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. 

With summer around the corner, I usually have cover-ups and beach bags on my mind. But this season, i’m being more strategic and thinking ahead. What items can take me through the warm season and easily transition into fall?

So I start with the essentials–fluid silk blouses, season-less jeans and fun yet classic statement accessories that can make any outfit pop and any passerby ask “Where did you get that?”

 

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A nude silk blouse works with just about everything in your closet. It acts as the ultimate layering piece under a tailored blazer or fitted sweater. For the warmer months, skip the layers and pair with a fitted skirt or cropped pant.

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Make a statement and add some jazz to a sleek monochromatic look with a pop of (neon) color.

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Whoever said denim was just for weekends–was wrong. A fitted dark wash is the ultimate wardrobe staple. Style with a fitted white silk blouse a simple, yet classic look.

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Mixing prints can be tricky if not handled with care! Start small with your accessories and find colors that compliment yet contrast. In this case, a bold stripe and animal print is the ultimate combination and an understated style statement.

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Shop these looks plus more summer pieces from our Keaton Row stylist edit boutique on Les Nouvelles.

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My style schedule is a bit different this week—not only have we apparently skipped spring altogether in NYC (so long, trench coat), but I’m not focusing so much on what I’m wearing as I am on what my models are wearing.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed styling for a photoshoot. The possibilities are endless. How to layer this t-shirt? How many bangles is too many bangles? Mixing prints: to be, or not to be?

And with the weather in a state of serious flux, how do I ensure these looks are summer-friendly and sweat-free? (Or low-sweat—let’s be real.) Not just because I want the shoot to go well, but also because I’m obviously going to want to wear whatever I come up with as well.

 

Photoshoot Look 1:
A striped t-shirt is a wardrobe essential and, surprisingly, one of the easiest pieces to elevate. For this look, I’m thinking edgy with a bit of flare (literally). But I’m not limiting this top to jeans—stripes are prime for mixing colors and prints.

Look-1The Look: Vince Leather Jacket, Tibi Striped Tee, Frame Wide-Leg Jeans, Gorjana Earring, Annabel Ingal Tote, Loeffler Randall Leopard Pump

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Photoshoot Look 2:
This summer is all about the culotte. So I’m styling a fresh white culotte with an open-knit cropped sweater. Keep the palette cool with metallics and pops of neon (in this case, PINK!). For evening, just swap out the sandals for a wedge or heel.

 

look-2The Look: Rebecca Taylor Sweater, Cameo White Culottes, AG Denim Jacket, Loeffler Randall Paz Sandal, Jules Smith Ring, Clare Vivier Clutch

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