic in my book. So it’s nice to see a new twist on how to wear them. At the recent collections, many editors began wearing them more like sweaters, layered over another button-front shirt. I especially like the idea of mixing a printed button-down with stripes. I also think striped tees play off colored jeans really well, especially lavender, pale pink and bright orange. For me it’s an effortless run-around ensemble.
Marella Agnelli's bedroom
I was flipping through my massive Vogue Living: Homes, Gardens, People book the other night for home inspiration and came across this picture of Marella Agnelli’s bedroom in Morocco. If you are not aware, (or already heard me grumble about it) I don’t like pink. Really at all. Never have. But I must be coming to the end of a decades-old grudge, because more and more, I’m finding pinky, peachy colors that I like. And for a pink beginner, I think blush is the most palatable, pleasing shade. I’m going to start with the April, May and June nail polishes from Chanel. Kind of a brilliant marketing ploy–and a small pink investment. If I decide to really go out on a limb and get the J. Crew jeans, rest assured I’ll tone them down with a gray sweater. Continue…
J. Crew Downtown jacket
Jennifer and I (and my daughter and many of my friends) own and love this jacket. It is a great and less expensive version of the Barbour. I have both colors and it fits true to size even with a light sweater worn underneath.
Today only it is on sale.
Claudia Schiffer in a cardigan from her new knitwear line
The days are still hot but the nights are getting cooler. Knitwear is a big trend for Fall and some of the pieces could be worn now thrown over white jeans or a summer dress.
Claudia Schiffer launched a line of knits that are chic and wearable above.
I love these slouchy lightweight sweaters that can be layered in winter or thrown over a swimsuit now.
And there is nothing as easy as a knit poncho!
© Tommy Ton
When it comes to trends, I tend to avoid those that are extremely obvious. But this spring, I am whole-heartedly embracing the red jean phenom. (See T Magazine’s post last week.)
I wrote about red in a previous post (and ran the pic above), but after buying the best-fitting pair of red jeans with gold zippers at Zara I’m hooked. And at $39, how could I deny myself? The Zara jeans are lightweight (more of a cotton pant), and I am so desperate to wear red jeans now, I bought a SECOND PAIR from J. Brand, in what I hope is a heavier denim. And I’ve planned my outfits.
J. Brand jeans
Red jean outfit #1: A baggy white T-shirt, black blazer and black heels, like top pic.
Red jean outfit #2: A pale chambray shirt, like the J. Crew below, and brown sandals.
Red jean outfit #3: Inspired by our friend Nikki Kule, who has been rocking red jeans for years, red with army green, in the form of a T-shirt or jacket. And metallic sandals.