Ask the Editor: A Chic Summer Outfit

Jun 12, 2024

This reader has fallen into a summer style rut, let’s help her out. Because who doesn’t love a chic summer look that’s easy to wear?

Abra,

I am attending a golf event next month that has an outdoor happy hour the night before in the courtyard of a very sophisticated hotel.  I am one of the few women execs attending.  Almost every other woman will be a wife in a Lilly Pulitzer-style dress.  Can you help me find an outfit that can be outside in 90+ heat?  Shorts are fine, but no denim.

Alayne

Dressing for outdoor work events in the summer is a special kind of torture for women.  Men are so lucky.  My husband can just wear a golf polo and he’s dressed appropriately.  But coming up with an outdoor-ready outfit doesn’t have to be torturous.  This one gives you summer vibes in a chic package.

Pavoi has many stylish hoops right now.  These are great.  I also love these.

This eyelet top from Ann Taylor is a breezy summer piece that has an elegant feel.

I own these Spanx shorts and they are great for summer.  The 4.5″ inseam is great.  The a-line fit and pull on style are very flattering.

These Jeffrey Campbell sandals are so cool, and this brand is consistently comfortable to wear fresh out of the box.

This Clare V. Pot de Miel bag is phenomenal.  Such a unique shape.

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  1. mxj says:

    Thanks for these recs! I love the look of those shorts, and that bag is amazing

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