Perfect Outfit: Discover The Coolest New Way To Wear Khakis

A lazy afternoon of errand running can present a dressing dilemma: You want to look polished but still stay cool and comfy in the Cali heat. Instead of wasting your day worrying about what to wear, just take a page from Jama's wardrobe playbook. A short-sleeve button-up looks relaxed with neutral rolled-up clamdiggers that are belted with a natural fiber belt. Just finish the look with some borrowed-from-the-boys brogues, a swish of pink lipstick, and some unfussy metallic bangles to add a little drama to this low-key look.

Essential # 1:
We've been living in these short-sleeve button-ups all summer. Just tuck them into your fave high-waisted shorts or vintage 501s and you'll have your summer uniform in the bag.

Stripe Short Sleeve Button Up Shirt, $52, available at American Apparel, Robertson Boulevard (at Burton Way); 310-385-9183.


Essential # 2:
This vintage-inspired belt effortlessly ties the whole outfit together. We love the way it compliments the season's drab olive and khaki hues, and plan on keeping it in heavy rotation well through the fall.

Skinny Woven Belt, $26, available at The Gap, 370 North Beverly Drive (at Brighton Way); 310-274-0461.

Essential #3:
A little pink lipstick goes a long way for a smart summer beauty look. Be sure to try hometown favorite Smashbox's pretty pink shine on your kisser for a long-lasting summer stain.

Photo Finish Lipstick in Sweet, $22, available at Sephora, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park East); 310-843-0123.

Essential #4:
We're clearly fans of the below-the-knee length for skirts, but a skinny pant that hits mid-calf feels subtle, modest, and fresh, too. Just pair it with your favorite flats or a substantial heel if you ever need to dress up your bottoms!

Slim Boyfriend Khaki Pant, $195, available at Vince, 112 South Robertson Boulevard (at Alden Street); 310-247-8299.

Essential #5:
The menswear-inspired wingtips, jazz shoes, and brogues are quickly becoming our favorite flat shoe, and this J.Crew pair looks great with a number of outfits.

Camden Brogues, $250, available at J. Crew, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Avenue Of The Stars); 310-286-7595.