There are two ideas at play here: get back to the basics, and when in doubt, go monochromatic. We are all capable of being chic and doing both.

This season is all about airy neutrals and we started at the top with this basic slouchy pocket blouse from Zara. Ours was around $60 but you can get this wardrobe builder online by Silence + Noise at Urban Outfitters for 10% less with promotion code: UOUOUO.

Remember those ADORABLE scalloped shorts that Chloe did last summer? Kate Moss and Chloe Sevigny wore them EVERYWHERE and now Urban Outfitters has created a version for $14.99. We actually giggled when we looked at the price tag- excitement never came so cheap!

If you don’t have a pair of nude, patent, platform sandals, this is your chance to right a wrong. We love these by Steve Madden because they have all of the elements of a YSL Tribute sandal and only a fraction of the price. Totally designer inspired without being a knock-off.

Photography by Colby Kruger