It’s hard to get dressed when the calendar (and shop window) screams “shift and sandals”, but the thermometer compels you to wear a pea coat and boots. This might be the one city in the world where girls throw leather jackets over their Lily Pulitzer and wear tights with their peep-toes. Fashion Capital of the World, we are not.
So here I am, your intrepid Stylin’ Mamma, trying to find the happy medium.
I didn’t invest in this pedicure for nothin’ and dammit, I’m showing it off. I was DEEPLY unsure about the Birkenstock trend but I found myself gravitating to these slightly more refined ones from Nine West (c’mon, they were on sale!), and I am digging them with drapey cropped trousers and a racer back tank. Of course, the backless thing won’t do for work — or for 55-degree commutes — so I’m rotating a few different jackets: a blush blazer for work or a classic denim for play.
I literally never leave the house without sunglasses, rain or shine, and this look calls for something maybe a teeny-tiny bit surfer-hipster. You can buy killer cheapies at Target or Old Navy if you don’t want to invest in the real deal. A cross-body bag and geometric necklace polish off the outfit.
So now we’ve nailed the look. Time to head to La Mar for a pisco sour and some pretend…it’s summer somewhere, after all.