A simple outfit that's becoming my go-to uniform for summer weekends: a T by Alexander Wang classic pocket tank, a jersey maxi skirt from Zara, Rag & Bone Vespa sunglasses, Hawaiana flipflops (invisible, but there), a great big silver cuff from a market in Peru, and a solid leather tote I picked up at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul many moons ago. Most of that's not available anymore, but you can come pretty close.
Some options, and some secrets...
Simple, straightforward, summery goodness. Just toss a notebook and/or ipad in the tote, head out for breakfast at an outdoor cafe in the breezy early morning hours, and bask in the beauty of an easy summer day off.
Of course, not everything is as simple as it seems. I do have a few tricks up my proverbial sleeve, and if I didn't share them with you it just wouldn't feel right. It's all about the undergarments.
Let me clarify, I am not advocating shapewear for everyday purposes. Just thoughtful undergarments. Which in this case means double-bra-ing it. That's right. One for lift and shape (come on, we all like a little lift and shape, don't lie) - my favorite is this one from Calvin Klein - and one for a little more sporty coverage, because with those A Wang tanks, everything shows. I've mentioned these little GAP bralettes before, and I will continue to do so until they stop making them, because they are perfection. So yes, what I'm saying is, I wear them both. At the same time. And it is awesome.
My other little secret comes out of necessity. Big confession: I suffer from chub rub. Always have, always will. If you don't know what that is, you can skip over this part because it doesn't apply to you. If you feel me, then do as I do, and just pop on a pair of thin capri leggings under your maxi skirt, and go to town.
And it seemed like such a simple outfit, didn't it? What's your hot weather uniform? Do you have to take any secretive measures to make it work?