summer essentials

 @stylebrookekathereine

@stylebrookekathereine

I have recently been living out in the Hamptons, feeling so relaxed and at my place where I feel most happy. I think it's so important to have your place, whether near or far, to relax and enjoy this short season. Since being out east, I haven't been thinking about outfits I want to shoot, checking my Instagram feed, or asking myself, 'did I work out today?'. In reality, I wore the same outfit as yesterday, opened Instagram once, and my daily steps involved walking to Sant Ambroeus for gelato.

Most of my time has been spent in the sun and sea, and my vitamin D deficiency is no longer. My best days start with morning laps in the pool and end with afternoon swims in the ocean, followed by evening walks on the beach and cooking dinner at home in my swimsuit (usually pasta or fresh seafood from the market). 

So what have I been wearing? A lot of one piece bathing suits (which double as the perfect bodysuit), long skirts and easy dresses (and a lot of SPF 60!). When I'm not barefoot, I live in these sandals, that pull together any casual outfit, and use a vintage straw tote that goes with me just about everywhere — from Tracy Anderson to Citarella to Tutto Il Giorno. I have also been loving my hair wet, undone or air-dried, and no makeup, with the exception of groomed browslip tint and my favorite face sunscreen. Can summer please stay forever? See below for all of my S/S 2018 essentials. 

— BK

the spring edit

With summer and holidays right around the corner, I've started to purchase a few must-have things that I can't wait to wear all season long. When I'm not living in my favorite denim and a white or black tee, I live for a relaxed vacation wardrobe — i.e., coordinated sets, wide leg trousers, silk pajamas disguised as evening wear. There's something about these garments that says 'I'm on vacation and can't be bothered, but I still look [effortlessly] chic.' I'm very into it. Not to mention, I waste no time fussing over what to wear. 

When I'm also not living in flat sandals, I plan on wearing these newly purchased mule slides by Loewe. I love the minimalist design, (navy suede!) baby block heel, and that they look sharp with just about anything. I was easily sold. 

Below is a preview of my spring 18 edit. To see more seasonal additions visit the shop my style page. 

— BK 

LOEWE mules, TOTEME silk shorts, TOTEME t-shirt, KHAITE silk trousers, CELINE sunglasses, TOTEME knit dress and BALENCIAGA denim jacket