summer days: the white t-shirt
I love this shot of Caroline Issa, fashion director of Tank magazine, because she is walking proof that a white t-shirt can look sophisticated and pulled together when worn the right way. White says summer to me, and it looking at the colour (or rather, absence of colour) soothes and cools me instantly. I wear mine tucked into my black tailored slouchy-with a-tapered-leg trousers - skinny trousers can be too hot on clammy days, although sometimes manageable. A loose white T-shirt, worn with something a little more tailored, and preferably tucked in, is a breezy, practical way of dressing for the heat. Throwing on a jacket when you get indoors can also help spiff up the look, if you need to, while accessories should be polished.
Wearing it like Caroline with billowing legs is probably the most heat-friendly way though. Plus you get to channel Katherine Hepburn, which Caroline is surely doing with her retro hair and red lips.
A digression: I saw a pair of beautiful loose beige trousers at Zara that wasn't too comically seventies... I keep pointing them out to friends. I get this way about nice clothes that I don't want for myself - I feel like recommending them to other people because I feel sad leaving them behind in the store when they look so good. Does anyone else get like this about clothes?
Picture from frontstyle via moodboard