It’s peak season for classic stripes


I like the slightly wider-than-usual width of the stripes on this button down.

A good Breton-stripe tee will take you far, especially in a very neutral navy and white colorway.

This tuxedo shirt from Alex Mill reminds me of ones from Nili Lotan that cost twice as much.

The front twist on this tee dress is a flattering touch.

I like the barely-there stripes on this short-sleeved button-down shirt.

A happy yellow striped popover that’d look great with slouchy pants, just as worn here.

I love the bright color combination on this button-down.

This top is a really lovely mashup of a peasant top and a tuxedo shirt.

A ribbed and body-skimming polo dress.

Such a cute sleeveless tee dress for kicking around on the weekend.

Is it too soon to show you a sweater? Because this one is just aces.

And here’s a linen blend jacket that’ll be good for the cooler evenings we’ll be having soon enough.

Pants with prints aren’t so much my jam, but I must say I’m intrigued by this striped pair.

This tee has a good neckline and a nice, slightly boxy cut.

Such an easy, cute popover.

I like the pop of color on the sleeves of this spiff polo shirt; here’s something similar but cheaper.

I love the swingy shape of this shirtdress, and the red, white, and blue color combination is so fresh.

Just a cute striped henley for throwing on with jeans.

Vertical stripes don’t always appeal to me, but these do.

A great mix of colors on a happy little tee.

And finally, here’s a cheap and snappy reusable tote.


Cheap and chic of the week


I know that I just did a post on utility jumpsuits last week, (and I know from the comments that not all of you were fans) but Everlane introduced this one a few days ago and I think it’s pretty aces.

Utility jumpsuits remain on my mind


I feel like they’re really good transitional pieces, for wearing on days when it’s maybe a little bit cooler, but not yet cool enough for a jacket. Plus, they all just look so comfortable and easy to wear, too. I like the tapered legs and big front pockets on this one, and I like the version of it in blue denim too.

The overall slouchy fit here appeals, as does the low-slung belt.

A cute millennial pink option with a spiff collared neckline.

This has the feel of an aviator jumpsuit, and makes me nostalgic for the 80s.

And this one from Nili Lotan, which is marked way down, puts me in mind of the 70s.

A cropped version that looks ideal for a beach walk.

This isn’t quite as utilitarian-looking as the rest, but as a result is a little more feminine.

And finally: a sleeveless number that’d be great for wearing right now.




Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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