This is how I dress most days, except in the summer when I’m suddenly seized by the urge to wear dresses to stay cool. So it figures that I’m thinking about ways to re-embrace this look right about now. What follows are the pieces I return to again and again, and a couple I want to take for a spin.
A white button-down shirt is a solid starting point.
A navy blazer is just that much more sportif than black, and skews a little French.
A navy cashmere crewneck keeps things clean-lined.
And a chunky cardigan looks great layered over a graphic tee.
Loose-fitting chinos are elegant and easy.
The woman pictured at the top of this post is wearing quite tight jeans, but I prefer a boyfriend style.
A utility jumpsuit is one-step dressing at its best, and I like the low-slung belt on this one.
You’ve got to have sneakers in your life if you’re interested in embracing this style, and they might as well be red.
It is very Cool Girl to carry a utilitarian, no-designer canvas bag.