In partnership with our friends at KILN
The inherent problem with neutrals and basics—and don’t get us started on neutral basics—is that it’s a short road from simple to snoozefest. So here’s what you do: Keep a palette of white, cream, and caramel feeling cool and luxe—and worlds away from meh—with sharply tailored cuts (big ups for graceful quarter-length sleeves) and well-edited styling (like discreet hits of gold). Slide into a pair of summery shoes. Throw a great bag over your shoulder. And you’re ready. The weekend awaits.
Body-skimming white trousers with a striking, generously cut top have all the ease of a beloved jumpsuit. Throw on the world’s most beautifully simple slides, toss a few essentials—like a sweet pair of gold hoops and a skin-nourishing face oil—into a rugged weekender duffel, and…go.
Isabel Marant Étoile
Straight Leg Drawstring Pant
Wear it with
A polished bag and sleek pair of flats are the embodiment of refined. A trim, flattering white button-down: the epitome of classic. But now look a little closer. See that cinched waistline? The jangly bracelet? The skirt slit up to there? There’s just enough playfulness in these details.
Raw Edge Button Down
Saks Fifth Avenue, $895
Wear it with
It’s the kind of thing professional stylists intuitively know: If you take a pair of shorts that behave like a miniskirt, add a crisp white shirt that’s quietly demure, and slip on a pair of coy, revealing sandals, you will arrive at your new day-off uniform. Add a chic suede tote to round out the elegance factor and voilà: a clean-slate upgrade that’ll take you anywhere.