Button-Down Shirt + Midi Skirt + Sandals
It’s chic. It’s classic. And just when you think it’s too buttoned-up, it tucks effortlessly into a modern midi for swishing and swinging and twirling to your heart’s content. Then: Just add sandals. Memorize this formula and you’ll unlock a universe of possibilities for a spring uniform. But you don’t need us to tell you why a crisp white shirt is king or why it works particularly well with the skirt-and-sandals combo. We’ll just show you instead.
LIFE OF THE PARTY
A clean slate up top keeps the spotlight on the true scene-stealer down below: a pleated skirt that kicks up the festive vibes. Work in a chain-strap bag in the same spicy color family and the effect is amplified.
NANCY NEWBERG earrings
G. LABEL ALI OVERSIZE TUX SHIRT
CALVIN KLEIN skirt
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES
AROUND chanel bag
GIANVITO ROSSI sandals
This is the indisputably elevated combination that softly whispers, “poise” and “pulled-together” for when duty (or off-duty) calls. Ditto the saddlebag. Double ditto that sculptural ring.
JIL SANDER shirt
BROCK COLLECTION skirt
EMME PARSONS sandals
Yes, they’re simple at first glance, but these separates are executed with the kind of considered details (those colossal cuffs! that sash-like belt!) that catapult the whole thing from chic to chicer. Minimal leather accessories make the perfect add-ons; Staud and ATP Atelier always get it right.
PALMER HARDING shirt
Matches Fashion, $315
ATP ATELIER sandals