Summer Trends: Timeless White and BlueJune 11 2021
Blue and white is quite possibly the chicest color combination of all time. From style icons like Jackie O. in her shift dress and Brigitte Bardot in her nautical-themed stripe tees, to the jacquard prints and embroideries seen along the Mediterranean, this forever-fresh pairing embodies everything we love about summer. Perhaps because it reminds us of a blue sky scattered with clouds, or the line where the ocean meets the pale sand, there’s just something about blue and white that is alluring, easy and cool in the heat. Here’s our latest picks and tips on styling this trending color combo.
A Vintage Print
Inspired by a vintage Hawaiian print, the Pacific Palms Collared Prairie Blouse and matching Paperbag Short feels like a sartorial vacation. The blue and white top and shorts combo feature a watercolor print of palm trees, birds and tropical flowers. The top has touches of eyelet embroideries on the sleeve, and the shorts are our current favorite as the tie waist and relaxed leg lend a casual, flattering slouch. While it’s designed for the day, this print also feels sophisticated, and when worn as a set this pair can easily be dressed up with a strappy sandal.
Embroidered in Blue
For the embroidery on the Gish Split Neckline Top, our inspiration wandered to Asia and the timeless willow pattern, which is often seen on tableware and features a pagoda, birds and trees, and rumored to be a story of lost love. For this white embroidered top, we switched brushstrokes for stitchwork, and the effect is a daytime stunner. Equally laid-back is the Nico Easy Tunic Dress, a white embroidered dress with various shades of blue stitch-work that features butterflies, artisan paisley and geo elements. Crafted from lightweight linen, this is perfect to throw on over leggings, a swimsuit or even skinny, white denim like our Johnny Was Basic Jean.
Two of the biggest trends for the season are peasant blouses and maxi dresses. The appeal of a puffed sleeve or a flowy skirt has a bohemian flair that’s flattering and on-trend. The tropical print blouse is shown to perfection with the Omari Peasant Top. The silk/cotton fabric is lightweight enough to add volume without bulk—we styled it tucked into one of our Paperbag Shorts, as well as left loose, and it works beautifully both ways. Speaking of beautiful, the same tropical blue print is highlighted on the Lina Tiered Maxi Dress. Cut on the A-line to give ample swish to the skirt, this dress needs little to no accessories, except a sunhat for the day, and a single piece from our silver Dreamer Jewelry collection for the evening. It doesn’t get much easier or gorgeous.
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