Style by Joanie

What are we wearing this summer?

What are we going to wear this summer? It appears that we’re moving away from oversized silhouettes towards more fitted pieces. You’ll be seeing lots of fitted t-shirts, cropped pants (dare I say pedal pushers?!), Mary Jane style shoes, bows in the hair, mini skirts, and shift dresses this summer. If you have an oversized piece, people are pairing them with more fitted things or going full oversized but showing a lot of skin to break it up. The big button-down shirt over a slim fitted dress, flowy linen pants with a tight tank, a mini skirt with a cardigan that falls off the shoulder, cargo pants with a narrow flat, etc. This is a guest post by my sister Joanie. All links are affiliate.

summer 2024 mood

I’ll still be wearing my linen caftans from time to time but I’m excited about more tailored fits. Oh, and fringe! It’s already out there but lots of fringe and feather detailing is around the corner. I also think it’s going to be an accessory-heavy summer. After what feels like years of minimal jewelry and subtle bags it’s time to bring back some drama!

Saint Laurent






Free People

Devon Windsor





I’m on team invested in nice sunglasses. It’s a risk, especially if you have young kids who love to pull on everything but I don’t think cheap glasses compare to the look and feel of nice ones. I love these Saint Laurent ones, a strong shape but in simple black. And these gold Gucci ones that seem like a lot of gold but the lines are so thin that on the face I think they look great.

I’m excited about white and cream pants that aren’t denim. Really Love these. They look like Nili Lotan without the $400 price tag. I saw this crochet top in-store and loved it. I’m sad the black is sold out but I also like the light beige. The wide cut pant is everywhere right now and I’m here for it. Paired with a fitted tank, you’re good to go. You know I’m partial to a square neck (which is such a hard cut to find!), and I’m loving this one, especially with the contrasting neckline. Obsessed with this dress, the color, the fringe, the cut, all of it. If you’re attending a wedding this summer, this is your look. Or this, except not with the white underwear. Go with a slip.

Zara is delivering some good looks right now. This crochet mini dress is on my list. Along with this very good Toteme knock-off sweater and this metallic knit.

And to wrap it up a few shoe options. We love a simple sandal, especially in the deep brown color that will go with everything. These feel so Isabel Marant in 2010 to me. And if you just got a raise at work and want to really go for it. I love the Freda Salvador studded fisherman sandal.

Our columnist Joanie is still living in beautiful LA with her one year old son, husband, and golden doodle pup. She just launched a financial newlsetter for people who hate talking about money. Check it out!


  • Elizabeth

    Just the post I needed! Seeing some great pieces on the streets but turning it into actual wardrobe never seems to happen. Love Joanie’s curated posts. 🙂

  • Katharine

    Such a good roundup! I love the variety in silhouettes that we’re seeing these days after years of skinny-jeans-loose-sweaters and nothing else. It’s fun to have so many options!

Leave a Reply

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