My the-weather-is-all-over-the-place basics
I’m not complaining about the fluctuations in temperature lately here in New York, because I finally put away my puffer for the season last week, and I’m thrilled that spring truly appears to be here to stay. However, it does make getting dressed a challenge. My solution for those days when it’s 58 degrees in the morning and 80 by afternoon is to dress in light layers. And as regular readers know, I am mad for Xirena button-downs—the fit is nice and roomy, and they’re feather-light.
I’m also a big fan of Everlane’s button-downs, and am very intrigued by their new collection, which is also supposed to be quite light.
The Nili Lotan Easthampton pant is similarly light, and cut like a boyish chino, but tailored for a woman’s body. I like them because they’re low-slung and have just enough stretch to keep things comfortable.
Here is a similar pair of pants by a brand called Sundry that I’ve discovered and liked, and that cost a lot less than the Lotans.
I live in clog sandals when warmer weather hits, and have my eye on these, from No. 6. They’re like streamlined Huaraches.
When it gets really hot out, I go for one of my Zero+Maria Cornejo silk jersey dresses, because they’re super-light, flattering in a cocoony way, and deathly comfortable. This one isn’t cheap, but you will wear and wear and wear it.
I swear by On Gossamer’s mesh underwear, especially in warmer months, because it’s like wearing nothing. And it never, ever, ever results in VPL.