Saying “Shirts are the shit” is kind of like proclaiming that “Pants rock!” (albeit with more cussing and alliteration), but it’s true that all you need to start building a hot summer look is a well-tailored top.
Joe Fresh’s contrast caftan ($24, 10 Lower Jarvis, 416-703-4865, and others, www.joe.ca) is PJ-top-comfy minus the bedtime wrinkles. House of Spy Truffle shorts ($120, Ukula, 492 College, 416-619-9282); black Radio FM shoes ($279, Fluevog, 242 Queen West, 416-581-1420, www.fluevog.com).
Give some structure to an oversized men’s tuxedo shirt ($39.90, H&M, 1 Dundas West, 416-593-0064, and others, www.hm.com) with a vintage navy blazer ($40, Marylou Flamingo, 984 Dundas West, 416-516-6916). Khaki harem pant ($59.90, H&M); vintage gold necklace ($45, Marylou Flamingo); Ashbury sandals ($299, Fluevog).
Heart Felt’s Jill Harrop reworked a stash of vintage bespoke oxfords into voluminous toppers ($195, League of Lovers & Thieves, 1156 Queen West, 416-823-0700, www.heartfeltartistry.com). Navy pleated shorts ($16, Joe Fresh); dark brown fedora ($9.90, H&M); mango Nicolette pumps ($269, Fluevog).
Work it in Juma’s black drawstring shirt-dress ($170, www.jumaonlinestore.com). Grey tights ($14.90, H&M); grey leather twin-pocket bag ($380, M0851, 23 St. Thomas, 416-920-4001, www.m0851.com); Teapot Yunnan heels ($275, Fluevog).
Spend a casual and sporty Sunday in House of Spy’s baseball-jersey-style tunic ($120, www.shophouseofspy.com). Vintage Coach shoulder bag ($40), Marylou Flamingo); black Radio FM shoes ($279, Fluevog).