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Move over gladiator–well in this case we are referring to the Roman Swordsman who started this very trend! We have gladly watched this runway favorite evolve and turn into a closet staple. So if you haven’t already, go for it this summer and channel fierce, gladiator style in your wardrobe with a killer pair of gladiator sandals that promise to make any outfit a bit edgier.   Add the gladiator to your wardrobe.

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Slip on sandals are hardly a new revelation. We’ll date back from casual poolside styles during the swinging ’60s era or flashback to the wildy popular ’90s birkenstock.  Yet every season, this evolving summer style can’t seem to leave the fashion scene. Well we’re not complaining! This summer, the slip on sandal has a heavier, grecian inspired look with thick foot straps in rich nuetrals and a touch of minimal embellishments. This seasonal staple is super versatile, so invest in a dressy pair for night and a casual pair for a day at the beach.   Add the slip-on to your wardrobe. 

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Espadrilles are an iconic, classic which gives them a high longevity factor. We’re inspired by the days of studio 54 where women would be seen in the most fashion forward platforms! And thankfully for us,  ’70s style is back (and here to stay).  The dynamic combination of the espadrille soles and modern shoe fabrications, like leather and snakeskin are the perfect marriage. And most important, the espadrille wedge is more comfortable than your stiletto heel, but they still give you height! Pair with trousers for work or a flowy summer dress. This feminine style sandal will last in your closet for multiple seasons—clearly.  Add the espadrille wedge to your wardrobe.

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Ok, so we all wished we could dress like Kelly Kapowski at one point in our lives, right?! Well lucky for us, her staple white tennis sneaker has evolved into what we like to now call a closet essential. From runway to street style, the slip on sneaker has finally lost it’s “trend only” label. So whether you invest in key neutral colors made of leather or suede or opt for a trendy print, these shoes are a seasons-less must-have. For summer, look for white or espadrille soles. Their versatility helps us transition from work to weekend, and adds a little tomboy flair when paired with a denim skirt or casual shift dress.  Add the slip on sneaker to your wardrobe.

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Now that summer has arrived (kind of) we find ourselves pondering that reoccurring style question, “Now that it’s hot out, how do I dress appropriately for work?”

While the idea of rolling into the office in cut-off denim shorts sounds appealing, we think your boss would prefer you save your daisy dukes for the weekend. So for June, save your job, and stick to these 3 style tips:

Cropped Pants, Summer Sweaters, and monochromatic dressing

 

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Don’t disregard pants and sweaters for the summer season. It’s not only how you wear it but the styles you choose to wear…

A cropped lightweight pant is a great alternative for the office (and the weekend). Invest in a few styles in lighter colors like blues, khaki and white. Paired with flats or heels, this flattering closet essential will never fail you.

 

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With the air-conditioning cranked on high, summer sweaters are a great indoor options. But don’t think turtleneck or oversized—think fitted lightweight knits with perforated open weave textures.

 

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It’s hot out there! (well, except for the current weird NYC fall-like weather) so skip your black, and dark-colored pieces. Mix and match shades of blue, whites and grays. These cooler colors not only pair perfectly together but give your typical head-to-toe black look a wardrobe refresh.

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Memorial day is just a week away and bbq’s, summer kickoff parties and of course– bright whites are consuming our every thought.

Although white is something I hardly retired for winter (think oversized winter white sweaters).. it’s making its debut for the summer season.

For this holiday weekend, be strategic and modest with your summer whites. This is the easiest way to eventually transition into the inevitable head to toe, monochromatic ensemble.

When: Friday 5/22

What:  Travel Outfit

Wearing: For memorial day weekend travelers, do not neglect your plane outfit. Travel days should require a mix of casual comfort but still versatile enough for your plane to destination transition. Style a basic white blouse or shirt with a relaxed pair of jeans. Carry a plane bag that will also work as your daily go to for the holiday weekend.

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Shop the Look: Equipment Blouse, Rag & Bone/JEAN, Loeffler Randall Tote, Loeffler Randall Flats, Wonderland Sunglasses, Ace & Jig Scarf,
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When: Monday 5/25

What: Memorial Day BBQ

Wearing: White denim is a summer staple and this is the perfect weekend to break them out. For a more casual look, pair with a loose button down shirt (tucked in) and make a statement with your accessories.

mem-day-2Shop the Look: Equipment Blouse, Rag & Bone Shorts, Loeffler Randall Sandal, Clare Vivier Clutch, Kate Spade Cuff, Wonderland Sunglasses

Shop these summer favorites and more from our Keaton Row Edit.