Last week San Francisco enjoyed an 80℉ day. This in and of itself is news for my mostly temperate city, but trust me, it happened. People poured onto the streets in warm weather outfits.
I couldn’t help but wonder whether I needed anything new. And the answer is, of course, no. But it never hurts to imagine, perhaps with some logical categories – replacements, theme and variations, or just plain fun – to help us out.
1. Replacementz: Yes, More Plain White Tees. Or Maybe A Peplum.
Face it. White tops have to be replaced every year, if they’re a staple in your daytime wardrobe. That’s how humans work, for better or worse. I’m still thinking about the Jigsaw peplum.
I’m going to have to stock up on a few Petit Bateau white shirts too. Note that they now make up to a size 20, which is probably an 8 in J. Crew sizing. Sturdy cotton knit for the Sturdy Gal. If you think nobody could daydream about white tees go talk to your Sturdy friends.
2. Theme And Variations: A Blue Spring Jacket
I have so loved and repeatedly worn my olive J. Crew field jacket that I find myself wishing I had something similar, but not exactly the same, in navy. For my coloring everything’s better in blue. This is the kind of piece you can wear for the morning walk to work, and leave on all day in the office if the thermomonster cranks up the AC too high. I love how it’s a little worn-looking. This is available at Yoox, a great resource for discounted designer gear.
3. Just Plain Fun, Or, Have We Gone Nuts?
We’re Going To Call This Novelty Denim
If I could wear skinny jeans without reminding myself of a bowling pin, I’d snap these up. Everywhere I look I see nifty printed jeans and I’m just a tiny bit pouty I can’t participate. You, oh lucky one, you can choose from floral or kente cloth or ikat, if snakeskin isn’t your thing. No, not with a bare stomach and nude platforms for goodness sake. How about black ankle boots and a crisp black tunic? And yes, at any age.
Denied skinnies, I’m awistful over wide-leg jeans. Remember when? But, now, with, say, an Ann Mashburn button-front and light-weight flats? Come on, it’d look cool. Hepburn-esque. At least in my imagination.
We’re Going To Call These Glove Sandals
I still haven’t found quite the right hot weather work shoe. In my very casual environment, these would cover up the foot, no morning visit to the first-aid cabinet for blister bandaids required. Tell me you’ve never done the same. You have to sneak them out past coffee-seeking throngs to avoid explaining why you, a grown woman, prized foot vanity over comfort.
I imagine these sandals would fit like Madonna’s fingerless gloves. Sometimes imagination does best to leave logic behind.
7FAM snakeskin skinnies
See by Chloe wide-legged jeans via net-a-porter
Glove sandals by Bruno Cucinelli via Yoox
Blue jacket by Aspesi vis Yoox
White peplum via Jigsaw London
White tee via Petit Bateau