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Sartorial Summer

San Diego Style


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THIS YEAR, fashion has taken an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude. The spring trends are still going strong, so no need to invest a small fortune in summer duds. Instead, interpret the trends by updating your wardrobe with dresses, light blazers, flirty sandals and gobs of sunny-hued accessories.

The Dress

Make the classic sundress your best investment by reinventing it from Memorial Day to Labor Day with ladylike cardigans, little cropped jackets or layers of bohemian chains and pendants. Pick up a Grecianstyle frock if you have lots of outdoor weddings or fancier affairs; if your lazy days are filled with barbeques and clambakes, opt for a bold-colored trapeze dress you can update with leggings, flats or wedges. Brands to check out: Tracey Reese, Ella Moss and Diane von Furstenberg.

The Blazer

Blazers have been around forever, but the latest iteration is a departure from the jockey-style, boxy type. Go for the latest twist: a feminine silhouette. Perfect with a straight-cut shift, a cropped linen blazer with lantern sleeves lends a delicate frill to an otherwise plain frock. Designers like Phillip Lim and Rebecca Taylor have dressier——and pricier——options, but stop in your local Banana Republic for a more-affordable but just as wearable selection.

The Accessory

Sometimes, it’s the littlest details——a spangly necklace, an antique pendant, a chunky bauble——that make the difference. If you’d rather save your cash for fall’s new wardrobe, pick up a few summer accessories. The hottest thing this season? Pendants. You can wear them with everything from a billowy tank top to a bikini cover-up——even with a modern suit. Stop by Rumors and peruse the cutting-edge selection of Gara Danielle, Erickson Beamon and Nash necklaces.

And for the Boys . . .

San Diego style might be associated with laid-back looks and beachy attire, but this summer, it’s all about the comeback of the haberdashery. The Ascot Shop, long known for its custom-tailored suits, also boasts casual shirts from on-trend, California-based designers. “We sell a lot of cut-and-sewn shirts,” says Andrew White, buyer and salesman at the La Jolla store. He recommends picking up a seersucker Arnold Zimberg shirt, a printed George Roth design or Robert Talbot threads with vertical stripes to go with jeans or linen pants for a casually stylish look.

Shop San Diego

where to get the goods

Dresses

Bloomingdale’s Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Road
619-688-9113
bloomingdales.com

Kites by Carla Manuel
12704 Via Esperia, Del Mar
858-755-5021
kitesdesign.com

Blazers

Banana Republic
344 Horton Plaza
619-238-0080
bananarepublic.com

Necklaces


Rumors Boutique
7835 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
858-454-5845
rumours-boutique.com

Women’s/Men’s Wear


The District
1020 Eighth Avenue, downtown
619-231-9533
thedistrictsd.com

Kate Ross
3013 University Avenue, North Park
619-688-1088
shopkateross.com

Station
414 West Cedar Street, Little Italy
619-544-1100
stopatstation.com

Men’s Wear


Ascot Shop
7750 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
858-454-4222
hickeyfreeman.com

Matti D
2689 Via de la Valle, Suite F, Del Mar
858-523-0693

Mister B Men’s Clothing

162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road,
Suite E70, Encinitas
760-634-6792
misterbattheranch.com
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