Styled With Renee: Summer Edition
We’ve reached Summer’s apex, and it’s haute in the heat! When the days are this long and the thermostat is pushing 100 degrees before my first iced coffee of the day, it’s the perfect time to freshen up a cool look.
All things Americana is a great inspiration for a summertime fashion moment, and a touchstone of the PXG brand has always been patriotism. We capture that spirit in PXG Apparel with our Stars and Stripes collection. This signature tee PXG Stars & Stripes T-Shirt is super soft, expertly fitted and easy-to-wear: a splash of eye-catching Fairway camo is the hero insignia imbued into our flag – the best logo around, as far as I’m concerned!
I believe one never grows out of a good denim cut-off moment, and naturally, my white Stars and Stripes tee shirt pairs perfectly with these casually chic Citizens of Humanity shorts. I’ve been wearing Citizens forever; the brand reliably fuses fashion and fit in a contemporary, fresh way that’s kept me coming back for almost 15 years. These “Annabel” shorts are relaxed enough for casual comfort, detailed with the requisite distressed hem. Of course, I chose them in “Desert Wind” blue – a nod to my home and a complement to our Stars and Stripes camo.
A summer slide is non-negotiable in my book, and one of my favorite go-to brands is Ancient Greek Sandals. The authenticity and comfort of their products are matched only by their style and well-crafted shoes. I value versatility in a sandal more than anything, and the Ancient Greek Sandals – Vachetta [Vachetta] answers Santorini’s call in a natural colorway and a slide-on, slide-off utility that moves the way I do through the summer.
Every hour is a golden hour with a pair of classic shades like these. The Ray-Ban Jack Sunglasses in gradient are the ultimate daytime filter. I love the hybrid shape of the frames –hexagonal and partially round – which complements any face shape beautifully. The metal disappears into the light and a gradation of gold tones casts off a warm glow, balancing the cool blues in my outfit and adding that glimpse of luxury to this dressed down look.
It’s terribly difficult to not find something to love from the inimitable Maison Michel. They are the atelier behind my favorite summer hat, and represent nearly a century of handcrafted expertise located just north of Paris. So good is the craft behind their timeless creations, Michel was brought in under Chanel’s Metiers d’art in the late 1990s to complement the house’s ready-to-wear and couture collections. In my book, there’s no arguing with that.
Leave it to Chanel to safely (and chicly) stash my keys, cards and everyday sunscreen regimen (Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen and Supergoop Play SPF 50 Antioxidant Body Mist). I love the simplicity of a pouch, and the recognizable yet subtlety of the double Cs, crafted in a modern terry fabric that makes the most of its own seasonality.