This blue-on-blue print is a nice, subtle way to ease into florals if usually you think they’re a bit too much.
A black popover that I’m certain would go into high rotation if I introduced it to my closet.
This ruffle neck top has the exactly right amount of ruffle—which is to say, not too much.
I kind of love that this floral is on a brown background, which makes it look so rich. I really am coming around to brown, I must say.
The contrast between the hippie girl vibe of the fabric here and the clean cut style of a button-down really appeals.
This bright popover would be such a cheery thing to throw on during these grey months, but if that’s not your thing, it also comes in a very good mustardy hue.
Just a really happy Liberty of London print that’d look so good with a corduroy blazer.
I’m not the world’s biggest gingham fan, but I do think it’s especially sophisticated in black and white.
A good menswearish striped button-down for wearing with jeans or something fancier.
I love windowpane plaid—the first investment purchase I ever made was an Anna Sui suit in that pattern, in about 1989—and I particularly love it in graphic red and black.
A sweet, romantic blouse that also comes in a few good colors.
This cocoon top is another one that I feel like I’d wear constantly—I love the swingy shape and henley buttons.
This lace blouse is nicely feminine, but stops just short of prissy.