Summer Linen

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When I first decided to move to Los Angeles, the first thought that entered my mind was how beautiful the weather would be all year round (not really) in conjunction with further misconceptions or common per-conceived notions us easterners have about LA’s urban identity. A place where obsessions with who you date and what you look like solidify you with power and status, where there’s more mini strip malls than bookstores, where lines to buy the next exclusive sneaker release are longer than the lines to vote (damn millennials) and nail salon gossip that consists mainly of which Kardashian said what rather than discussions about local or national politics. To be fair, some notions aren’t true and are conversely misleading about my newly adopted city. What nobody tells you is just how really hot it is out here, marching in these sweltering temps is an ambitious undertaking in this dense concrete jungle. A step every ten feet affirms an ounce of boob sweat (hashtag boob sweat, the struggle is real). It truly tests your endurance. And it makes it difficult for a girl making money moves (listening to Cardi B way too much obvi).
Which is why linen deserves a spot in your wardrobe and remains the predominant fabric of the summer especially since it’s light and breathable to wear. It’s my style policy to acquire as much linen as humanly possible. Pick a blazer in an earthy hue preferably and it will keep you cool all season long. But hey, don’t listen to me; FAKE NEWS! Now, if you stalk me on Instagram like an ex, you’ll notice this net bag I’ve been carrying proudly from Mango has been following me where ever I go. It’s not as heavy as it looks but it’s charming, practical and durable just like I like my men. All white underneath this perfectly cut blazer virtually pulled together by a chestnut brown belt for a fool proof look ushered by my black strappy babies.
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Blazer:Massimodutti (similar here)  T-shirt:Redone  Shorts/Belt:Topshop (similar here & here)  Earrings:Kenneth Jay Lane (similar here) Shoes:Loeil  Bag:Mango Sunglasses:Rayban

 

Go long, baby!

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Back to basics with the iconic raincoat simply known as the classic trench, a fashion crowd staple and the best invention since sliced bread. Well no that’s not true, denim is. It’s no secret that the tried-and-true neutral is the perfect transitional topper for Spring, meant to be flung over any and all outfits no matter the occasion. Light and cozy, it comes with its very own lighting team and personal wind machine brought to you by the climate of Los Angeles in vain hopes of favorable scenarios of bumping into an ex. Although…perhaps in current reality, converting it into a throw blanket wrapped over silk pajamas never leaving bed isn’t a bad idea either. No downside whatsoever. Necessary in most cases.
Primarily emphasizing on long and loosely fitted shapes where proportions are a key element to this silhouette. It works best keeping it simple yet balanced with a fitted ribbed top sandwiched between a gargantuan coat and floor grazing wide-legged jeans, virtually remaining a repeat offender among the rotation as of late. A bit demure-but effective office uniform. Take a gander at some lengthy basics that will boost the look generating a strong ensemble. Mix’n’match everyday separates bringing your wardrobe to life without breaking the bank. Go long, baby! Causal finishes relating to sneakers/net bag signal an unconstrained tone relevant to California; cue my morning coffee run look. Caution: To all you haphazard eaters out there like myself, (nemesis to white denim) avoid wearing your avo-on-toast for breakfast.
Because Tide-to-go is your best friend…

 

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Trench:Zara   Top:&OtherStories   Jeans:Massimodutti  Sneakers:Adidas  Bag:ThelineNYC   Sunnies:Rayban