May 13th, 2019
On My Mind

Summer Uniform Goal

This is my summer uniform inspiration — a dress + slides = easy. TBC.

Image courtesy Vogue España, dress by Zubi


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Bianca leather sandals


Floral lace tights


Wool coat with Logo buttons


Nanette shearling-trimmed leather ankle boots


Wool coat with logo buttons


Mid-heel pump with horsebit


Belted jacket coat


Lennox Hiker


New Standard skinny jeans


Heavy cotton poplin trench coat


Sleeveless organza dress


Belted raincoat

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  • Is this dress available now? I too love the look.

    Marilyn BrockwayMay 13th, 2019  9:26 AM

  • I just bought a Pippa Holt caftan and I love it so much that I just bought a second one. There’s nothing like a loose dress to throw on when it’s hot out. I live in Sarasota, Florida and we are already tipping the thermometer at 90 degrees…a loose dress with flat sandals is perfect for the hot weather.

    CarolynMay 13th, 2019  9:27 AM

  • I am so interested in your take on the option of length for this summer uniform. Midi is the only thing that looks fresh to me now.

    karenMay 13th, 2019  9:33 AM

  • The perfect way to stay cool and look cool.

    That's Not My AgeMay 13th, 2019  9:48 AM

  • Pretty shot. Love the whole look as well- do you know who makes the dress?

    KitMay 13th, 2019  10:13 AM

  • Love it

    SusanMay 13th, 2019  10:21 AM

  • Preston, some of us live in very hot, tropical climates, and I’d be so grateful if you could do a post on how to look polished and professional while having to deal with extreme humidity and heat. In many places A/C is the solution, but we all know that in our era of climate change, we have to ween ourselves off our A/C dependence. (As an aside, when I worked in Tokyo a long time ago, the Ministry of Environment was trying to popularize what the Japanese called “Cool Biz”–lightweight suits to wear in less air-conditioned office environments!)

    TropicalistMay 13th, 2019  11:09 AM

  • My dream life:
    Wakes up. Asks herself “which caftan shall I wear today?”

    CatherineMay 13th, 2019  2:15 PM

  • This is pretty much what I wear every summer. I can’t stand warm weather so I have stacks of dresses from Dosa and Matta and wear those with sandals and slides topped off with a few pairs of jeans and some A line skirts and I call it a day.

    RTGMay 13th, 2019  2:50 PM

  • Preston do you know if the Hermès classic h slide is comfortable. I bought the ysl tribute last summer and don’t love it. Was curious to know what
    Other people thought of the Hermès ones. Thanks

    Ellen FelderMay 13th, 2019  10:57 PM

  • Very comfortable but make sure you buy a small size. They give a lot and then they are too big and hard to walk in.

    PrestonMay 14th, 2019  5:08 AM

  • Love the ease of this and it’s so true that all summer (so exciting to write that!) will be some iteration of dress/slide, dress/sandal, repeat.

    SueMMay 14th, 2019  8:55 AM


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