Whether you're popping over to a gallery opening or heading out to a dinner party after a long day at the office, a floral-printed piece is always a smart go-to for summer in the City of Angels. But instead of opting for a saccharine-sweet patterned frock or romper, this summer we think you should pick up a sophisticated mid-length skirt in a subdued shade. Spotted out in L.A. last week, this local lady proves all you need is a cropped sweater, ankle boots, and a stylish hat to round out the season's coolest outfit. Trust, you'll want to make a date with this summer's hottest skirt style staple.
Essential #1: Cropped knit sweater—Pair this cropped sweater with your favorite floral skirt or high-waisted shorts all summer long.
Alexander Wang Cropped Wool Sweater, $435, available at Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120.
Essential #2: Wide-brimmed hat—This felt hat is the perfect way to shade yourself in style during the sunny SoCal summer.
Eugenia Kim Honey Velour Felt Floppy Hat, $297, available at LesNouvelles.com.
Essential #3: Mid-length floral skirt—If you want to update your warm-weather wardrobe, this sophisticated printed skirt should replace your go-to rompers and dresses.
Rag & Bone Foxberry Floral Skirt, $175, available at Barney's New York, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Rodeo and South El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.
Essential #4: Buckle ankle boots—Wear these ankle boots with your favorite floral skirts all summer long and pair them with some printed tights come fall.
Grammer Ankle Boots, $80, available at Aldo, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (at Cherokee Avenue); 323-465-0100.
Photo by Molly Grant