I made an impromptu detour into the James Perse store on Bleecker Street today and came out with two pieces I will wear on repeat once the weather warms up (plus they fold up tiny, so perfect travel companions). The first is this simple black linen knit dress above. I don’t usually do clingy, but I braved trying it on (see below) and it was quite flattering. (The sales person noted that they had the same material last year and it stretches, so if you size down it will end up fitting like it is a size larger. I’m wearing a size 1 in the photo, I bought a zero.) Keep it simple with black sandals, perhaps a hairband a la Liv Ullman, and silver jewelry feels right (I have a small production of silver pieces coming in soon, so if you order you might get one much sooner that the typical lead time). When I want more coverage, I will throw a white button-down like my one from Frances de Lourdes over the dress.
I also bought the cardigan in the same material in white (I don’t like them together), because I’m always searching for a white summer knits. This one I kept in the size 1 that I tried.