WHEN IN DOUBT, A BLANK CANVAS GUARANTEES SOPHISTICATION

BY JEN GOLDENBERG

A.L.C. Carrie Cotton Tee Shirt
The classic white tee is a must for any time of the year. In the summer, pair this version with ruffled sleeves and a pair of denim jeans or shorts for an easy everyday outfit. $135, cocopari.com

A.L.C. Carrie Cotton T-Shirt

Akris Cashmere/Silk Striped Front Sweater
The perfect lightweight summer sweater, this option offers delicate stripes on the front for just enough detail. $1,490, neimanmarcus.com

Akris Cashmere_Silk Striped-Front Sweater

Loro Piana Mathias Slim Leg Ankle Jeans
A great white pair of jeans is a summertime wardrobe favorite, and this version offers a very cool slim leg ankle. $650, neimanmarcus.com

Loro Piana Mathias Slim-Leg Ankle Jeans

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Isabel Marant Eyelet Lace Asymmetric Dress
A light as air option, this offers lovely details like romantic fabric and trim at the waist, sleeves, and hem. $1,210, bergdorfgoodman.com

Isabel Marant Eyelet-Lace Asymmetric Dress

Manolo Blahnik Kalita Woven Block Heel Slide Sandals
Blahnik’s classic summer design features a beautiful woven fabric and block heel, and goes with just about anything. $765, bergdorfgoodman.com

Manolo Blahnik Kalita Woven Block-Heel Slide Sandals

Roland Mouret Dandridge Asymmetric Neck Cap Sleeve Peplum Fitted Crepe Cocktail Dress
Roland Mouret’s signature fitted dresses are hallmarks of classic design. This version, with an asymmetric neck, cap sleeves, and a peplum at the waist, is a girl’s best friend. $2,020, neimanmarcus.com

Roland Mouret Dandridge Asymmetric-Neck Cap-Sleeve Peplum Fitted Crepe Cocktail Dress

Saint Laurent SL245 Sunglasses
Solidly in the category of exceptional accessories are these shades crafted of ivory acetate and with square frames that offer just the right amount of fashion. $350, barneys.com

Saint Laurent SL245 Sunglasses 1

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Striped Georgette Wrap Dress
With the perfect amount of color, this also offers some whimsy, with multicolored stripes, a ruffle at the neckline, and pleats on the skirt. $625, barneys.com

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Striped Georgette Wrap Dress

Dolce & Gabbana Sleeveless Tiered Lace Trim V Neck Gown
A white evening gown is always a statement piece, and this version, crafted in lace trimmed stretch cotton, is all romance! $4,395, bergdorfgoodman.com

Dolce & Gabbana Sleeveless Tiered Lace-Trim V-Neck Gown