Essential #1: Quirky Tee — Hey, sometimes the simple styles seal the deal. And we don’t think any garment says carefree summer quite like a white tee. There’s something so fresh and breezy about sporting one with shorts, but since we’re in the thick of an S.F. summer — layering is a must. We love the way Heather had fun (literally) with this graphic Wildfox tee.
Wildfox Never Ending Fun Tee, $64, available at Shopbop.
Essential #2: Flattop Frames — If there’s one sunnies shape that doesn’t get enough play, it’s flattops. And a pair of tortoise-shell frames are kind of a summer necessity, so the two together — perfection. If you ask us, Heather's Karen Walkers are pretty covetable. Sunglasses envy? It does exist.
Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses, $220, available at Eye Goodies.
Essential #3: Bright Jacket — Okay, we’ve come to terms with the fact we will be sporting jackets until mid-September. Sigh. But, if there’s one way to look on the bright side, it’s by sporting a vivid coverup. Yes, we have to layer, but it doesn’t need to be a snooze-fest, right? This mint blazer is exactly what we're talking about.
Zara Studded Blazer, $90, available at Zara.
Essential #4: Standout Shorts — Who wears short shorts? Adding a sleek pair to the mix is a cool way to incorporate a summer staple without freezing your butt off. If we had it our way, these girly, scalloped iterations would be in our closets right now!
Opening Ceremony Pleated Scallop Short, $294, available at La Garconne.
Essential #5: Cross-Body Bag — We’ll never tire of a sturdy, cross-body bag. And this one Heather keeps close to her seems like a pretty solid option. The silhouette is structured and the color classic, but the tassels add a subtle touch of playfulness.
Rebecca Minkoff Black M.A.C. Clutch, $295, available at Rebecca Minkoff.
Essential #6: Hill-Friendly Heels — Last, but certainly not least, throw on some cute steppers to round out the look. Obviously, we need to be conscious of the super-steep S.F. hills, but a minimal heel with a strappy style sounds about right. These Sergio Rossi soles are too hot to trot!
Sergio Rossi Watersnake Gladiator Sandals, $448, available at The Outnet.
Photo: Via Heather In A Candy Shop