It is hard to contemplate buying serious winter clothes in early August. Instead I like to focus on transition pieces—the kind that will update what you have now, and you can continue to wear once the weather starts to cool down. One wear-with-everything piece is a denim shirt. But instead of your typical men’s style or Western version, why not something different? I bought the sleeveless tied top by Ulla Johnson, center, and am going to start wearing it now with everything from shorts to jeans to cargos. (There are few sizes on her site; you can also try Barneys.) The M.I.H. top feels very Audrey Hepburn to me, and the Chloe is a gorgeous (and super wearable) splurge.
clockwise from top left: See by Chloé short-sleeve tie shirt, $245; Ulla Johnson sleeveless bow-tie top $207; M.I.H. Jeans funnel neck top, $187; Rachel Comey puff-sleeve top, $299; Chloé gathered peasant blouse, $795.
center photo courtesy Ulla Johnson