It is finally summer. For most of us Louisvillians, we are just now switching our closets from winter after this chilly spring. I enlisted the help of Monkee’s of Louisville to help build a great summer wardrobe. Monkee’s aesthetic is bright, cheerful and colorful. They also are a one stop shop, selling everything you will need for summer: dresses, tops, white jeans, accessories and covetable shoes. Best of all, there is a price point for everyone here. Today, Monkee’s is helping organize our summer wardrobe into the basics, the must-haves of our closet.
“Summery” and “work wardrobe” do not usually go hand in hand. Here are two great looks that keep your look professional, yet colorful at the same time.
Outdoor Party or Wedding
With so many events to attend in the summer, such as cookouts, weddings or pool parties, dresses are the easiest option. Think long, short or in-between for the length. Everything works here.
Just as dresses are a go-to for casual events, dresses are the easiest and coolest option for casual days. With a pair of sandals, this look would be perfect for running errands or watching baseball games.
White jeans are a necessary component of any wardrobe. You will find that you are wearing them year-round, but especially during summer months. Fit is key with white jeans, as white denim is not the most forgiving fabric.
Tunics are heaven-sent. Always flattering and go with everything from white jeans to shorts to skirts. (Note: Do be careful pairing tunics with shorts and skirts — proportion is key. See this post from last spring for all the details: styleblueprint.com/atlanta/everyday/wear-tunic-matter-body-shape.) I would argue to buy two tunics, as you will wear them so much. Despite the fact that they are long-sleeved, they are still very cool.
Monkee’s has a menagerie of great accessories for summer.
Ready, set, summer!
Monkee’s of Louisville is located in Chenoweth Plaza at 3624 Brownsboro Road. www.monkeesoflouisville.com