City Chic: Woods, Whites, & Wringlets of Gold

Leather Shorts, Zara, similarsimilar // Batwing Blouse, similar // Gold Gladiator Sandals, Aldo // Cork Clutch, J Crew *On Sale // Gold & Wood Earrings & Gold Hand Cuff, Aldo // Belt, Hermes // Abbey Road Sunglasses in Ivory Wood by Free Peoplesimilar & similar

There is nothing better than summer light; how it dapples on the streets and grass on those hot evenings, warm and golden and breathtakingly brilliant. When deep summer casts it’s glow on the city, I love to amp up my gold accessories and let the metallic tones do all the talking. In order to let these accessories shine like gold I keep my outfit simple but, as always, slightly unexpected. A crisp clean white shirt is always the right choice: it pops off of tan skin and reflects light onto any gold accessories with ease and elegance. And that of course is classic summer chic: easy breezy elegance. To jazz up the white and gold pairing I LOVE my collection of “chic city shorts.”I look for low slung pieces that provide texture: silk, leather, and lace all work well this season, and will add depth and intrigue to an expected look. Big blonde beach waves, or soft Goldie-locks curls juxtapose the masculine lines of the ensemble and also keep this look feeling feminine and sexy. Add a killer pair of shades to pump up the volume, and gladiator sandals for a glamorous glow et voila!

Happy Weekend lovelies! May it be dappled with long shimmering sunny summer days.
Thanks for reading


  1. July 13, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Great look! I love the metallic sandals and the comfy vibe they add to the outfit. The accesories are gorgeous too

  2. July 16, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    @Montse Thank you! gold is the best when it comes to summer accessories for sure! xoxo Darcy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *